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Dwyane Wade, Heidi Klum to mix their intimate apparel — but it’s just business

What do Dwyane Wade, Heidi Klum and Stella McCartney have in common? The trio are soon to be teammates.

No, the Chicago Bulls haven’t made any unconventional signings — this deal is strictly business. Sleepwear and underwear company Naked Brand Group and intimate apparel brand Bendon Limited announced plans to merge under a newly formed Australian holding company.

Wade, then with the Miami Heat, partnered with Naked two years ago in the company’s first celebrity endorsement deal. The Robbins native, three-time NBA champion and Bulls guard has a namesake Wade x Naked underwear line that launched last year. Bendon makes Heidi Klum and Stella McCartney’s licensed lingerie and swimwear lines.

Naked and Bendon announced plans to merge in January. The deal would give New Zealand-based Bendon access to U.S. capital markets to help it grow its business, while giving New York’s Naked access to Bendon’s distribution channels, the companies said at the time.

Naked and Bendon also extended the deadline to settle on a definitive agreement until April, Naked said in a news release Friday.


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Heidi Klum will make a surprise appearance in the upcoming Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.

Heidi Klum is making an appearance in this year’s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, but not in the way you might expect.

The stunning model turned entrepreneur recently launched a swimsuit line with her company Heidi Klum Intimates. Klum revealed in an Instagram post Tuesday that at least one of the models featured in the 2017 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue will be wearing one of her bikinis.

Klum is one of the most famous models to ever appear in the annual magazine that has been in publication for over 50 years. Although the 43-year-old German-American model hasn’t appeared in the SI Swimsuit Issue in a few years, Italian model Bianca Balti will be wearing her bikini in the magazine that comes out next week.

It will be Balti’s first time gracing the pages of the SI Swimsuit Issue, but it looks like she will certainly do Klum’s bikini justice.

The 2017 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue goes to news stands on February 14.


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Heidi Klum, Joanna Lumley and Jack Whitehall team up with Rankin for Red Nose Day T-shirts

Red Nose Day is fast approaching and a host of stars have teamed up with renowned fashion photographer Rankin to model this year’s T-shirts.

Famous faces like Heidi Klum, Jack Whitehall, Joanna Lumley and Billie Piper have joined forces in this year’s campaign to show their support of the annual fundraiser.

Rankin said: “I designed this range especially for Comic Relief with my love for animals in mind.

I wanted to be able to put a fun and creative spin on classic images for this specific campaign. I wanted to put a smile on people’s faces for Red Nose Day and encourage everyone to make their laugh matter.

If you love the T-shirts, as much as we do, you can buy them online at TK Maxx or the official Red Nose Day website.

Prices start from £6.99 for a kid’s T-shirt and £9.99 for an adult’s – at least £5 from the sale of every adult T-shirt sold will go to Comic Relief.
The T-shirts will also be available in TK Maxx stores on Monday, February 13.

Rankin’s own dog Doris is pictured on one of the T-shirts. On other designs you can see Coco and Eleanor the cute kittens and Albert the dog.
Red Nose Day takes place on Friday, March 24. The event is dedicated to raising money for charity and people usually do something fun or silly to donate towards it.

Red Nose Day was created in 1988 by the Comic Relief charity and its main aim is to tackle poverty and injustice in the UK and across the world.
The money raised from last year’s event has gone towards giving life-saving vaccinations to more than 86,000 children in Africa and has helped support 43,000 people with mental health conditions in the UK.
50-year-old Rankin is no stranger to the lens and has photographed the likes of The Queen, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Kate Moss and James Bond to name a few.

Emma Freud, Director of Red Nose Day, added: “We are incredibly excited to be working with TK Maxx and Rankin again this year.
The money raised from each t-shirt will make a real difference to the lives of people living in poverty across Africa and the UK.

We’re very much in love with the designs that Rankin has produced and plan on deifying him quite soon. We love the look of our animals on the chests of Jack Whitehall and Maisie Williams – the modelling dream team.

Please join us by making your laugh matter this year.”


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Heidi Klum, Karlie Kloss Added to 2016 American Music Awards Presenters Lineup

Heidi Klum has been added to the growing list of 2016 American Music Awards presenters, ET has exclusively learned, along with the gorgeous Karlie Kloss, Zoe Saldana and Teyana Taylor. The Walking Dead’s Steven Yeun will also take the stage to present, marking his first major appearance since revealing Glenn’s heartbreaking fate on the hit drama.

Gigi Hadid and Jay Pharoah have been tapped to co-host the ceremony, airing live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, Nov. 20, at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.