News

Today in entertainment history: April 21

Today in entertainment history: April 21

DYNAMIC DUO:Grand Ole Opry star Porter Wagoner, right, sings "Someone I Used To Know" with Dolly Parton during his induction to the Country Music Hall of Fame ceremony in Nashville, Tenn., Sunday, May 4, 2003. Photo: Associated Press

1960: “American Bandstand” host Dick Clark testified before a Congressional committee investigating payola.

1963: The Beatles met The Rolling Stones at England’s Crawdaddy Club.

1974: The country duo of Porter Wagoner and Dolly Parton performed together for the last time.

1997:The ashes of “Star Trek” creator Gene Roddenberry were shot into orbit.

Today’s Birthdays: Actor Charles Grodin is 79. Singer Iggy Pop is 67. Actress Patti LuPone is 65. Actor Tony Danza is 63. Actress Andie MacDowell is 56. Singer Robert Smith of The Cure is 55. Guitarist Michael Timmins of Cowboy Junkies is 55. Actor-director John Cameron Mitchell (“Hedwig and the Angry Inch”) is 51. Rapper Michael Franti of Spearhead is 48. Singer Glen Hansard is 44. Comedian Nicole Sullivan (“King of Queens”) is 44. Guitarist David Brenner of Theory Of A Deadman is 36. Actor James McAvoy (“The Last King of Scotland,” ”The Chronicles of Narnia”) is 35.

Recent Headlines

in National

Storms kill 8 in Texas, Oklahoma; Houston largely underwater

flood

By Anna Driver HOUSTON (Reuters) – Torrential rains have killed at least eight people in Texas and Oklahoma, including two…

in Entertainment, Sports

World Series of Poker starts this week with new events

worldseriesofpoker

The annual set of 68 tournaments at the Rio Hotel & Casino that rewards millions of dollars to the best card sharks starts Wednesday.

in Sports

Twins keep rolling

twins

Not many baseball fans expected the Minnesota Twins to be playoff contenders through Memorial Day, especially after their 1-6 start.

in Sports

Brady appeal to pass deadline

robertkraft

Tom Brady's appeal won't be heard by Wednesday's 10-day deadline.

in Sports

Tuesday’s Sports Minute

warriors

A look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Tuesday, May 26.