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Chairman of Verve Music Group David Foster wed Dutch former model Yolanda Hadid (who donned a Monique Lhuillier dress) on Nov. 11.

Inside the industry's celebrations and news.

WEDDINGS: Foster-Hadid: Chairman of Verve Music Group David Foster wed Dutch former model Yolanda Hadid (who donned a Monique Lhuillier dress) on Nov. 11. Approximately 250 guests including Barbra Streisand, James Brolin, Oprah Winfrey, Brian Grazer, Avril Lavigne and Kate Hudson (who sang a duet with Lavigne) attended the nuptials at the Beverly Hills home of Haim and Cheryl Saban. The 16-time Grammy-winning producer and songwriter, who has worked with artists such as Celine Dion, Madonna and Seal, proposed to Hadid at a friend's Bel-Air home during the holidays in 2010.

Producer and manager Michael Sanchez of Axis Management wed Casey Ashby, store manager at Michael Kors Lifestyle in West Hollywood, in Los Cabos, Mexico, at the Westin Resort on Nov. 11. The pair was joined by about 60 guests, including Extra's Lauren Sanchez, Michael's sister, and her husband, WME's Patrick Whitesell, for the sunset ceremony on the beach. Sanchez and Ashby met in Los Angeles in 2006 and became engaged in Croatia in 2009.

Film producer Luis Lopez, whose credits include The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters and Shut Up & Sing, wed Sony Pictures Home Entertainment media director Susan Keating Nov. 11 at the Carondelet House in Los Angeles. Supernatural showrunner Eric Kripke officiated; Horrible Bosses director Seth Gordon and Brad Ableson, creator of MTV's Good Vibes, offered toasts. CAA's Christy Haubegger and screenwriter Rich Wilkes (XXX) were among the 100 guests.


Paradigm literary agent Christopher Smith and his wife, Kara Francis Smith, an executive vp at New Regency Productions, welcomed daughter Charlotte Grace Smith on Nov. 8 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Screenwriter David Guggenheim and his wife, Dena, welcomed son Leo Alexander on Nov. 14 at New York Presbyterian Hospital.


Spike TV named Tom Zappala executive vp programming Nov. 10.

TV Land hired Michael Waldron as vp creative director design and animation Nov. 8.

Univision Communications tapped Joe DelGrosso as executive vp and managing director political & advocacy group and Matt Boxer as senior vp political & advocacy group Nov. 8.

Sony Pictures Television promoted Flory Bramnick to executive vp U.S. cable sales and Philip Martzolf to executive vp U.S. syndication sales Nov. 8.

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences extended Dixon Dern as general counsel for another three years Nov. 8.

Fox International Channels appointed Alberto Rossini to vp, head of entertainment of Fox Channels Italy Nov. 14.

Bruce Tuchman joined AMC Networks as president, AMC/Sundance Channel Global, the company's international division, on Nov. 14.


Clay Green Cambern, an assistant editor on NBC's freshman drama Grimm, died Nov. 8 of cardiac arrest at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank. He was 56.

Bruno Rubeo, an Oscar-nominated production designer (Driving Miss Daisy) and frequent collaborator of directors Taylor Hackford and Oliver Stone, died Nov. 3 in Trevi, Italy, of complications from pneumonia. He was 65.

Evelyn Lauder, who helped create the pink ribbon for cancer awareness, died at her Manhattan home Nov. 12 of complications from nongenetic ovarian cancer. The makeup maven and daughter-in-law of Estee Lauder was 75.


  • Nov. 17: Martin Scorsese, Danny DeVito, Lorne Michaels, Rachel McAdams
  • Nov. 18: Kevin Nealon, Owen Wilson, Chloe Sevigny
  • Nov. 19: Larry King, Ted Turner, Jodie Foster, Ann Curry
  • Nov. 20: Joel McHale
  • Nov. 21: Tom Rothman, Goldie Hawn, Harold Ramis
  • Nov. 22: Tom Freston, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Terry Gilliam
  • Nov. 23: Vincent Cassel, Robert Towne