News

Today in entertainment history: Dec. 27

Today in entertainment history: Dec. 27

CLUB SHOOTING: Entertainer Jennifer Lopez, hidden in a winter parka, leaves New York's Midtown North Precinct in police custody for a drive to Midtown South Monday morning Dec. 27, 1999, where she and Sean "Puffy" Combs were questioned in connection with criminal possession of a weapon Monday. Combs and Lopez were arrested early Monday morning and charged after authorites said a gun was found in their car as they left a Times Square nightclub where three people were shot and wounded. Photo: Associated Press/Suzanne Plunkett

A look at some of Hollywood’s big headlines from Dec. 27.

1947: The children’s TV program “Howdy Doody” made its debut on NBC.

1970: “Hello, Dolly!” closed on Broadway after a run of 2,844 performances. It had opened in 1964.

1999: Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs and Jennifer Lopez were arrested following a shooting at a New York dance club during which three people were shot and wounded. Charges against Lopez were dropped. Combs was acquitted of gun and bribery charges.

Today’s birthdays:
Guitarist Scotty Moore (Elvis Presley’s band) is 82. Actor John Amos (“Men In Trees,” ”The West Wing”) is 74. Actress Charmian Carr (Liesl in “The Sound of Music”) is 71. News correspondent Cokie Roberts is 70. Guitarist Mick Jones of Foreigner is 69. Singer Tracy Nelson is 69. Actor Gerard Depardieu is 65. Singer Karla Bonoff is 62. Actress Tovah Feldshuh (“Law and Order”) is 61. Guitarist David Knopfler of Dire Straits is 61. Drummer Jeff Bryant (Ricochet) is 51. Actor Ian Gomez (“Felicity,” ”The Drew Carey Show”) is 49. Actress Eva LaRue (“CSI: Miami”) is 47. Guitarist Matt Slocum of Sixpence None The Richer is 41. Actor Wilson Cruz (“My So-Called Life”) is 40. Actor Masi Oka (“Hawaii Five-O,” ”Heroes”) is 39. Actress Emilie de Ravin (“Once Upon A Time,” ”Lost”) is 32. Singer Hayley Williams of Paramore is 25.

Recent Headlines

2 hours ago in Entertainment

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

Fresh
vikanderREUTERS

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

3 hours 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.

5 hours ago in Entertainment

‘Fast & Furious 8’ revs up for historic Cuba shoot

FastCuba575123770627

Director F. Gary Gray has turned the key on the "Fast 8" production in Havana, making movie history by becoming the first filmmaker to shoot a major Hollywood project in Cuba in over 50 years.

7 hours ago in Entertainment

Sylvester Stallone starring in TV adaptation of ‘Omerta’

stallone95828264444

The "Rocky" star will play mob boss Raymonde Aprile in the series inspired by "The Godfather" author Mario Puzo's book.

7 hours ago in Entertainment

REVIEW: Key and Peele put a paw print in the win column with ‘Keanu’

13-overlay-13

The best of Key and Peele's work on Comedy Central was as smart as it was funny. "Keanu" is proof they haven't gone soft by going Hollywood.