About Town: Hitched, Hatched, Hired

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Inside the industry's celebrations and news


The Parker Palm Springs wasn't just the setting for UTA motion picture literary agent Jon Huddle's Oct. 23 wedding to Langely Perer, vp at management and production company Benderspink. The pair's Tibetan terrier is named Parker after the posh hotel, a favorite weekend destination. Huddle and Perer, who were married in front of 150 friends and family, left Oct. 25 for a two-week honeymoon at the Nam Hai hotel in Hoi An, Vietnam, and the Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay.

Toni Herron, VH1's senior director of communications in New York, married Mark Savage of Lockheed Martin before 220 guests Oct. 30 at the InterContinental Hotel in Rosemont, Ill. The pair honeymooned in Turks and Caicos.

Director Jeremy Haft (Tamara, MTV's Surf Girls) wed Rachel Sirak, who works in admissions at UCLA, on Oct. 30 at Soka University of America in Aliso Viejo, Calif.

Electus CEO Ben Silverman and Jennifer Cuoco have set a date for their wedding; it will be mid-December in Jerusalem.


CNN anchors Kyra Phillips and John Roberts, engaged in April, announced they are expecting twins in the spring.


Composer Alan Menken will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Nov. 10, honoring a career that stretches from 1986's Little Shop of Horrors to this month's Tangled.

Nick Henny will be stepping down as Universal Music Group's international vice chairman and chief financial officer. Boyd Muir will be his successor as global CFO.

Lara Spotts was promoted to vp East Coast development at Bravo on Nov. 3. She was director of programming and development.

Attorney Nigel McNulty was hired Nov. 2 at APA as vp business affairs, a newly created position. The entertainment lawyer was at Jackoway Tyerman Wertheimer Austen Mandelbaum Morris & Klein.

Sean Duffy, a cast member on The Real World: Boston in 1997, was elected to a House seat Nov. 2 in his home state of Wisconsin.


Tony-winning composer Jerry Bock, who wrote the score for Fiddler on the Roof, died Nov. 3 of heart failure at Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco, N.Y. He was 81.

Comedy screenwriter and novelist Monica Johnson died Nov. 1 of esophageal cancer at Ceders-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. She co-wrote Real Life and Lost in America with actor-director Albert Brooks. Johnson was 54.


Nov. 11
Leonardo DiCaprio
Screenwriter Doug McIntyre

Nov. 12
Anne Hathaway

Nov. 13
Fashion publicist Kelly Cutrone
Screenwriter Richard J. Allen

Nov. 14
Song producer Butch Walker

Nov. 15
Kings co-owner Joe Maloof
AMC senior vp Theano Apostolou

Nov. 16
Producer Scott Bridges

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