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The consortium, in a statement, said Mr. Kenny “has a deep understanding of the TV and digital business, and he has the leadership experience and vision to drive global initiatives across all platforms.”

Star Jones returns to ‘View’ for first time since 2006 tiff

Star Jones will return to her old stomping grounds next month with her first cameo on “The View” after leaving the ABC daytime talk show in 2006.

Ms. Jones, an original co-host on the program created by Barbara Walters, will appear on the Feb. 22 episode to promote the American Heart Association’s “Go Red for Women” campaign to raise awareness of heart disease in women, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Ms. Jones left “The View” in a high-profile huff in June 2006 amid a disagreement with Ms. Walters, who also co-hosts the show. ABC declined to renew her contract and Ms. Jones blindsided the veteran newswoman when she abruptly announced her departure on June 27. The following day, Ms. Walters figuratively slammed the door in Ms. Jones’ face, refusing to let her back on the air.

Ms. Jones - who’s since had her own short-lived legal-news series on truTV, appeared on NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice” and authored a novel about the offstage drama of a fictional talk show - has slammed Ms. Walters for revealing a past affair in her memoirs. For her part, Ms. Walters claimed Ms. Jones covered up her gastric bypass surgery by asking “View” colleagues to keep mum on the operation.

But the two appear to have patched things up. Both underwent open heart surgery to restore faulty valves in 2010.

‘Glee’s‘ Lea Michele star of new Candie’s ads

Lea Michele is moving from a locker to a much bigger closet. She’s the star of the new Candie’s clothing ad campaign, dubbed “Hanging at Home,” shot at a private mansion in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The images show her poolside, in the kitchen, in a bed with satin sheets and in a walk-in closet, wearing a new outfit and pair of shoes in each one, according to the Associated Press.

The 25-year-old star of “Glee” is following in the high-heel footprints of former brand spokeswomen Britney Spears and Fergie, among others. Miss Michele said she particularly liked Miss Spears’ old ads.

“I think they’re fun and flirty and show off her body great,” she said.

Miss Michele does a little showing off here, too, with some sexy poses, some silly poses and some glamorous ones.

Anyone who has seen Miss Michele do a turn on the red carpet knows she’s got her moves down for the camera.

She has become a “get” for designers eager to show off their gowns on a hot, young starlet. At the recent Golden Globes, she wore a silver Marchesa gown that was straight from the runway.

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