Leading Israeli model Or Grossman has been tapped to lead the international campaign for popular Italian young adult fashion brand Diesel. She is set to be featured in the world ads for Diesel’s accessory line, that will accompany street posters in multiple countries as well as the brand’s online website.
The 24yo stunner has been a breakout star in the Israeli fashion world in recent years, having shot campaign for several local brands, including last season’s collection for “Renuar” clothing line, opposite rising Israeli actor Oz Zehavi. Grossman is also no stranger to international markets, after gracing the pages of French fashion magazine “L’Officiel”, in its Russian edition.
Grossman, who prominently appears on all Israeli lists for the sexiest women, has also dabbled in acting on local TV shows and in the past dated Dor Refaeli, brother of supermodel Bar Refaeli. Here’s hoping more of Bar’s sparkle will rub off on Or. In the meantime you can get better reacquainted with the beauty and feast your eyes on her online video reel.
Homeland ranks as the network’s highest-rated freshman drama series ever, and was recently awarded the Golden Globe for Best Television Drama, as well as being named one of AFI’s Top Ten Television Programs of 2011. The series averaged 4.4 million weekly viewers across platforms in its first season, and its season one finale was the highest-rated finale for a freshman series in SHOWTIME history, with five million viewers across platforms. The network’s No. 1 rated series, DEXTER averaged 5.5 million weekly viewers across platforms in its sixth season, its highest rated ever. Both series will begin production this spring. Homeland will shoot on location in Israel and in North Carolina, and DEXTER will continue to shoot in Los Angeles.
Homeland is a one-hour drama series that tells the story of Carrie Mathison (Golden Globe winner Claire Danes), a CIA officer dealing with bi-polar disorder, who becomes convinced that the intelligence that led to the rescue of Nicholas Brody (Golden Globe nominee Damian Lewis), a U.S. soldier who had been missing and presumed dead for eight years, was a setup and may be connected to an Al-Qaeda plot to be carried out on American soil. The series also stars Morena Baccarin, David Harewood, Diego Klattenhoff, David Marciano, Navid Negahban, Jamey Sheridan, Morgan Saylor, Jackson Pace and Mandy Patinkin.Homeland is based on the original Israeli series “Prisoners of War,” by Gideon Raff, developed for American television by Howard Gordon & Alex Gansa. Along with Gordon, Gansa and Raff, the executive producers for season one are Avi Nir, Ran Telem and Michael Cuesta. The series is produced by FOX 21.
One of the most acclaimed shows on television, DEXTER stars Michael C. Hall, who has earned multiple Emmy® nominations as well as a Golden Globe award for his role as a complicated and conflicted blood-spatter expert for the Miami police department who moonlights as a serial killer. The show has received multiple Emmyand Golden Globenominations for best television drama series, as well as a prestigious Peabody Award in 2008, and was twice named one of AFI’s Top Ten television series. The series also stars Jennifer Carpenter, Desmond Harrington, C.S. Lee, Lauren Vélez, David Zayas and James Remar. John Goldwyn, Sara Colleton, Scott Buck, Manny Coto, Tim Schlattmann, Wendy West and Michael C. Hall are the executive producers of the series for season seven.
This weekend Leonardio DiCaprio and Tobey McGuire, two of the newest celebrities-turned-tech-investors, showed up at the SXSW Interactive festival for a party for their latest investment, the photo-sharing app Mobli.
The photo-sharing app space is a crowded one, with companies like Instagram leading the way, but Mobli hopes to differentiate itself by focusing on filtering and organizing photos by people, places and topics. The app seems to be getting some buzz, but at least a dozen people at the party seemed to have no idea what it was, and quite a few people were downloading it at the event to check it out.
It has got decent traction so far with celebrities, including DiCaprio, Lance Armstrong, David Arquette, Soleil Moon Frye, Paris Hilton, among others. I’m sure his investment didn’t hurt in that regard. DiCaprio reportedly led a $4 million investment round into the Israeli-based startup, and some reports indicated McGuire may have invested as well.
Before the event, Tobey stopped by the lobby of the Driskill hotel, which is one of the most popular hangouts during the conference. He didn’t stay too long but he did chat casually with Mashable Editor-in-Chief Lance Ulanoff in the lobby. Later he walked through the streets of downtown Austin and popped into a CD store on his way to the Mobli event, at a bar/restaurant called Kenichi.
He was quite friendly at the event, posing for photos and chatting with fans as well as friends.
Leonardo DiCaprio, on the other hand, came in later through the back entrance, with a baseball cap pulled low on his head, and walked to a blocked-off set of booths in the corner while covering his face with his hand, and spent most of the event there with his friends. He did fire off this post to Mobli while there.
DiCaprio came with his girlfriend, Victoria Secret model Erin Heatherton. Other celebrities who came included Lukas Hass, Jared Leto and Kevin Connolly.
Ashton Kutcher, who came to SXSW the previous two years and has done a lot more tech investing than the others, was a lot more engaged with the tech community during his visits. Last year, for example, he sent people on a scavenger hunt through downtown using clues he left on FourSquare – resulting in an appearance by him at the Driskill Hotel. His visits, not surprisingly, made much more of a splash.
The Olympic Committee of Israel has finally found a mascot for the 2012 Olympic team, announcing yesterday that the Bamba baby would be accompanying the athletes to London in July. Osem, the maker of Bamba, the popular peanut-based snack, will be paying the committee an undisclosed sum for the privilege of representing the team.
Last year, the committee had asked the public to choose the team mascot, and suggested five “candidates” for the honor. The public picked Shpitzik the prickly pear, and the committee introduced its new mascot to the public in December. But Educational Television sued, claiming Shpitzik resembled Kishkashta, its prickly pear presenter and star of its popular “Mah Pitom” program. The Tel Aviv District Court agreed, and ordered the Olympic committee to stop using Shpitzik’s image and to pay Educational Television NIS 50,000.
A committee official rebuffed criticism of the new decision’s commercial nature, saying “Osem sells 12 million bags of Bamba every month. It’s amazing exposure for the team.”