News

Today in entertainment history: Jan. 22

Today in entertainment history: Jan. 22

CRUDE DUDES: Guns 'n Roses band member, Slash, right, holds a drink and a cigarette as he and Duff McKagan accept American Music Award for favorite heavy medal artist in Los Angeles Monday, Jan. 23, 1990. ABC apologized for the language used by the pair during acceptance of two awards. Photo: Associated Press/Reed Saxon

A look at Hollywood headlines of years past.

1953: “The Crucible,” Arthur Miller’s drama about the Salem witch trials of the 17th century, opened on Broadway.

1959: Buddy Holly made his last recordings in New York. He died in a plane crash the next month.

1967: The Rolling Stones refused to go on the revolving stage during the finale of the British TV show “Sunday Night At The London Palladium.” The press saw it as a snub against tradition.

1968: “Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In,” hosted by Dan Rowan and Dick Martin, premiered on NBC.

1971: The Joe Cocker film “Mad Dogs and Englishmen” premiered in London. The movie was a documentary of Cocker’s tour of the same name and featured performances by Cocker, Leon Russell and Rita Coolidge.

1990: Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash used a profanity while accepting American Music Awards for his band. Viewers complained to ABC, which had broadcast the show live. The network apologized.

1994: Actor Telly Savalas died, a day after his 70th birthday.

Today’s Birthdays: Actress Piper Laurie is 82. Actor Seymour Cassel is 79. Actor John Hurt is 74. Singer Steve Perry (Journey) is 65. Bassist Teddy Gentry of Alabama is 62. Actress Linda Blair is 55. Actress Diane Lane is 49. Country singer Regina Nicks of Regina Regina is 49. Rap DJ-actor Jazzy Jeff is 49. Singer Marc Gay of Shai is 45. Actress Katie Finneran (“The Michael J. Fox Show”) is 43. Actor Balthazar Getty is 39. Actor Christopher Kennedy Masterson (“Malcolm in the Middle”) is 34. Singer Willa Ford is 33. Actress Beverley Mitchell (“Seventh Heaven”) is 33. Guitarist Ben Moody of The Fallen (and Evanescence) is 33. Actress-singer Phoebe Strole (“Glee”) is 21. Actress Sami Gayle (“Blue Bloods”) is 18.

Recent Headlines

in Music

Michael Stipe offered up as garage sale bargain

Fresh
Michael Stipe attends the "Young Ones" premiere at the Landmark Sunshine on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014, in New York.

Watch Former R.E.M. star Michael Stipe star in a skit to mark the end of TV host Stephen Colbert's late-night show.

in Music

Jill Scott to be honored at Essence Black Women in Music event

Fresh
Singer Jill Scott poses for a photo in the pressroom at the Essence Festival at the Superdome on Friday, July 5, 2013, in New Orleans.

Jill Scott has been named a special honoree at Essence magazine’s annual Black Women in Music event.

in Entertainment

Third ‘Night at the Museum’ marks final film for Williams, Rooney

nightatthemuseum

The credits for "Secret of the Tomb," which opens Friday, read "In loving memory of Mickey Rooney," and "For Robin Williams - the magic never ends."

in Music

Usher will skip cash giveaway during U.K. shows

Superstar singer, songwriter, dancer, and actor Usher Raymond performs in concert on The UR Experience Tour at Philips Arena on December 9, 2014, in Atlanta.

Usher will abandon his onstage trick of handing out cash to audience members when he takes his latest tour to the U.K. because of safety concerns.

in Music

Noel Gallagher embarrassed daughter in front of Harry Styles

Noel Gallagher and Anais Gallagher at Arthur - UK film premiere held at the O2 Arena - Arrivals.
London, England - 19.04.11

Noel Gallagher left his teenage daughter mortified by embarrassing her in front of One Direction heart-throb Harry Styles.