Burned by Madoff, Kyra Sedgwick Becomes Tropicana Orange Juice Saleswoman

Last Updated Mar 24, 2009 2:27 PM EDT

Kyra Sedgwick is the new face of Tropicana in a campaign by Arnell Group that features a product that no longer exists -- the redesigned Tropicana OJ carton.

BNET speculated yesterday that big stars, like Sedgwick and Lindsay Lohan, are likely to become increasingly available for ads as their stocks and real estate holdings decline in the recession. Celebrities can be vulnerable to fast-changing markets because they tend not to have traditional pension plans and because their multi-million-dollar houses are difficult to sell when the market declines.

Sedgwick specifically was a victim of the Bernie Madoff Ponzi scheme, which explains why a woman who has her own TV show, has starred in dozens of movies, and is married to Kevin Bacon suddenly feels a desire to shill food products.

Adding to the weirdness is the appearance of the redesigned Tropicana box in the corner of the ad. This was the box that was yanked by Tropicana after consumers said they hated it. The company, Pepsico, has returned to the traditional straw-in-orange design.

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