News

Today in entertainment history: Aug. 13

Today in entertainment history: Aug. 13

THIS DAY IN 1942: Walt Disney's animated feature "Bambi" premiered at Radio City Music Hall in New York. In this 1938 photo, Walt Disney sketches two 12-week-old fawns that will act as the models for the hero and heroine of "Bambi." Photo: Associated Press

1942: Walt Disney’s animated feature “Bambi” premiered at Radio City Music Hall in New York.

1965: Jefferson Airplane made its first appearance, at the opening of the Matrix Club in San Francisco.

1997: “South Park” made its debut on Comedy Central.

2011: High winds caused a stage to collapse at the Indiana State Fair just before Sugarland was about to perform. Seven people were killed.

Today’s Birthdays: Actor Pat Harrington (“One Day At A Time”) is 85. Actor Kevin Tighe (“Emergency,” ”Murder One”) is 70. Actress Gretchen Corbett (“The Rockford Files”) is 67. Actor Danny Bonaduce is 55. Actress Dawnn Lewis (“A Different World,” ”Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper”) is 53. Actor John Slattery (“Mad Men,” ”Desperate Housewives”) is 52. Actress Debi Mazar is 50. Actress Quinn Cummings (“Family”) is 47. Country singer Andy Griggs is 41. Drummer Mike Melancon of Emerson Drive is 36. Actress Kathryn Fiore (“Reno 911!”) is 35. Singer James Morrison is 30. Actress Lennon Stella (“Nashville”) is 15.

Recent Headlines

in Music

At $90 million, Garth Brooks tops country earners

garth

Brooks, 53, who resumed touring last year after 13 years off the road, also notched up the biggest pay day in a single year.

in Entertainment

REVIEW: ‘Vacation’ is a fun road trip for a new generation

18-overlay7

Rating: R | Run time: 99 min. | Genre: Comedy | Starring: Ed Helms, Christina Applegate, Skyler Gisondo, Steele Stebbins…

in Music

Eric Church exhibit headed to Country Hall of Fame

12-overlay10

Visitors to Nashville's Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will soon be able to walk through the life and career of Eric Church.

in Music

Miranda Lambert launches scholarship fund for women

mirandalambert

The country superstar is establishing a new scholarship at Nashville's Belmont University to help women pursue jobs in the entertainment industry.

in Entertainment

Conan O’Brien accused of stealing jokes

20-overlay8

The late night host is being sued for allegedly lifting gags from Twitter.