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Monitor: Feb. 14, 2014

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Deaths
Maximilian Schell, the actor and refugee from Nazi Germany who won an Oscar for his role in 1961’s Judgment at Nuremberg, died on Feb. 1 in Innsbruck, Austria, after a sudden illness. He was 83…. Former president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Tom Sherak died on Jan. 28 at age 68 in Calabasas, Calif., after a battle with prostate cancer…. Producer-director Arthur Rankin Jr., best known for creating the Christmas specials Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Frosty the Snowman, died on Jan. 30 in Harrington Sound, Bermuda, at age 89.

Deals
We might learn what Jesse Eisenberg looks like without his signature moptop. The 30-year-old Social Network star has signed on to play Superman’s archnemesis Lex Luthor in the follow-up to 2013’s Man of Steel. Henry Cavill will reprise his role as Superman, and Ben Affleck will play Batman…. Like so many of his former Friends, David Schwimmer, 47, is returning to TV. He’s on board to produce and star in a pilot for ABC called Irreversible, a single-camera comedy based on the Israeli series Bilti Hafich.

Babies
Say hello to a new Bonus Jonas! Kevin Jonas, 26, and his wife, Danielle (who both starred on E!’s reality show Married to Jonas), welcomed baby Alena Rose on Feb. 2…. Owen Wilson, 45, and Caroline Lindqvist, a personal trainer, had a son on Jan. 30. The actor also has a 3-year-old son, Robert Ford, with his ex-girlfriend Jade Duell…. Couldn’t he name one child Dawson? How about Joey? Former Dawson’s Creek star James Van Der Beek, 36, and wife Kimberly welcomed their third child, Annabel, on Jan. 25…. It was recently reported that Hugh Grant, 53, had a son with Swedish TV producer Anna Elisabet Eberstein in 2012. He also has two children with Tinglan Hong, including another son born in 2012.