Discovery+ announces cooking TV series ‘Mary McCartney Serves It Up’

January 4, 2021

Mary McCartney

The following is a press release from Discovery+

British photographer and cookbook author Mary McCartney invites audiences into her London kitchen on Thursday, February 4, 2021, on Discovery+ as she prepares delicious, accessible, and picture perfect meals with her celebrity friends on the new discovery+ series “Mary McCartney Serves It Up.” In each of the six half-hour episodes, Mary shares her sincere love of cooking and her family’s favorite recipes and the stories behind them, showcasing her accessible vegetarian food philosophy for all to enjoy. In each episode, Mary will be joined by her famous friends, at home and over video conference, to celebrate food and friendship with transatlantic cook-alongs, taste-tests, cocktail classes and fun food Q&As. From easy dinners to comforting eats, moreish modern meals, and scrumptious desserts, Mary serves up incredible eats proving every day and special occasions can be vege-licious.

“I’m honored to be launching my new show on Discovery’s amazing new streaming service. With the help of a few friends, I want to show that meat free eating can be varied, delicious and accessible to everyone,” said Mary McCartney. “The recipes are simple, easy and rewarding. I can’t wait for you to be able to join me and my super talented guests for food and fun.”

It’s good food and great company on every episode, from Maple Vodka Grilled Peaches with Kate Hudson, Meatless Marinara Sub Sandwiches with Mark Ronson, and Deluxe Hash Brown Skillet piled high with spicy beans and delicious fixings for brunch with Cameron Diaz and Nicole Richie. But no brunch is complete without a cocktail, so the ladies show Mary their special take on a spritzer. Plus, Liv Tyler is Mary’s official nachos taste tester, and Dave Grohl teaches Mary the secret to his legendary lasagna, while she makes Smokey Dogs and a chef’s salad with homemade dressing to round out the meal. Mary also arranges a food delivery for a virtual party with Gayle King, who famously doesn’t cook, filled with Sticky Crispy Cauliflower Bites, Pea & Mint Dip, and Roasted Tomato & Butterbean Toasts. Together they mix up a delicious mocktail, to toast to their friendship and to sharing a delicious meal.

“Mary McCartney serves up a passion for cooking, a unique culinary perspective showcased with every mouthwatering meal, and a love for connecting with friends over good food which is at the core of every episode,” said Courtney White, President, Food Network.

Mary McCartney is a British photographer, filmmaker and cookbook author and advocate of vegetarianism as part of sustainable plant-based living. Her cookbooks include “Food: Vegetarian Home Cooking,” in which she offers easy, family-friendly meat-free dishes that will appeal to everyone, as well as “At My Table: Vegetarian Feasts for Family and Friends,” offering more than 75 recipes, with recollections of specific celebrations, gatherings, and family highlights through the years. She is also a co-founder of Meat Free Monday, a not-for-profit organization that campaigns for sustainable, meat-free living.

“Mary McCartney brings her passion for food to Discovery+ at the perfect time to offer our global audience ideas for cooking delicious meals for their families,” said Lisa Holme, Group SVP Content and Commercial Strategy Discovery+.

Follow #MaryMcCartneyServesItUp for even more of Mary’s tried-and-true recipes that are perfect for special occasions and everyday dinners alike, as well as behind-the-scenes videos of Mary and her celebrity guests. Fans can visit www.discoveryplus.com, and follow along on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for more.

Discovery+ is the definitive non-fiction, real life subscription streaming service. The new service will launch with a landmark partnership with Verizon that gives their customers with select plans 12 months of Discovery+ on Verizon. At launch in the U.S., Discovery+ will have the largest-ever content offering of any new streaming service, featuring a wide range of exclusive, original series across popular, passion verticals in which Discovery brands have a leadership position, including lifestyle and relationships; home and food; true crime; paranormal; adventure and natural history; as well as science, tech and the environment, and a slate of high-quality documentaries. Discovery+ will offer more than 55,000 episodes all in one place, with over 2,500 current and classic shows from Discovery’s iconic portfolio of networks, including HGTV, Food Network, TLC, ID, OWN, Travel Channel, Discovery Channel and Animal Planet. For more about Discovery+, click here.

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About Discovery:

Discovery, Inc. (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is a global leader in real life entertainment, serving a passionate audience of superfans around the world with content that inspires, informs and entertains. Discovery delivers over 8,000 hours of original programming each year and has category leadership across deeply loved content genres around the world. Available in 220 countries and territories and nearly 50 languages, Discovery is a platform innovator, reaching viewers on all screens, including TV Everywhere products such as the GO portfolio of apps; direct-to-consumer streaming services such as discovery+, Food Network Kitchen and MotorTrend OnDemand; digital-first and social content from Group Nine Media; a landmark natural history and factual content partnership with the BBC; and a strategic alliance with PGA TOUR to create the international home of golf. Discovery’s portfolio of premium brands includes Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, Science Channel, and the forthcoming multi-platform JV with Chip and Joanna Gaines, Magnolia Network, as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in the U.S., Discovery Kids in Latin America, and Eurosport, the leading provider of locally relevant, premium sports and Home of the Olympic Games across Europe. For more information, please visit corporate.discovery.com and follow @DiscoveryIncTV across social platforms.

New York & Company signs multi-year deal with Kate Hudson

August 22, 2018

The following is a press release from New York & Company:

New York & Company, Inc. (NYSE : NWY ) today announced a partnership with Kate Hudson, further expanding upon its success in developing high-profile collaborations. The award-winning actress, best-selling author and globally-successful businesswomen has signed a multi-year deal with New York & Company to be the Brand Ambassador of its $200M “Soho Jeans” collection, and will also partner with the Company to develop her own ready-to-wear fashion line.

“We are excited to partner with Kate Hudson and believe she is the perfect addition to our company,” stated Greg Scott, CEO of New York and Company. “Our customers have been asking for a partnership with Kate for years, and we believe her tremendous star power, unbelievable style, and broad social influence will not only strengthen our relationships with existing customers but also ignite our customer acquisition initiatives.”

The Soho Jeans collection represents significant percentage of the Company’s annual sales and includes an extensive assortment of jeans and related apparel that are designed with proprietary fabrics. The denim assortment at New York & Company is designed to “fit everyone”, and is unique in its attention to on-trend fashion and inclusive sizing, ranging from 00 – 20, including petite and tall.

In addition to her role as a Brand Ambassador, Kate will design and develop her first ready-to-wear fashion apparel collection, slated to launch in March 2019New York & Company will leverage its infrastructure, technical design and sourcing capabilities to build the brand. The new brand will be available at New York & Company stores and its ecommerce site as well as on its own dedicated ecommerce platform, with potential for additional retailer partnerships in the future—a first in New York & Company’s history.

“It has always been important for me to partner with companies that share my values and creative vision. I love the quality of materials and fabrics New York & Company uses,” said Kate Hudson. “Their size ranges and affordable price points, along with their commitment to empowering women through fashion makes New York & Company an ideal partner for me to launch my new collection with.”

“We believe this will be significant to our continued growth in the ever-changing retail landscape, further solidifying New York & Company as an industry leader that creates digital brands that matter. This strategy provides our company with added diversity in our revenue stream, as we expand the breadth of our assortments and channels served,” said Mr. Scott.

Mr. Scott further stated, “We are more than excited to partner with Kate, and look forward to developing a collection with her that we believe will be a substantial business. We welcome Kate to the family, joining Eva Mendes and Gabrielle Union as the fashion powerhouses of New York & Company.”

The Kate Hudson for Soho Jeans Campaign was shot by world-renowned photographer, Alexi Lubomirski in Malibu, CA and will appear in stores nationwide and online beginning Thursday, August 30th.

About Kate Hudson:

Kate Hudson is an actress, producer, fashion icon and author of the New York Times bestselling Pretty Happy: Healthy Ways to Love Your Body and Pretty Fun: Celebrating and Creating a Lifetime of Traditions.  She won the Golden Globe and was nominated for an Academy Award for her performance in “Almost Famous.” Her numerous film credits also include “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days,” “Fool’s Gold” and “Bride Wars,” which she also produced.  She lent her voice to the global hit, “Kung Fun Panda 3” and co-starred in Reginald Hudlin’s “Marshall,” opposite Chadwick Boseman, Sterling K. Brown, Josh Gad and Dan Stevens.  In 2013, Kate co-founded Fabletics, a high-performance lifestyle brand with a mission to offer high-quality activewear at an accessible price, available online and in retail stores throughout the U.S.  Kate’s many charitable and humanitarian affiliations include The Hawn Foundation’s MindUP program, the United Nations World Food Programme, Baby2Baby, and numerous other organizations dedicated to protecting the rights and well-being of women, children and education around the world.

About New York & Company

New York & Company, Inc. is a leading omni-channel women’s fashion retailer designing on-trend and versatile collections at a great value. The specialty retailer, first incorporated in 1918, has grown to now operate over 400 retail and outlet locations nationwide while also growing a substantial eCommerce business. Its branded merchandise, including collaborations with Eva Mendes and Gabrielle Union, is sold exclusively at these locations and online at www.nyandcompany.com.

Popsugar launches Popsugar Play/Ground, a female-focused lifestyle event

April 16, 2018

Popsugar Play/Ground

The following is a press release from Popsugar:

On June 9 and June 10, 2018, at Pier 94 in New York City, powerhouse global lifestyle media company POPSUGAR, along with event partner Reed Exhibitions, the world’s leading event organizer, will bring POPSUGAR’s content to life at POPSUGAR Play/Ground. A breakthrough festival that will provide experiences that are at once playful and grounding, attendees will have the opportunity to learn, shop, sweat, enjoy, and indulge.

Festivalgoers will find the ultimate happy place at this one-of-a-kind interactive wonderland with programming and panel conversations featuring Play/Ground creative advisors Kate Hudson, Mindy Kaling, and Yara Shahidi, as well as spiritual guru Gabby Bernstein and many others. Further highlights will include a musical performance by AlunaGeorge, an artist collaboration with Ashley Longshore, cutting-edge workouts lead by fitness superstars, an interactive shopping bazaar featuring exclusive product collaborations with favorite POPSUGAR brands, Instagram-worthy art installations, and so much more.

Attendees will also be able to experience curated brand activations. Presenting partner, eyelove, will educate women about the importance of eye health. “With experiential marketing on the rise, our involvement provides an exciting opportunity to engage with consumers in a new way, while encouraging them to prioritize their eye health,” said Michelle Nguyen, Consumer Marketing Lead, Ophthalmics at  Shire. Freeform, Disney’s young adult television television network, is also a presenting partner, and will have activations presenting their summer programming. Nordstrom will highlight Nordstrom’s approach to wellness and will feature Nordstrom beauty products and services. Lime-A-Rita, Moen, COVERGIRL, and many others will also participate.

“At POPSUGAR, we aim to make women’s lives happier, smarter and easier. With this new kind of festival, we will do the same while inspiring and entertaining them,” said Lisa Sugar, founder and president of POPSUGAR. “POPSUGAR Play/Ground’s programming reflects the wide range of interests of our audience, where they can come to engage every part of their lives in an unforgettable two day experience.”

“Our team is excited to collaborate with POPSUGAR in creating their biggest event yet with POPSUGAR Play/Ground and to bring Reed Exhibitions’ event expertise to the festival,” said Hervé Sedky, president of Reed Exhibitions, The Americas. “We’re thrilled to expand our portfolio of events and continue to forge a successful partnership with POPSUGAR.”

Central to the event will be the unique and powerful brand activations attendees can only experience at POPSUGAR Play/Ground. “Today’s consumers don’t just want to shop their brands; they want to fully experience everything their brands have to offer,” said Geoff Schiller, POPSUGAR CRO. “To that end, by activating at POPSUGAR Play/Ground, our brand partners will deliver on that promise and opportunity at scale. Together, we will engage, empower and inspire thousands of people.”

The two-day festival is expecting to attract more than 15,000 attendees. More guests, performers, sponsors, and exhibitors will be announced in the following months.

For more information on POPSUGAR Play/Ground and to purchase tickets, please click here.

About POPSUGAR:
POPSUGAR Inc. is a global media and technology company that is parent to lifestyle media publisher POPSUGAR, quarterly subscription box POPSUGAR Must Have, and makeup line Beauty by POPSUGAR. Together, the brands attract a monthly global audience of 400 million, generating 3.1 billion monthly content views. POPSUGAR is a leading lifestyle brand for young women, delivering inspiring, informative, and entertaining content in multiplatforms across entertainment, fashion, beauty, fitness, food, parenting, news, and more. POPSUGAR Studios, the video production arm of POPSUGAR, Inc., garners more than 390 million monthly views of its original series.

POPSUGAR Inc. operates internationally in Australia, the Middle East, and the UK, with offices in San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and London. The company is privately held and funded by Sequoia Capital and IVP. For more information about POPSUGAR Inc., visit corp.popsugar.com.

About Reed Exhibitions:
Reed Exhibitions is the world’s leading events organizer, with over 500 events in over 30 countries. In 2016, Reed brought together over seven million active event participants from around the world, generating billions of dollars in business. Today, Reed events are held throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific, and Africa and organized by 41 fully staffed offices. Reed Exhibitions serves 43 industry sectors with trade and consumer events and is part of RELX Group, a world leading provider of professional information solutions. www.reedexpo.com

Fabletics partners with Demi Lovato for limited-edition capsule collection

May 8, 2017

Demi Lovato for Fabletics
Demi Lovato for Fabletics (Photo courtesy of Fabletics)

The following is a press release from Fabletics:

Fabletics, the innovative activewear brand co-founded by Kate Hudson in 2013, is excited to announce its first-ever collaboration. With the Fabletics mission to empower women by making a healthy, active lifestyle accessible to everyone— regardless of size, shape, age or ability—the new Demi Lovato for Fabletics limited-edition capsule collection reinforces their shared commitment to inclusion, female empowerment and body positivity.

Featuring standout pieces inspired by her mission and her music, the first Demi Lovato for Fabletics collection reflects Demi’s authentic voice of female empowerment and unique style. The collection will support the brand’s ongoing partnership with the United Nations Foundation’s Girl Up campaign—a “by girls, for girls” movement that empowers girls to become a force for change for girls everywhere.

“When we first met, I remember being so impressed by how intelligent, accomplished and confident Demi was, even at such a young age. I loved her spirit, her honesty and how she was open to showing vulnerability, because that shows so much strength. She naturally came to mind as I was thinking about creating our first collaboration for Fabletics. Demi embodies so many elements of the Fabletics brand in such a unique way; she’s a definitive voice for female empowerment and body positivity – especially for the younger generation – which is something we believe in very strongly at Fabletics,” said Kate Hudson.

The Demi Lovato for Fabletics collection will launch with an initial limited edition capsule collection in mid-May 2017, which will include an assortment of tops and leggings, followed by a full performance collection in August 2017 ranging from bras and leggings to layering pieces including tops, jackets and much more.  The collection reflects the fashion meets performance DNA of Fabletics, blended with styles inspired by Demi’s mission, music, and voice of female empowerment.   Of the collaboration, Demi Lovato said: “When I was approached by Kate to do a collaboration for Fabletics, I couldn’t have been more excited.  I am thrilled to lend my voice to such a powerful brand and organization, both of which represent many of the values I stand for—particularly the importance of empowering girls.  Being involved in the creative design process while being able to have a daily impact on young girls’ lives around the world is so rewarding to me, making this initiative very dear to my heart.”

As part of the Fabletics partnership with Girl Up, the brand is dedicated to creating a community that nurtures inspiring, confident, and spirited girls who are able to realize their best selves. By integrating Demi’s authentic voice and passionate influence, Fabletics will further strengthen its efforts to raise funds and awareness for some of the world’s most marginalized adolescent girls, ensuring that they are educated, happy, healthy, safe, and positioned to be leaders in their communities, specifically, with the aim to support one of Girl Up’s priority initiatives, SchoolCycle.

With approximately 130 million girls out of school globally, getting girls to school and keeping them there is of utmost importance. Girl Up’s SchoolCycle initiative works with UNFPA to give girls bikes—along with spare parts and maintenance training—so they can continue their education and travel quickly and safely to and from school. The bikes also give girls independence and mobility to create a better future for themselves, their families, and communities.

The Demi Lovato for Fabletics capsule collection will be sold across 8 countries and will be available on the official website as well as in the 21 Fabletics stores nationwide.

Fabletics now offering extended sizes

April 3, 2017

Kate Hudson (center) with Fabletics models.
Kate Hudson (center) with Fabletics models. (Photo courtesy of Fabletics)

The following is a press release from Fabletics:

Fabletics, the innovative activewear brand co-founded by Kate Hudson in 2013, is excited to announce its expansion into extended sizes. Reinforcing its commitment to create and foster an inclusive community of women who embrace body positivity, Fabletics extended sizing now includes sizes XXS – 3X and is celebrating this milestone with a brand new campaign.

Reflecting on this milestone, Fabletics co-founder Kate Hudson said, “When I started Fabletics, my goal was (and still is) to empower women and design with every woman in mind, because everyone – regardless of size, shape, age or ability – deserves to look incredible, be inspired and feel their absolute best. We don’t see this as the introduction of a separate line but an extension of our brand that now allows us to embrace all the amazing women who are, or want to become, part of our community. Our mission is to support all women on their journey to live a healthy, active lifestyle.”

Fabletics monthly collections combine performance with fashion and are known for their unique prints and vibrant colors. The new plus size range reflects the brand’s signature aesthetic, while ensuring the ultimate in construction — including contrast-color side panels for a slimming effect, flattering seam curvature, precise fit and optimal fabrications that maintain soft yet supportive functionality. Product enhancements for peak performance and fit include wider bands with adjustable straps and closures on bra tops for added support and comfort, longer length options for coverage, power mesh fabrications for breathability and adjustable side shirring on key tops.

While customers can shop the traditional way, through its Flexible VIP Membership program, Fabletics’ goal is to give back to its over one million members by providing high-quality activewear at an unrivaled value. Some of the many membership benefits also include exclusive access to members-only collections, up to 50% off every purchase and exciting community perks—including free workout videos with world-renowned trainers, exclusive content and offers from carefully curated health and wellness experts and much more.