News

Today in entertainment history: Feb. 17

Today in entertainment history: Feb. 17

THIS DAY IN 1960: Elvis Presley received his first gold album, for the album called "Elvis." It included the songs "Rip It Up," ''Old Shep" and "Ready Teddy." Photo: Associated Press

1960: Elvis Presley received his first gold album, for the album called “Elvis.” It included the songs “Rip It Up,” ”Old Shep” and “Ready Teddy.”

1971: James Taylor made his prime-time TV debut on “The Johnny Cash Show.” Taylor sang “Fire and Rain” and “Carolina on My Mind.”

1972: Pink Floyd premiered “Dark Side of the Moon” in concert at London’s Rainbow Theater. The album was released the next year.

2013: Country singer Mindy McCready was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound on her front porch. She was 37.

Today’s Birthdays: Actor Hal Holbrook is 90. Singer Bobby Lewis is 82. Comedian Dame Edna (Barry Humphries) is 81. Country singer-songwriter Johnny Bush is 80. Actress Christina Pickles (“The Wedding Singer,” ”St. Elsewhere”) is 80. Actress Brenda Fricker is 70. Actress Rene Russo is 61. Actor Richard Karn (“Home Improvement”) is 59. Actor Lou Diamond Phillips is 53. Comedian Larry the Cable Guy is 52. Singer Chante Moore is 48. Guitarist Tim Mahoney of 311 (three-eleven) is 45. Actor Dominic Purcell (“Prison Break”) is 45. Actress Denise Richards is 44. Singer-guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day is 43. Actor Jerry O’Connell is 41. Country singer Bryan White is 41. Actor Jason Ritter (“Joan of Arcadia”) is 35. Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt is 34. TV co-host Daphne Oz (“The Chew”) is 29. Actor Chord Overstreet (“Glee”) is 26. Singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran is 24. Actress Meaghan Martin ( “Mean Girls 2″ ”Camp Rock”) is 23. Actress Sasha Pieterse (“Pretty Little Liars”) is 19.

Recent Headlines

in Music

Country Music Trail will honor Mississippians in Tennessee

Fresh
elvisguitar

The marker will be placed in Nashville to commemorate the musicians from Mississippi who came to Nashville to make it big in country music.

in Entertainment

Reality TV star Josh Duggar accused of molesting young girls

joshduggar

Josh Duggar, the eldest child on "19 Kids And Counting," allegedly has a history of sexually assaulting and "forcibly fondling" young girls.

in Entertainment

Red Nose Day raises millions for charity

21-overlay6

A star-studded few hours filled with funny red noses helped raise millions for children's charities.

in Trending, Viral Videos

TODAY’S MUST SEE: ‘Game of Thrones: The Musical’

15-overlay6

Coldplay teams up with the cast of "Game of Thrones" for a hilarious musical version of the hit HBO show to help raise money for Red Nose Day.

in Entertainment

The Rock breaks selfie record

therock

The wrestler-turned-actor set a new world record for most selfies taken in three minutes.