Hitched, Hatched, Hired

Allen Nalasco

Inside the industry's celebrations and news.

WEDDINGS: Rob Schneider wed producer Patricia Azarcoya Arce on April 23 at the Beverly Hills Hotel. He called it "the happiest day of my life." Schneider, whose untitled CBS pilot is based on his relationship with his bride, sang Elvis' "That's All Right" at the reception, backed by tribute band Beatlemania. The duo honeymooned in Asia.

Fox broadcast engineer Michael Robinson wed Didi Wells on April 23 in Hampton, Va. They honeymooned for 10 days on Bora Bora.


Sarah Warda Hartzog, vp and account director at United Entertainment Group, and Luke Hartzog welcomed a daughter, Alexandra, on April 11 at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles.

Kevin James and wife Steffiana de la Cruz welcomed a boy, Kannon, on April 24 in Boston. The pair also have daughters Marie, 5, and Shea, 3.


Tom Morrissey was upped to senior vp design at Fox Broadcasting Co. on April 27.

Scott Garner was tapped as senior vp scheduling and acquisitions at OWN on April 26.

Bravo Media named Jennifer Geisser senior vp communications April 25.

Comcast upped Bret Perkins to vp external and government affairs April 28.

Young Broadcasting tapped Tony Cassara as CEO and Tom Sullivan as board chair April 27.

Chris Frisina was hired as CFO at Eyeboogie Studios on April 26.

Josh Rosenzweig was named senior vp original programming and development at Here Media on April 25.

BMI promoted Darren Briggs to vp technology innovation April 25.


"Poetry Man" singer Phoebe Snow, 60, died April 26 in Edison, N.J. She'd had a brain hemorrhage 15 months earlier.

British "Oh Bondage, Up Yours!" singer Poly Styrene, 53, of the band X-Ray Spex died April 25 of cancer.