entertainment: February 2011 Archives

275x250.jpgCampaigners who want to see a statue of RoboCop erected in the centre of Detroit say they've reached their fundraising target of $50,000.

The call for statue to be built honouring the mechanical law-enforcement officer, had initial been suggested to city Mayor Dave Bing via Twitter.

But the city boss quickly dismissed the idea of celebrating the classic 1987 film - despite Philadelphia having a statue honouring Rocky Balboa.

However RoboCop fans were not taking no for an answer and - after being offered a piece of property in Roosevelt Park - set about raising the $50,000 needed to produce the statue themselves.

After setting up a fund on Kickstarter.com and launching a social media campaign they soon reached the target, with 38 days to spare. Don't you just love the internet.

275x250.jpg We always enjoy the Super Bowl, not for the sporting event you understand, but because we get to see some of the best new TV adverts around.

With advertising rates running to a whopping $3 million per 30 seconds this year, it's no surprise companies go all out to create the best commercials they could.

While we're not sure the 100 million-plus TV viewers enjoyed anything quite as good as the Old Spice Man, there were plenty of great adverts packed with A-list celebs.

And anyway, they were all considerably more entertaining than the GoCompare opera singer which would be the high-light of the FA Cup ad break. Check out our top 10 Super Bowl commercials after the link.




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