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Entertainment Tonight Recruits CNN’s Rob Marciano

The venerable news magazine Entertainment Tonight is a little bit like the James Bond movie franchise. No matter who gets plugged into the lead role, the familiar product keeps rolling out as smoothly as when it was Mary Hart and John Tesch.

Per an announcement exclusively tipped this morning to The Hollywood Reporter, the latest look come January will feature current host Nancy O’Dell and the CNN-exiting Rob Marciano. From today’s announcement:

“I am honored to be joining the distinguished and talented team at Entertainment Tonight, all of whom are the gold standard in entertainment journalism,” Marciano said in a statement. “For over 30 years, ET has been a powerhouse in the entertainment industry, and to be part of that blue-chip franchise is a dream come true.”

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Former X Factor Host Headed to Entertainment Tonight

Former The X Factor host Steve Jones is reportedly replacing Mark Steines as the new co-host of Entertainment Tonight, according to the New York Post.

The 35-year-old has been filling in since March and Steines is leaving the nightly syndicated entertainment show after 17 years.

Simon Cowell gave Jones the boot from the music competition show in January along with judges Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger.

Authors Attempt to Demystify Hollywood Hiring Process

If the proof is in the pudding, then the co-authors of Hire Me, Hollywood! Your Behind-the-Scenes Guide to the Most Exciting–and Unexpected–Jobs in Show Business certainly seem to have sufficient subject matter expertise. Mark Scherzer, now based in New York, works for Reelz Channel as a writer-producer, while Keith Fenimore tools around daily for some guy named Howard Stern.

Among those interviewed for the book are Stan Lee, True Blood actor Sam Trammell, Entertainment Tonight co-host Mark Steines and Live with Regis and Kelly producer Michael Gelman. Scherzer came to LA from Montreal way back in 1991 and ahead of a book signing in his hometown this weekend, he confirmed to the Montreal Gazette that two golden rules still hold true:

Nearly everyone profiled in the book started at the bottom and worked his or her way up. Lee filled inkwells at a New York publishing house; hairstylist-to-the-stars Ryan Randall began as an unpaid intern on American Idol. But the one trait Scherzer and Fenimore’s subjects share is drive: “They all had passion. They weren’t going to dabble. They were going to do this 100 per cent,” said Scherzer.

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