A&E Network's Dan Silberman Weds, ABC Family's Jennifer Verti Welcomes a Son: Hitched, Hatched, Hired

Melissa Gilbert marries Timothy Busfield, Lauren Schwartz is promoted to Sundance Selects and IFC Films' head of film publicity, and more.
Dan Silberman and Amy Purnell
Heather Waraksa

This story first appeared in the May 10 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.

WEDDINGS

Dan Silberman, senior vp publicity at A&E Network, and Amy Purnell, supervising producer for Entertainment Tonight and omg! Insider, wed April 13 in front of 200 guests at Guastavino's in Manhattan. The couple will honeymoon in Bora Bora.

Melissa Gilbert wed Timothy Busfield on April 24 at Santa Barbara's San Ysidro Ranch, with Drew Barrymore among the guests.

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BIRTHS

Jennifer Verti, director of communications at ABC Family, and her husband, Matt Verti, welcomed son William James on April 4 at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena.

CONGRATS

Tim Leiweke was named head of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment on April 26.

Sundance Selects and IFC Films promoted Lauren Schwartz to head of film publicity, Shani Ankori to head of marketing and Michael Winton to head of IFC Midnight film publicity and marketing on April 24.

Laura Linney, Sofia Coppola, Hailee Steinfeld and cinematographer Rachel Morrison will be honored at the Women in Film Crystal + Lucy Awards on June 12 at the Beverly Hilton.

Dennis Quaid and Michael Chiklis will host the SAG Foundation's L.A. Golf Classic on June 10 at Burbank's Lakeside Golf Club.

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DEATHS

Country music legend George Jones died April 26 in Nashville after being hospitalized because of blood pressure irregularities. He was 81.

Jack Shea, a television director for more than four decades and three-term DGA president, died April 28 in Tarzana, Calif. He was 84.

ROGEN'S ALZHEIMER'S FIGHT

Seth Rogen and his wife, Lauren Miller, helped raise $475,000 to fight Alzheimer's on April 25 at the second Hilarity for Charity variety show at Avalon Hollywood. The event, featuring Backstreet Boys and Mindy Kaling, benefited the Alzheimer's Association. Miller's mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer's at 55. Said Rogen, "Bringing Alzheimer's into the limelight is what we're trying to do."

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