Rosie Huntington-Whiteley to host beauty series

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is to host and produce a series about the beauty industry. The model, who launched her own beauty website Rose Inc. last year, is taking her love for the cosmetics industry to the next level by executive producing and hosting…

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is to host and produce a series about the beauty industry.

The model, who launched her own beauty website Rose Inc. last year, is taking her love for the cosmetics industry to the next level by executive producing and hosting a programme for the upcoming short-form mobile video platform Quibi.

According to Variety, the show will feature Rosie getting up close and personal with icons of the beauty world, highlighting their stories in a way that magnifies the industry’s intersection of art and commerce. It will feature a mix of interviews and beauty segments.

“The beauty industry is in the midst of a revolution and emerging brands led by pioneering founders are at the forefront. I’m thrilled to bring the stories of these creatives and entrepreneurs to Quibi, a platform that can so brilliantly showcase their journeys,” she said in a statement.

The series will be produced by Alfred Street Industries, the production company founded by Project Runway producers Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz earlier this year.

“Rosie is a remarkable talent whose expertise in both beauty and business makes her the ideal guide to the success stories of industry titans, as well as budding stars,” added Lipsitz and Cutforth. “Together, we’re eager to reveal the inner workings and unique inspirations that make the beauty world so alluring.”

The 32-year-old is the latest fashion star to be developing a show for Quibi, which is scheduled to launch in April 2020. Fashion designer Alexander Wang is hosting Potty Talk, in which he’ll interview celebrity guests in bathrooms, Cara Delevingne is producing and hosting a practical joke show, and Kendall Jenner is producing a series starring the man behind the Kirby Jenner parody Instagram account.

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Kendall Jenner to develop series about ‘twin brother’ Kirby Jenner

Kendall Jenner is to executive produce a new series about her “twin brother” Kirby Jenner.The model will develop a show centring on a parody Instagram account in which the fictitious social media personality named Kirby is digitally inserted into her i…

Kendall Jenner is to executive produce a new series about her “twin brother” Kirby Jenner.

The model will develop a show centring on a parody Instagram account in which the fictitious social media personality named Kirby is digitally inserted into her images.

Kendall has signed up her mum, Kris Jenner, to co-produce the series, which will air on new streaming platform Quibi.

“I’m thrilled that Quibi viewers will get an inside look at the life of my twin brother and he’ll finally have the opportunity to shine in this series,” the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star said in a tongue-in-cheek statement.

The short-term small screen venture, titled Kirby Jenner, will be developed by The Babysitter director McG, Howie Mandel, and Ryan Seacrest.

Meanwhile, Kirby has also taken to Instagram to share his excitement over the news.

“Umm I guess I have my own @quibi show now?? We’re gonna call it ‘Kirby Jenner’ cause it’s easy for me to remember and mom said, ‘It’s fine.’ #KirbyOnQuibi #ComingSoon,” he wrote.

Kendall, 24, has long followed Kirby’s Instagram account, which currently boasts 1.2 million fans. Previously, the performance artist has received Webby and Shorty Awards nominations in the social humour, best photography, and parody accounts categories.

It is not known when the show will begin airing, but Quibi is set to officially launch on 6 April 2020.

Alexander Wang, Cara Delevingne, Zac Efron, and Joe Jonas are also working on projects for the short-form mobile video platform.

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Cara Delevingne to host practical joke show

Cara Delevingne is to host and produce an all-female practical joke show for upcoming streaming platform Quibi. In each episode of the currently untitled show, the model/actress and a group of female accomplices will wreak havoc by executing a new stu…

Cara Delevingne is to host and produce an all-female practical joke show for upcoming streaming platform Quibi.

In each episode of the currently untitled show, the model/actress and a group of female accomplices will wreak havoc by executing a new stunt or practical joke which ranges from the ridiculous to the extreme, putting themselves in “unwieldy and unpredictable situations in the process”.

“I am so excited to be partnering with such a revolutionary streaming service like Quibi and cannot wait to unleash some necessary mischief,” Delevingne said in a statement. “As someone who watches so much content on my phone, this feels like such a perfect partnership.”

The series will be produced for the streaming service by ITV America’s Sirens Media, with the company’s president Jessica Sebastian serving as executive producer.

“Cara’s an icon in so many ways, and it’s a privilege to partner with her to develop something that authentically encapsulates her unique energy and sensibility,” Sebastian added. “As far as I know, a series in this space with this level of female guidance and representation, both in front of and behind the camera, is unprecedented, and we’re ecstatic to bring this new take on the genre to the ideal platform in Quibi.”

The 27-year-old isn’t the only fashion star to have their own show on the short-form video-streaming platform – designer Alexander Wang recently announced he would be the host of Potty Talk, in which he will interview celebrity guests in the toilets of exclusive events. Each episode will feature him alongside a guest host acting as bathroom attendants while they interview stars and take part in unusual games.

Quibi is set to launch in April 2020.

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Alexander Wang to host bathroom talk show

Alexander Wang is to host a unique talk show in which he interviews celebrity guests in bathrooms.The 35-year-old New York-based designer has partnered with short-form video-streaming platform Quibi to front the new programme, which will be called Pott…

Alexander Wang is to host a unique talk show in which he interviews celebrity guests in bathrooms.

The 35-year-old New York-based designer has partnered with short-form video-streaming platform Quibi to front the new programme, which will be called Potty Talk.

Wang will host intimate conversations in the toilets of exclusive events, and each episode will feature him alongside a guest host serving as bathroom attendants while they interview stars and take part in unusual games.

“Being given the opportunity to recontextualise the talk show format is a dream,” he said in a statement. “Pushing the boundaries on an institutionalised model is something I’m always up for. I’m very excited to work with the innovative and creative team at Quibi who are leading the conversation in short-form entertainment.”

Potty Talk will be produced by Wang, Frank Scherma, and Jon Kamen, with Todd Shemarya and Josh Harrison serving as executive producers.

In a press release, the producers also explained that they decided to hold the new series in a bathroom because it is “a safe haven where one can find refuge from the crowds, let their guard down and have a private place to let loose and gossip.”

Wang shared the Potty Talk news with Instagram followers on Tuesday by simply uploading a shot of a bathroom stall with a bottle of Champagne on the floor, along with a lipstick-stained glass.

“Coming soon to @quibi,” he wrote.

The designer has his own YouTube channel too, and back in 2016, he created a fashion channel on Apple Music.

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Tyra Banks to promote body positivity with new TV series Beauty

Tyra Banks is seeking to “redefine the definition of beauty” with her upcoming body positive TV show.The supermodel, reality show host, and entrepreneur has signed on to executive produce and star in a documentary series called Beauty, which will premi…

Tyra Banks is seeking to “redefine the definition of beauty” with her upcoming body positive TV show.

The supermodel, reality show host, and entrepreneur has signed on to executive produce and star in a documentary series called Beauty, which will premiere on Quibi, a new entertainment platform set to launch next year.

Tyra will front the programme, with her mission being to “break down barriers” and “challenge traditional notions” of beauty.

“As I look into the future, I see radical changes in both how people ‘attain beauty,’ and how the world perceives beauty,” she said in a statement. “Our docu-series aims to expand and redefine the definition of beauty as we know it, challenging why we accept certain beauty parameters and reject others, and examining the beliefs behind those judgments.”

The 45-year-old has long been a supporter of inclusivity and plus-size models over the course of her almost 30-year career and is keen to defy industry standards.

Back in May, she announced her decision to go by the name BanX during her latest Sports Illustrated cover story.

The new moniker, which she claimed was in tribute to the iconic model Iman, signifies her rebirth as a body positive star.

“Mononyms are exciting in the industry,” the America’s Next Top Model creator told the magazine. “But usually models use their first names, like Iman. I want to flip the script and go by my last name. I’m taking something familiar and making it new. I’m wiser now and thicker.”

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