April 22, 2013
Looks like “Keeping Up with the Kardashians’” Khloe Kardashian Odom is back to just one reality show. She’s out as co-host for the third season of Fox’s “The X Factor,” while co-host Mario Lopez will return. Simon Cowell and Demi Lovato will also return as judges, but it’s not yet known who will join them or if Lopez will have a new co-host.
Frank Bank, who played Clarence “Lumpy” Rutherford on “Leave It to Beaver,” died over the weekend at age 71. No cause was given. Bank eventually gave up acting and had a successful career as a stockbroker.
DDB has named Andrew McKechnie group creative director, working with the agency’s Reebok account in its New York office. McKechnie joins from Y&R, where he was executive creative director.
McCann London has made two promotions, naming Rob Doubal and Laurence Thomson co-presidents and chief creative officers. Doubal and Thomson were previously co-executive creative directors.
ABC Family has promoted Marci Cooperstein to vice president of programming and development, reporting to executive vice president Kate Juergens. Cooperstein was previously executive director of programming and development.
The Weather Company has named Peter Kuipers chief financial officer, effective May 6. Kuipers will join from Yahoo, where he was vice president of finance for the Americas region.
Lydia Murphy-Stephans has been promoted to president at Pac-12 Networks, which runs regional college sports cable networks. Murphy-Stephans had been executive vice president and general manager.
Melissa Post has been named executive fashion director for advertising at Cosmopolitan, following a stint in a similar role at Real Simple. Post has also previously worked at WWD, W Magazine, Grey Advertising and Ogilvy & Mather.
Elle Décor magazine has named Robert Rufino interiors editor, effective April 29. Rufino was most recently interiors editor at Architectural Digest, and before that he was editor at large at House Beautiful.
Noel Greenwood, a former senior editor at The Los Angeles Times, died on Sunday at age 75 after battling prostate cancer. Greenwood first became a reporter at the Goleta Gazette-Citizen in 1958; he was at the LA Times from 1967 to 1992.
WWE has named Michael Pine senior vice president of global sales and partnership marketing, reporting to chief marketing officer Michelle Wilson. Pine has previously held positions at Turner Broadcasting, UFC, World Triathlon Corp. and IMG.
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