“The Biggest Loser” will return in January with the weight-loss show’s first young teen participants and trainer Jillian Michaels back on duty.
The show’s 14th season will take on a new “mission” against the national increase in childhood obesity, NBC said Tuesday. Youths between the ages of 13 and 17 will join teams trying to shed pounds and get fit.
Unlike adults competing for a $250,000 prize, the teenagers won’t be subject to elimination from the show and will not be weighed for the broadcast, NBC said.
Michaels had taken a break from the series to pursue the adoption of her daughter.
“Hobbit” fans need only wait seven months between the second and third installments of Peter Jackson’s highly anticipated trilogy.
Warner Bros. Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures announced Friday the final film in the series will be called “The Hobbit: There and Back Again” and released worldwide on July 18, 2014. The title was taken from the second installment, which will now be called “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.” It will be released Dec. 13, 2013.
The first installment, “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” will hit theaters on Dec. 14.
Women’s magazine Cosmopolitan on Tuesday named Marie Claire chief Joanna Coles as editor-in-chief of its U.S. edition, as Kate White steps down from the post after 14 years with the company.
The 50-year-old Coles has served as editor-in-chief of Marie Claire, also a Hearst publication, since April 2006.
Dick Clark Productions, which produces TV programs including “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” and the Golden Globe Awards, is being sold to a group including investment firm Guggenheim Partners.
Selling Dick Clark Productions is private equity firm RedZone Capital Management, owned by Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder.
Chinese conglomerate Wanda says it has closed on the acquisition of AMC Entertainment Holdings, one of the largest movie theater chains in the United States.
The $2.6 billion deal is the largest takeover yet of a U.S. company by a Chinese firm. It also makes Wanda the world’s largest owner of cinemas.
AMC operates 338 cinemas.