Louis Mattioli, 38, publicist for the Arts & Entertainment Network as well as a writer, director and performer, died Dec. 1 in Manhattan following a sudden illness.
Dr. Jennifer Patterson and Howard Stringer, an adopted boy, David Ridley Stringer, Dec. 26. Father is prexy CBS/Broadcast Group; mother is non-pro.
Andra Shapiro has been promoted to biz affairs vice president and deputy general counsel for MTV Networks.
Blues guitarist Albert King, 69, died Dec. 21 after a heart attack. King influenced Eric Clapton and other rock greats and saw his own career revive as they popularized the blues.
Costumer Robert Tanella, 42, died Dec. 16 at his home in Los Angeles of complications from AIDS. He was most recently on the "Cheers" crew and had been with the show for 10 seasons.
Feature film publicist Rosemary La Salandra died Dec. 24 of cancer at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
Hugh Preston Pierce, 52, actor/screenwriter/record producer died Dec. 12, in his sleep of a heart attack at his home in Sherman Oaks.
Georg Alexander is returning to his old job as head of film production at ZDF after serving only two months as film commissioner for the region of Berlin-Brandenburg.
Wayne Satz, an award-winning and controversial TV reporter who broke the McMartin Pre-School molestation story in 1984, was found dead at his Studio City home, authorities said. He was 47.
Doobie Brothers percussionist Bobby LaKind died following a long battle with cancer and just two months after reuniting with the band for a pair of concerts to benefit his two sons.
Domestic Film DAILY
PROVIDED BY: Box Office
Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
Dawn of The Planet of The Apes1Daily:$3.9M Cumulative:$152.4M Fox -23.45%
The Purge: Anarchy
The Purge: Anarchy2Daily:$2.6M Cumulative:$39.3M Universal Pictures -27.93%
Planes: Fire and Rescue
Planes: Fire and Rescue3Daily:$2.1M Cumulative:$23.8M Disney -8.99%