News

Today in entertainment history: June 23

Today in entertainment history: June 23

ON THIS DAY IN 1972:Smokey Robinson and The Miracles performed together for the last time. They have since reunited for a few performances. Photo: Associated Press

1970: Chubby Checker was arrested at Niagara Falls, New York, after authorities found marijuana, hashish and some unidentified drugs in Checker’s car.

1972: Smokey Robinson and The Miracles perform together for the last time. They have since reunited for a few performances.

1975: Alice Cooper broke six ribs after falling off the stage during a concert in Vancouver.

1989: New Kids on the Block were nearly thrown out of a hotel in Anaheim, California. They were caught throwing balloons filled with Kool-Aid at guests.

1996: Actor Robert Downey Jr. was arrested on drug charges after authorities found crack cocaine, heroin and an unloaded .357 Magnum revolver in his truck during a traffic stop in Malibu, California.

Today’s birthdays: Singer Diana Trask is 75. Actor Ted Shackelford (“Knots Landing”) is 69. Actor Bryan Brown is 68. Former “American Idol” judge Randy Jackson is 59. Actress Frances McDormand is 58. Drummer Steve Shelley of Sonic Youth is 53. Singer Chico DeBarge is 45. Actress Selma Blair is 43. Singer KT Tunstall is 40. Singer Virgo Williams of Ghostown DJs is 40. Actress Emmanuelle Vaugier (“Two and a Half Men”) is 39. Singer-songwriter Jason Mraz is 38. Actress Melissa Rauch (“The Big Bang Theory”) is 35. Singer Duffy is 31.

Recent Headlines

in Entertainment

Nicholas Hoult to take on J.D. Salinger in new biopic

Fresh
nicholashoult

The British actor will portray the beloved American author in "Rebel in the Rye."

in Entertainment

‘Spectre’ could be Daniel Craig’s last ‘Bond’ movie

Fresh
danielcraig

The British star, whose turn in "Spectre" marks his fourth time playing 007, has now admitted he has no current plans to appear in another Bond movie

in Viral Videos

WATCH: Truck vs. Tree

17-overlay

Witness the power!

in Music

Oak Ridge Boys star finally weds

oakridgeboys

It's been a marriage decades in the making.

in Entertainment

Why Bill Murray is in the new ‘Ghostbusters’ movie

24-overlay

After spending a quarter of a century not agreeing to be in "Ghostbusters 3" as Peter Venkman, Bill Murray recently signed on to Paul Feig’s reboot of the franchise.