News

Today in entertainment history: March 3

Today in entertainment history: March 3

THIS DAY IN 1931: Cab Calloway recorded "Minnie the Moocher." It was the first jazz album to sell a million copies. Photo: Associated Press

1931: Cab Calloway recorded “Minnie the Moocher.” It was the first jazz album to sell a million copies.

1967: Eric Burdon and The Animals refused to do a show in Ottawa, Ontario, unless they were paid in advance. The audience went on a rampage, causing $5,000 in damage.

1991: Ballroom dancing king Arthur Murray died in Hawaii at the age of 95.

1995: R.E.M. drummer Bill Berry underwent brain surgery for a ruptured aneurysm in Switzerland.

Today’s Birthdays: Singer-musician Mike Pender (The Searchers) is 75. Movie producer-director George Miller is 71. Actress Hattie Winston is 71. Singer Jennifer Warnes is 69. Actor-director Tim Kazurinsky is 66. Singer-musician Robyn Hitchcock is 63. Actor Robert Gossett is 62. Rock musician John Lilley is 62. Actress Miranda Richardson is 58. Rock musician John Bigham is 57. Actress Mary Page Keller is 55. Contemporary Christian musician Duncan Phillips (Newsboys) is 52. Rapper-actor Tone Loc is 50. Actress Julie Bowen is 46. Country singer Brett Warren (The Warren Brothers) is 45. Actor David Faustino is 42. Gospel singer Jason Crabb is 39. Singer Ronan Keating (Boyzone) is 39. Rapper Lil’ Flip is 35. Actress Jessica Biel is 34. Rock musician Blower (AKA Joe Garvey) (Hinder) is 32. Pop singer Camila Cabello (Fifth Harmony) is 19.

Recent Headlines

43 mins ago in Music

This week’s top country tracks

Fresh
rascalflatts664192845330

LISTEN: This week's top country tracks, according to the latest Billboard chart.

22 hours ago in Entertainment

OPENING WEEKEND: ‘Mother’s Day,’ Key & Peele comedy ‘Keanu’ hit theaters

22-overlay-9

Here's a look at some of the films set to open this weekend.

23 hours ago in Entertainment

WHAT’S ON: New on Netflix, Amazon & Hulu this May

netflixAP

It's going to be a great weekend for some binge-watching.

1 day ago in Entertainment

Alicia Vikander to play Lara Croft in ‘Tomb Raider’ reboot

vikanderREUTERS

The Swedish Oscar winner follows in the footsteps of Angelina Jolie to play the famed adventurer.

1 day ago in Entertainment

‘Angry Birds,’ apps to go hand-in-hand at the movies

21-overlay-15

Creators of the upcoming "The Angry Birds Movie" movie will ask audiences to whip out their phones during the end credits and point them at the screen.