News

Today in entertainment history: June 2

Today in entertainment history: June 2

IT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY: Legendary musician Bo Diddley, seen here in 2006, died on this day in 2008. Photo: Associated Press/Jeff Christensen

1978: Bruce Springsteen’s album “Darkness on the Edge of Town” was released.

1989: Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman married model Mandy Smith. He was 48, she was 19. They divorced in 1991.

1993: Ronald Ray Howard’s murder trial began in Austin, Texas. Prosecutors said Howard killed a state trooper after listening to 2Pac’s “2Pacalypse Now” album. Howard was convicted and sentenced to death.

2008: Bo Diddley died of heart failure at his home in Archer, Florida. He was 79.

Today’s Birthdays: Actress Sally Kellerman is 78. Actor Ron Ely (“Tarzan”) is 77. Actor Stacy Keach is 74. Singer William Guest with Gladys Knight and the Pips is 74. Drummer Charlie Watts of the Rolling Stones is 74. Actor-director Charles Haid (“Hill Street Blues”) is 72. Actor Jerry Mathers (“Leave It To Beaver”) is 67. Actress Joanna Gleason is 65. Actor Dennis Haysbert (“24”) is 61. Comedian Dana Carvey is 60. Bassist Michael Steele of The Bangles is 60. Singer Tony Hadley of Spandau Ballet is 55. Actor Liam Cunningham (“Game of Thrones”) is 54. Actor Navid Nagahban (“Homeland,” ”24″) is 51. Singer Merril Bainbridge is 47. Rapper B-Real of Cypress Hill is 45. Actress Paula Cale (“Providence”) is 45. Comedian Wayne Brady is 43. Keyboardist Tim Rice-Oxley of Keane is 39. Actor Zachary Quinto (“Heroes”) is 38. Actress Nikki Cox (“Unhappily Ever After”) is 37. Actor Justin Long (“Accepted,” ”Dodgeball”) is 37. Actor Deon Richmond (“Van Wilder,” ”Scream 3″) is 37. Singer Irish Grinstead of 702 is 35. Drummer Fabrizio Moretti of The Strokes is 35. Country singer Dan Cahoon of Marshall Dyllon is 32. Singer-songwriter ZZ Ward is 29.

Recent News

4 hours ago in Music

Scott Stapp signs on to replace Scott Weiland in Art of Anarchy

scottstapp

Weiland fronted the group, which also featured Disturbed bassist John Moyer and former Guns N' Roses guitarist Ron 'Bumblefoot' Thal, until his death in December.

4 hours ago in Music

Iron Maiden lead Kerrang! nominations

ironmaidenplane

The veteran heavy metal band released "The Book of Souls" last year, marking their first offering in five years. The hiatus proved to be worth the wait after the record was nominated for Best Album by bosses at the British rock magazine.

4 hours ago in Entertainment

Dan Aykroyd adapting ‘Blues Brothers’ for animated series

danaykroyd391647313397

The animated project will also feature the band's original songs, as well as soul and blues classics, and new material recorded specially for the series, which Aykroyd will help to develop alongside "Saturday Night Live" writer Anne Beatts.

4 hours ago in Entertainment

‘Frozen’ fans want Queen Elsa to ‘come out’

21-overlay-2

Fans are urging movie executives to make the film's snow queen Elsa a lesbian in the sequel.

5 hours ago in Entertainment

It’s ‘Star Wars’ Day: May the 4th be with you

starwarsday16125289429647

It's not a national holiday, yet it might be an intergalactic one.