News

Today in entertainment history: Jan. 4

Today in entertainment history: Jan. 4

'RAWHIDE:' Three stars the series of Rawhide, the western television series, pictured on the set in Hollywood, Los Angeles on July 20, 1965. From left are: British actor David Watson, Clint Eastwood who starred in the series when it began seven years ago, and Raymond St. Jacques. Photo: Associated Press

1953: Thousands of people attended the funeral of country star Hank Williams in Montgomery, Alabama. He had died of a heart attack a few days earlier.

1954: Elvis Presley met Sam Phillips of Sun Records at the Memphis Recording Service. Phillips got Elvis’ address and phone number to contact him later about a formal recording session.

1966: The last episode of “Rawhide” aired on CBS.

1984: Van Halen released their “1984” album.

2000: Ted Turner and Jane Fonda announced they were divorcing after eight years of marriage. On that same day, “Scary Spice” Melanie Brown of the Spice Girls announced she and husband Jimmy Gulzar were splitting after 15 months of marriage.

Today’s Birthdays: Actress Barbara Rush (“Peyton Place”) is 89. Actress Dyan Cannon is 77. Country singer Kathy Forester of the Forester Sisters is 61. Guitarist Bernard Sumner of New Order (and Joy Division) is 60. Actress Ann Magnuson (“Anything But Love”) is 60. Country singer Patty Loveless is 59. Actor Julian Sands (“24”) is 58. Singer Michael Stipe of R.E.M. is 56. Actor Dave Foley (“NewsRadio,” ”Kids in the Hall”) is 53. Actress Dot Jones (“Glee”) is 52. Actress Julia Ormond is 51. Country singer Deana Carter is 50. Harmonica player Benjamin Darvill of Crash Test Dummies is 49. Actor Jeremy Licht (“Valerie”) is 45. Actor Damon Gupton (“Empire”) is 43. Actress Jill Marie Jones (“Girlfriends”) is 41. Singer Spencer Chamberlain of Underoath is 33.

Recently Played

Latest Headlines

6 hours ago in Viral Videos

An honest trailer for ‘X-Men: The Animated Series’

16-overlay-9

Before you see "X-Men: Apocalypse," relive the '90s cartoon that you still remember - and the theme song that you can't get out of your head.

7 hours ago in Entertainment

Judge denies motion for new Gawker-Hulk Hogan trial

hulk84135568722

A Florida judge has denied Gawker's motion for a new trial in the Hulk Hogan sex-video case and won't reduce a $140 million jury verdict.

13 hours ago in Entertainment

Depp back as Mad Hatter in ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’

22-overlay-3

The movie follows on from the 2010 box office hit "Alice in Wonderland," which starred Depp alongside Australian actress Mia Wasikowska as the titular heroine and Oscar nominee Helena Bonham Carter as the Red Queen.

13 hours ago in Music

Rihanna adds eyewear designer to her resumé

rihanna

The future's looking bright for Rihanna - she has teamed up with Dior's designers to create a new sunglasses collection.

14 hours ago in Entertainment

Fans campaign to give Captain America a boyfriend

twitter

TRENDING ON TWITTER: An online campaign emerges calling for significant LGBT characters in superhero movies. But dissenters weigh in, too.