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Ryan Seacrest Partners with Celebrity Dermatologist Dr. Harold Lancer to Launch a New Venture Targeting Men’s Grooming Category

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Bringing together two of the most powerful players and visionaries in their respective fields – premier Beverly Hills dermatologist Dr. Harold Lancer and celebrated radio personality, television host and producer Ryan Seacrest – today announced their exclusive partnership and new venture into the burgeoning men’s grooming category, launching a men’s skincare line in late 2016, as reported by Lancer Skincare.

Dr. Lancer has long been a trusted source for effective skincare solutions and his first-class practice is a celebrated beauty destination for global patients and celebrity clientele alike. Among them, consummate believers of his philosophy and revolutionary products; possibly none more so than Ryan himself – a longstanding patient, revered friend and now business partner.

This dynamic pairing combines Dr. Lancer’s 30+ years of highly regarded expertise and innovation with Seacrest’s proven influence and discerning eye for style and trends. Both recognize and understand the growing demand for quality men’s products that deliver serious results. While the line will utilize the very principles of Dr. Lancer’s renowned Lancer Method, the new offerings will feature entirely original formulas that expertly navigate the specific skincare needs of men today.

“Over the years at my practice, I’ve seen an evolution in how men care about and for their skin,” says Dr. Lancer. “There is undoubtedly more of a consciousness within this demographic and a clear shift to more diligent maintenance. Men are more discerning about their regular grooming habits and products. Realizing this and their specific skincare priorities, it became more apparent we needed a targeted, effective line to address this category.”

“It’s no secret that guys are increasingly embracing the benefits and value of grooming, as well as openly talking about it,” adds Seacrest. “I’ve always credited Dr. Lancer with my own efforts to maintain a youthful appearance, leveraging his skincare regimen. So, when we talked about potentially launching this business together, it makes sense on every level.”

To Tracey Sameyah, CEO of Lancer Skincare, LLC, there was never a doubt the Lancer franchise would eventually include a men’s range. “We don’t believe any brand in this space is currently able to straddle male-centric skincare, cutting innovation and appeal to successfully address the male consumer of today. However, we strongly believe that the partnership between Dr. Lancer and Ryan is truly unlike any other. Backed by Dr. Lancer’s solid foundation as a world-renowned dermatologist, and Ryan’s incredible global reach, their vision for this emerging segment will be a game changer for the men’s grooming industry.”

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Stuart Weitzman Launches SWxYOU: Set in Stones, A Limited Edition Pave Program with the Iconic NUDIST Sandal

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Sexy, strappy, sleek: The NUDIST stiletto is as close to bare as a fashionable foot can get. Coveted by Hollywood’s most stylish starlets, this iconic Stuart Weitzman silhouette has garnered such a cult-like following that the designer has created a limited edition pave program centered on the NUDIST sandal. SWxYOU: Set in Stones launches on Monday, November 9th, exclusively at www.stuartweitzman.com, and will run for a two-week period.

The limited edition pave collection shines with glamorous, Swarovski crystal-encrusted incarnations of the NUDIST, from posh polka dots to chic chevron to sophisticated solid colors. Customers can choose from a selection of Swarovski crystals in various hues. Retail prices range from $2735–$2995 with an approximate delivery period of 12–14 weeks.

The NUDIST has become a favorite of Hollywood’s fashion elite including Jennifer Lopez, Blake Lively, Kendall Jenner, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Aniston, Gigi Hadid and Beyonce. The designer’s limited edition customization series, SWxYOU: Set in Stones, provides trend-seekers and fashionistas with the exclusive opportunity to choose, create and customize the perfect crystal-encrusted Stuart Weitzman NUDIST sandal, exclusively on www.stuartweitzman.com.

Stuart Weitzman, a global leader in designer footwear, operates 58 retail stores across the United States and in Europe. The brand is also sold through licensed international stores and international shop-in-shops, fine retailers and specialty stores and e-commerce sites in the United States, Canada, Europe and Hong Kong. Stuart Weitzman footwear and accessories are sold in more than 70 countries.

Stuart Weitzman Holdings, LLC is a company of Coach, Inc.

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Ali Levine, Celebrity Stylist, Brings Her Sense of Style and Exclusive Content to OWNZONES

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Celebrity wardrobe stylist Ali Levine joins the OWNZONES Media Network as it continues to expand its library of premium, ad-free content. The partnership includes original styling tips, tricks and videos from Levine that viewers can put to use whether they’re trying to find the perfect pair of jeans, or attempting to recreate a red-carpet look for a night on the town.

A woman of many talents, Levine’s work and influence can be seen in films, TV shows, print and online magazines, and gracing the shoulders of A-listers. Levine’s credits include styling for Fran Drescher’s “Happily Divorced,” “In Time” starring Justin Timberlake, Kanye West’s World Throne Tour, “X-Men First Class,” “New Girl,” and much more.

Levine’s channel, “Celebrity Styling with Ali Levine,” is available on OWNZONES now.

About OWNZONES
Available across all online and handheld devices and via Google Chromecast, OWNZONES is a content aggregation service that is changing how consumers discover, access, collect and subscribe to digital content. With OWNZONES, users can enjoy all of their text, audio and visual content in one advertising-free space. OWNZONES partners with iconic news agencies such as Reuters and The Guardian, while simultaneously tapping into niche providers like CineSport, The Motley Fool and What’s Trending as well as popular personalities like Aarti Sequeira, Obi Obadike, Jennifer Nicole Lee and Janis Saffell. For more information please visit www.ownzones.com, like OWNZONES on Facebook and follow on Twitter.

About Ali Levine
Born and raised in New York, Ali credits her love for fashion to a city upbringing, and to her grandmother – her style icon. After completing college with a fashion merchandising and management degree, Ali’s career jumpstarted when she accepted a position with Target and began designing for big industry names such as Fragments, Coach and Talbots. Ali’s career eventually shifted to Hollywood, where the Ali Levine Design firm is currently headquartered. Ali’s credits include work on the films “Mercy” and “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps,” Fran Drescher’s “Happily Divorced,” “In Time” with Justin Timberlake, Kanye West’s World Throne Tour, “X-Men First Class,” “New Girl,” and much more. To see the latest from Ali, follow her social media channels on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and tune in to her OWNZONES channel.

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FOX’s ‘EMPIRE’ & Saks Fifth Avenue Team Up To Bring Hit Drama’s Iconic Style To Life

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FOX’s record-breaking drama EMPIRE and Saks Fifth Avenue announced today an exclusive partnership to bring the highly covetable fashion inspired by the #1 broadcast entertainment series to life. EMPIRE and Saks Fifth Avenue’s multi-platform collections will be available in-store, online and on-screen and will celebrate the hit drama’s dynamic, buzzworthy fashion timed to the series’ second season premiere in September.

The partnership will feature curated collections from luxury fashion brands that represent the hit drama’s glamorous aesthetic including fine jewelry from Alexis Bittar, women’s ready-to-wear from Cushnie et Ochs, men’s and women’s footwear from Jimmy Choo and handbags and accessories from MCM.

Exclusive EMPIRE-curated windows will be on display at Saks Fifth Avenue’s New York and Beverly Hills flagships from September 10 through October 7. EMPIRE actor Trai Byers will also be featured on the cover of Saks Fifth Avenue’s fall magalog in Saks Fifth Avenue Collection’s Fabric #1.

“This unprecedented partnership with Saks Fifth Avenue, Alexis Bittar, Cushnie et Ochs, Jimmy Choo and MCM celebrates EMPIRE’s mark on the fashion world,” says Jeffrey Godsick, President, Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products. “The influence EMPIRE has had on so many aspects of popular culture proves it has the ingredients to become a stand-alone fashion brand.”

“The lines between fashion and entertainment are intersecting,” said Marc Metrick, President Saks Fifth Avenue. “Harnessing this moment is a key underpinning to our strategy as it brings energy and uniqueness to the shopping experience at Saks.”

Items from each designer will be curated to create an EMPIRE collection available at select Saks Fifth Avenue stores nationwide and saks.com. The EMPIRE looks will also be available online at each brand’s website and stand-alone retail locations.

In addition, Saks will host a September launch event in New York and men’s luxury made-to-measure suiting events throughout September and October at locations in New York, Beverly Hills, Chicago, Boston, Houston, Bal Harbour, San Francisco and Atlanta. For more information, please visit saks.com.

Having taken TV audiences by storm in its record-setting first season, EMPIRE returns as the No. 1 series on broadcast television. A drama about a family dynasty, set within the world of music, glamour, danger and power, EMPIRE shattered ratings records every week in its debut season; spawned hit records “Drip Drop” and “You’re So Beautiful”; and made Cookie Lyon a household name.

Use #EmpirexSaks to spread the news.

ABOUT EMPIRE
From Imagine Television in association with 20th Century Fox Television, the series was created by Academy Award nominee Lee Daniels and Emmy Award winner Danny Strong, and is executive-produced by Daniels, Strong, Academy Award- and Emmy Award-winning producer Brian Grazer, Ilene Chaiken and Francie Calfo. “Like” EMPIRE on Facebook at EmpireFOX. Follow the series on Twitter @EmpireFOX and join the discussion using #empire. See photos and videos on Instagram by following @EmpireFOX.

ABOUT SAKS FIFTH AVENUE
Saks Fifth Avenue, one of the world’s pre-eminent specialty retailers, is renowned for its superlative American and international designer collections, its expertly edited assortment of handbags, shoes, jewelry, cosmetics and gifts, and the first-rate fashion expertise and exemplary client service of its Associates. As part of the Hudson’s Bay Company brand portfolio, Saks operates 39 full-line stores in 22 states, five international licensed stores and saks.com, the company’s online store.

 

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Holly Robinson Peete Receives Helping Hand Award

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Holly Robinson Peete was incredibly humbled to receive the “Helping Hand” award from the Steve & Marjorie Harvey Foundation at their 5th Annual Gala on May 16, 2015 for her work with the HollyRod Foundation which she co-founded 17 years ago with her husband Rodney Peete.

Held at the Hilton Chicago, the evening was co-hosted by Tamron Hall, co-host of NBC’s Today Show, along with Steve’s daughter Karli Harvey. With a packed house of more than 400 guests and supporters, over $1 million was raised to support SMHF’s important work serving young adults through mentorship programs: Steve Harvey Mentoring Program for Young Menand Girls Who Rule the World.

Holly was in extremely good company as three other incredible individuals were honored as well: basketball great Dwyane Wade and his sister Tragil (Wade’s World Foundation), business leaders John W. Rogers, Jr., Chairman, CEO and Chief Executive Officer of Ariel Investments, LLC and Alex B. Cummings, Chief Administrative Officer of The Coca-Cola Company.

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Holly says, “Being recognized for my service to the Parkinson’s and autism communities is wonderful in itself so imagine how awestruck I was when my 17 year old son RJ – the son I was told would never say ‘I love you’ – stood on the stage and called me his “hero” for “never giving up” on him. What mother could hold back her tears? Not this mother, and as I looked around the room, there wasn’t a dry eye in the room, not even Dwyane Wade’s!”

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“Our sincerest thanks to Steve and Marjorie Harvey for the Helping Hands award and congratulations to Dwyane, Tragil, John, and Alex on their awards!” -HollyRod

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POSTED BY HOLLYROD ON MAY 28, 2015

SOURCE: HOLLYROD FOUNDATION

For more information on Holly’s charity visit http://www.hollyrod.org

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Broadcast Film Critics Association Host Celebration of Black Cinema (Red Carpet Arrivals)

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The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) hosted a Celebration of Black Cinema at the House of Blues last night. The evening included special performances by Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer and Judith Hill, from the critically-acclaimed documentary ’20 Feet From Stardom.’ Actress Bresha Webb, Dawnn Lewis and other stars were present at the House of Blues Sunset Strip on in West Hollywood.

The star-studded event celebrated this year in black cinema, and highlighted the unprecedented and historic flood of acclaimed films this year.

The even incorporated remarks given from prominent members of the black community.

BFCA member Shawn Edwards, a film critic at Fox 4 Kansas City and the founder of the website “I Love Black Movies,” conceived the original idea for the event.

This year more than 40 notable films and documentaries have opened, primarily written, directed and/or produced by black men and women, along with so many others featuring notable lead and supporting performances by black actors and actresses, the Association noted.

BFCA President Joey Berlin and KTLA’s Sam Rubin were Co-Executive Producers of the event.

 

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