Hitched, Hatched, Hired

Inside the industry's celebrations and news.

WEDDINGS: X-Men actor Shawn Ashmore married Dana Renee Wasdin, associate producer at Darkwoods Productions, on July 27 at SmogShoppe in Culver City. The couple met on the set of 2010's Frozen.

ABC comedy development executive Jonathan Koa and Sarah Davis-Weyman, daughter of TV director Andrew Weyman, married July 7 at The London hotel in West Hollywood.

ENGAGEMENT

Jimmy Kimmel got engaged to Molly McNearney, co-head writer on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live!, while on vacation in South Africa.

BIRTHS

Sara Riff, director of entertainment relations at Jimmy Choo, and husband Ian Edelman, creator of How to Make It in America, welcomed daughter Tatiana Plum on July 26 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Actor Patrick Fabian and wife Mandy welcomed daughter Delilah Grace at their Los Angeles home July 28.

DEATHS

Ron Palillo, who played oddball student Arnold Horshack in the 1970s sitcom Welcome Back, Kotter, died Aug. 14 at his home near Palm Beach, Fla. He was 63.

Legendary Entertainment business exec Richard Fowkes died Aug. 16 in Los Angeles of brain cancer. He was 66.

William Windom, an Emmy winner known for My World and Welcome to It and Murder, She Wrote, died Aug. 16 in Woodacre, Calif. He was 88.

♦♦♦♦♦

A Star for Valerie Bertinelli

Actress Valerie Bertinelli will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Aug. 22. The former wife of guitar legend Eddie Van Halen has starred on such TV series as Hot in Cleveland and One Day at a Time. Cleveland co-stars Betty White, Wendie Malick and Jane Leeves will be guest speakers at the ceremony.

comments powered by Disqus