Hitched, Hatched, Hired

Inside the industry's celebrations and news.

HAYCOCK-SHIELDS WEDDING: Tolley Haycock, director of publicity at The Weinstein Co., married Mark Shields, a producer for Atlantic Picture Co., on Sept. 1 at the Church of St. Peter and St. Paul in Nutfield, England. The couple hosted a reception for their 100 guests at Brewerstreet Farmhouse in Redhill, England. Haycock, who wore Nicole Miller, and Shields have been together for eight years and became engaged a year ago in Rome.

WEDDINGS

The Campaign's Kate Lang Johnson wed musician Justin Miner on Aug. 26 in Palos Verdes, Calif.

BIRTHS

Singer and Stars Earn Stripes contestant Nick Lachey and his wife, actress and Wipeout host Vanessa Lachey, welcomed son Camden John on Sept. 12 in Los Angeles.

David Gross, vp development at Oxygen Media, and his wife, Anna, welcomed daughter Ariana Emperatriz on Sept. 1 in Los Angeles.

CONGRATS

Buddy Guy, Dustin Hoffman, David Letterman, Natalia Makarova and Led Zeppelin will receive the 2012 Kennedy Center Honors on Dec. 2.

Showtime Networks promoted Christina Spade to executive vp and chief financial officer Sept. 12.

The Film Society of Lincoln Center appointed Kent Jones director of programming of the New York Film Festival and tapped Robert Koehler as its year-round director of programming Sept. 13.

Jenni Sperandeo was named president of Dangerbird Records/Publishing Sept. 13.

Erin Felentzer joined TNT as vp public relations Sept. 17.

DEATHS

John Ingle, who taught acting to the likes of eventual Oscar winners Nicolas Cage and Richard Dreyfuss at Beverly Hills High School, then played patriarch Edward Quartermaine for two decades on ABC's General Hospital, died Sept. 16. He was 84.

Albert Marre, the Tony Award-winning director of the original production of Man of La Mancha in 1965 and three of its revivals, died Sept. 4 in New York. He was 87.

Leigh Hamilton, an actress and art gallery owner who appeared in such films as A Man, a Woman and a Bank and Gas, Food Lodging, died Sept. 8 at St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica. She was 62.

Claire Malis Callaway, a star on the ABC daytime serial One Life to Live and the mother of Nancy McKeon's character on NBC's popular 1980s sitcom The Facts of Life, died Aug. 24 of congestive heart failure at City of Hope Hospital in Duarte, Calif. She was 69.

George Bowers, a film editor whose credits include Sleeping With the Enemy, A League of Their Own and How Stella Got Her Groove Back, died Aug. 18 in Los Angeles. Bowers, 68, made four movies with director Penny Marshall. "I could not have gotten through the films without him," she tells THR.

Bill Daly, an accomplished production sound mixer for Oliver Stone and Dick Wolf who enjoyed a 40-plus-year career in film and TV, died Aug. 23 in Albuquerque, N.M. He was 65.

Heart Sisters Set for Star on Walk of Fame: Ann and Nancy Wilson's Heart exploded onto the national scene in 1976 with a hard-rocking sound unique for a female-fronted band, and radio and buyers immediately responded to such songs as "Magic Man" and "Crazy on You." Thirty-six years, 22.5 million records and two No. 1 singles later, the sisters will receive a Hollywood Walk of Fame star Sept. 25 in front of the Musicians Institute. "It's such a wonderful thing to have those stars planted in that special ground for our children and their children to someday look upon," Nancy Wilson tells THR. The Wilsons' memoir Kicking & Dreaming hit stores Sept. 18 via HarperCollins, and Heart's new studio album Fanatic is due Oct. 2 from Sony. -- Erik Pedersen

BIRTHDAYS

  • Sept. 20: Anne Meara, Sophia Loren, George R.R. Martin, Candy Spelling
  • Sept. 21: Jerry Bruckheimer, Bill Murray, Ethan Coen, Marta Kauffman, Cheryl Hines, Ricky Lake, Stephen King
  • Sept. 23: Jason Alexander, Bruce Springsteen
  • Sept. 24: John Logan, Lou Dobbs, Brad Bird
  • Sept. 25: Michael Douglas, Barbara Walters, Pedro Almodovar, Will Smith, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Tate Donovan
  • Sept. 26: Jerry Weinstraub, Olivia Newton-John
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