News

Today in entertainment history: April 7

Today in entertainment history: April 7

THIS DAY IN 1962: Mick Jagger and Keith Richards met future Rolling Stones guitarist Brian Jones at a London blues club. Photo: Associated Press

1927:An audience in New York saw an image of Commerce Secretary Herbert Hoover, in the first successful long-distance demonstration of television.

1962: Mick Jagger and Keith Richards met future Rolling Stones guitarist Brian Jones at a London blues club.

1970: “Midnight Cowboy” was named best picture at the Academy Awards. John Wayne won the best actor award for “True Grit.”

1998:Singer George Michael was arrested for committing a lewd act in a park restroom in Beverly Hills, California.

Today’s Birthdays: Country singer Bobby Bare is 81. Singer Charlie Thomas of The Drifters is 79. Movie director Francis Ford Coppola is 77. Singer Patricia Bennett of The Chiffons is 69. Singer-guitarist John Oates of Hall and Oates is 68. Drummer John Dittrich of Restless Heart is 65. Singer Janis Ian is 65. Actor Jackie Chan is 62. Actor Russell Crowe is 52. Singer Mark Kibble of Take 6 is 52. Actor Bill Bellamy (“Last Comic Standing,” ”Fastlane”) is 51. Singer-bassist John Cooper of Skillet is 41. Bassist Ben McKee of Imagine Dragons is 31. Actor Ed Speleers (“Downton Abbey”) is 28. Actor Conner Rayburn (“According to Jim”) is 17.

Recent Headlines

3 hours ago in Entertainment

OPENING WEEKEND: ‘Mother’s Day,’ Key & Peele comedy ‘Keanu’ hit theaters

22-overlay-9

Here's a look at some of the films set to open this weekend.

4 hours ago in Entertainment

WHAT’S ON: New on Netflix, Amazon & Hulu this May

netflixAP

It's going to be a great weekend for some binge-watching.

6 hours ago in Entertainment

Alicia Vikander to play Lara Croft in ‘Tomb Raider’ reboot

vikanderREUTERS

The Swedish Oscar winner follows in the footsteps of Angelina Jolie to play the famed adventurer.

7 hours ago in Entertainment

‘Angry Birds,’ apps to go hand-in-hand at the movies

21-overlay-15

Creators of the upcoming "The Angry Birds Movie" movie will ask audiences to whip out their phones during the end credits and point them at the screen.

9 hours ago in Entertainment

‘Fast & Furious 8’ revs up for historic Cuba shoot

FastCuba575123770627

Director F. Gary Gray has turned the key on the "Fast 8" production in Havana, making movie history by becoming the first filmmaker to shoot a major Hollywood project in Cuba in over 50 years.