Celebrity Twitter Ads: Regulations, Allegations And Selling Out

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But shes not just a fun and games chef, finding herself in harrowing situations on TV shows. Shes a hugely respected chef and has been the executive chef at Four Seasons Toronto and New York. She currently operates Ruby Watchco and Ruby Eats in Toronto. Shell be in Vancouver, promoting her second cookbook, At Home with Lynn Crawford at Forage Restaurant on Wednesday, October 16 between 5 and 7 p.m.. The event includes refreshments and a personalized copy of the cookbook.(Her first, Lynn Crawfords Pitchin In, was a Gourmand World Cookbook Award winner.) Food and cooking should be a fun and enjoyable occasion, she says. Its weekend brunches with friends, late-night snacks and fancy cocktails, breakfasts that are more than just oatmeal, late lunches with a bottle of wine, dinner parties with lots of laughter, farmers markets with too much to choose from, summer barbecues, winter stews and warm buttered biscuits, roast chicken with garlic and thyme, homemade jams and butterscotch pudding, she says. The cookbook contains 200 recipes from this seasoned chef, starting with Maple Cranberry Walnut Granola and, some 300 pages later, ending with Strawberry Icewine Float (stir a cup of finely diced strawberries and 1/3 cup of ice wine, let sit half an hour, divide into glasses, top with scoop of strawberry ice cream and splash of champagne). The cookbook is all about home, she says in the introduction to her new cookbook. Its personal, fun, and filled with the people Ive known, the places Ive visited and of course, the food that I love to cook at home. For tickets ($75), call 604-688-6755.

Celebrity chef Lynn Crawford in Vancouver

Yet it is becoming increasingly difficult to decipher an advert online, especially when its originating from a celebs personal account. These Twitter endorsements have certainly been causing debates in recent months and has seen celebrities, such as Rio Ferdinand , Kim Kardashian and Charlie Sheen , facing accusations of breaking advertising standards. Social Media Advertising Regulations Facebook Ads and Promoted Tweets are easily recognisable as advertisements due to their layout and labelling. However, Twitter endorsements from a celebrity can be deemed as misleading as it is not made clear that the celeb has been paid to tweet about the product. This has caused the Advertising Standards Authority (UK) and the Federal Trade Commision (USA) to investigate these types of tweets and state that adverts made via a celebrities Twitter page should incorporate the hashtag #ad. But, this raises the question of how to uphold these regulations and where to draw the line when it comes to celebrity endorsements. What if a celeb was simply tweeting their love of their new shoes or favourite restaurant without payments or promoting their own brands, television shows or records? Are Celebrities Selling Out? A Dispatches documentary on Channel 4 recently highlighted how celebrities tweeted for cash, and it seems that no one was surprised or shocked by this revelation. Many twitter users were aware of the practice and thought it naive to think that celebrities were not getting paid for their participation in tweet advertising. Celebrity Twitter Ads: Regulations, Allegations and Selling Out Celebrity Twitter Ads: Regulations, Allegations and Selling Out It seems that although celebrities are breaking ASA rules, tweeters are now savvy enough to realise that the tweet is not always a celebs own opinion. However, even when celebs use the #ad it can sometimes receive negative reactions from their followers. A recent example is that of Kate Thornton whose advert for Weetabix received a cold reception by her followers.

Celebrity Kids’ Birthday Cakes: Get Inspired by Kourtney, Hilary Duff + More!

Hilary Duff for son Luca Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic; Hilary Duff via Instagram OMG! We’re so charmed by this precious robot cake Hilary Duff arranged for son Luca from Duff’s Cake Mix (that’s the L.A. bakery and D.I.Y studio from Ace of Cakes’ Duff Goldman). Katie Holmes for daughter Suri Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for TAO Downtown; Butterworth/Symons/PacificCoastNews.com Suri Cruise was just two when she got to chow down on this yellow polka-dotted four-tiered birthday cake from L.A.’s Sweet Lady Jane , arranged by mom Katie Holmes. We just love the 3-D butterflies and green piping. Kourtney Kardashian for son Mason Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images; Kim Kardashian via kimkardashian.celebuzz.com Cartoonish circus animals hitched a ride on the amazing train-style birthday cake Kourtney Kardashian arranged for son Mason when he turned one. Move over, Thomas! Pink for daughter Willow Kevin Mazur/WireImage; Pink via Twitter Pink may be a hard rocker, but evidently she goes soft when it comes to her kid. This first birthday cake from Jamaica’s Cakes for daughter Willow was inspired by a stack of sweet baby blocks — with a personalized twist: the blocks showcased some of Willow’s favorite things , including lollipops, elephants, bubbles and, natch, music. Snooki for son Lorenzo Theo Wargo/Getty Images; Jamie McCarthy/NEP/WireImage Snooki ‘s circus-theme first birthday party for son Lorenzo included this fun tiered buttercream and fudge cake from Sorrento Bakery . How cute is the big-top tent and bunting? Tori Spelling for son Liam George Pimentel/WireImage; Albert Michael/startraksphoto.com We’re officially obsessed with this slimed cake Tori Spelling arranged for son Liam’s Ghostbusters-theme birthday party — so awesomely retro! Vanessa Lachey for son Camden Gregg DeGuire/WireImage; Vanessa Lachey via Twitter Vanessa Lachey ‘s son Camden got a first-birthday treat in the form of a blue and white cupcake tower. And the best part: It appears the baby’s baker Aunt Lea might have made them from scratch with love, given Vanessa’s emphatic tweet of gratitude. Alesandra Dubin is a Los Angeles-based writer and the founder of home and travel blog Homebody in Motion .