Hitched, Hatched, Hired
Inside the industry's celebrations and news.
Ryan Kavanaugh-Britta Lazenga Wedding: Like a true Hollywood mogul, Relativity Media founder and CEO Ryan Kavanaugh threw a destination wedding July 7 on the Italian island of Capri, where he exchanged vows with Los Angeles ballet dancer/choreographer Britta Lazenga. The high-powered guest list included Leonardo DiCaprio, Bradley Cooper, Ryan Seacrest and Gerard Butler. Kavanaugh and Lazenga, who wore a strapless gown, sought to keep their nuptials as private as possible, but paparazzi surrounded the wedding party en route to the event site. Kavanaugh proposed to Lazenga, a Pittsburgh native and Steelers fan, with a 3-carat diamond ring during halftime of the Super Bowl on Feb. 6 in Dallas. In April, he headed to Cabo for a bachelor party attended by DiCaprio and Bradley, among other friends. It reportedly is the second marriage for Kavanaugh, who during his 20s was briefly wed to a fashion model. Kavanaugh's reps wouldn't disclose details about the wedding day.
Peter Fonda married Parky DeVogelaere on June 19 at Lanikai Beach, Oahu. They honeymooned on the Hawaiian islands.
B360 Studios marketing exec Rich Orosco proposed to his girlfriend of four years, actress Julie Benz, in their L.A. backyard June 26.
Victoria and David Beckham became parents to their first daughter, Harper Seven, born July 10 in Los Angeles.
Kate Hudson and her fiance, Muse frontman Matthew Bellamy, welcomed their first child together, a son (unnamed at press time), on July 9 in Los Angeles.
Anonymous Content manager-producer Ben Feigin and his wife, Heidi, a UTA agent, welcomed a baby girl, Ellie Sofia, on June 20 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
E! Entertainment named Suzanne Kolb president July 7.
Shine Group Americas on July 8 tapped Steve Shikiya as CFO and Lee Rierson as chief of business operations and legal. Additionally, David Kekst joined Reveille as executive vp business operations and legal.
Discovery Channel appointed Denise Contis senior vp production July 7.
Hanna Bolte was tapped as vp media and talent relations at Telemundo's mun2. She took her new post July 11.
Billy Wee was tapped as vp development at Happy Madison on July 11.
Danielle Gelber joined Wolf Films as executive producer and executive vp July 7.
Starz Entertainment tapped Michael Thornton as exec vp business and legal affairs for programming, digital and worldwide distribution July 5.
Warner Bros. Pictures promoted Juli Goodwin to executive vp domestic publicity June 30.
Gilligan's Island and The Brady Bunch creator Sherwood Schwartz, who started out writing jokes for Bob Hope, died July 12 at 94.
Sam Denoff, who wrote for The Dick Van Dyke Show and co-created That Girl, died July 8 of Alzheimer's at his Brentwood home. He was 83.
Buena Vista Social Club guitarist Manuel Galban died July 7 in Havana at 80.
- July 13: Harrison Ford
- July 14: Jane Lynch, Tommy Mottola, Scott Rudin, Joel Silver
- July 15: Arianna Huffington, Forest Whitaker
- July 16: Will Ferrell, Doug Herzog
- July 17: Mark Burnett
- July 18: James Brolin, Vin Diesel
- July 19: DP Matthew Libatique, Arthur Rankin Jr.