Marc Jacobs Adds Olympia Le-Tan to Design Team

PARIS — Followers of Olympia Le-Tan will have seen that in August the designer vacated her Paris apartment to move to New York. And she’s settled in fast.
The French accessories designer, known for her whimsical hand-embroidered book clutches, has joined the design team of Marc Jacobs, WWD has learned. Her title could not immediately be learned.
A company spokesman confirmed the hire, while noting there are no plans to revive the Marc by Marc Jacobs line, last helmed by Luella Bartley and accessories genius Katie Hillier. “We are excited to have Olympia join Marc’s design team. We have a talented group of designers and look for people who bring new sensibilities and ideas to help bring Marc’s vision to life,” he said.
The move marks a new chapter for Le-Tan, who in July announced on Instagram that she was leaving the brand that carries her name. Le-Tan had quietly dropped off the Paris Fashion Week calendar last fall after being placed into receivership. Though Le-Tan never divulged details, it is understood she is losing the rights to her name after parting ways with Gregory Bernard, the French producer behind films including “Lagerfeld Confidential,” who helped her set up her house in 2009.

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Kim Possible Live-Action Movie Adds Original Stars Christy Carlson Romano and Patton Oswalt

Christy Carlson Romano, Kim PossibleWhile the Kim Possible animated series’ main star Christy Carlson Romano won’t reprise her title role in the upcoming live-action movie, she will make an appearance in it.
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Android Pie: Google adds Digital Wellbeing controls

Google’s mobile operating system lets time limits be put on apps and makes images go grey at night.
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Kate Hudson’s Fabletics Flexes Design Muscle, Adds New Drops Weekly

Five years in, Fabletics, the athleticwear line owned by El Segundo, Calif.-based TechStyle Fashion Group in partnership with cofounder Kate Hudson, is flexing its muscles.
Adam Goldenberg, chief executive officer of the e-commerce firm — whose brands include JustFab, JustFab Kids and its newest baby, Rihanna’s Savage x Fenty lingerie line — is focused on beefing up Fabletics’ design ranks with talent from competitor Lululemon. As the fastest-growing brand in the TechStyle stable, Fabletics’ annual sales revenue tops $ 250 million. The company generates sales of more than $ 700 million annually and is thought to be on track for an initial public offering.
Among the new Fabletics hires are Karen Pornillos, vice president of design and fashion director, who was formerly the vice president of women’s design at Lululemon and led development of Free People’s activewear line; Nancy Arnold, vice president, creative director who formerly worked at Ann Taylor, where she collaborated with Hudson on a capsule, and Shefali Shah, vice president of merchandising, who was at Victoria’s Secret for a decade. They join senior vice president, chief merchandise and design officer Felix del Toro, who joined the company last year from Lululemon, where he was senior vice president and general manager of

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Manolo Blahnik Adds Heat to London With Men’s Store Opening

MANOLO MADNESS: The temperature was soaring inside London’s Burlington Arcade on Wednesday night, but the guests — not surprisingly — refused to go home. They were there to mark the opening of fashion footwear doyen Manolo Blahnik’s first men’s store, an Edwardian jewel of a space, and they were in a joyous mood.
Blahnik, who was looking cool in a sky-blue suit and artfully undone bow tie with stripes, played host to press, stylists, fellow luxury retailers and industry investors at the Mayfair arcade, which had been closed off for the night.
Evangeline Blahnik, the designer’s sister and an architect of the business, and her daughter Kristina Blahnik, the company’s chief executive officer, mingled in the arcade, which had been lined with flower carts showcasing the men’s shoes and a rainbow of colored paper lanterns ahead of the Pride in London parade on Saturday.
There were do-it-yourself ice cream sundae and cotton candy stalls, while guests drank Pimm’s, Britain’s fruity (but alcoholic) summer drink, and Champagne and dipped into icy buckets filled with oysters. At the entrance, dapper men passed out copies of The Blahnik Chronicles, a newspaper dedicated to the designer and his style.
Features included “The Gospel According to Manolo,” with rules to

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Suspension adds uncertainty to Winston’s future with Bucs

With his suspension now official, Tampa Bay’s QB enters a season that could decide the long-term outlook for himself and others with the franchise.
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Film Republic Adds ‘Aleksi’ to Slate (EXCLUSIVE)

London-based boutique film sales outlet Film Republic has added Barbara Vekaric’s “Aleksi” to it slate. The company has unveiled a promo for the film, which is wrapping post-production. The Croatian-Serbian co-production features Tihana Lazovic, who appeared in 2015 Un Certain Regard Jury Prize winner “Zvizdan” (The High Sun). She was selected by European Film Promotion […]

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Monster Hunter World Update 4.0 Adds New Elder Dragon

Monster Hunter World’s latest free update, 4.0, is now out and it adds a new Elder Dragon, among a variety of gameplay changes.

Per Capcom’s blog post, players can now take on the Empress of Flame, Lunastra, a returning Elder Dragon who has appeared in past Monster Hunter titles.

Lunastra is more aggressive than her male counterpart Teostra, with both able to fight side-by-side. Lunastra can also easily alter the environment, and teamwork is essential when trying to defeat her.

Taking down Lunastra will net players rare materials which can be used to craft special armor and weapons. These materials can also be combined with those from Nergigante and Xeno’jiiva, among other monsters.

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Jacob Tremblay Adds Ryan Reynolds to His Long List of Celebrity Meetings: Look Back at His Cutest Star Sightings!

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Apple Posts Solid iPhone Sales, Adds $100 Billion to Buyback Plans

Apple said it would spend an additional $ 100 billion on stock buybacks, ramping up its payout to shareholders as its core iPhone business continued to generate healthy growth.
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PUBG Test Server Patch Adds Custom Games Spectator Mode, New Crates, and Weapon Skins

A new patch is coming to PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, and it will add custom game spectating, new crates and weapon skins, and a host of bug fixes.

Patch #11 is hitting PUBG test servers soon, and depending on how things go, the update may hit live servers within the week. The live server update schedule will be revealed later, and full details on the patch are available on PUBG’s Steam page.

After the update, players will be able to watch ongoing games from the lobby’s custom match list. Games which have Public Spectating enabled can be viewed in Custom Match, and private matches can opt to use passwords to allow selective viewership.

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iPhone update adds privacy ‘transparency’

Apple has updated iOS, MacOS and tvOS to let people know when their personal data will be collected.
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Sony phone adds rumble to games and films

The Xperia XZ2 vibrates in its user’s hand in time with action in videos games and movies.
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U.S. Adds 200,000 Jobs; Wage Growth Best Since Recession

A tightening labor market delivered the biggest annual increase in wages since the end of the recession, a new signal that American workers are beginning to enjoy the pay raises long missing in a steady but tepid expansion.
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Detective Pikachu Movie Adds Ken Watanabe to Cast

Ken Watanabe has joined the cast of the upcoming Detective Pikachu movie.

The Hollywood Reporter revealed Watanabe will star in the Pokemon spin-off being directed by Goosebumps and Shark Tale alum Rob Letterman.

Watanabe’s character is named Detective Yoshida, and will star alongside Ryan Reynold’s Detective Pikachu, whose role is set to involve some form of motion capture.

The script has already been penned by Guardian’s of the Galaxy screenwriter Nicole Perlman and Gravity Falls’ creator Alex Hirsch.

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Fantastic Beasts 2 Adds Historical Figure Nicolas Flamel

A few familiar characters from Harry Potter will be featured in the upcoming Fantastic Beasts sequel.

As detailed by Pottermore, the famous alchemist Nicolas Flamel, who was first mentioned in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and discovered the Elixir of Life, will appear in Fantastic Beasts 2. The character will be portrayed by Brontis Jodorowsky.

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Grey’s Anatomy Spinoff Adds 4 Actors to Cast

Grey Damon, Okieriete Onaodowan, Grey's AnatomyThe Grey’s Anatomy spinoff continues to take shape.
Nearly a month after it was revealed that flagship series star Jason George would be jumping ship and joining the still-untitled…

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PS4 Update 5.00 Adds Better Streaming and Social Features

The PlayStation 4’s latest system software update, version 5.00, has been officially released, bringing with it improvements to family settings, streaming, messages, and more.

The biggest of the new additions is Team Tournaments, a new functionality that will let you and you friends compete with other players around the world for prizes. Beginning October 5th, you will be able to find Team Tournaments in the events section on your PS4, where you can create or join up to 60 different teams. Each team will have an owner and captains, as well as a customizable team page where you can see all of the information about your team. The initial titles supporting Team Tournaments will be Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, World of Tanks, and Mantis Burn Racing.

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Bruce Pask Adds Neiman Marcus to Men’s Duties

Bruce Pask has gotten a bump up in duties.
The men’s director of Bergdorf Goodman has expanded his responsibilities to include oversight of Neiman Marcus as well. Effective immediately, his new title is men’s fashion director, Bergdorf Goodman and Neiman Marcus.
In this role, Pask will be responsible for setting the tone for the men’s fashion area for both businesses.
He will continue to report to Kenneth Gaston, vice president and general merchandise manager for men’s at Bergdorf Goodman, as well Russ Patrick, senior vice president and gmm of men’s, for Neiman Marcus.
The last person to oversee both store banners was Matthew Singer, who left the company in 2013. Ken Downing, senior vice president and fashion director of Neiman Marcus, will continue in that role.
“Bruce is highly respected in the global fashion industry and it is our great pleasure to have him expand his men’s fashion oversight to both the Bergdorf Goodman and Neiman Marcus brands,” said Jim Gold, president and chief merchandising officer for Neiman Marcus Group.
Pask started his career in editorial, working at GQ Magazine, Cargo Magazine and T Magazine, where he served as men’s fashion director. He has also worked as a freelance stylist and fashion editor on campaigns for

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Reebok Adds Two NFL Stars as Ambassadors

Reebok has added another couple of football players to its team.
Brandin Cooks, wide receiver for the New England Patriots, and Devonta Freeman, running back for the Atlanta Falcons, will work with the brand on its new Print Run Ultraknit collection.
They will join J.J. Watt, Aly Raisman and Gigi Hadid who are also Reebok ambassadors. 
“We are honored to welcome Brandin and Devonta to the Reebok family, working with us to develop the best possible running and training product for the fitness community across the country,” said Scott Daley, general manager of running. “Both athletes are emblematic of power and explosive speed — what better starting points to build durable, high-performance running and training products? We’re excited about what can be achieved with these talented young men on our team.”
The Reebok Print Run Ultraknit shoe is intended for quick bursts of speed and sprints, specialities for both Freeman and Cooks.
“Training is so important. I love being on the field game day and if there’s anything that helps get my body right and be the best I can be I’ll do it, and teaming up with Reebok is the best way for me to do that,” said Cooks. Freeman said he is

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CBS Adds Sumner Redstone Lawyer to Board of Directors

CBS Corp. has added Sumner Redstone attorney Robert Klieger to its board of directors. Klieger, a partner in the law firm of Hueston Hennigan, was elected to the board during a regularly scheduled CBS Corp. board meeting on Thursday, CBS disclosed in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing on Friday. Klieger has represented CBS Corp…. Read more »

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Minecraft: Switch Edition Patch Adds 1080p Support

The latest patch for the Nintendo Switch version of Minecraft improves the game’s visuals.

According to the game’s patch notes, the update enables Minecraft to output at a 1080p resolution when the Switch is in docked mode.

Before, the game could only output at a resolution of 720p regardless of whether or not it was being used outside of portable mode.

The patch also makes several other tweaks to Minecraft: Switch Edition, including a wealth of bug fixes and the addition of the free Glide track, Canyon.

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Hawaii Five-0 Adds Ian Anthony Dale, Meaghan Rath, Beulah Koale After Cast Shakeup

IAN ANTHONY DALE, MEAGHAN RATH, BEULAH KOALE, Hawaii Five-0Hawaii Five-0 has some new faces for season eight. Grace Park and Daniel Dae Kim’s Hawaii Five-0 departures made waves in the TV world and now CBS has made the new cast replacements…

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Project Adds ‘Fun’ Quotient to Men’s Fashion Week

Project threw a summer party Monday night during New York Men’s Day — bringing five of its exhibitors to show their spring wares in a park outside the show venue at Dune Studios.
Tommy Fazio, fashion director for UBM Fashion Group, Project’s parent, said the event was intended to illustrate the trade show’s “continued support for young designers.”
By showcasing models sporting Faherty, WRK, Thaddeus O’Neil, Michael Bastian and M Singer, guests were able to get up close and personal to the collections as they sipped cocktails and munched on spiked ice pops.
“I’m a big fan of touch and feel,” Fazio said, “instead of a runway. This is a more intimate environment — and it’s more fun. It allows the lines to come to life and tell the story.”
Matthew Singer of M Singer said the venue was “amazing” for his first official men’s presentation. “Project is so nurturing to its brands so I was happy to join.”

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Tribe Kelley Adds Wholesale, Plans Retail

Partnerships have served Brian Kelley well over the course of his life.
First, he teamed with his college buddy Tyler Hubbard in 2010 to create Florida Georgia Line, which became one of the most successful duos in country music history. Their single “Cruise” holds the record as the longest number one on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart and is the best-selling digital country single of all time.
Now Kelley’s partnering with his wife, Brittney, to expand their fledgling apparel collection, which is called Tribe Kelley.
The line of men’s and women’s casualwear is headquartered in Nashville and manufactured in Los Angeles. The collection began life strictly as an e-commerce play, but on Tuesday night made its wholesale debut with an event at Los Angeles’ trend-setting boutique Ron Robinson.
“I’d been coming to Ron Robinson/Fred Segal for a couple of years now,” Brittney said, “and when we launched the line two years ago, I really wanted to land the store as our first wholesale account, but I never thought we’d be honored enough to have it happen. I’ve been dreaming about this opportunity for years.”
“We’re on the moon,” her husband added. “We’re humbled and inspired by the who’s-who who shop there. We were just in the

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DXL Adds Mo Vaughn’s MVP Collections Big and Tall Line

Mo Vaughn’s MVP Collection has snagged its first wholesale customer, and it’s the big and tall industry’s biggest player.
The men’s lifestyle brand created by Major League Baseball’s three-time All Star and Most Valuable Player was picked up by DXL Group, which is testing the collection in a limited number of doors, according to David Levin, DXL’s chief executive officer.
“We see a movement back into the urban lifestyle for some of our stores,” Levin said. “The lifestyle that the Mo Vaughn collection represents has been a void in our assortments for the last several years.”
Levin said early results for the line, which is also available online, are encouraging and he hopes that a new marketing campaign that was built by the two companies around the launch of the label’s spring collection, will further boost sales.
“We are co-branding an online sweepstakes with MVP where users enter to win a variety of prizes,” Levin said. “The objective is to drive awareness to the new MVP Collections at DXL in several key markets.”
The collection is carried at several DXL stores in the New York area as well as units in Chicago; Atlanta; San Jose, Calif.; Las Vegas; Dedham, Mass.; Dallas, and Towson, Mary.
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Ermenegildo Zegna Adds Games, Tech to Accessories Range

TOYZ ‘R’ US: Men want to have fun, too.
The Ermenegildo Zegna Group took the opportunity to launch a new collection of men’s accessories, games and home products during the international design and furniture trade show Salone del Mobile. Called Zegna’s Toyz, the items, which range from a domino set to a backpack, are made in Pelle Tessuta, an innovative woven napa made from extremely thin strips of micro-leather in place of fabric yarns. “Leather is treated as fabric,” explained artistic director Alessandro Sartori. Pelle Tessuta is woven on special looms, replicating the traditional way of weaving cloth, making it extremely light and versatile. “Feel how soft it is,” said chief executive officer Gildo Zegna. “Would you say it’s leather?”
Zegna’s Toyz will be available in the fall as part of a special holiday gift project in major Ermenegildo Zegna stores globally.
The collection is divided into Essential, including a valet box, a business card case and a sunglasses case; Toys, which includes a domino set, a playing card set and a game cube, and Technological, a selection of multimedia accessories, such as headphones, earphones and speakers, created in collaboration with audio brand Master & Dynamic.
Completing the Zegna’s Toyz collection is a bag, designed and created with

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