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Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products

Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products

August 30, 2010 09:52 ET

Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products and Claire's Launch Exclusive GLEE Jewelry Collection and Accessories

Jewelry and Accessory Lines Debut in National Retail Program With Unique Pop-Up Shops and Extensive Marketing Campaign

CENTURY CITY, CA--(Marketwire - August 30, 2010) -  In advance of the eagerly anticipated second season of the year's biggest television hit which garnered 19 Emmy® award nominations, Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products and Claire's Stores, Inc. are proud to announce their partnership in the launch of an exclusive GLEE Jewelry Collection and accessory lines. The program will kick-off September 3rd with the introduction of three fully-branded GLEE pop-up shops in the Los Angeles, Chicago and New York Metropolitan areas. These pop-up shops will be followed by a rollout of the line to over 1,500 stores across the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico on September 9th. Claire's will support the program with an extensive multi-platform marketing campaign that will include a corporate rebranding and special online and in-store promotions.

In a bold move to support the campaign Claire's will rebrand its logo, transforming its traditional 'L' into the iconic index finger and thumb pose featured within the GLEE logo. This new promotional logo will be visible at all Claire's retail locations throughout North America and also at www.claires.com.

"The new GLEE season is easily one of the most anticipated entertainment events of the year and this partnership will extend the phenomenon even further for fans," said Robert Marick, EVP of Fox Consumer Products. "Claire's has developed an innovative program that will transform the retailer into a primary destination for any 'Gleek' out there."

"The partnership bringing Claire's and GLEE together makes perfect sense and we are so thrilled to be collaborating with Fox Consumer Products on this project," says Gene Kahn, Chief Executive Officer of Claire's Stores, Inc. "The process of creatively developing the exclusive product collection, as well as the pop-up shops will provide the loyal fans of Claire's and GLEE with the opportunity to fully 'Gleek' out from head to toe."

The pop-up shops, designed in partnership with leading creative agency, Chandelier Creative, will replicate the excitement found in the halls of the show's McKinley High School by utilizing multi-dimensional photo mural backdrops of the iconic location as the walls of the store. The largest shop, based in the Glendale Galleria outside of Los Angeles, will host a special premiere party for the GLEE Season 2 debut on September 21st. All three locations, including the pop-up shops in Chicago's Water Tower Place and the Willowbrook Mall in New Jersey will schedule special fan events during the course of the promotion. The GLEE pop-up shops will be opened to the public from September 3rd - 26th.

General Growth Properties (GGP), one of the largest mall operators in the U.S., has also partnered with Claire's to promote their GLEE program in over 200 malls across the country. The program will include a promotional sweepstakes running from September 9th-17th offering one lucky winner a VIP trip to Los Angeles to attend the GLEE season 2 premiere screening at the Glendale Galleria.

Claire's exclusive GLEE Jewelry Collection will feature a wide selection of necklaces, bracelets, rings and earrings from H.E.R Accessories. Additional GLEE accessories will include cosmetics, hats, armwear, legwear, wallets, handbags, stationery, novelty, pillowcases and posters.

About GLEE:
Nominated for 19 Emmys® including Outstanding Comedy Series and the winner of this year's Golden Globe, GLEE follows an optimistic teacher who -- against all odds and a malicious cheerleading coach -- inspires McKinley High's Glee Club to conquer the world one singing competition at a time. GLEE stars Dianna Agron, Chris Colfer, Jessalyn Gilsig, Jane Lynch, Jayma Mays, Kevin McHale, Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Heather Morris, Matthew Morrison, Amber Riley, Naya Rivera, Mark Salling and Jenna Ushkowitz.

GLEE is produced by Ryan Murphy Television in association with 20th Century Fox Television. Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan are co-creators of the series. Murphy, Falchuk, Brennan and Dante Di Loreto serve as executive producers.

About Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products:
A recognized industry leader, Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products licenses and markets properties worldwide on behalf of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Twentieth Television and Fox Broadcasting Company, as well as third party lines. The division is aligned with Twentieth Century Fox Television, one of the top suppliers of primetime entertainment programming to the broadcast networks.

About Claire's:
Claire's Stores, Inc. is a leading specialty retailer that designs, markets and distributes value-priced, fashion-right accessories and jewelry for girls and young women through its two store concepts: Claire's®, worldwide, and Icing, in North America. Claire's Stores, Inc. directly operates nearly 3000 stores in North America and Europe, and through its subsidiary, Claire's Nippon, Co., Ltd., operates over 200 stores in Japan as a 50:50 joint venture with Aeon Co., Ltd. The Company also franchises over 200 stores in the Middle East, Turkey, Russia, South Africa, Poland, Greece, Guatemala and Malta. For more information please visit www.claires.com or www.clairestores.com.

About GGP:
GGP currently has ownership interest and management responsibility for more than 200 regional shopping malls in 43 states, as well as ownership in planned community developments and commercial office buildings. The Company's portfolio totals approximately 200 million square feet of retail space and includes more than 24,000 retail stores nationwide. The Company's common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol GGP.

About Chandelier Creative:
Chandelier Creative, launched in 2005 by Founder and Creative Director, Richard Christiansen, is a full-service creative agency based in New York City. With a diversified global roster of clients ranging in fashion, beauty, retail, travel and luxury lifestyle, the agency is dedicated to revolutionizing and enhancing brand awareness for its distinctive portfolio. Visit www.chandeliercreative.com to learn more.