Hollywood Blockbusters Featured Record Number of Lead Roles for Women, People of Color in 2018

Hollywood movies offered up more meaty roles for women and people of color in 2018, a sign that public pressure on the film business to become more inclusive appears to be yielding results. “Black Panther” and “Crazy Rich Asians” may have generated the lion’s share of press attention for shattering barriers, but they were just […]

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GLAAD Film Studio Survey: Trans Characters Shut Out in 2018, Consolidation Dangerous for Queer Stories

Not one mainstream Hollywood film released in 2018 included a trans character, a Thursday report from GLAAD media said. The watchdog’s Studio Responsibility Index, an annual look at wide film releases, grades the big studios on overall LGBTQ representation. The report also scores the integrity of content using GLAAD’s Vito Russo Test. Film’s statistics stand […]

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Ermenegildo Zegna 2018 Profits Up, Group Invests in Key Markets

MILAN — Reporting an uptick in net profits last year, the Ermenegildo Zegna Group is setting the foundations for further growth as it strengthens its omnichannel approach and continues to build its main market, China, while investing in other key regions, including the U.S. and South East Asia.
In the 12 months ended Dec. 31, net profits rose 3.6 percent to 34 million euros, compared with 32.8 million euros in 2017. Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization edged up 0.7 percent to 143 million euros, a margin of 12.3 percent on sales.
Revenues declined 2 percent to 1.16 billion euros, compared with 1.18 billion euros. At constant exchange rates, sales inched up 0.4 percent.
Gildo Zegna, chief executive officer of the Ermenegildo Zegna Group, told WWD that he had a positive view of the performance last year, which was affected by a general slowdown in the international economy, currency fluctuations and weak demand in Europe and the U.S. The two regions were dented by slow tourist traffic, especially from China, as the Chinese now prefer to shop in Asia.
The men’s wear group can leverage the “advantage of being already well-known there,” said Zegna, who was in New York to celebrate the official opening

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Italy’s Men’s Sales, Exports Grow in 2018, Brands Support MFW

MILAN — Trade policies, Brexit uncertainties, social protests in France and European political elections are factors that could influence the economy this year, but Brunello Cucinelli is unwavering: “Of one thing I am sure: it’s not true that men don’t want to buy, I don’t believe this at all.” With “at least three different posts” on social media per day, men “must change depending on the occasion. We take more care of our looks because we will be posted. It’s a new way of life,” he argued.
Figures released by Centro Studi of fashion industry association Confindustria Moda support this positive take — even 2019 is seen as “stable” compared with 2018 and showing “limited dynamism,” based on the spring 2019 orders. That said, the Italian men’s wear industry is expected to report 2018 sales of 9.44 billion euros, up 1.5 percent compared with 2017.
Men’s wear accounts for 17.5 percent of Italy’s textile and fashion revenues and 27.9 percent of all apparel. The first half of 2018 was particularly brisk, with exports up 5.5 percent, but business slowed starting last summer. Consumer spending in Italy was defined by the association as “one of the worst [since] 2013.” However, 2018 year-end figures

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From Adam Rippon to Zazie Beetz: The A-Z Guide to Everyone and Everything We Discovered in 2018

The Year In... A-Z Guide to Everyone and Everything We Discovered in 2018Pop culture is all about the joy of the discovery.
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The IGN UK Podcast’s Alternative Games Awards 2018

As the end of the year approaches, we’ve become remarkably introspective, and retrospective, on this week’s IGN UK Podcast.

Yes, lots of people will be dishing out award over the coming month, including IGN’s proper ones, but these right here are real awards. Don’t worry no one will read this, so that’s a little secret between us and you.

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Game Awards Creator Reflects on 2018, Beyond as Viewer Numbers More Than Double

“This show is about bringing everyone together to talk about video games,” “When I started this show five years my dream was to put competition aside and celebrate what we love which is playing games and making games. This is a moment that has been five years in the making for me, I can’t believe […]

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Cyber Monday LIVE: Find All the Best Cyber Monday 2018 Deals Here

Welcome to IGN’s Cyber Monday 2018 main hub, your source for all the best deals in the UK. If you buy something through this post, IGN may get a share of the sale. For more, read our Terms of Use.

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Cyber Monday is NOW LIVE: I’ll be updating this page continually with the best deals as soon as they come out, so make sure to bookmark this page and check back more than once. The event will last through to midnight, so you’ve only got one more 24-hour period to shop. This page will be the main hub for all the best deals. 

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Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2018 Red Carpet Fashion: See Claire Danes, Lili Reinhart and More Stars Arrive

Claire Danes, Glamour Women Of The Year AwardsThe 2018 Glamour Women of the Year Awards returns to New York City tonight with an extra inspirational dose of girl power.
Now in its 28th year and held at Spring Studios, Glamour…

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Best Kids Gifts for 2018

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Let’s face it, the holidays are all about kids. Oh, the most magical time of year, when gifts materialize out of thin air over night while you sleep. As wonderful as it is for the kids, finding the best gifts for kids isn’t exactly filled with sugar-plum delights. That’s why we’re helping you plan the perfect holiday for any kid with our guide to the best holiday gifts for kids, no matter which holiday or holidays you celebrate.

The Best Nerf Gifts for Kids

Kids love to battle it out with high-velocity foam darts, so consider one of the following Nerf toys for your 2018 gift giving needs.

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Black Friday Gaming Deals 2018: The Best Gaming Deals Right Now in the UK

Welcome to IGN’s Black Friday gaming deals page, your source for all the best gaming deals you can get in the UK this month. If you buy something through this post, IGN may get a share of the sale. For more, read our Terms of Use.

You might be thinking about taking advantage of this deal-crazy month by getting a new gaming console, a new game, or pick up some much needed gaming accessories. If you are on the lookout, I’ve rounded up the best deals that includes popular games and accessories such as Red Dead Redemption 2, FIFA 19, the upcoming Pokémon games, gaming headsets and more during Black Friday.

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Black Friday Deals 2018: Your Guide on How to Get the Best Deals in the UK

Welcome to IGN’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2018 page, your source for all the best deals in the UK. If you buy something through this post, IGN may get a share of the sale. For more, read our Terms of Use.

I’ll be updating this page with the best deals as soon as they come out, so make sure to bookmark this page and check back more than once. For a more comprehensive guide to the best Black Friday deals, check out Blackfriday.co.uk.

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Dungeons & Dragons Monster Design Competition Coming to TwitchCon 2018

To celebrate the relaunching of one of Dungeons & Dragons most popular boxed set adventures, The Ruins of Undermountain, Adobe is offering fans a chance to create their very own D&D beasts in Photoshop CC, which will become a part of the franchise forever.

Here’s how you can participate:

  • The collaboration will be announced at TwitchCon on October 27th at 10 a.m. PST.
  • At that point, applicants can enter via the contest page, download a toolkit of monster parts and follow the step-by-step tutorial to create their own monsters using Adobe Photoshop CC.
  • One winner will be announced in December and given a monetary prize of $ 5,000, in addition to the opportunity to sit side-by-side with Wizards of the Coast creatives at the Dungeons & Dragons studios to concept future dragons and beasts together.
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Black Friday UK 2018: When Is It, What to Expect and How to Get the Best Deals on the Day

Welcome to IGN’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2018 page, your source for all the best deals in the UK. If you buy something through this post, IGN may get a share of the sale. For more, read our Terms of Use.

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Fashion Group International’s 2018 Honorees for the Night of Stars

Superstar — Vera Wang
Vera Wang’s name is nearly synonymous with all things bridal, but her body of work is much more than that.
And this year’s Superstar award winner has experienced different sides of the industry that others may have only observed secondhand. Her Sarah Lawrence years included a semester abroad at the Sorbonne in Paris and culminated with a degree in art history. That appreciation for art is evident in her collections and her homes. An accomplished figure skater, Wang hung up her skates professionally to take her first job at Vogue magazine, where she remained for 15 years before joining Ralph Lauren as design director for accessories.
A few years later, as she was nearing 40, her father “really pushed the agenda,” encouraging her to start her own company, a decision that she wasn’t gunning to do at that time, Wang has said. “I remember the day I signed my lease for my Madison Avenue store, I had such a feeling of dread and fear of failure. My father was downright fanatical about this. He was a businessman. He said, ‘Bridal’s a good business. There will always be brides, and it’s something you can control. You’ll be working just a

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Can Beyoncé Take the 2018 PCAs Style Star Category? A Look Back at Her Fiercest Fashion Moments Say, Heck Yes!

Beyonce, Met Gala 2015Beyoncé is a fierce singer, talented dancer, and overall wonderful performer, but one thing we might love more about her than any of those things is her style.
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