Indian tycoon hires Beyonce to sing at daughter’s party

Indian weddings are renowned for their extravagance and grandeur – but one billionaire has pushed the boat out even further for his daughter’s pre-wedding party, hiring Beyonce to sing at it.
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Facebook hires former deputy PM Sir Nick Clegg

The former Liberal Democrat leader will head Facebook’s global affairs and communications team.
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Apple hires engineers from UK company Dialog

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Bills’ McCoy hires defense attorney amid probe

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H&M Hires Diversity Leader After Backlash Over Racially Insensitive ‘Coolest Monkey’ Ad

Last week H&M received intense backlash after releasing a controversial ad featuring a black child wearing a sweatshirt with the slogan “coolest monkey in the jungle.” The brand was slammed on social media by a slew of celebrities for being racially insensitive, and two of its collaborators, The Weeknd and G-Eazy, ended their working relationship with the retailer. H&M took the criticism seriously, it says, and has taken steps to address its internal diversity problem.

In a Facebook post on Tuesday, H&M wrote that the ad was not intentional. “The recent incident was entirely unintentional, but it demonstrates so clearly how big our responsibility is as a global brand,” the statement read. “We have reached out, around the world, inside and outside H&M to get feedback.”

Then the company announced that it appointed a new global leader to expand the feedback work. CNN Money reports that the new Global Leader for Diversity and Inclusiveness position will be filled by Annie Wu, who will also continue in her current role as H&M’s Global Manager of Employee Relations.

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The brand recently had to temporarily close all of its South African locations after protestors knocked over racks of clothing throughout stores.

“None of our staff or customers have been injured,” the brand said in a statement to the New York Times over its decision to close all stores in the area. “We continue to monitor the situation closely and will open the stores as soon as the situation is safe again. We strongly believe that racism and bias in any shape or form, deliberate or accidental, are simply unacceptable. We stress that our wonderful store staff had nothing to do with our poorly judged product and image.”

The brand later apologized to employees on Twitter, writing, “We would also like to apologize sincerely to our employees, many of whom were placed in highly stressful situations in the wake of protest action. It has been a difficult and challenging week for H&M but we remain fully committed to our South African operation.”

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Canali Family Hires Designer, Stands by Namesake Company

MILAN — The Canali family is standing behind their 84-year-old namesake men’s wear company.
With a view to further expanding its collections, from formal to sportier looks and accessories, Canali has tapped Hyun-Wook Lee as its exclusive in-house designer.
“This is a very important step for us as it’s the first time we single out one designer to oversee all categories, and evolve the offer,” general manager Stefano Canali said Friday at the company’s showroom in Milan, ahead of the brand’s presentation on Saturday. Given Lee’s recent arrival at the company, his first collection for Canali will bow during Milan Men’s Fashion Week in June.
Born in Seoul in 1973, Lee comes to Canali with 17 years of experience in fashion, having worked at Berluti in Paris and contributed to its foray into men’s apparel. He previously worked at Ermenegildo Zegna, Versace and Gianfranco Ferré. Lee graduated in design and fine arts from the University of Chung-Ang in Seoul and has a background in art. He has created sculptures in wood and metal, designed jewelry and painted fabrics. In 2000, he specialized in fashion design at Milan’s Istituto Marangoni.
“He will add style to all the categories, offer a softer tailoring and develop our

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Current/Elliott Hires Natalie Ratabesi as Senior Vice President of Design

Natalie Ratabesi has been tapped as senior vice president of design at Current/Elliott, a division of The Collected Group, whose portfolio includes Joie and Equipment, WWD has learned.
Ratabesi will work closely with The Collected Group’s chief brand officer, Sarah Rutson, to oversee design direction of the denim lifestyle brand’s women’s wear and men’s wear collections, beginning with the fall 2018 season. In addition to her new role, Ratabesi will continue to design and operate her own line, TRE by Natalie Ratabesi, a designer collection that will be shipped to stores such as Bergdorf Goodman, Saks Fifth Avenue, Net-a-porter, Forward and Harvey Nichols this month.
Ratabesi takes over the women’s design responsibilities from Michele Manz, who was vice president of design for Current/Elliott women’s. The men’s wear designer remains Kirk Von Heifner.
Rutson, former vice president of global buying at, joined The Collected Group in July and was charged with identifying potential acquisitions to help build the group’s portfolio beyond the contemporary labels currently in its portfolio. The game plan is for The Collected Group to assemble a broader offering across designer, beauty and lifestyle categories.
“We are delighted to bring Natalie on board to head up the Current/Elliott design team. I am

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Kim Zolciak-Biermann Hires Legal Counsel Over NeNe Leakes’ Racism Accusations in Cockroach Controversy

Kim Zolciak-Biermann, Nene LeakesKim Zolciak-Biermann isn’t taking NeNe Leakes’ accusations against her lightly.
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Uber hires new chief executive from internet giant

Uber has picked former Expedia boss Dara Khosrowshahi as its new chief executive to lead the firm out of a nearly year-long crisis.
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GM Hires Jeep Hackers as Detroit Battles Silicon Valley for Tech Talent

Chris Valasek and Charlie Miller made names for themselves a couple of years ago when they remotely hacked into a Jeep. Now they are going to work for General Motors. WSJD


Twitter Hires Former Goldman Sachs Exec Ned Segal as CFO

Twitter has hired Ned Segal, most recently a senior finance executive at Intuit and previously an investment banker at Goldman Sachs, as its chief financial officer effective late August 2017. Segal, 43, will start in late August, reporting directly to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. He will take over the CFO role from Anthony Noto, who… Read more »



Twitter Hires Former Goldman Executive Segal as CFO

Twitter tapped former Goldman Sachs Group executive Ned Segal as its new chief financial officer, a step toward filling vacancies created at the social-messaging company over the past year. WSJD


Twitter Hires Former Goldman Executive Segal as CFO

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‘Bachelor In Paradise’ Star Corinne Olympios Hires Top Lawyer Following Scandal

After days of speculation on the “Bachelor in Paradise” scandal, Corinne Olympios, a contestant who allegedly took part in a sexual incident during taping in Mexico last week, is speaking out.

ABC halted production of the show on Sunday over “allegations of misconduct” apparently involving Olympios and fellow cast member DeMario Jackson. Olympios has now hired top Hollywood attorney Marty Singer to represent her throughout Warner Bros.’ investigation into the situation.

In a statement released by her rep, Stan Rosenfield, Olympios characterized the incident as a nightmare becoming reality:

I am a victim and have spent the last week trying to make sense of what happened the June 4. Although I have little memory of that night, something bad obviously took place, which I understand is why production on the show has now been suspended and a producer on the show has filed a complaint against the production.

As a woman, this is my worst nightmare and it has now become my reality. As I pursue the details and facts surrounding that night and the immediate days after, I have retained a group of professionals to ensure that what happened on June 4 comes to light and I can continue my life, including hiring an attorney to obtain justice and seeking therapy to begin dealing with the physical and emotional trauma stemming from that evening.

According to multiple reports, a highly intoxicated Olympios had a sexual encounter with Jackson in a swimming pool while crew members continued filming. Following that, a field producer reportedly filed a formal complaint and Warner Bros. suspended production of the show, sending the rest of the cast back to the U.S.

“Once the investigation is complete,” Warner Bros. said in a statement earlier this week, “we will take appropriate responsive action.”

Jackson, who reportedly claims that the sexual acts were consensual, also spoke out, telling Entertainment Tonight, “I have nothing to say. You know, Corinne’s an awesome girl and that’s all I have to say.” He added of his fans, “Love you all, thank you for the support.”

“Bachelor in Paradise” Season 4, which was set to debut Aug. 8, brings together former contestants from “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette” for another shot at love.

At this point, it’s safe to say the show probably won’t go on. 

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Facebook hires 3,000 to review content

Mark Zuckerberg said it had been “heartbreaking” to hear of murder and suicide broadcast on Facebook.
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Apple Hires Rocket Scientists as It Tries to Catch Up in Driverless Cars

Apple’s plan for testing autonomous vehicles calls for putting senior engineers—some with NASA experience—in its cars, a move that suggests the company’s technology is still in early phases. WSJD


FilMart: HBO Asia Hires Jessica Kam for Production Role (EXCLUSIVE)

HBO Asia has appointed experienced film and TV producer Jessica Kam as head of programming and production. Kam has film credits including Chinese art house title “Piano in a Factory,” as well as Jeff Lau’s “Kung Fu Cyborg” and “Just Another Pandora’s Box.” She takes over from Erika North, who has left the pay-TV group… Read more »



Greats Hires Former Amazon Merchant

Greats, the Brooklyn-based sneaker brand, continues to grow its business.
The company has tapped Rachael Ulman as president and chief operational officer. Ulman previously headed merchandising and marketing for, which was owned by Amazon but shuttered earlier this year.
“We had been looking for a while and it was an exhaustive search, but we wanted to find someone who was complementary to my skill set and someone who could bring more leadership to the leadership team and bring more analytical skills to the business,” said Greats cofounder Ryan Babenzien. “I’m going to focus more on what I’m good at, which is definitely on the brand side and executing a vision.”
Ulman, who has also worked at Wal-Mart Global E-commerce and McKinsey & Co., will lead finance, operations, digital marketing and e-commerce technology for the business.
“The thing that’s really unique about Greats is the success they’ve seen very quickly and the very loyal fan base that they’ve built. And for brands, that’s the hard part,” Ulman said. “My goal is to put some systems in place to help the business grow.”
While Greats mostly sells direct-to-consumer, the line is also carried on Mr Porter. Greats also recently partnered with Nordstrom to sell five of

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