News

Today in entertainment history: Dec. 24

Today in entertainment history: Dec. 24

MARRIED IN 1990: Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman, are shown in January 1993 . Photo: Associated Press

A look back at some of entertainment’s most memorable moments.

1961: “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” by The Tokens became the first African song to reach number one on the American pop charts.

1965: The Beatles earned a gold record for the album “Rubber Soul,” just two-and-a-half weeks after it was released.

1978: Bjorn Ulvaeus and Agnetha Faltskog of ABBA separated after seven years of marriage.

1984: Actor Peter Lawford died. He was 61.

1990: Actors Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman got married in Colorado. They had met while filming “Days of Thunder.” They’ve since divorced.

Today’s Birthdays: Songwriter-bandleader-producer Dave Bartholomew is 93. Singer-bassist Lemmy of Motorhead is 68. Actor Clarence Gilyard (“Walker, Texas Ranger”) is 58. Actress Stephanie Hodge (“Unhappily Ever After”) is 57. Bassist-synthesizer player Ian Burden of Human League is 56. Actor Anil Kapoor (“Slumdog Millionaire”) is 54. Singer Mary Ramsey of 10,000 Maniacs is 50. Actor Mark Valley (“Boston Legal”) is 49. Actor Diedrich Bader (“The Drew Carey Show”) is 47. Singer Ricky Martin is 42. “Twilight” series author Stephenie Meyer is 40. “American Idol” host Ryan Seacrest is 39. Actor Michael Raymond-James (“Once Upon A Time,” ”True Blood”) is 36. Singer Louis Tomlinson of One Direction is 22.

Recent Headlines

in Sports

Rams cut Sam, 1st drafted openly gay player

Missouri senior defensive lineman Michael Sam speaks to the media during an NCAA college football news conference, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, in Irving, Texas. Missouri takes on Oklahoma State in the Cotton Bowl on Friday in Arlington, Texas.

The St. Louis Rams have cut Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team.

in Entertainment

This weekend’s celebrity birthdays

diaz

A look at the celebrities who will be celebrating this weekend.

in Sports

49ers linebacker Aldon Smith suspended by NFL

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith (99) against the Indianapolis Colts during the first half of an NFL football game in San Francisco, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013.

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith has been suspended for nine games by the NFL

in Sports

This week’s top sports shots

little

A look at the biggest stories and best photography in sports this week.

in Entertainment

WATCH: 10 best ‘Simpsons’ episodes

In this photo released by Fox, Homer explains why he wants to bring back the annual 4th of July fireworks display, after it's cancelled for budget reasons, in the "Yellow Badge of Cowardge" Season Finale episode of "The Simpsons," in May 2014. The full 25-year run of "The Simpsons" will arrive on cable channel FXX with a summer marathon, to be paired this fall with a digital extravaganza that could turn other TV shows yellow with envy. "I'm not going to over-promise, but I think this website will provide you with affordable health care," longtime "Simpsons" executive producer Al Jean told a TV critics' meeting Monday, July 21, 2014.

The recent marathon of all 552 episodes of "The Simpsons" inspired us to sit down and come up with our 10 favorite episodes. Enjoy!

Bellingham Traffic