This first appeared in the Jan. 11, 2013 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.
CNN anchor Erin Burnett and David Rubulotta, a managing director at Citigroup, were married Dec. 21 at New York City Hall, followed by a holiday-themed reception at Atlantic Grill (where Burnett sported a gold Carmen Marc Valvo dress). The couple, who had been dating for eight years, entered the party to Frank Sinatra’s “New York, New York.” They honeymooned in the Seychelles.
Kate Winslet married Virgin Galactic exec and Richard Branson’s nephew Ned RocknRoll during an intimate ceremony in the New York Catskills in early December. The couple has been together for more than a year.
Friday Night Lights actor Zach Gilford married Lost actress Kiele Sanchez on Dec. 29 in the Sonoma Valley. The couple became engaged in December 2011.
ABC News weather editor and Good Morning America anchor Sam Champion married artist Rubem Robierb at Champion’s New York apartment Dec. 21. GMA’s Robin Roberts read a poem by Elizabeth Barrett Browning. The pair became engagedin October.
Singer Brandy became engaged to music executive Ryan Press during the holidays. The couple has been dating for two years.
Boy Meets World alum Rider Strong became engaged to actress Alexandra Barreto on Dec. 26. The actor proposed with a gold ring he created.
Homeland’s Claire Danes and her husband, actor Hugh Dancy, welcomed son Cyrus Michael Christopher Dancy on Dec. 17.
Ryan Murphy, co-creator of Glee and American Horror Story and creator of The New Normal, and his husband, David Miller, welcomed son Logan Phineas Miller Murphy on Dec. 24.
Kings of Leon drummer Nathan Followill and his wife, singer Jessie Baylin, welcomed daughter Violet Marlowe on Dec. 26 in Nashville.
Matthew McConaughey and his wife, model Camila Alves, welcomed son Livingston Alves McConaughey on Dec. 28 in Austin.
30 Rock actor James Marsden and ex-girlfriend Rose Costa welcomed son William Luca Costa-Marsden, born Dec. 14 in Los Angeles.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are expecting their first child, the rapper announced at his Dec. 30 Atlantic City concert.
AMC Networks Inc. appointed Kari-Michele Hauge vp digital sales and marketing Dec. 19.
Rob Wiesenthal was tapped as COO of Warner Music Group on Dec. 20.
NBCUniversal appointed Atish Banerjea executive vp and chief information officer Dec. 20.
Nathalie Lubensky was tapped as senior vp marketing networks at Sony Pictures Television on Dec. 19.
Jake Tapper joined CNN on Dec. 20 as chief Washington correspondent and anchor of a new weekday program on the network.
Ashley Lent will join Sundance Institute as assistant director of alumni relations Jan. 14.
Showtime Networks Inc. promoted Tom Christie to president of distribution, business development and network operations Dec. 19.
NASCAR promoted Ed Bennett to senior vp and upped Jim Cassidy, Zane Stoddard and Kim Brink to vp Dec. 19.
Harry Carey Jr., a member of John Ford’s stock company of actors who played in a number of the director’s classic Westerns, died Dec. 27 of natural causes at a hospice facility in Santa Barbara. He was 91.
Former RCA Records publicist Meredith Israel Thomas, who shared the experience of her battle with breast cancer via a deeply moving CaringBridge page, died Dec. 20 in New York City. She was 39.
Charles Durning, a real-life war hero and dependable character actor who appeared in The Sting, Tootsie and most recently as Denis Leary’s father on the TV firefighter drama Rescue Me, died Dec. 24 in his New York City home. He was 89.
Reggae singer, keyboard player and record producer Lloyd Charmers died Dec. 27 in London after suffering a heart attack behind the wheel of his car. The artist, who released the solo albums Reggae Charm and Reggae Is Tight in 1970, was 74.
J. Mark Travis, who produced Give ’em Hell, Harry!, for which James Whitmore was nominated for an Academy Award in 1976, and the hit 1979 concert film Richard Pryor: Live in Concert, died Dec. 25 at Glendale Adventist Medical Center after a brief illness. Travis, who went on to serve as chief of staff for pastor Gene Scott and his television ministry, was 61.
Irving Saraf, a producer, editor and director who won an Academy Award for producing the 1991 feature documentary In the Shadow of the Star, died Dec. 26 at his home in San Francisco after a three-year battle with Lou Gehrig’s disease. He was 80.
Fontella Bass, a soul singer best known for her 1965 R&B chart-topper “Rescue Me,” died Dec. 26 in St. Louis. She was 72.
Gerry Anderson, known for creating the British TV puppet adventure show Thunderbirds, died Dec. 26 in Oxfordshire, England. He was 83.