The Cast of ‘Ted Lasso’ Heads to the Capitol to Advocate for Mental Health
Jason Sudeikis and some of his fellow Ted Lasso castmates made an appearance at a different kind of press conference on Monday. The Apple TV+ stars appeared at the White House. They joined President Joe Biden to amplify awareness surrounding mental health. “The big theme of the show is to check in with your neighbor, your coworker, your friends, your family, and ask how they’re doing and listen,” Sudeikis said during the event. In addition to the AFC Richmond cast, the fictional journalist Trent Crimm joined the scrum, posing a question to the bunch.
Naomi Osaka, Justin Timberlake, and More Suit Up for Newest Louis Vuitton Campaign
With their second major drop in 2023, Yayoi Kasuma and Louis Vuitton are bringing out all the stars. The first collection summoned Gisele Bündchen out of retirement. Now, for the second collection, the French fashion house has brought together the likes of Naomi Osaka, Justin Timberlake, and Cate Blanchett. The newest “Creating Infinity” flicks were styled by Carine Roitfeld and shot by Steven Meisel.
Amazon Announces New Round of Layoffs Set to Impact 9,000 Workers
The unstable economy has impacted nearly everyone at this point, but perhaps none have been hit harder than big tech. Amazon announced on Monday via a company-wide memo that it will have a second round of layoffs, set to impact over 9,000 workers. The divisions most impacted by the news include the cloud computing, advertising, human resources, and Twitch. The company parted ways with 18,000 employees between November and January.
Ben Shelton, Iga Swiatek Revealed as New On Ambassadors
Roger Federer may have retired from the sport of tennis, but his impact remains. Fed’s footwear company On unveiled its new ambassadors as up-and-coming tennis stars Ben Shelton and 2022 French Open and US Open champ, Iga Swiatek. The head-to-toe partnerships will include custom editions of the ROGER PRO on-court shoe.
Boardroom’s Nick DePaula has more details on the partnership.
Ed Sheeran Unveils New Personal Documentary Series in Partnership with Disney+
Ed Sheeran is back with new music, adding the latest installment to his mathematically inspired series, with – (pronounced subtract) which is scheduled to drop on May 5. In the run up, Sheeran linked with Disney+ for a revealing new four-part docuseries, which goes behind the scenes of his musical process, including a glimpse into his personal life. The series is backed by Fullwell73, the same producers who are responsible for other musical storytelling, including Adele: One Night Only and The Grammy Awards.
Ludacris Invests in Black-Owned Businesses With New Licensing Deal
Through the years, Ludacris has made waves in music and film. Now, he’s looking to the next generation for inspiration. The rapper and actor launched his entertainment company, Karma’s World, inspired by his daughter of the same name. He announced that he will utilize the company to boost two Black-owned businesses, Firstline Brands and CurlyKids Mixed Texture HairCare. “This unique opportunity supports the power of entrepreneurship in inclusive spaces and puts Black excellence on display,” Luda said in a statement.
Foot Locker Signals New Chapter with 400 Store Closures
eFoot Locker has been a signature mall staple for its entire existence. However, the athletic retailer announced that it will close approximately 400 stores by the end of 2026. At the company’s Investor Day, it revealed that its primary customer base is evolving. To meet the changing needs they will pivot to a sales strategy that includes a more high-end arrangement. In addition to the store closures, Foot Locker also offered some detail in its expanded partnership with Nike. By 2026, the Swoosh will make up 55% of its inventory, a cornerstone of its new direction.
Netflix Bringing 95 Games to the Platform by the End of 2023
Your Netflix subscription is about to get a lot more entertaining. The streaming giant first released games in Nov. 2021. As of this writing, there are 40 available. However, the company plans to release an additional 55 by the end of this year. The new titles will include a riff on the hit show Too Hot to Handle: Love Is a Game and the much-anticipated Monument Valley.