Hitched, Hatched, Hired

Inside the industry's celebrations and news.

BIRTHS: Kaplan Stahler agent Lisa Pollack-Fox and Hardcore Pawn co-executive producer Marcus Fox welcomed daughter Hayden Roisin Grace Fox on July 2 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Anya Sarre, resident head fashion stylist for Entertainment Tonight and The Insider, and husband Tim Sarre welcomed son Sawyer William on July 14 at Cedars-Sinai.


Good Universe upped Audrey Chon to vp production and Meryl Emmerton to vp physical production on July 24 and appointed Jeremy Needelman vp strategy, finance and accounting.

Meredith Ahr was upped to executive vp alternative programming at NBC Entertainment on July 30.


Chad Everett, surgeon Joe Gannon on the '70s CBS drama Medical Center, died July 24 of lung cancer in Los Angeles. He was 75.

Sherman Hemsley, who played George Jefferson on All in the Family and The Jeffersons, died July 24 in El Paso, Texas. He was 74.

Tony Martin, the last of the big stars from the golden age of musicals, died July 27 in West L.A. Married to Cyd Charisse for 60 years, he was 98.

Lupe Ontiveros, a Mexican-American actress who played the real-life murderer of Tejano star Selena in the 1997 movie, died July 26 of liver cancer in Los Angeles. She was 69.

Jay Leno to Auction Fiat 500 for Charity

Jay Leno's 2012 Fiat 500 will be auctioned off by Gooding & Co. at its Pebble Beach Auction on Aug. 18, with The Tonight Show host's proceeds going to the Fisher House Foundation. The nonprofit operates residences at military medical centers that offer a place for servicemen and women and their families to live while they receive medical care. Leno's Fiat 500 is No. 2 in a 500-car limited edition that honors the company's return to the U.S. in 2011. It's being offered without a reserve; Gooding, the official auction house of the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, estimates the car could fetch as much as $35,000. Says Leno, "Hopefully some good Samaritan will pay way more than it's worth."

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