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Actress Leanne Ford Announces Latest Collaboration

Following a successful spring 2020 collaboration, home furnishings retailer Crate and Barrel announced today that Leanne Ford is expanding her assortment with new fall collections, including a tabletop line for Crate and Barrel and a kids furniture line for Crate and Kids.

The Leanne Ford for Crate and Kids Collection marks the first celebrity-designed collaboration for Crate and Kids, bringing Leanne’s cool and casual signature style into pieces designed specifically for kids with a look that adults will love. This modern collection features many styles from the adult spring 2020 collaboration scaled down to kid size, which reinvents the kids space. This new line brings to market a variety of furniture, textiles and decor pieces that feature serene neutrals accented with indigo blue and sandstone pink, unexpected curves and playful accessories.

The Leanne Ford for Crate and Barrel Fall Collection ventures into the entertaining space with tabletop items inspired by travel and adventure, featuring a mix of dinnerware, serving pieces and table linens in shades of black, white and cream. Inspired by a trip to Portugal, the collection was created to feel curated and collected rather than designed. As people look to make time spent at home more special this fall, these multi-functional pieces of “living art” infuse Leanne’s laid back approach to living, cooking and entertaining and can enhance any occasion, whether it’s hosting an intimate dinner party or gathering with family for nightly dinner.

“Working with talented teams that can turn your vision into a reality is a dream for any designer, so I was thrilled for the opportunity to design my first tabletop and kids collections with the Crate and Barrel and Crate and Kids brands,” said designer Leanne Ford. “As a new mom and lover of travel and adventure, I set out to make functional and thoughtful products that will look beautiful in any area of your home for years to come.”

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Wilmer Valderrama, Rosario Dawson and More Slated for Voto Latino Foundation 2020 Impact Council

Voto Latino Foundation has launched the VLF Impact Council, a national group harnessing the power of major brands, celebrities, politicians, and influencers with hundreds of millions of social followers across industries and sectors to educate, engage and empower the Latinx community to register to vote and cast their ballots on or by Election Day on Tuesday, November 3.

To date, Voto Latino Foundation has raised more than $18 million – the most in its history – to support its 2020 voter registration and advocacy efforts, which has led to the organization registering more than 300,000 voters so far for this year’s election cycle. As part of this push, the Impact Council will roll out the “En La Lucha” (“In The Fight”) campaign, featuring high-visibility Public Service Announcements (PSAs) and social media activations with Council members to discuss the importance of understanding the issues impacting the Latinx community and voting to affect change. The new campaign is designed to accelerate the organization’s goal to reach 500,000 registrations before the election and mobilize 2.2 million low propensity voters in key states.

Voto Latino co-founders Maria Teresa Kumar and Rosario Dawson serve as chairs of the VLF Impact Council, along with Zoe Saldana, Sec. Julian Castro, Selena Gomez, Senator Catherine Cortez Masto, Wilmer Valderrama, and Sec. Alex Padilla. Individual members include Camila Morrone, Luis Fonsi, Los Tigres Del Norte, Buzzfeed’s “Pero Like” cast, Arizona State Representative Daniel Hernandez, Marc Anthony, Jackie Cruz, Maná, former Colorado Speaker Crisanta Duran, Hispanic Executive publisher Pedro Guerrero, Poder Pac founder Ingrid Duran, Brandon Hernandez, LAMC founders Josh Norek and Tomas Cookman, Jorge Insua, AEM President Ivette Rodriguez Nevada State Senator Yvanna Cancela, and a host of others. The Council is also supported by major brands and corporate sponsors including Sony Music, Univision, Bank of America, Major League Baseball, Zumiez, Twitter, Warner Music Group, Steve Madden, Fuse, Universal Music Group, Chispa and more.

“We have such a wide and diverse group of businesses and Latinx leaders with tremendous power and influence who are rolling up their sleeves to help Voto Latino engage hard-to-reach voters and fence-sitters who can make a world of difference in this election with their vote,” said María Teresa Kumar, co-founding president and CEO of Voto Latino Foundation. “The VLF Impact Council is making it clear to the 32 million eligible Latinx voters out there that we cannot sit this year’s election out – our entire community and lives are predicated on making our voices heard in November.”

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Movies Coming Out This Week – September 15th

The Devil All the Time – Suspense

In Knockemstiff, Ohio and its neighboring backwoods, sinister characters — an unholy preacher (Robert Pattinson), twisted couple (Jason Clarke and Riley Keough), and crooked sheriff (Sebastian Stan) — converge around young Arvin Russell (Tom Holland) as he fights the evil forces that threaten him and his family.
Sebastian Stan, Tom Holland, Eliza Scanlen, Robert Pattinson, Bill Skarsgard, Riley Keough, Mia Wasikowska, Jason Clarke

Hope Frozen: A Quest to Live Twice – Drama, Documentary

A Thai scientist and his family decide to cryonically freeze their cherished, dying toddler. This heartfelt documentary follows their journey.
Nina Ijäs, Pailin Wedel

One Hour Outcall – Drama
Story of a relationship between a high-class escort and a client who meet every Thursday night.
T. Arthur Cottam, Will Holbrook, William Norrett, Natalia Ochoa, Kristin Carey, Shannon Leigh Godwin, Octavio Rodriguez

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Here’s Your Chance to Live Like the “Fresh Prince”

It has been reported that after nearly thirty years after Will Smith looked at his kingdom and sat on his throne as the “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”, he’s giving fans the chance to book the famous mansion on Airbnb.

It’s the first time the mansion’s opening up its doors for fans looking to create their own memories as the series celebrates its 30th anniversary. It’s only $30 for the night and bookings start September 29th. The stays will take place October 2, 5, 8, 11 and 14. Airbnb will also make a donation to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Philadelphia to celebrate the royal event.

Airbnb and Will Smith are teaming up to rent out a portion of the famous Brentwood mansion that was used as the exterior for the hit NBC sitcom during six incredibly successful seasons in the ’90s. These bookings are overnight stays and only 5 dates are available. And, if you’re outside the L.A. County area, you’re outta luck, ’cause it’s open only to those residents. Folks trying to book also have to prove they all currently live in the same household to minimize COVID risk. And, don’t worry … the place gets cleaned according to CDC rules.

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Queer Eye’s Tan France Slated to Teach Style for Everyone

MasterClass, the streaming platform that makes it possible for anyone to learn from the best, has announced that esteemed fashion designer, television personality, and author Tan France will teach a class on style for everyone. France will teach members confidence-boosting tips and tricks to discover their own personal style. Now available at MasterClass.com, members can subscribe for unlimited access to all new and existing 85+ classes through the All-Access Pass. MasterClass categories include business, culinary arts, film & television, music & entertainment, photography, sports and more.

“Tan’s mastery lies in his ability to transform people’s lives through personal style, self-discovery, and confidence,” said David Rogier, co-founder and CEO of MasterClass. “His MasterClass peels back the curtain on his process and offers practical tips for members to come away feeling inspired to find and develop their own style to feel like the best version of themselves.”

France started his career working for some of the world’s leading brands before launching his own successful women’s clothing company, Kingdom & State. Best known for his role as fashion expert for the Netflix series Queer Eye, he became one of the first openly gay Muslim and South Asian men on a mainstream television program. France is also the host of the digital series Dressing Funny, where he styles some of the world’s most popular comedians. In 2019, France released his memoir, Naturally Tan, which became a New York Times bestseller in Hardcover Nonfiction and a Sunday Times bestseller in the U.K. France resides in Salt Lake City, Utah, with his husband, Rob France.

“An investment in style is an investment in yourself and your happiness,” said France. “I’m excited to help members find their own confidence by looking into their closet and discovering who they want to be and how they want to feel. It’s different from anything I’ve ever done before.”

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