Hollywood celebrities frequently make commercials in Asia, especially Japan, that they would be too embarrassed to make in the USA or their home country. This includes A-list stars, not just people who are only still popular in foreign lands such as Michael Jackson. These ads are frequently cheesy as can be, both in print magazines and on TV. You can see some lovely examples at Gaijin A Go-Go Cafe, http://www.zeroonedesign.com/gogo/main.html.