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June 2010

French 'Dexter' Radio Spot Not For The Faint-Hearted

  |   CultureShocks Blog

THE NEWS:

Have you ever heard a child tell you that he will cut mean people into pieces, put the bits into bags and hide the corpses so that nobody will find them – just like his daddy does? This is how an ad on French radio begins, for the American drama series Dexter and Canal +. It was adapted from what was initially a successful print and outdoors campaign. Dexter, broadcast in France by the TV channel Canal +, features a sexy policeman during the day who is driven by an uncontrollable urge to kill murderers at night.

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Venus Love Goddess Shocks French Open

  |   CultureShocks Blog

The News:

Venus Williams, the world’s No.2 women tennis player, has successfully gained attention from all over the world by her appearance at this year’s French Open, not by her tennis playing (even though she won the match), but because of the outfit she was wearing. Williams, who also designs tennis wear, wore an original lacy corset-like dress in the spirit of the Moulin Rouge with flesh-coloured underwear underneath. Gasps of shock were to be heard from the courtside viewers each time her skirt flipped up during play, wondering if she was wearing underwear or not.

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