About Town: Hitched, Hatched, Hired
Inside the industry's celebrations and news
VH1 vp series development and original production (and The Hollywood Reporter Next Gen honoree) Noah Pollack and his wife, Maureen, along with their 2-year-old daughter, Elsie, welcomed their second child, Hannah Grace, on Nov. 13 at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles.
Wicked actress Antonette Balestreri married actor-composer Jeremy Cohenon Nov. 14 in front of 155 guests at the Loeb Central Park Boathouse in New York. The duo honeymooned for a week in Anguilla.
Daniel Honan, vp production at Plum TV, wed Jennifer Ephraim, an advertising account executive at MTV’s Logo network, on Nov. 13 in a nondenominational ceremony at the Caneel Bay resort on St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
MSNBC’s The Dylan Ratigan Show managing editor and producer Derek Evans (who also executive produced The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy) married Molly Meltzer, a staff lawyer at Legal Aid Society, on Oct. 30 at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.
TV personality Leeza Gibbons announced her engagement to Beverly Hills Board of Education president Steven Fenton on Nov. 16.
Eva Longoria filed for divorce Nov. 17 from her husband of three years, San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker.
Andy Kubitz was promoted to senior vp program planning and scheduling at CBS on Nov. 17. He has been a CBS employee for 15 years and handled the scheduling of such shows as The Big Bang Theory and Survivor.
Fox Broadcasting executive Toby Byrne was named president of sales Nov. 17. He joined the company in 1996.
Pantea Ghaderi was promoted to vp publicity at the Weinstein Co. She was director of publicity.
Black List creator Franklin Leonard left his post at Universal to become vp creative affairs at Overbrook Entertainment.
Former Survivor producer Bruce Beresford-Redman was arrested Nov. 16 at his house in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., in connection with the slaying of his wife, Monica Burgos Beresford-Redman. He will remain in custody until a Nov. 29 hearing.
Marie Osborne, a silent-movie child star and later a costumer for such films as Around the World in 80 Days and The Godfather Part II, died Nov. 11. She was 91.
Carroll Pratt, a veteran sound mixer and laugh-machine expert who won six Emmys, died Nov. 11. He was 89. He worked on several Grammy telecasts and television series including Married … With Children.
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