|Jennifer Lopez in "My World" for the Fiat 500.|
Bloggers also seemed surprised and insulted that Jenny didn't go back to the Block for filming the commercial, during which she praises her old neighborhood for inspiring her music.
The surprise surprises me.
|Just another night on the town.|
I put "Manhattan" in quotes because the commercial could be a mashup of downtowns from New York City and Los Angeles. For instance, the top of the Chrysler Building is featured in one shot to clearly communicate New York City. But I think a shot of Lopez closing the sun roof includes the top of the U.S. Bank Tower in Los Angeles in the background. (Non-Angelenos would know this as one of the iconic buildings zapped by the aliens in Independence Day.)
|Lopez arriving at AMA rehearsals. Fiat in the trunk?|
Lopez appeared in the broadcast of the American Music Awards -- along with a Fiat 500 on the stage with her, but her actual ride to the rehearsals was a Bentley, which probably cost $200,000 or more.
And speaking of milk, a "Got Milk?" commercial from early 2011 features Susan Sarandon in her "home" talking about the nutritional value of milk as she puts away toys. How humble! How warm! How motherly! But her youngest son is now about 20 years old. I doubt his school backpack is in the den floor. I doubt he left his skateboard out for his mother to put away. I doubt he plays with a youth-sized basketball (in the basket where Sarandon puts the skateboard). In other words, I really doubt Sarandon's home is featured in the commercial. The commercial is a cinematic ploy to create pleasant associations between viewers and the product. And no one complained then about that commercial's pleasing deceptions. So why would people complain about Lopez's?