August 25, 2014
The NFL has finally reached a settlement with singer M.I.A., real name Mathangi Arulpragasam, who gave the middle finger during a Super Bowl halftime performance with Madonna in 2012. The league was seeking $16.6 million, saying the singer negatively affected the league’s reputation (as a comparison, the NFL fined Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel $12,000 for giving the finger during a preseason game). It’s not clear how much money the NFL ended up getting–the terms of the settlement are confidential.
Former “The Price is Right” host Bob Barker is returning to daytime TV, although just for one day. Barker will guest on CBS’s “The Bold and the Beautiful” on Aug. 28, his third appearance on the show dating back to 2002. Barker hosted “Price is Right” from 1972 to 2007.
Actor Brian Patrick Wade has joined the cast of ABC’s “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” where he will play a character named Carl “Crusher” Creel. Wade has previously appeared on “Teen Wolf” and “NCIS,” among other shows.
Singer Frankie Valli is set to guest on an episode of CBS’s “Hawaii Five-0,” playing the fiancé of a character played by Carol Burnett. Valli’s most recent TV appearance was on “Sherlock.”
IPG Mediabrands’ Orion Holdings has named Sally Preston president for North America, taking over for the departed Tony Harridine. Preston was previously vice president and publisher at Real Simple magazine.
Ad agency Kastner & Partners has brought in Jamie Reilly, naming him chief creative officer. Reilly has previously held positions at TBWA\Media Arts Lab and 72andSunny.
Condé Nast has named Edward Menicheschi president and chief marketing officer, replacing Lou Cona. Menicheschi had been vice president and publisher at Vanity Fair magazine.
Bonner Corp. has promoted Erika Hueneke to editor in chief at Destination Weddings & Honeymoons, up from executive editor. Hueneke has been with the title for eight years.
Marijuana news and information web site Marijuana.com has a new managing editor, naming Al Olsen to the position. Olsen was previously a senior editor at NBC News, and he’s also a former senior editor at MSNBC.
HBO has added Winona Ryder, Jon Bernthal and Alfred Molina to the cast of its miniseries “Show Me a Hero,” based on the book by Lisa Belkin. The trio joins Jim Belushi, Terry Kinney and Michael Stahl-David in the cast.
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