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BABIES: Cartoon Network staffers Nick Weidenfeld, vp comedy development, and Amantha Walden, director of music, welcomed son Maxwell Barto Weidenfeld Oct. 13.

Universal Studios co-chair Donna Langley and husband Ramin Shamshiri welcomed son Adello Francis Shamshiri on Oct. 19 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Adello joins brother Paolo.


David Wertheimer on Oct. 25 joined Fox Broadcasting as president of digital.

Frances Manfredi was promoted Oct. 19 to president of NBCUniversal cable and new- media distribution.

Kevin Plunkett, former senior vp comedy development at ABC Studios, on Oct. 24 was named senior vp scripted programming at E!

Guy Stodel was named president of production of Vendome Pictures Oct. 19.

Larry Kanusher on Oct. 20 joined Greenberg Traurig as a shareholder in the entertainment and media practice.

Nicole Livolsi was appointed director of arbitrations and legal affairs Oct. 20 for the Producers Guild of America.

Steven O'Dell was elevated to president of Sony Pictures Releasing International Oct. 19.


Robert Pierpoint, who covered the Korean War, the Kennedy assassination and the Iranian hostage crisis for CBS News, died Oct. 22 in Santa Barbara from surgical complications. He was 86.

Cinematographer Denny Hall died Oct. 20 after suffering a heart attack in New Orleans while working on Common Law, a new series for USA Network. He was 54.

Mickey Goldsen, founder of Criterion Music Corp., which published such hits as Lee Hazlewood's "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'," died Oct. 19 at his home in Encino. He was 99.