August 2009 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Disney Acquires Marvel

Aug 31 The Walt Disney Company announces it will acquire Marvel Entertainment for $4.24 billion

Weddings in Film & TV

  • Aug 1 "Heroes" actress Ali Larter (33) weds stand-up comedian and actor Hayes MacArthur (32) in Kennebunkport, Maine

Mary Lynn Rajskub

Aug 1 Actress-comedian Mary Lynn Rajskub (38) weds personal trainer Matthew Rolph in an impromptu wedding in Las Vegas

Mark Wahlberg

Aug 1 Fashion model Rhea Durham (34) weds actor and producer Mark Wahlberg (41) at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Beverly Hills

  • Aug 8 Pop-opera group Il Divo singer David Miller weds singer and theater actress Sarah Joy Kabanuck in New York City

Joseph Fiennes

Aug 15 Actor Joseph Fiennes (39) weds model María Dolores Diéguez in Tuscany, Italy

Alyssa Milano

Aug 15 Charmed actress Alyssa Milano (39) weds CAA agent David Bugliari in Bernardsville, New Jersey

Milla Jovovich

Aug 22 Actress and model Milla Jovovich (36) weds film director Paul W. S. Anderson (47) in Beverly Hills, California

Divorces in Film & TV

  • Aug 24 American actor Eddie Cibrian (36) divorces TV personality Brandi Glanville (35) due to irreconcilable differences

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Aug 4 Blake Snyder, American screenwriter (b. 1957)
  • Aug 5 Budd Schulberg, American screenwriter and novelist (On the Waterfront), dies at 95
  • Aug 6 John Hughes, American film director (Breakfast Club; Ferris Bueller's Day Off), dies of a heart attack at 59
  • Aug 7 Gerard van den Berg, Dutch TV host (Like Father, Like Son), dies at 76
  • Aug 19 Don Hewitt, television news producer & director; creator of 60 Minutes (b. 1922)