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David Perel Replaces Candace Trunzo at Star Magazine

On Monday night, American Media chief executive officer David Pecker dismissed Candace Trunzo, the editor-in-chief of Star since 2007, WWD reports.

Former National Enquirer editor David Perel, who has been running AMI’s RadarOnline.com, will take over.

A source tells WWD that Pecker wants Star to be “increasingly anticelebrity and mean,” which may be why Perel, a veteran of the Enquirer, has been given the helm.

So can we expect fewer weight loss winners, and more weight loss losers at Star in the future?

Not quite. Perel insisted to the New York Post that Radar Online is “very celebrity friendly. We’re going to bring a little of that over here.”

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