News

Today in entertainment history: June 9

Today in entertainment history: June 9

THIS DAY IN 1970:Bob Dylan was awarded an honorary doctorate in music from Princeton University. Photo: Associated Press

1969: Guitarist Brian Jones announced he was leaving the Rolling Stones because he didn’t agree with the band’s musical direction. He was replaced by Mick Taylor. Less than a month later, Jones was found dead at his home.

1970: Bob Dylan was awarded an honorary doctorate in music from Princeton University.

1980: Comedian Richard Pryor nearly killed himself while free-basing cocaine at his home in San Fernando Valley, California. The cocaine mixture exploded in his face.

1994: Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes of TLC set fire to the mansion belonging to her boyfriend, Atlanta Falcons receiver Andre Rison.

Today’s Birthdays: Comedian Jackie Mason is 87. Sports commentator Dick Vitale is 76. Actor Michael J. Fox is 54. Actor Johnny Depp is 52. Actress Gloria Reuben (“The Agency,” “ER”) is 51. Singer-actress Tamela Mann (“Meet The Browns,” ”Medea” films) is 49. Bassist Dean Felber of Hootie and the Blowfish is 48. Bassist Dean Dinning (Toad the Wet Sprocket) is 48. Musician Ed Simons of the Chemical Brothers is 45. Singer-guitarist Jamie Dailey of Dailey and Vincent is 40. Actress Michaela Conlin (“Bones”) is 37. Actress Natalie Portman is 34. Actress Mae Whitman (“Parenthood,” ”Arrested Development”) is 27.

Recent Headlines

11 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.

11 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.

13 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.

15 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.

17 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.