Quibi Renews Jennifer Lopez’s “Thanks a Million” for Second Season

Jennifer Lopez will continue paying it forward… 

Quibi has given the green light for a second season of Thanks a Million, the inspiring “pay it forward” series executive produced by the 50-year-old Puerto Rican superstar and produced by her Nuyorican Productions and B17 Entertainment.

The first season premiered on April 6, the same day Quibi launched. 

Lopez, Kristen BellNick JonasTracy MorganAaron RodgersYara Shahidi, Gabriel IglesiasAnthony DavisKevin Hart and Karlie Kloss led individual episodes of Thanks a Million for Season 1.

In each episode, grateful public figures kick start a chain of kindness by gifting $100,000 to an unsuspecting individual who has had a positive impact on their life. The recipient must then pay it forward by gifting half of that sum to someone else who has done the same, and the chain continues. Across ten episodes, $1,000,000 will be put in the hands of everyday people.

Jennifer Lopez to Take Part in Quibi’s Forthcoming Series “Thanks a Million”

Jennifer Lopez is paying it forward…

The 50-year-old Puerto Rican superstar is set to take part in Quibi’s forthcoming series, Thanks a Million, which will feature people literally paying it forward to those who’ve changed their lives. 

J.Lo joins a roster of participating celebrities that includes Kristen BellTracy MorganKarlie KlossAaron Rodgers and Alex Rodriguez.

Each of the celebrities will lead an individual episode of the series. More participants will be revealed at a later date.

Earlier in March at SXSW, Quibi founder Jeffrey Katzenberg announced the new series as part of their lineup. Each episode of Thanks a Million will feature grateful public figures kick-starting a chain of kindness by gifting $100,000 to an unsuspecting individual who has had a positive impact on their lives. The recipient must then pay it forward by gifting half of that sum to someone else who has done the same, and the chain continues. Across ten episodes, $1,000,000 will be put in the hands of everyday people.

Thanks a Million will be produced by Lopez’s Nuyorican Productions and Industrial Media’s B-17 Entertainment in association with Universal Alternative Television Studio. Lopez, Elaine-Goldsmith ThomasAlex BrownRhett BachnerBrien Meagher,Dena Waxmanand Benny Medinaserve as Executive Producers. 

Quibi is slated to launch April 6, 2020.

Bündchen Retains World’s Highest-Paid Supermodel Status

Gisele Bündchen is still the queen…

The 36-year-old Brazilian bombshell maintains her status as the world’s highest-paid supermodel, according to Forbes magazine.

Gisele Bündchen

Bündchen, who announced her retirement from the runway in 2014, continued to reign over Forbes’s annual earnings list, banking $30.5 million in the year from June 2015 to May 2016, due in large part to lucrative fashion deals with brands like Chanel and Carolina Herrera, as well as sales from her own lingerie and skincare line.

Bündchen easily trumped her nearest competitor, Adriana Lima, her fellow countrywoman.

The 35-year-old Brazilian supermodel came in a distant second with $10.5 million in earnings.

Kim Kardashian‘s half-sister Kendall Jenner is tied with Karlie Kloss for third place with $10 million, while another social media favorite, Gigi Hadid, made her debut on the countdown, at No. 5, sharing the spot with Rosie Huntington-Whiteley with $9 million.

Others featured in the top 20 include Kate Moss, Cara Delevingne, and Lily Aldridge, and together they boast 200 million followers on Instagram.

The 20 models earned a combined $150 million between June 1, 2015 and June 1, 2016. The results included income from cosmetics, fragrance and other contracts and were based on interviews with managers, agents and brand executives.

Here’s a look at the Top 10 (in descending order):

10. Lara Stone (Dutch supermodel, net worth 5.5 million dollars)
9, Miranda Kerr (Australian supermodel, net worth 6 million dollars)
8. Liu Wen (China’s first supermodel, net worth 7 million)
7. Cara Delevingne (American model-turned-actor, net wort 8.5 million)
6. Gigi Hadid (Net worth, 9 million dollars)
5. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (net worth 9 million dollars)
4. Kendall Jenner (American model & reality TV star, net worth 10 million)
3. Karlie Kloss (Net worth, 10 million dollars)
2. Adriana Lima (Brazilian model, net worth 10.5 million dollars)
1. Gisele Bundchen (Brazilian supermodel, net worth 30.5 million dollars)

Miguel Signs with IMG Models

Miguel is ready for his close-up…

The 30-year-old half-Mexican American R&B singer-songwriter has landed a major modeling contract.

Miguel

WWD reports that the Grammy-winning singer has signed with IMG Models, joining the company’s roster of A-listers that includes runway superstars Gigi Hadid, Karlie Kloss, Joan Smalls and Gisele Bundchen, as well as celebs Gal Gadot, Liv Tyler, Milla Jovovich and Wiz Khalifa.

The always well-dressed performer is no stranger to the fashion world; he’s managed to score front row seats at Fashion Week shows and been featured in Vogue, Elle and Billboard‘s Men of Style feature.

Gomez to Make Cameo Appearance in Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood” Video

Selena Gomez is revealing her bad blood with Taylor Swift

The 22-year-old half-Mexican American singer/actress will make a cameo appearance in Taylor Swift’s upcoming music video for “Bad Blood,” which will premiere during the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday, May 17.

Selena Gomez in Taylor Swift's Bad Blood

Gomez will play the character Arsyn, according to Swift, who shared a sexy poster of Gomez sporting a new black hairdo while holding a machine gun through Instagram on Saturday, May 16.

Earlier in the day, Swift also revealed a new Kill Bill-esque poster of herself standing next to model Martha Hunt, who has been cast as Homeslice. Swift, of course, will play Catastrophe. In the new poster, the pair are seen holding swords and appear to be prepping for a fight.

“Bad Blood” will also feature Karlie Kloss, Lena Dunham, Hailee Steinfeld, Kendrick Lamar and several others.

Lima Lip Syncs to Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” in Sexy Victoria’s Secret Video

There’s no denying Adriana Lima can strut her stuff on the runway… But did you know she can also lip-sync for her life?

The 33-year-old Brazilian supermodel and actress, a Victoria’s Secret Angel since 2000, and her fellow Victoria’s Secret model give Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” the Angel treatment in the teaser video for the lingerie brand’s annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.

Adriana Lima in Victoria's Secret Video

In the highly entertaining clip, Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, Behati Prinsloo, Candice Swanepoel, Doutzen Kroes, Karlie Kloss and Lily Aldridge show off their dance moves while mouthing along to Swift’s massive hit.

The video was filmed in London during the rehearsals for the brand’s popular fashion show.

Swift has given her stamp of approval to Lima and company’s lip-syncing skils, sharing the video with her Twitter followers, and writing “Anddddd *swoon*.”

The video has already garnered more than 2.2 million views on YouTube.

The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show aired on Tuesday night (December 9) at 10 p.m. ET on CBS.

Smalls Graces the Cover of Vogue’s September Issue

There’s not denying Joan Smalls is one of the modeling world’s “It Girls.” And, now she’s got the ultimate cover to prove it.

The 26-year-old Puerto Rican model, currently ranked the No. 1 model in the world according to models.com, graces the cover of Vogue’s September issue.

Joan Smalls Vogue September 2014 Cover

In what’s being described as a return to models on the portadas of fashion magazines, Smalls, whose full name is Joan Smalls Rodriguez, appears alongside Cara Delevingne and Karlie Kloss on the cover, with a cover line that reads “The Instagirls.”

Smalls, Delevingne and Kloss show off their no-nonsense beauty, complete with clean faces and sporty, pulled-back hair and sparkly gowns.

Vogue’s September issue arrives at a massive 856 pages, down from last year’s 902-page Jennifer Lawrence whopper, but handily beats 2009’s recession-thinned, 584-page Charlize Theron cover, and even the 2007 Sienna Miller cover that at the time was heralded as the “biggest issue ever!” at 840 pages.

So is this a return to models on the covers of fashion magazines? Quite possibly. After all, Christy Turlington appeared on Vogue UK‘s July 2014 issue, Miranda Kerr graced Lucky‘s June/July 2014 cover, Kate Upton landed V Magazine‘s February 2014 cover and Smalls posed for Elle‘s January 2014 cover, to name a few. Delevingne even covers Vogue UK‘s September issue this year.