MUGLER’S MUSE: The classic Thierry Mugler Angel got a shot of stardust this week, when Vera Strubi, president of Thierry Mugler Parfums Worldwide, joined Benjamin Gillikin, president of Thierry Mugler Parfums North America, at a reception introducing the brand’s new spokesmodel to U.S. audiences this week. As reported, model Anna-Maria Cseh has signed a three-year contract to be the face of Angel, joining a select group that has also included Estelle Hallyday, Jerry Hall and Amy Wesson.

TENDERIZED: The contentious tender offer for the outstanding shares of Wella, which Procter & Gamble Co. wrapped up last Friday, left the Cincinnati-based giant with control over 79.2 percent of the German beauty firm’s total registered share capital and 84.9 percent of the value of the outstanding shares, based on tender offer prices and excluding treasury shares held by Wella.

In all, 9.1 million, or 20.5 percent, of the voting shares were tendered as well as 10.2 million, or 43.5 percent, of the preference shares. Including P&G’s stake, there are roughly 67 million Wella shares, 23 million of them preference shares and 44 million of them voting shares.

P&G can now go ahead and purchase the tendered stock, once regulatory approvals are obtained, and begin working with Wella’s management on a joint business plan.

ONE PLEA DONE, ONE TO GO: Eric Sorkin, a former Rite Aid Corp. vice president in the pharmacy services department who is currently on administrative leave, pled guilty Wednesday to a criminal conspiracy count in a federal district court in Harrisburg, Penn. Sorkin could spend up to five years in prison, will pay $250,000 in fines and faces up to three years of parole. The government is expected to seek a lesser sentence because of Sorkin’s help in the government’s investigation in one of the largest corporate accounting scandals in U.S. history. A former colleague, Franklin Brown, the company’s former vice chairman, was scheduled to change his plea to guilty on Thursday. That hearing was postponed, and its new date couldn’t be immediately determined. As reported, former chairman and chief executive officer Martin Grass and former chief financial officer Frank Bergonzi changed their pleas to guilty earlier this month just before their trials were set to begin.PRADA’S NEW HIRE: Kristin Stevenson was named marketing director for Prada Beauty on Wednesday. In this role, Stevenson will be responsible for the marketing and seasonal programs for the Prada Beauty brand. Stevenson will report to Martha Brady, general manager of Puig North America Beauty and president of Puig USA.

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