Tituss Burgess has signed to Creative Artists Agency for representation, where he's looked after by agents including Eric Wattenberg and Ben Levine. The American actor and singer, recognised for his role in the Netflix comedy series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, will next appear opposite Eddie Murphy in the Netflix film Dolemite Is My Name later this year. Burgess is also working on the musical adaptation of The Preacher’s Wife and wrote all original music for the production.
British former footballer and boxer Leon McKenzie has lent his support to Samaritans' latest campaign, Real People, Real Stories, aiming to tackle the stigma around men seeking help when they are 'struggling to cope', after research has revealed suicide is the biggest killer of males under 50. McKenzie, who retired from boxing to focus on raising awareness of mental health in 2017, commented 'I know how tough it gets when you’re in that dark place. I’ve been there, not wanting to exist anymore. By sharing my story and supporting the campaign, I hope other men understand that you can climb back up with some help'.
Katie Piper, Denise Lewis and Yasmin Le Bon have been unveiled as the faces of L'Oréal Paris's latest skincare campaign, Mother Like No Other, in celebration of Mother's Day (March 31). Piper shared images from the campaign on Instagram, captioned 'There's no right or wrong way to be a mum. L'Oréal is celebrating all mums as every mum is worth it. Your characteristics make you unique. #weareallworthit #mothersday'.
Uma Thurman has signed to ICM Partners for representation. The American actress, best known for her role in Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction, for which she earned Oscar, BAFTA, and Golden Globe nominations, will next star opposite Tony Goldwyn in Netflix’s upcoming supernatural series Chambers, launching later this year.
Olivia Arben has been announced as a British Heart Foundation ambassador. The British model has worked with the charity several times, appearing in various campaigns including for the organisation's spring/summer 2019 clothing range and its Christmas partywear line. Arben lost her father to heart disease when she was 16, and commented 'Raising awareness of the British Heart Foundation's statistics and research is so important and I hope to do this through my social media platform and through continued campaigns for the BHF in the future'.
Emilia Clarke has been appointed as the first ambassador for Nursing Now, the three year global campaign running in partnership with the International Council of Nurses and the World Health Organisation, launched by patron The Duchess of Cambridge last year. The Game of Thrones star commented 'I am privileged to be asked to join Nursing Now’s global movement by becoming their Ambassador and help them empower nurses to lead, to learn and to strengthen the profession around the world. I believe strongly in the need to raise the profile and status of nursing to help improve health globally'.
British reality star Joey Essex stars in Jaffa Cakes's latest campaign, Jaffa Whaaaaat?, promoting McVitie’s new Jaffa Cakes Nibbles. Essex took to social media to share the campaign, posting 'These new McVitie’s Jaffa Cakes Nibbles are irresistible but impossible to describe. They're a bit like an orange jumped off a chocolate waterfall in the jungle and dried off in the Jaffa orange sun!! What are YOU sayin’? #JaffaWhaaaaat @jaffacakesofficial'.
Intimissimi ambassador Irina Shayk stars in the Italian lingerie brand's latest ad campaign, showcasing a range of silk sleepwear and leisurewear including pyjama sets and night shirts. Shayk took to Instagram to unveil the campaign images, posting 'New Silk Collection from #intimissimi. My favorite pieces yet... @intimissimiofficial'.
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