May 2008 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


Film release premierFilm Release

May 2 The critically acclaimed "Iron Man", starring Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark, is released

AgreementAgreement of Interest

May 4 Seth MacFarlane reaches an agreement worth $100 million with Fox to keep "Family Guy" and "American Dad" on television until 2012, making MacFarlane the world's highest paid television writer

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

May 11 Charo makes a guest appearance on the Latin-themed VH1 reality show Viva Hollywood

Actress Charo
Actress
Charo
  • May 25 61st Cannes Film Festival: "The Class" directed by Laurent Cantet wins the Palme d'Or

Weddings in Film & TV

  • May 17 Singer-songwriter and actress Ashlee Simpson (26) weds rock band Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz (31) in Encino, California

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 19 Film actress Jessica Alba (31) weds film and TV producer Cash Warren (33) at the Beverly Hills Courthouse in Beverly Hills, California

Actress and Businesswoman Jessica Alba
Actress and Businesswoman
Jessica Alba

HeartWedding of Interest

May 30 Film actor Charlie Sheen (42) weds socialite Brooke Mueller (30) at a private estate in Los Angeles, California

  • May 31 "Law & Order" actress Alana De La Garza (31) weds writer Michael Roberts in Orlando, Orange County, Florida

Divorces in Film & TV

  • May 16 "24" actor Kiefer Sutherland (37) divorces former model Elizabeth Kelly Winn (42) due to irreconcilable differences after nearly 8 years of marriage

Deaths in Film & TV

  • May 2 Beverlee McKinsey, American actress (b. 1940)
  • May 10 Jessie Jacobs, Australian Actress (b. 1990)
  • May 15 Alexander Courage, composer of original Star Trek theme (b. 1919)
  • May 24 Dick Martin American comedian (b. 1922)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 26 Sydney Pollack, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (Out of Africa, Tootsie) dies at 73

Film Director, Producer and Actor Sydney Pollack
Film Director, Producer and Actor
Sydney Pollack
  • May 28 Robert Justman, American television producer (b. 1926)
  • May 29 Harvey Korman, American actor (Carol Burnett Show, Blazing Saddles), dies at 81