'American Idol' Alum Kelly Clarkson Engaged, 'Scrubs' Actor Donald Faison to Wed: Hitched, Hatched, Hired

Romy Mehlman and her wife, Ashley, welcome identical twin sons, Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan-Tatum are expecting their first child and more.
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This story first appeared in the Jan. 10, 2013 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.

MEHLMAN BABIES

Romy Mehlman, vp worldwide theatrical research at Walt Disney Studios, and her wife, Ashley, welcomed identical twin sons Asher and Levi on Nov. 20 at Providence St. Joseph in Burbank.

BIRTHS

Producer Byron Allen and his wife, television producer Jennifer Lucas, welcomed son Lucas Byron Allen on Dec. 11. expecting Magic Mike’s Channing Tatum and wife Jenna Dewan-Tatum are expecting their first child in 2013. The couple married in 2009.

WEDDINGS

Scrubs alum Donald Faison wed CaCee Cobb on Dec. 15 in Los Angeles. The ceremony took place at the home of Faison’s pal Zach Braff, who also served as a groomsman. Cobb’s longtime friend Jessica Simpson was a bridesmaid.

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ENGAGEMENTS

American Idol alum Kelly Clarkson became engaged to Brandon Blackstock, a Nashville-based talent manager and Reba McEntire’s stepson, on Dec. 14.

CONGRATS

The Hollywood Reporter on Dec. 17 promoted Jonathon Aubry to vpconsumer, overseeing advertising and partnerships, and upped Debra Fink to executive director of independent film and talent.

The Directors Guild of America hired Michael Berger as assistant executive director Dec. 12.

News Corp. appointed Niklas Lagergren senior vp government affairs for Europe, Middle East and Africa, effective March 1.

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DEATHS

Gil Friesen, the first employee at Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss’ A&M Records who went onto executive produce films like The Breakfast Club, died Dec. 13 of leukemia at his home in L.A. He was 75.

Paul Rauch, who produced daytime dramas like Another World, died Dec. 10 in New York of complications from blood clots. He was 78.

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