Wayne Rooney has been named Derby County Football Club's new manager, taking up the position on a two and half year deal to run until summer 2023. The former England forward has also announced his retirement from playing, and commented 'To be given the opportunity to follow the likes of Brian Clough, Jim Smith, Frank Lampard and Phillip Cocu is such an honour and I can promise everyone involved in the club and all our fans, my staff and I will leave no stone unturned in achieving the potential I have witnessed over the last 12 months of this historic football club'. Rooney’s first game as Derby’s new permanent manager will be Saturday’s Sky Bet Championship fixture at home to Rotherham United.
Foo Fighters have teamed up with Japanese brewers Tatenokawa, releasing their own saké drink in celebration of the band's new album, Medicine At Midnight. The Hansho (Midnight) alcoholic beverage, available February 5, comes in blue and silver versions, and the Times Like These hitmakers revealed the collaboration on Instagram, posting 'Based on the preference of the saké-loving band members, TATENOKAWA has specially created two types of Daiginjo sake. Please enjoy HANSHO (Midnight) while listening to the new album'.
The Duchess of Cornwall has launched The Reading Room, an online hub of reading recommendations and author interviews on Instagram. Books featured in the series include Charlie Mackesy's The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse, and Clarence House shared the news online, posting 'Season One of The Duchess of Cornwall’s Reading Room launches today! ⬇️📖 @duchessofcornwallsreadingroom. Over the next eight weeks, The Reading Room will explore some of Her Royal Highness’s favourite books, in conversation with the authors. Join The Duchess on what she calls “the great adventure” of reading'.
Natalia Vodianova co-stars opposite He Cong and Imari Karanja in Guerlain's KissKiss Tender Matte lipstick campaign, shot by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin. The Russian supermodel took to Instagram to unveil the ads, posting 'A little kiss from @guerlain, my loves @inesandvinoodh and meeeee 💋💋💋at a time when we are all in a need of an extra kiss join this #guerlain KissKiss chain'.
American comedian, bestselling author and actress Chelsea Handler has partnered with California cannabis dispensaries Sweet Flower and The Apothecarium, curating a speciality kit in celebration of the 2021 Presidential Inauguration, with 100% of proceeds going to Cage Free Repair, a cannabis reform non-profit 'helping the cannabis industry and its consumers repair harms of the War on Drugs'. The Chelsea Lately star commented 'We’ll all have a lot to celebrate on January 20 - not the least of which is the launch of my new kit: "America is Back". I curated a fun collection of uplifting cannabis products from brands who share my values, designed to celebrate President Biden, Vice President Harris, and the most diverse Cabinet in history. 100% of the proceeds will support the important work of a great organisation: Cage Free Repair. Feeling good has never felt so good!'.
Kendrick Lamar and former Top Dawg Entertainment president Dave Free's newly established creative company, pgLang, has announced a partnership with Calvin Klein, enlisting personalities including Brent Faiyaz, Keith Powers, Ryan Destiny, Baby Keem, Amber Wagner, and Mecca Allah, for a short film series. The collaboration marks the company's first public commission in the fashion industry, and the shorts 'usher in a new era of advertising and design which places optimism and youthful and free creativity as a priority above all else'.
British TV vet Dr Scott Miller has been announced as ambassador for natural pet food brand Barking Heads. Miller, resident vet on ITV's This Morning, said 'I’m a big advocate for healthy, natural pet food and I like how Barking Heads doesn’t gloss over the messy, muddy reality of dog ownership... The brand felt like a natural fit for me. Quality, natural ingredients really can improve the health and happiness of your dog and I’m looking forward to helping the Barking Heads team educate dog owners about the real-life benefits of good nutrition'.
Hyzah, a singer from Nigeria, went viral after he posted a series of videos of himself freestyling on a street in Lagos. A day later he was noticed by Grammy Award winning rapper Drake, who sent him a direct message to say, ‘U are amazing’. Commenting on the recognition, Hyzah said ‘Just yesterday I had only 2 followers only to wake up this morning to see Drake @champagnepapi following me... Thanks for the love & repost!! You guys are amazing!!’. In less than a week his Instagram following rose to more than 115k, and his videos have been shared by publications including Complex and SBTV.
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