News

Today in entertainment history: July 4

Today in entertainment history: July 4

THIS DAY IN 1982:Ozzy Osbourne married manager Sharon Arden. Photo: Associated Press

1982: Diana Ross kicked off her first world solo tour with a concert at Giants Stadium. Miles Davis opened the show.

1982: Ozzy Osbourne married manager Sharon Arden.

1983: Wayne Newton performed in Washington for a national Independence Day party instead of the Beach Boys. Interior Secretary James Watt had said the Beach Boys attracted “the wrong element.”

1995: Actress Eva Gabor died of complications from pneumonia at a hospital in Los Angeles. She was 74.

1997: Newsman Charles Kuralt died in New York of complications from lupus. He was 62.

2003: Singer Barry White died in Los Angeles after battling kidney problems and a stroke. He was 58.

Today’s Birthdays: Actress Eva Marie Saint is 90. Actress Gina Lollobrigida is 87. Playwright Neil Simon is 87. Singer Bill Withers is 76. Actress Karolyn Grimes (Zuzu in “It’s A Wonderful Life”) is 74. TV talk show host Geraldo Rivera is 71. Percussionist Ralph Johnson of Earth, Wind and Fire is 63. Percussionist Domingo Ortiz of Widespread Panic is 62. Singer John Waite is 59. Guitarist Kirk Pengilly (PEN’-geh-lee) of INXS (in-ex-ES’) is 56. Steel guitarist Teddy Carr (Ricochet) is 54. DJ Zonka (Big Audio Dynamite) is 42. Singer Michael Sweet of Stryper is 51. Bassist Matt Malley (Counting Crows) is 51. Actor-comedian Al Madrigal (“Gary Unmarried,” ”The Daily Show”) is 42. Singer Stephen “Ste” McNally of BBMak is 36. Actress Becki Newton (“Ugly Betty”) is 36. Reality star Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino (“Jersey Shore”) is 32. Singer Melanie Fiona is 31.

Recent Headlines

in Music

Activists urge Kid Rock to ditch Confederate flag

kidrock

The rocker often displays the banner during his shows, but members of a civil rights group in his native Detroit, Michigan have asked him to stop using the flag.

in Weird

Insane stunt lifts Canadian man sky high

10-overlay4

Daniel Booria was charged with mischief after he tied more than 100 balloons to a lawn chair, strapped a parachute on his back, and set sail over the city.

in Sports, Trending, Viral Videos

TODAY’S MUST SEE: NASCAR driver walks away from incredible wreck

21-overlay4

Austin Dillon walked away from a dramatic wreck at the finish line of the Daytona International Speedway and it was all caught on camera.

in Weird

Man posing as security guard steals $75K from Walmart

14-overlay3

The suspect was dressed in clothes similar to those of an armored truck employee and was able to walk out without raising suspicion.

in Weird

Police: Man shoots off firework from top of his head, dies

21-overlay2

A man celebrating the Fourth of July used his head as a launch pad.