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[[tmz:video id="0_ri45eo83"]] Muhammad Ali's legacy ... is in Flavor Flav's hands -- 'cause the rap legend tells TMZ Sports he's managing Muhammad's grandson's boxing career! Flav was out in Bev Hills with TV pitchman Ron Popeil -- when he told us all about his 15-year-old prodigy Nico Ali Walsh ... a rising star in the sport (check out video below, he's in white trunks). "The boy is good," Flav tells us ... "That's all I gotta tell you, »
- TMZ Staff
Even TV networks are growing tired of watching TV commercials.
TV has since 1941 relied on “a few words from our sponsor,” a polite way of referring to TV ads, to keep the bills paid. Now, several TV networks want to reduce some of that chatter, and eliminate some of the 30-second TV spots that have been part of the medium for decades.
In December, Pepsi ran a commercial during the Fox drama “Empire” that was, more or less, just another segment of the soapy show. After paying the network to incorporate its flagship cola into the series’ plot for three weeks, the soda-maker capped the project off with a special commercial break: A single ad starred “Empire” character Jamal Lyon in a Pepsi commercial that he had been working on as part of the story arc. Viewers who wanted to soak up every bit of the plot could not tune »
- Brian Steinberg
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