Five time Grammy winning singer/songwriter Mariah Carey has signed to Creative Artists Agency (CAA), making the move from United Talent Agency. Carey, who's also won 19 World Music Awards, is currently touring the US, Canada and Europe, performing tracks from her 15th studio album, Caution.
Grime Gran, also known as Margaret Keefe, is becoming an unlikely viral star, with her teatime chats with veterans of the grime scene earning her legions of fans. After buying her grandson, videographer Risky Roadz, his first video camera in the early 2000s to shoot grime documentaries, which became instrumental in elevating the genre’s profile, the 80 year old has built a natural, and sometimes naughty, rapport with rappers including Skepta, Lethal Bizzle, Ghetts, Devlin, Giggs and D Double E, who have all sat down on her sofa for a cup of tea and a chat. Roadz began recording his gran’s conversations with the artists for his YouTube channel, showing a different side to some of the scene’s most infamous names, who she spoke to about the joys of eating Bourbon biscuits, which led to interest from E4 who have now asked her to front a new YouTube series based on her popular videos.
Former British footballer Ian Wright has appointed Carver PR's Megan Carver as his publicist, joining a roster including Aflie Deyes and Tom Daley. Since his retirement from the sport, Wright has embarked on a media career as football pundit, providing coverage for the BBC, ITV and Premier League TV, and recently featured in Gillette’s #MyRoleModel campaign.
US model and fashion influencer Atlanta de Cadenet Taylor has teamed up with Fame and Partners, launching a size inclusive summer fashion capsule collection. The I'm Over It podcast founder unveiled the collaboration on social media, posting 'The entire collection will be MADE TO ORDER & customisable up to a size 22! I designed each piece to be sold separately so you can mix & match based on your body type & even factor in your height!'.
Jermaine Jenas stars in Coca-Cola's latest campaign, Ball Games Allowed, in partnership with StreetGames, the charity which brings sport to disadvantaged communities across the UK. The new campaign 'addresses the challenge that 50% of young people say that it’s difficult to play football in their local community because of restrictions on outside space or a lack of coaching staff', and the British football legend commented 'It’s great to see StreetGames and Coca-Cola tackling this head on - they are actively going out there with the aim to create more safe spaces for young adults to play football and train more coaches'.
Shotgun hitmaker George Ezra has been announced as Mind's latest ambassador, 'in recognition of his long-standing commitment and dedication' to the mental health charity's work. The British singer/songwriter, who raised £70k through putting on exclusive gigs in aid of Mind in 2017 and 2018, recently announced another two shows at the Royal Albert Hall, with profits once again being donated to the charity, and he commented 'We’re doing these two special gigs for Mind which, for those who don’t know, is a charity very close to my heart; so it’s brilliant to be tying this all together as a very proud ambassador for them'.
Kaia Gerber and Anok Yai co-star in Versace's autumn/winter 2019 campaign, shot by American fashion photographer Steven Meisel. The Italian fashion house shared the campaign on Instagram, posting 'Introducing the #VersaceFW19 advertising campaign, that manifests the luxury-grunge aesthetic seen on the runway'.
Will Smith fronts Moncler's latest campaign, Genius is Born Crazy, 'highlighting the tensions and complexities within the mind of a genius'. The Aladdin star announced the collaboration on Instagram, posting 'When I got the call from @Moncler that they wanted me to be THE FACE of a FASHION campaign I was like... “These jokaz must be CRAZY”. I’ve always dug their gear. So I listened to their ideas. Then I was like... “That might be GENIUS"'.
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