Hitched, Hatched, Hired
Inside the industry's celebrations and news.
Walk of Fame for Makeup Maestro: Rick Baker, 61, who holds the record for most makeup Oscars (seven) and noms (11), gets a star Nov. 30 on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He worked on the cantina band members in 1977's Star Wars and says he'd enjoy revisiting his characters in the new films. "So much of the stuff I did in the first Star Wars was very quickly done," Baker says. "Nobody knew Star Wars was going to be Star Wars." Most recently, Baker created 127 aliens for Men in Black 3, including "retro" bad guys inspired by Invaders From Mars (1953) and This Island Earth (1955). He even had a cameo as one. -- Carolyn Giardina
Comic actor Rob Schneider and his wife, Patricia, a TV producer, welcomed daughter Miranda Scarlett on Nov. 16.
Phil d'Amecourt, a motion picture agent at WME, and his wife, Molly, welcomed son Pruitt Harrison on Nov. 16 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
Pretty Little Liars star Chad Lowe and his wife, Kim, welcomed daughter Fiona Hepler, Nov. 16. She joins 3-1/2-year-old sister, Mabel.
The Killing actress Jamie Anne Allman and her husband, actor Marshall Allman, are expecting twins this spring. The couple was married in Austin in June 2006.
Time Warner on Nov. 20 extended the contract of chairman and CEO Jeff Bewkes for five more years.
Alec Baldwin has made his second donation of $1 million to NYU's Tisch School of the Arts in support of the Alec Baldwin Drama Scholarship Fund and the Talent Identification Process. The program helps fund a Tisch dramatic arts education for kids who don't have the means to attend the school. The actor also will teach a class for the spring semester.
Connie Wald, the widow of Peyton Place producer Jerry Wald, died Nov. 10 at her home on North Beverly Drive in Beverly Hills. Wald, who hosted dinner parties for such Hollywood legends as Joan Crawford, Audrey Hepburn and the Reagans, was 96.
Caren Bohrman, a literary agent and founder of The Bohrman Agency who brokered screenplays for The Fugitive, Crazy/Beautiful and scores of other films, died Nov. 18 in Oakland after a long battle with cancer. She was 56.
R&B and beach music singer Billy Scott died Nov. 17 from pancreatic and liver cancer in Charlotte, N.C. Scott, whose hits included "I Got the Fever," "California" and "Seaside Love," was 70.
35th KENNEDY CENTER HONORS
David Letterman, Dustin Hoffman, Led Zeppelin, Buddy Guy and ballerina Natalia Makarova will be saluted Dec. 2 as the 2012 John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts honorees. A surprise selection of fellow artists will perform in tribute at the Kennedy Center Opera House in Washington; CBS airs the show Dec. 26.
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