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ThredUp Teams With Haley Lu Richardson In New Collab

In a push for Gen Z maximalism, ThredUp’s latest closet collab taps “The White Lotus” actress Haley Lu Richardson.

Starting Wednesday on ThredUp. com, shoppers can expect 100 items from Richardson’s closet as well as secondhand styles inspired by what she thrifted from ThredUp’s existing inventory. With Haley’s shop, ThredUp aims to help thrifters infuse Richardson’s signature maximalist style — inspired by her character Portia’s carefree resort wear in the cultfavorite HBO show — into their summer wardrobes.

To date, the resale platform has worked with nearly 50 influencers, celebrities and other tastemakers to clean out their closets under its “Shop Their Closet” series. In a nod to spring cleaning, the series aims to promote frequent wardrobe edits and gives ThredUp shoppers exclusive access to covetable pieces from current tastemakers.

Past campaigns included stylist Karla Welch, “The Real Housewives of New York”’s Carole Radziwill, media personality Katie Couric, former “The Hills” star Whitney Port and “Love Is Blind” standout Deepti Vampati, among others. ThredUp measures the success of its collabs by awareness generated toward its thrifting platform as well as a wider, perhaps more elusive, cultural shift in which people “think secondhand first,” a brand spokesperson said. Ideally, celebrities already imbue a genuine thrift or sustainable fashion passion before heading partnerships.

As for the numbers, the brand rep said ThredUp’s Full Circle Collection with Zero Waste Daniel and Fran Drescher, for one, was “hugely successful” not only from a sales perspective (most of the collection sold out within the first month), but also because the campaign attracted mostly new customers. One of the goals of ThredUp’s campaign with Richardson, in particular, is to attract Gen Z customers with a super seamless shopping experience.


Ashley Park and Haley Lu Richardson Will Announce 2023 SAG Awards Nominations

Ashley Park and Haley Lu Richardson have been tapped to announce the 29th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations, live on the SAG Awards’ Instagram page (@sagawards) on Wednesday, Jan. 11.

The nominations announcement will kick off at 6:50 a.m. PT, with an introduction by Fran Drescher, SAG-AFTRA president. Then, at 7:00 a.m. PT, Park (Netflix’s “Emily in Paris”) and Richardson (HBO’s “The White Lotus”) will reveal this year’s nominees in the film and television categories.

SAG Awards Committee members Jason George and Elizabeth McLaughlin will conclude the morning with the nominees for the outstanding action performances by television and film ensemble categories and other “announcements.” In May 2022, it was revealed that after 25 years, the SAG Awards would no longer air on TNT and TBS. No new network or deal has been confirmed yet.

Voting for the SAG nominations concluded on Sunday, Jan. 8. A bellwether for the Oscars acting and best picture categories, multiple consumer-friendly titles and box-office hits are expected to be among the nominees. Most notably, Warner Bros’ “Elvis” with Austin Butler and A24’s “Everything Everywhere All at Once” with Michelle Yeoh are in the running, in addition to critically acclaimed films such as Searchlight Pictures’ “The Banshees of Inisherin” with Colin Farrell and “Tár” with Cate Blanchett.

In television, we’re expecting to see drama series such as HBO’s “House of the Dragon” and Netflix’s “The Crown” to nab mentions, with comedies like ABC’s “Abbott Elementary” and Hulu’s “Only Murders in the Building” likely to be favorites.

This marks the third year that the SAG Awards have opted to reveal its nominees on Instagram.

The 29th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony will occur on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2023, at Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles.


Haley Lu Richardson to appear on “The Jennifer Hudson Show” & “Jimmy Kimmel Live”

Jimmy Kimmel Live, ABC
Monday 12/5: Brendan Fraser, Haley Lu Richardson, Madi Diaz

The Jennifer Hudson Show, syndicated
Tuesday 12/6: Billy Porter, Haley Lu Richardson

‘Columbus’ movie stars, director return for 5th anniversary

The co-stars and director of the movie, “Columbus,” return to town on Monday, September 26, to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the film.

Kogonada, John Cho, and Haley Lu Richardson will discuss the film in the sanctuary of the former North Christian Church, 850 Tipton Lane, which is one of the iconic locations featured in the film. The conversation will be moderated by Holly Warren, the City of Bloomington’s Assistant Director of the Arts.

The event will kick off with a reception from 5 to 5:30 p.m., followed by a 90-minute conversation.


‘The White Lotus’ Season 2 to Premiere in October

Get ready to check back into “The White Lotus.”

HBO’s anthology series about life among the wealthy and dissatisfied at a chain of upscale resorts will premiere its second installment in October, Variety can exclusively reveal.

The Mike White-created series is shifting the action to Sicily, where new hotel staffers and new guests will face off; Jennifer Coolidge, this week’s Variety cover star, is the only series regular to be returning, as she reprises her role as spiritually seeking socialite Tanya McQuoid. Above, check out Coolidge in Euro-glam mode in the exclusive first image released of the new season.

In its initial, Hawaii-set season, which aired in the summer of 2021, “The White Lotus” was a sensation, immediately pulling in 1.9 million viewers across linear and digital platforms for its finale, a number that only grew from there. Its central mystery — which of the people at the hotel was going to end up leaving in a casket? — made “The White Lotus” a defining topic at the virtual water-cooler, and the show entranced critics. Reviewing the first season, Variety‘s chief TV critic Caroline Framke wrote that the show “examines the human costs of self-absorption, materialism and the double-edged sword of righteous crusading from those who don’t quite know how to help the world without making themselves the center of it.”

And the show’s relaunch may end up looking like a victory lap. Season 2 of “The White Lotus” will be debuting the month after the Sept. 12 Primetime Emmy Awards, at which the series’ first season is nominated for 20 prizes, including outstanding limited series, writing and directing gongs for White, and supporting mentions for eight cast members, Coolidge included.

Announced cast members for Season 2 of “The White Lotus” include Coolidge, F. Murray Abraham, Adam DiMarco, Tom Hollander, Michael Imperioli, Aubrey Plaza, Haley Lu Richardson, Theo James, Meghann Fahy, Will Sharpe, and Leo Woodall; White returns as writer and director.


Netflix Nabs YA Romancer ‘The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight’

The streaming giant acquired world rights to the feature from the producers of ‘To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before.’

Netflix has picked up the global rights to YA romance film The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight.

The feature is from ACE Entertainment, the producers of the To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before franchise. Haley Lu Richardson, Ben Hardy, Jameela Jamil, Rob Delaney, Dexter Fletcher and Sally Phillips will star in the romancer, with Vanessa Caswill directing a script by Katie Lovejoy.

Lovejoy (To All the Boys: Always and Forever) penned the screenplay based on the novel of the same name by Jennifer E. Smith. The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight sees strangers Hadley and Oliver begin to fall for each other on their flight from New York to London, only to face misfortune or fate as they separate on landing.

The probability of ever finding each other again seems impossible, but love — and London — may have a way of defying the odds. The latest franchise pic continues a partnership between Netflix and ACE, who produced the streamer’s upcoming YA feature Hello, Goodbye and Everything In Between, as well all three films in the To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before franchise.

Matt Kaplan is producing the feature through his ACE Entertainment shingle, with Max Siemers, Matthew Janzen and Aubrey Bendix overseeing the project.


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