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(Daily Mail)   Pierce Brosnan faces a two year jail sentence or be fined 5,000 rupees (£56) for making a commercial for a mouth freshener which has been linked to chewing tobacco. Mildred Krebs all set to bail him out   ( dailymail.co.uk) divider line
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2018-02-14 11:57:58 AM  
I'm sure he'll get right on that.

Glad to see the Indian courts have fixed the systemic caste violence and gang rape issues plaguing the nation and now have time to focus on what really matters: Holding celebrities accountable for verifying the chemical analysis of the products they do commercials for.
 
2018-02-14 12:02:23 PM  
"For relaxing times, make it Pan Bahar Time."
 
2018-02-14 12:14:15 PM  
The real story here is the disparity in those sentences. 2 years in an Indian prison, or the cost of a nice dinner out.
 
2018-02-14 12:18:41 PM  

PirateKing: The real story here is the disparity in those sentences. 2 years in an Indian prison, or the cost of a nice dinner out.


In a country where millions live in absolute destitution, even that small fine may be significant to some.  Higher fines would probably just mean more people forced to choose jail.  Of course, the charge itself is silly to begin with.
 
2018-02-14 01:52:32 PM  
Two years in and Indian jail or 5,000 rupees.

The choice for taste, is Taster's Choice.....
 
2018-02-14 01:52:42 PM  
Oh India, never stop being a corrupt, polluted shiathole.
 
2018-02-14 01:53:17 PM  
I see massive stupidity is not exclusive to the U.S.  justice system.
 
2018-02-14 01:54:03 PM  
Damn, Pierce you look hot as fark with that silver beard.
 
2018-02-14 01:54:17 PM  
DailyFail.

RIP Pierce Brosnan, if that is your real name.
 
2018-02-14 01:54:23 PM  
"Many types of pan masala do contain tobacco, but the makers of Pan Bahar claims that their product does not."

Does it contain tobacco or not? If not then does that make visine commercials the same as endorsing marijuana?
 
2018-02-14 01:54:36 PM  
"No, Mr. Bond, we expect you to serve time!"
 
2018-02-14 01:55:00 PM  
If Brosnan deserves jail time, it's for Mamma Mia.
 
2018-02-14 01:55:07 PM  
I won't lie, I had a hard time parsing that headline.  There are a lot of nouns in there that don't belong together.
 
2018-02-14 01:56:06 PM  
oh no...don't force me to avoid India for the remainder of my life...
 
2018-02-14 01:57:21 PM  
First-Cool advert. Superb Owl worthy if it were a US product.

Sounds like Mr. Brosnan's agents didn't vet the product at all. He just looked on it as a quick payday to cover some dead time.
 
2018-02-14 01:58:13 PM  
He should just serve the jail sentence; 56 quid is a lot of money.
 
2018-02-14 01:59:02 PM  
You rarely saw it but Doris Roberts had the hottest ass in the history of Hollywood.
 
2018-02-14 01:59:24 PM  
Why do stars do these "out of country" ads anyway, FFS?  The Bond films, the TV series, an impressive list of credits, he's making gobs of money just opening his farking mail and depositing the checks.  Is it just ego... he wants to get out of the house... wtf?
 
2018-02-14 01:59:34 PM  
Follow up: Indian authorities are at loss as to the identities of a group of 45 to a 100 men who brutally hang raped an American names Mildred Krebs and 12 other women riding on a bus.
 
2018-02-14 01:59:56 PM  
Hell, I'm broke and could still afford US$82.

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// Still don't do s--t.
 
2018-02-14 02:00:55 PM  
Wadded Beef: If Brosnan deserves jail time, it's for Mamma Mia.

Well-played sir.  But it should be life imprisonment for doing Mamma Mia II (the sequel coming later this year).
 
2018-02-14 02:01:37 PM  

Bslim: Follow up: Indian authorities are at loss as to the identities of a group of 45 to a 100 men who brutally hang raped an American names Mildred Krebs and 12 other women riding on a bus.


*gang
Seriously auto-correct why you play me like that?
 
2018-02-14 02:03:14 PM  
James Bond will not return for 5000Rupeefinger.
 
2018-02-14 02:04:42 PM  

darkmayo: Damn, Pierce you look hot as fark with that silver beard.


If I need James Brolin in a movie, I think I'm calling Pierce Brosnan now.  And not James Brolin.
 
2018-02-14 02:05:09 PM  
So, they're gonna shake James Bond down for $78.33. That's sofa change to him, and all the supposed offense should be worth.

1. The advertiser should bear full responsibility for the fine. Brosnan was working for them.
2. Brosnan is a United States citizen. He doesn't have to go anywhere near India. Let's see what it's worth for Delhi to extradite him-- It'll cost more than $78.33.
 
2018-02-14 02:06:31 PM  

hammettman: Why do stars do these "out of country" ads anyway, FFS?  The Bond films, the TV series, an impressive list of credits, he's making gobs of money just opening his farking mail and depositing the checks.  Is it just ego... he wants to get out of the house... wtf?


It's essentially free money for them; isn't this sort of thing half the plot of "Lost in Translation"?  Celebs go to somewhere in Asia to do ads for a product, the ads never play in the western market (sometimes with strict "do not run this in the western media" stipulations), pocket easy payday.
 
2018-02-14 02:08:09 PM  
I hear there's some room at the Ecuadorian embassy in the UK if he wants to hide out until this witch hunt dies down.
 
2018-02-14 02:08:16 PM  
I like how in Indian movies there's a pop up caption the entire time someone is smoking the Surgeon General Warning the Needful
 
2018-02-14 02:08:59 PM  

anustart: PirateKing: The real story here is the disparity in those sentences. 2 years in an Indian prison, or the cost of a nice dinner out.

In a country where millions live in absolute destitution, even that small fine may be significant to some.  Higher fines would probably just mean more people forced to choose jail.  Of course, the charge itself is silly to begin with.


Of course it's silly, but it's their law, and he had some part in breaking it. Really, all they did was sell him an unbelievable marketing opportunity for what is (to him) for pocket change. What, 100 bucks and a quick apology later and the return on even a minor role in a film shown in that country could have him laughing all the way to the bank,
 
2018-02-14 02:09:36 PM  

hammettman: Why do stars do these "out of country" ads anyway, FFS?


Besides the money?

Why else was Lionel Messi sitting silently at the table in this ad?
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It was every Argentine's dream! Surrounded by black people speaking English, for an ad played in a country where if he opened his mouth people would wonder who invited the gardener.
 
2018-02-14 02:10:15 PM  
All mouth fresheners can be used that way.  Why haven't they gone after everyone else over the years
 
2018-02-14 02:10:56 PM  
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2018-02-14 02:11:52 PM  
His recent role with Jackie Chan in the Foreigner was  really good  I hated him before for his pompous crap but he just owns it in this.
 
2018-02-14 02:16:32 PM  

Omnivorous: Wadded Beef: If Brosnan deserves jail time, it's for Mamma Mia.

Well-played sir.  But it should be life imprisonment for doing Mamma Mia II (the sequel coming later this year).


NO!NO!NO!NO!NO!NO!NO!
 
2018-02-14 02:17:26 PM  

bluorangefyre: "No, Mr. Bond, we expect you to serve time!"


The Brosnan Bond movies sucked, but not because of Brosnan himself. He's the Nicholas Cage of Bond movies in this regard.
 
2018-02-14 02:19:59 PM  

RogueWallEnthusiast: hammettman: Why do stars do these "out of country" ads anyway, FFS?  The Bond films, the TV series, an impressive list of credits, he's making gobs of money just opening his farking mail and depositing the checks.  Is it just ego... he wants to get out of the house... wtf?

It's essentially free money for them; isn't this sort of thing half the plot of "Lost in Translation"?  Celebs go to somewhere in Asia to do ads for a product, the ads never play in the western market (sometimes with strict "do not run this in the western media" stipulations), pocket easy payday.


But Brosnan is already worth $80 million. How much could they have conceivably paid him for this??
 
2018-02-14 02:20:49 PM  
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2018-02-14 02:24:09 PM  
I don't know about Indian mouth-freshener, but Kingfisher Beer is excellent and I really don't want to know what makes it:

MOST THRILLING CHILLED!

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2018-02-14 02:25:01 PM  

Barricaded Gunman: RogueWallEnthusiast: hammettman: Why do stars do these "out of country" ads anyway, FFS?  The Bond films, the TV series, an impressive list of credits, he's making gobs of money just opening his farking mail and depositing the checks.  Is it just ego... he wants to get out of the house... wtf?

It's essentially free money for them; isn't this sort of thing half the plot of "Lost in Translation"?  Celebs go to somewhere in Asia to do ads for a product, the ads never play in the western market (sometimes with strict "do not run this in the western media" stipulations), pocket easy payday.

But Brosnan is already worth $80 million. How much could they have conceivably paid him for this??


maybe he was doing it for a friend
 
2018-02-14 02:25:47 PM  
FTFA:Court in Delhi has ordered Brosnan to explain why he appeared in ads

Answer: "The offered me money, duh!"
 
2018-02-14 02:27:51 PM  
He'll be fine; he has money. It's the dude who cleaned the carpet on the jet that Bronson flew home the last time who's farked because he can't afford to pay a lawyer to get him off the aiding and abetting charge.
 
2018-02-14 02:33:20 PM  
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2018-02-14 02:34:41 PM  

Stratohead: oh no...don't force me to avoid India for the remainder of my life...


Avoiding India? There's a fee for that.
 
2018-02-14 02:39:51 PM  

Barricaded Gunman: RogueWallEnthusiast: hammettman: Why do stars do these "out of country" ads anyway, FFS?  The Bond films, the TV series, an impressive list of credits, he's making gobs of money just opening his farking mail and depositing the checks.  Is it just ego... he wants to get out of the house... wtf?

It's essentially free money for them; isn't this sort of thing half the plot of "Lost in Translation"?  Celebs go to somewhere in Asia to do ads for a product, the ads never play in the western market (sometimes with strict "do not run this in the western media" stipulations), pocket easy payday.

But Brosnan is already worth $80 million. How much could they have conceivably paid him for this??


Look, when you just have to have those 30 cases of Dom and Beluga Caviar loaded on your Yacht in time for the Monaco Grand Prix  and you don't want mess with any of your investments to do it, you film a foreign market ad
 
2018-02-14 02:41:16 PM  

KatanaD: Barricaded Gunman: RogueWallEnthusiast: hammettman: Why do stars do these "out of country" ads anyway, FFS?  The Bond films, the TV series, an impressive list of credits, he's making gobs of money just opening his farking mail and depositing the checks.  Is it just ego... he wants to get out of the house... wtf?

It's essentially free money for them; isn't this sort of thing half the plot of "Lost in Translation"?  Celebs go to somewhere in Asia to do ads for a product, the ads never play in the western market (sometimes with strict "do not run this in the western media" stipulations), pocket easy payday.

But Brosnan is already worth $80 million. How much could they have conceivably paid him for this??

maybe he was doing it for a friend


I suspect these little foreign ad gigs are less about the income and more about staying box-office relevant for the next time their U.S. movie comes to town.
 
2018-02-14 02:41:32 PM  

marleymaniac: FTFA:Court in Delhi has ordered Brosnan to explain why he appeared in ads

Answer: "The offered me money, duh!"



Followed up by "I'm only human."
 
2018-02-14 02:41:50 PM  
Pierce Brosnan has been ordered by Indian authorities to explain why he appeared in advertisements for a mouth freshener which has been linked to chewing tobacco.

I'm going to go on a limb and suggest that it was for all those sweet, sweet rupees.
 
2018-02-14 02:43:52 PM  

Bimmer Jones: So, they're gonna shake James Bond down for $78.33. That's sofa change to him, and all the supposed offense should be worth.

1. The advertiser should bear full responsibility for the fine. Brosnan was working for them.
2. Brosnan is a United States citizen. He doesn't have to go anywhere near India. Let's see what it's worth for Delhi to extradite him-- It'll cost more than $78.33.



True....but he might as well pay it off just in case he has to go there some day.  Example:  An incredible opportunity comes along to be in a great movie, but it's going to be filmed in India.
 
2018-02-14 02:49:29 PM  

Barricaded Gunman: RogueWallEnthusiast: hammettman: Why do stars do these "out of country" ads anyway, FFS?  The Bond films, the TV series, an impressive list of credits, he's making gobs of money just opening his farking mail and depositing the checks.  Is it just ego... he wants to get out of the house... wtf?

It's essentially free money for them; isn't this sort of thing half the plot of "Lost in Translation"?  Celebs go to somewhere in Asia to do ads for a product, the ads never play in the western market (sometimes with strict "do not run this in the western media" stipulations), pocket easy payday.

But Brosnan is already worth $80 million. How much could they have conceivably paid him for this??


$80 million in assets, not $80 million in cold hard cash.  It's not like he snap a brick off his house and buy his non-Robin-Williams-hurled-fruit for his smoothie.
 
2018-02-14 02:50:34 PM  

King Something: bluorangefyre: "No, Mr. Bond, we expect you to serve time!"

The Brosnan Bond movies sucked, but not because of Brosnan himself. He's the Nicholas Cage of Bond movies in this regard.


Still better than Dalton.
 
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