Blake Lively developing fashion TV series with Amazon Prime

Blake Lively has signed a deal with Amazon Prime for a new scripted fashion TV series.Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios, made the announcement at the Television Critics Association summer press tour over the weekend, and confirmed bosses had close…

Blake Lively has signed a deal with Amazon Prime for a new scripted fashion TV series.

Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios, made the announcement at the Television Critics Association summer press tour over the weekend, and confirmed bosses had closed an exclusive deal with the 31-year-old actress to develop and produce TV shows for the streaming giant.

“It took a long time, but we just closed our deal with Blake,” Salke said. “We closed a first-look deal and we’re talking and developing a show. It’s not ready…”

News of Lively’s partnership with Amazon first surfaced in October, and Salke revealed that the Gossip Girl star has pitched a scripted TV series set in the fashion world.

“It’s set in New York, there’s a fashion component,” she added.

The pregnant mother-of-two is also in talks to bring another project to life with Amazon Prime, but Salke kept those details under wraps.

“There’s another (project) that’s around a piece of IP (intellectual property),” she teased.

The news was announced on the same day Amazon executives revealed they had struck deals with Dirty John star Connie Britton and Lena Waithe, who is set to develop a horror TV series entitled Them.

And Blake’s project isn’t the only fashion-focused TV show on the streaming service – Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn are currently filming and executive producing their new show, Making the Cut, with supermodel Naomi Campbell, fashion editor Carine Roitfeld, as well as designers Joseph Altuzarra and Nicole Richie.

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Chiara Ferragni ‘honoured’ to join judging panel for Heidi Klum’s Making the Cut

Chiara Ferragni is “honoured” to join the star-studded judging panel for Heidi Klum’s new show, Making the Cut.The Italian influencer and blogger has joined the cast of Klum and Tim Gunn’s new Amazon fashion show and will judge the contestants alongsid…

Chiara Ferragni is “honoured” to join the star-studded judging panel for Heidi Klum’s new show, Making the Cut.

The Italian influencer and blogger has joined the cast of Klum and Tim Gunn’s new Amazon fashion show and will judge the contestants alongside supermodel Naomi Campbell, fashion editor Carine Roitfeld, designer Joseph Altuzarra and actress-turned-designer Nicole Richie.

Ferragni has already been sharing images on Instagram from her trip to Tokyo to film one of the challenges.

“So honoured to be one of the judges of #MakingTheCut by @amazonprimevideo hosted by @heidiklum and @timgunn,” the 32-year-old captioned a shot of her with Klum and Gunn, who serve as the show’s co-hosts and executive producers. “I can’t wait for 2020 for you to watch this fashion competition where I’m finding the best new designer alongside @carineroitfeld, @josephaltuzarra, @naomi, and @nicolerichie as fellow judges. This is the show we’re filming right now in Tokyo and I’m so happy to be working in my first American show and in such an important role.”

Filming on Making the Cut began in Paris in June, with the first challenge taking place an open-air stage in front of the Eiffel Tower.

On the show, 12 entrepreneurs and designers from around the world compete for a $1 million prize and the chance to turn their budding business ideas into hugely successful brands.

“I am so excited that @chiaraferragni has joined my judging panel for #MakingTheCut,” Klum wrote on Instagram, alongside a selfie of her with Ferragni. “@timgunn and I have been having so much fun in Tokyo and cannot wait for 2020 to show all of you what we have been up to!”

Making the Cut will debut on Amazon Prime next year.

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Heidi Klum named U.K. celebrity ambassador for Perfectil

Heidi Klum has been named as the U.K. celebrity ambassador for vitamin brand, Perfectil.Back in September, the German model and TV presenter became the face of the British company as they launched in the U.S., and now she will grace ad campaigns for Pe…

Heidi Klum has been named as the U.K. celebrity ambassador for vitamin brand, Perfectil.

Back in September, the German model and TV presenter became the face of the British company as they launched in the U.S., and now she will grace ad campaigns for Perfectil across the U.K.

Heidi will be appearing in advertising and social campaigns from mid-July, and she said in a statement announcing her new role that she was proud to be promoting the hair, skin, and nails vitamin.

“I believe in the saying you are what you eat,” the 46-year-old shared. “I love preparing healthy food for me and my family every day. In addition to that I love a multi-vitamin for myself to enhance more beautiful nails, skin and hair. I believe that Perfectil does that for me.”

Tej Lalvani, chief executive officer of Perfectil’s parent company Vitabiotics, said the brand was “thrilled” to be collaborating with the Emmy Award-winning presenter.

“She is the embodiment of inner beauty and the ideal person to communicate our scientific approach to beauty and further expand our consumer base,” the businessman gushed.

There are seven variations of the Perfectil supplement, including Perfectil Plus Skin, Perfectil Plus Hair, and Perfectil Platinum.

It’s been a busy time for Heidi, as she recently began filming her new TV show, Making the Cut, for Amazon Prime Video. After hosting the U.S. competition show Project Runway for a staggering 13 years, the mother-of-four stepped down, along with co-host and mentor Tim Gunn, and the duo created their own fashion design programme.

British supermodel Naomi Campbell, fashion editor Carine Roitfeld, designer Joseph Altuzarra and reality star and House of Harlow 1960 founder Nicole Richie are the four big-name judges on Making the Cut, which will debut in 2020.

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Naomi Campbell and Carine Roitfeld to serve as judges on Heidi Klum’s new show

Naomi Campbell, Carine Roitfeld, Joseph Altuzarra and Nicole Richie have joined the judging panel on Heidi Klum’s new fashion series Making the Cut.Hosted by the German model and her former Project Runway co-star, Tim Gunn, the fashion design competiti…

Naomi Campbell, Carine Roitfeld, Joseph Altuzarra and Nicole Richie have joined the judging panel on Heidi Klum’s new fashion series Making the Cut.

Hosted by the German model and her former Project Runway co-star, Tim Gunn, the fashion design competition series began filming at the Eiffel Tower in Paris on Tuesday.

Klum and Gunn, who are also executive producers of the show, were joined by supermodel Campbell, reality star and House of Harlow 1960 founder Richie, fashion editor Roitfeld and clothing designer Altuzarra for the first runway challenge on an open-air stage in front of the tourist attraction.

Making the Cut will see 12 entrepreneurs and designers from around the world compete for a $1 million (£788,000) prize and the chance to turn their budding businesses into massive worldwide brands.

Campbell announced she was joining the upcoming show on Instagram, and shared a picture of herself and the other three judges in front of the Eiffel Tower after dark.

“I’m looking forward to joining these iconic judges on #MakingTheCut coming 2020 @amazonprimevideo !!” the 49-year-old wrote in the caption.

Richie posted a photo of the four new judges posing for a selfie taken by Campbell, and added, “SUMMER JOB… I am so excited to be a judge on @amazonprimevideo new series #MakingTheCut with these epic queens. First stop: PARIS.”

Klum and Gunn quit Project Runway after 16 seasons, and model Karlie Kloss replaced Klum as host and designer Christian Siriano replaced Gunn as a mentor. Judges on the show include Elle editor-in-chief Nina Garcia, designer Brandon Maxwell, and former Teen Vogue editor-in-chief Elaine Welteroth.

Making the Cut will debut on Amazon in 2020.

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