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People

Klum joins ‘Talent’ as 4th judge

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NBC says Heidi Klum has been added to “America’s Got Talent” as a fourth judge.

The network announced Monday that the supermodel will join fellow incoming judge Mel B this summer for the talent competition’s eighth season. Howie Mandel and Howard Stern will be back at the judges’ panel.

Walters returns

Barbara Walters is back.

After being sidelined for six weeks by chickenpox and a concussion, Walters returned Monday to ABC’s “The View.”

She got a thunderous welcome from the studio audience and co-hosts Sherri Shepherd, Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Joy Behar.

The 83-year-old TV veteran declared that “after a lot of scratching and rest,” she is “fine and healthy.”

Now an editor

He was the Terminator, then a governor, and now Arnold Schwarzenegger is an editor.

The Los Angeles Times reports Schwarzenegger has been named executive editor of Muscle & Fitness and Flex magazines.

It’s a position that the former Mr. Olympia held briefly 10 years ago, after winning California’s gubernatorial recall election.

The Times says Schwarzenegger, who has appeared on the magazines’ covers more than 60 times, will contribute columns and other input.

‘Jack’ slays rivals

The top five movies from the weekend box office:

1. “Jack the Giant Slayer,” $27.2 million

2. “Identity Thief,” $9.7 million

3. “21 and Over,” $8.8 million

4. “Snitch,” $7.8 million

5. “The Last Exorcism Part II,” $7.7 million

Happy birthday

Among celebrity birthdays today: Actor James Noble is 91. Actor Dean Stockwell is 77. Actor Michael Warren is 67. Singer Eddy Grant is 65. Comedian-magician Penn Jillette is 58. Singers Craig and Charlie Reid are 51. Actor Kevin Connolly is 39. Actress Eva Mendes is 38. Model Niki Taylor is 38.

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