September 5, 2012
Trainer Jillian Michaels is returning to NBC's "The Biggest Loser" for the show's upcoming 14th season, which will address childhood obesity with contestants ranging between 13 and 17 years old. Michaels, who exited a year ago, will join trainers Bob Harper and Dolvett Quince on the show when it returns in January.
Fox's reality singing competition "The X Factor" has named another celebrity mentor for the upcoming season, adding Marc Anthony to Simon Cowell's team. Last month the show added Justin Bieber as a mentor, and he'll work with L.A. Reid's team.
Telemundo has named Patty Marrero senior vice president of client partnership development, based in the network's New York office. Marrero was previously senior vice president of network sales at Vme.
Bill Rinchik has been named director of financial planning and analysis at Young Broadcasting, which runs TV stations and web sites in 10 markets. Rinchik joins from Freedom Broadcasting, where he was vice president of finance and new ventures.
ABC has added Nick Zano to the cast of its comedy "Happy Endings," playing a love interest to Casey Wilson's character for at least six episodes. Zano most recently appeared on CBS's "2 Broke Girls."
Digital marketing agency IgnitionOne has named Edmardo Galli managing director, based in the company's new office in São Paulo, Brazil. Galli is the founder of Agência 10'Minutos, which became Ogilvy Interactive in Brazil.
Wieden+Kennedy has made two additions in its Amsterdam office, naming Thierry Albert and Faustin Claverie creative directors. The duo was previously at VCCP London, and before that at Mother in London.
Yesterday was quite the musical chairs day at Hearst. After Joanna Coles was named the new editor in chief of Cosmopolitan, replacing the retiring Kate White, Anne Fulenwider was named editor in chief of Marie Claire, succeeding Coles. Fulenwider had been editor in chief of Brides for almost a year, following a two-year stint as executive editor of Marie Claire under Coles. Prior to that, Fulenwider worked as senior articles editor at Vanity Fair.
Todd Larsen is set to join Time Inc., according to multiple reports, where he will lead the magazine publisher's sports and news groups. Larsen had been at Dow Jones since 1999, becoming president in 2010.
Netflix's revival of "Arrested Development" has added two actors to the cast, former "Happy Days" star Henry Winkler and "Mad Men" actor John Slattery. The show is set to debut on Netflix in the spring.
That didn’t take long. Barely a week after the birth of her son, Lorenzo Dominic, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi poses with the newborn on the cover of People magazine. She and fiance Jionni LaValle explain the inspiration for “Enzo’s” name (after a childhood friend of LaValle’s dad) and whether she’ll be out partying again soon (nope – the “Jersey Shore” star says she’s a different person now).
Evelyn Lozada, a star on VH1's "Basketball Wives" and the estranged wife of football player Chad Johnson, will appear on OWN's "Iyanla: Fix My Life" later this month on the show's two-part series premiere. Lozada will talk about the alleged domestic violence in her relationship with Johnson on the show, which will air on Sept. 15 and 22.
Alan M. Kriegsman, a dance critic who worked at The Washington Post from 1966 to 1996, died last week of heart disease at age 84. Kriegsman joined the Post as a music critic and became dance critic in 1974. He won a Pulitzer Prize for criticism in 1976.
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- Marianne Gambelli becomes chief investment officer at Horizon Media
- Andy Grant becomes associate creative director at CP + B
- Shashi Seth becomes president at Tribune Digital Ventures
- Julie Piepenkotter rises to EVP of research at FX
- Cherie Cohen becomes SVP of cable ad sales at NBCUniversal
- Andrew Leisner rises to motorcycle group publisher at Bonnier
- Dominic Laval becomes director of business development at Capablue
- Paul Barford becomes chief scientist at Broadcast Interactive Media
- Mia Maestro joins FX drama pilot 'The Strain'
- Giuliana Rancic and Nick Jonas hosting NBC's 'Miss USA'
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