February 19, 2014
NBC’s “The Voice” is losing one of its coaches. In an interview with Ellen DeGeneres, Cee Lo Green said he won’t return to the reality singing competition, where he appeared for the first three seasons, as well as season five. Green, who isn’t taking part in the show’s upcoming sixth season, said he would continue to work with NBC through a development deal he has with the network.
Telemundo has promoted Eli Velazquez to senior vice president of sports, continuing to report to executive vice president Jorge Hidalgo. Velazquez had been vice president since 2008.
Fox has added Jada Pinkett Smith to the cast of its upcoming Batman prequel, “Gotham,” playing the gangster boss of The Penguin. Pinkett Smith’s most recent TV role was on TNT’s “Hawthorne.”
Actor Kal Penn has joined the cast of CBS’s upcoming drama “Battle Creek,” where he will play an FBI agent. Penn has previously had regular roles on “We Are Men” and “House.”
“Napoleon Dynamite” actor Jon Heder has joined the cast of a Fox comedy pilot, now tentatively titled “Here’s Your Damn Family,” joining Jane Kaczmarek and David James Elliott. Heder will play a man in his 30s who lives with his mom and has his life change when she gets married.
James C. Dowdle, a longtime executive at Tribune Co., died earlier this week in his home at age 79 of congestive heart failure. Dowdle joined Tribune in 1981 and worked his way up to become the company’s No. 2 executive. During his time with the company Dowdle was credited with hiring play-by-play man Harry Caray away from the Chicago White Sox to call games on WGN’s Cubs broadcasts.
Los Angeles agency Omelet has promoted Sarah Anderson to chief creative officer, a new position at the agency. Anderson had been partner and executive creative director.
Luke D’Arcy has been promoted at Momentum Worldwide, becoming global chief marketing officer. D’Arcy, who replaces Kevin McNulty, was previously chief growth officer.
Emily Badger and Jason Millman have joined The Washington Post’s Wonkblog, which covers economic and domestic policy. Badger joins from The Atlantic, Millman from Politico.
Mark Fratrik has been promoted to senior vice president at BIA/Kelsey, a local media research company. Fratrik has been with the company since 2001.
WWE has promoted Tandy O’Donoghue to executive vice president of strategy and analytics, effective March 15. O’Donoghue was previously senior vice president of affiliate relations and business development.
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- Dorothea Herrey becomes SVP at NYT Live
- Kelsey Snell becomes a reporter at The Washington Post
- Paul Bates and Natalie Grabbe join Yahoo7
- AJ Punjabi and Angelina Rosario rise to general sales managers at Cox Media
- C. Thomas Howell and Henry Rollins guesting on ABC Family's 'Stitchers'
- Josh Charles joins Showtime's 'Masters of Sex'
- Debbie Allen becomes an executive producer for ABC's 'Grey's Anatomy'
- Former Look magazine publisher Thomas R. Shepard Jr. dies at 96
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