2 of 5
BACKNEXT
Porn stars and plushies
Porn stars and plushies
Ashley Madison: The Internet dating service for adulterers recruited porn star Savanna Samson for an ad that Fox rejected for the 2011 Super Bowl.

The ad: In the ad, Samson plays an office worker who catches her husband cheating on her, so she decides to get busy with everybody in sight, including a man and a woman. Inspired by Samson's exuberance, her co-workers mess around with a four-legged friend (in this case, it's another beaver) and a plushie - a person who gets a thrill from dressing up like a stuffed animal.

Why it was rejected: "It's not that the ad itself is offensive in any way, shape or form," said Ashley Madison founder and chief executive Noel Biderman. "The nature of our business is one that they're not comfortable with." Ashley Madison offers an "X-rated" version of the ad on its web site.

Fox declined to explain specifically why it rejected the ad. "We do not provide information about materials that may or may not have been submitted for review, nor do we discuss our broadcast standards policies," said Fox spokesman Lou D'Ermilio.



NEXT: Veggie Love
Last updated January 25 2011: 3:42 PM ET
More Galleries
8 CEOs who took a pay cut in 2013 Median CEO pay inched up 9% in 2013 to $13.9 million. But not everyone got a bump last year. Here are eight CEOs who missed out. More
7 businesses Amazon wants to shake up From industrial supplies to educational software, Amazon is about more than just retail and books. More
Don't miss these Tax Day deals From massages and paper shredding to cookies and queso, celebrate the end of tax season with these Tax Day freebies and discounts. More

Special Offer
Market indexes are shown in real time, except for the DJIA, which is delayed by two minutes. All times are ET. Disclaimer LIBOR Warning: Neither BBA Enterprises Limited, nor the BBA LIBOR Contributor Banks, nor Reuters, can be held liable for any irregularity or inaccuracy of BBA LIBOR. Disclaimer. Morningstar: © 2014 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Disclaimer The Dow Jones IndexesSM are proprietary to and distributed by Dow Jones & Company, Inc. and have been licensed for use. All content of the Dow Jones IndexesSM © 2014 is proprietary to Dow Jones & Company, Inc. Chicago Mercantile Association. The market data is the property of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. and its licensors. All rights reserved. FactSet Research Systems Inc. 2014. All rights reserved. Most stock quote data provided by BATS.