News

Today in entertainment history: July 7

Today in entertainment history: July 7

THIS DAY IN 2009:A star-studded memorial service was held for Michael Jackson in Los Angeles, 12 days after his death. Among those who paid tribute to Jackson included Usher, Stevie Wonder, Brooke Shields, Smokey Robinson, Lionel Richie, John Mayer, Jennifer Hudson and Queen Latifah. Photo: Associated Press

1954: Dewey Phillips of WHBQ in Memphis became the first DJ to play an Elvis Presley record. He premiered “That’s All Right,” and he also interviewed Elvis.

1968: The Yardbirds broke up. Guitarist Jimmy Page formed the New Yardbirds, which became Led Zeppelin.

1978: Morris the Cat of the “Nine Lives” cat food commercials was rescued by trainer Bob Martwick from the pound just a few minutes before he was to be put to sleep.

1980: The original lineup of Led Zeppelin gave its final show.

2009: A star-studded memorial service was held for Michael Jackson in Los Angeles, 12 days after his death. Among those who paid tribute to Jackson included Usher, Stevie Wonder, Brooke Shields, Smokey Robinson, Lionel Richie, John Mayer, Jennifer Hudson and Queen Latifah.

Today’s Birthdays: Bandleader Doc Severinsen is 88. Drummer Ringo Starr is 75. Bassist Jim Rodford (Argent) is 74. Singer-guitarist Warren Entner of the Grass Roots is 72. Actor Joe Spano is 69. Singer David Hodo (the construction worker) of The Village People is 68. Country singer Linda Williams is 68. Actress Shelley Duvall is 66. Actress Roz Ryan (“Amen”) is 64. Actor Billy Campbell (“Once and Again”) is 56. Bassist Mark White of the Spin Doctors is 53. Singer-songwriter Vonda Shepard (“Ally McBeal”) is 52. Comedian Jim Gaffigan is 49. Bassist Ricky Kinchen of Mint Condition is 49. Actress Amy Carlson (“Blue Bloods”) is 47. Actress Jorja Fox (“CSI”) is 47. Actress Cree Summer (“A Different World”) is 46. Actor Troy Garity (“Barbershop”) is 42. Actress Berenice Bejo (“The Artist”) is 39. Actor Hamish Linklater (“The New Adventures of Old Christine”) is 39. Actor Ross Malinger (“Sleepless in Seattle”) is 31. Drummer Ashton Irwin (5 Seconds to Summer) is 21.

Recent Headlines

in Entertainment

‘Siri, can you give me a hint?’ Apple confirms September event

16-overlay14

The rumors are true: Apple will host an event Sept. 9 in San Francisco.

in Viral Videos

This is one way to get a tan

10-overlay22

It's summer and the beaches are packed - so this guy got some private sunbathing time while sky high.

in Entertainment

Netflix drug drama ‘Narcos’ blurs line between cartels, agents

11-overlay7

Not all cops are good guys and not all drug suppliers are obvious villains in the dark drug drama "Narcos," a bilingual examination of the history of cocaine smuggling in America and its most menacing supplier.

in Music

VMA Preview: Bieber’s back, Miley hosts

13-overlay12

Designer Jeremy Scott says to expect the unexpected when comes to the fashion and the music at Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards.

in Entertainment

The secret to Rob Lowe’s ageless face

17-overlay12

The 51-year-old actor will star in a new series this fall, "The Grinder," and still looks as good as ever.

Weather

condition Condition: Partly Cloudy
Temperature: 79°
High: 83° - Low: 65°