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Hitched, Hatched, Hired

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Inside the industry's celebrations and news.

ENGAGEMENTS: Alexander-Starling: Emmy-winning journalist Peter Alexander proposed to fellow journalist Alison Starling on July 30 beneath the Eiffel Tower in Paris. The couple met in 2001 while working at competing Seattle news stations but didn't begin a courtship until both moved to the East Coast. The New York-based NBC News correspondent, whose reports appear on Today and Dateline, and his fiancee, co-anchor of ABC's Washington, D.C., nightly newscasts, are planning a spring wedding.

WEDDINGS

Project Runway judge and designer Michael Kors and his longtime love, Lance LePere, obtained a marriage license in New York on Aug. 3. Kors and his former intern plan to wed privately.

An Education's Carey Mulligan and singer Marcus Mumford of Mumford & Sons are engaged. The musician popped the question to the Oscar-nominated actress after they had been dating for five months.

BABIES

Kick-Ass actor Aaron Johnson and his fiancee, filmmaker Sam Taylor-Wood, announced July 29 that they are expecting their second child. The couple has a 1-year-old daughter, Wylda Rae.

APA agent Dan Baron and wife Mindy Bazar welcomed a son, Luca Alexander, on July 13 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He joins older sister Bianca, 8.

CONGRATS

Peter Edge was named CEO of Sony's RCA Music Group on Aug. 8, and Tom Corson was promoted to president and COO.

David Lyle was named CEO of National Geographic Channels U.S. on Aug. 4.

Current TV appointed CNN, ABC and NBC vet David Bohrman as network president Aug. 8.

Christian Drobnyk was named senior vp scheduling and acquisitions at Lifetime Networks on Aug. 2.

The RIAA tapped Cary Sherman as chairman and CEO and Mitch Glazier as senior executive vp Aug. 8.

Zachary Eller joined Fox's film marketing team as senior vp partnership marketing and promotions Aug. 4.

Lava Bear Studios tapped Zachary Studin as vp production Aug. 4.

DEATHS

Elliott Kozak, a producer for Bob Hope for more than three decades who also served as the comedian's agent and manager, died July 23 in Tarzana. He was 80.

Grease actress Annette Charles died Aug. 3 in her Los Angeles home. Charles, who played Cha Cha in Paramount's 1978 film, was 63.

Actor Francesco Quinn died of a heart attack Aug. 5 in Malibu. The 24 villain and son of Oscar winner Anthony Quinn was 48.

Football star and actor Charles Aaron "Bubba" Smith was found dead Aug. 3 at his L.A. home. Smith, famous for his roles in six Police Academy comedies, was 66.

BIRTHDAYS

Aug. 10: Justin Theroux

Aug. 12: Casey Affleck, Rebecca Gayheart

Aug. 13: David Crane, director Paul Greengrass, screenwriter Sean Hood

Aug. 14: Producer Brannon Braga, James Horner, Mila Kunis, Steve Martin

Aug. 15: Ben Affleck, Alejandro Inarritu, Ben Silverman

Aug. 16: James Cameron, Steve Carell

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