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Naomi Osaka Launching Media Company With LeBron James and Maverick Carter’s SpringHill

Tennis superstar Naomi Osaka is getting into the entertainment business, launching a media company in partnership with LeBron James and Maverick Carter’s SpringHill Company. Osaka and her longtime agent and business partner Stuart Duguid are behind the production banner, which is called Hana Kuma. Osaka and Duguid also launched their own athlete representation banner in […]

Crypto Craze Hits Cannes as FTX Strikes Deal to Take Over Lead Sponsorship of amfAR Gala

Amid a massive crash resulting in a reported trillion dollar loss, cryptocurrency has come under fire as of late, but that isn’t stopping one firm from planting a flag on the French Riviera. FTX — the cryptocurrency exchange platform that has widened its reach in recent months with celebrity partnerships and by activating at cultural […]

Naomi Osaka Exits IMG to Launch Athlete Management Banner With Longtime Agent

Naomi Osaka and her longtime agent, Stuart Duguid of IMG, have partnered to launch an independent management company called Evolve, a firm they say is designed to match the changing landscape of sports to help athletes “chart new paths, enter new spaces, and build business of their own.” Evolve is described as “a multifaceted agency […]

Naomi Osaka Jumps Into Crypto Craze as Firms Target Young Women

Even amid an ongoing downturn in cryptocurrency prices, the major crypto trading firms are continuing to lean on celebrity endorsements to coax people to sign on and invest. The newest crypto ambassador? Tennis superstar Naomi Osaka, who is partnering with the crypto exchange FTX, and will wear its logo during her competitions, beginning with the […]

Met Gala 2021: The Best and Most Outrageous Looks

The Met Gala, headed by Vogue‘s Anna Wintour, and known as New York City’s party of the year, returned Sept. 13 after being cancelled in 2020 amid the pandemic. The evening, which benefits the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute, got off to an early evening start with guests including Keke Palmer, Ilana Glazer, and […]

Naomi Osaka on How Her New Line, Kinlò, Is Serving Those with Melanin-Rich Skin

The four-time Grand Slam champion's first skincare brand launches today.