The Journal Gazette
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 1:00 am


Wedding 'emotional' for Pratt

Associated Press

Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger were married over the weekend in a ceremony that the “Guardians of the Galaxy” actor called “intimate, moving and emotional.”

Pratt announced the nuptials Sunday in an Instagram post accompanied by a photo of the couple walking hand-in-hand. He said they were married Saturday “in front of God, our families and those we love.”

The pair began dating last summer and became engaged in January.

Pratt, 39, also is known for his role on the hit TV show “Parks and Recreation.” Schwarzenegger, 29, is an author and the elder daughter of actor and former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and journalist Maria Shriver.

Pratt was previously married to actress Anna Faris.

Animation lacking

Women make up roughly half of all executives in animation, but a new study says the numbers fall significantly when it comes to female directors.

The study released Monday by the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative and the nonprofit advocacy group Women in Animation says that in the past 12 years, only 3% of animated film directors were women and only one was a woman of color.

In some areas, like producing, animation has better female representation than live-action films. Women also made up 13% of directors of popular animated television shows from 2018. But women of color were underrepresented in all areas.

Marge Dean, the president of Women in Animation, says this will help push the industry toward achieving 50-50 gender representation by 2025.

Philip turns 98

Senior royals are congratulating Prince Philip as the husband of Queen Elizabeth II celebrates his 98th birthday in private.

In a tweet Monday, the royal family wished Philip “a very happy” birthday.

The British Army plans to fire gun salutes in Philip's honor. The Army tweeted that it is “determined to make it a good one.”

Philip has officially retired from public life although he is still occasionally seen with the queen at official events.

Happy birthday

Among celebrity birthdays today: Comedian Johnny Brown is 82. Singer Joey Dee is 79. Actress Adrienne Barbeau is 74. Drummer Frank Beard is 70. Singer Donnie Van Zant is 67. Actor Peter Bergman is 66. Actor Hugh Laurie is 60. Talk-show host Mehmet Oz is 59. Singer Gioia Bruno is 56. Singer Bruce Robison is 53. Actor Peter Dinklage is 50. Actor Lenny Jacobson is 45. Bassist Tai Anderson is 43. Actor Joshua Jackson is 41. Actor Shia LaBeouf is 33.

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