Psy goes nuts for pistachios in Super Bowl ad

Updated 10 January 2013
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Psy goes nuts for pistachios in Super Bowl ad

LOS ANGELES: South Korean rapper Psy is going nuts. Not content with starring in the most-watched video in YouTube history, the man behind viral hit “Gangnam Style” is to appear in a Super Bowl commercial for... pistachios. “The Wonderful Pistachios brand is fun, just like me,” Psy said Wednesday by way of a press release from Paramount Farms, which owns the upmarket California snack label.
“Also, I love pistachios and I look good in green.” It will be Wonderful Pistachios’ first spot ever during the Super Bowl, the annual American football classic, set for Feb. 3 this year, that is also the most coveted showcase for commercials on US television. Psy made Internet history shortly before Christmas when “Gangnam Style” — featuring his signature horse-riding dance — clocked more than one billion views on YouTube.
CBS television has been selling Super Bowl advertising at record prices this year, with 30 seconds going for more than $4 million dollars, USA Today reported Wednesday, quoting network executives. Last month, Wonderful Pistachios featured Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao in its ongoing “Get Crackin’” series of commercials and sponsored his Las Vegas bout with Mexico’s Juan Manuel Marquez.


‘Nut rage’ sisters leave Korean Air, father apologizes

Updated 22 April 2018
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‘Nut rage’ sisters leave Korean Air, father apologizes

  • One of the daughters, Cho Hyun-min, a senior vice president at the airline, is under investigation by police
  • Heather Cho, made global headlines in 2014 when she ordered a Korean Air plane to return to its gate at a New York airport because she was angry over the way she had been served nuts in first class

SEOUL: Korean Air Lines Co. Ltd. Chairman Cho Yang-ho apologized on Sunday for the behavior of his two daughters and said they would immediately step down from their positions at the company.
One of the daughters, Cho Hyun-min, a senior vice president at the airline, is under investigation by police for suspected assault for allegedly throwing water at an attendee of a business meeting.
Her older sister, Heather Cho, made global headlines in 2014 when she ordered a Korean Air plane to return to its gate at a New York airport because she was angry over the way she had been served nuts in first class. She was jailed and returned to work as an executive of Korean Air’s hotel affiliate in March.
Chairman Cho said the company would “turn over a new leaf” with stronger management led by its board.
“As chairman of Korean Air as well as a father, I am terribly sorry for my daughter’s misstep. Everything is my responsibility and fault,” he said in a statement.