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

in Music

Paul McCartney drawings among Beatles auction

mccartney

The sketches, which are expected to fetch more than $16,000, feature line portraits of three figures who look like members of the band, and were found in an attic by the seller.

in Entertainment

WATCH: 60 years of ‘Guinness World Records’

12-overlay14

That's a lot of years of documenting unique records.

in Music

MTV VMAs: Tears, chaos, and music history

23-overlay17

The Executive Producer of the MTV Video Music Awards looks back at the craziest and the most unpredictable moments in the ceremony's history.

in Entertainment

‘Big Bang’ star Jim Parsons making big bank

jimparsons

The TV favorite has earned an estimated $29 million in the past year,

in Music

Aretha Franklin eyeing Broadway life story musical

arethafranklin

The Queen of Soul is already in negotiations for a possible film and TV mini-series about her life, and now she reveals she is talking to actress and director Marsha Mason about a stage show.