Australian actor Ben Mendelsohn has signed to William Morris Endeavor Entertainment (WME) for representation, where Boomer Malkin handles all enquiries. Mendelsohn, widely recognised for his role as Danny Rayburn in the Netflix original series Bloodline, is set to star alongside Timothée Chalamet and Robert Pattinson in The King, scheduled for release later this year.
British singer Frankie Bridge has teamed up with Oasis Fashion to curate her own autumn 2019 edit, launching September 29. The former The Saturdays star teased the collaboration on Instagram, posting 'I’ve been a fan for years... and now... I’ve edited a small capsule collection of my favourite pieces from their autumn collection!!!!'.
Leigh-Anne Pinnock has joined forces with Umbro to launch the second instalment of her Projects Collection with the activewear brand. The Bounce Back hitmaker took to social media to share the news, posting 'The second drop from my @UMBRO Projects Collection is here! To celebrate, use my code LEIGH5 to get £5 off the new killer pieces, available now'.
Your Mrs hitmaker Jay1 has collaborated with boohooMAN to launch a new line of tracksuits, 'incorporating an eclectic assortment of different styles' from stripes to neon colours. The online fashion brand took to social media to unveil the campaign, themed around the concept of 'the musician's notepad', posting 'Introducing Tracksuit Fam with @Jay1Official_ Stay tuned to see more...'.
Kida Kudz, a Nigerian born rapper who moved to the UK aged 11, grew up with traditional West African musical influences, later becoming a fan of US hip-hop, and was inspired by a variety of artists including Haruna Ishola and Lil Wayne. In 2010, he was crowned the winner of Nigeria’s Peak Talent Show, eclipsing 8000 acts from 11 cities including Kaduna and Lagos. Since then, Kudz, born Olukayode Odesanya, has brought his neo-Afropop style back to the UK, collaborating with the likes of Wiley and Ms Banks, and released his intercontinental anthem Jiggy Bop, with the video shot between Lagos and London. Earlier this year, Kudz performed at Afro Nation Festival in Portugal, alongside Afrobeats stars Wizkid and Burna Boy, and inked a deal with Disturbing London and Warner Music UK, which will see him release three projects with the major label.
Liam Gallagher has partnered with adidas SPEZIAL to launch the limited edition LG SPZL trainer, inspired by his 'lifelong affinity with the brand'. The British musician explained the collaboration came 'naturally', and said 'I wear the clobber and it's cool like me', adding 'Absolute honour to have been asked to design and create such a biblical trainer. Hope you like...'.
Lena Dunham has launched a new production company Good Thing Going under HBO, working on projects across film, television, and theatre, as well as podcasts, after she split from longtime producing partner Jenni Konner last year. The New York based company will also collaborate with Friendly House and the David Lynch Foundation charities, 'creating awareness about mental health, addiction and trauma', and the Girls creator commented 'We named our company #GoodThingGoing to remind ourselves that’s what we have: a chance every day to do what we love'.
American fashion designer and TV personality Nicole Richie has announced an upcoming partnership with Capsule Chix toys. Richie teased the collaboration on Instagram, posting 'Playing dress up & celebrating individuality. Stay tuned for @CapsuleChix in September… #NicoleXCapsuleChix'.
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