Franco Noriega has solidified himself as a sex icon, earning the nickname “Naked Chef” after a generouscooking video went viral in 2016 that led him to TV features with Ellen DeGeneres and Martha Stewart. Since then, he’s managed to successfully leverage this reputation, having opened his Peruvian restaurant Baby Brasa in New York City and competed on Univision’s Mira Quién Baila. Now, Franco’s embarking on a pop music career, which harks back to his performing arts roots.
Producer Frank Santofimio, who’s collaborated with everyone from Chino Y Nacho and Daddy Yankee to Leslie Grace and Becky G, is behind Franco’s music breakout. The track is called “Me Aceleras,” and recruits a wildly stacked lineup for the accompanying video, out today. Photographer Mariano Vivanco, a fellow Peruvian, makes his music video debut, as top model Shanina Shaik acts as Noriega’s love interest throughout.
Arsenal have unveiled their home kit for the 2018/19 season. Puma are once again behind the design of the kit, introducing a red stripe across the white sleeves as well as a “pulse” pattern on the chest.
Arsenal launched the new look with a promotional video on their official Twitter account accompanied by the hashtag #WeAreTheArsenal. The likes of Mesut Ozil, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan all featured.
This could be the last year Arsenal don a Puma-designed kit, who have designed the club’s shirts since 2014, with the club tipped to seal a new multi-million deal with Adidas for the 2019/20 season onwards.
Petr Cech will take on the No 1 shirt, with Hector Bellerin and Mohamed Elneny wearing No 2 and No 4 respectively. Granit Xhaka will also wear his favoured No 34 shirt after wearing No 29 since his arrival at the club in 2016.
Arsenal’s new kit will go on sale from Friday 1 June.
Alexandra is giving a big clapback at her critics with a big return to the music scene. It’s 10 years since she won the X Factor and just a few months after wowing with her quickstep, Alexandra is back where she belongs behind the mic and blasting out her incredible vocals. Side note, it’s also 10 years since she did that ridiculous duet with Beyonce. Best X Factor moment ever. Now, a decade on from that incredible performance and straight off the back of her stint on Strictly, the 29-year-old has been beavering away putting the final touches to her album The Truth, which she’ll drop on 16 March.
She’s starting with her first track, Shadow, with a simple and to the point video that showcases her huge vocals. Alexandra said of her new music: ‘This album is incredibly personal to me. I have poured my heart and soul into my new music and it reflects the incredible journey I’ve been through – highs and lows, love and loss. ‘It feels amazing to finally be sharing this album with everyone and I hope they enjoy hearing what The Truth Is.’ As well as new music, Alex announced her first UK headline tour since 2010, starting in September. She’ll be performing at venues across the UK including the London Palladium.
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There are two sides to every story. This split-screen series of idents, airing in 140 territories, reveal two angles of a crime scene and invite the viewer over repeat viewings to piece together the clues.
This series of idents invite you into the twisted ID world: making you analyse and question everything they see. With each scenario, there is a plausible explanation: maybe that car has just run out of petrol; maybe someone is going to return with more grocery bags at that open front door. But take a closer look, maybe it’s not so simple…
Unlike any other genre, ‘crime’ is defined by its dualities (good/evil, guilty/innocent, suspect/victim, etc). These idents showcase two angles of a crime scene using spit screen. A 15 degree image spit references the angle on which the channel logo sits, and subtly brands the imagery ahead of a final logo resolve. The overall effect pieces together multiple aspects of the crime to uncover the truth.
Client Discovery Networks International
Agency Discovery Creative London
VP of Creative Robin Garnett
Creative Directors Lee Healy, Matt Brown
Director Sam Dunn
Producer Rauf Bayraktar
Director of Photography Serge Teulon
Gaffer Chris Georgas
Art Director Ros Cumberland
Post Production Company UNIT
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