News

Today in entertainment history: Feb. 5

Today in entertainment history: Feb. 5

THIS DAY IN 2001: Actor Tom Cruise and actress Nicole Kidman announced their separation after 11 years of marriage. Photo: Associated Press

1940: Glenn Miller and his orchestra recorded “Tuxedo Junction” for RCA Victor’s Bluebird label.

1972: Paul Simon released his first solo single following his breakup with Art Garfunkel. The song, “Mother and Child Reunion,” became a top five hit.

1996: Actress Elizabeth Taylor filed for divorce from her seventh husband, Larry Fortensky, citing irreconcilable differences.

2001: Actor Tom Cruise and actress Nicole Kidman announced their separation after 11 years of marriage.

Today’s Birthdays: Actor Stuart Damon is 78. Singer-songwriter Barrett Strong is 74. Actor David Selby (“Dark Shadows,” ”Falcon Crest”) is 74. Singer Cory Wells of Three Dog Night is 73. Singer Al Kooper is 71. Actress Charlotte Rampling is 69. Actress Barbara Hershey is 67. Actor-director-comedian Christopher Guest is 67. Actor-comedian Tim Meadows (“Saturday Night Live”) is 54. Actress Jennifer Jason Leigh is 53. Actress Laura Linney (“Love Actually,” ”The Truman Show”) is 51. Bassist Duff McKagan of Velvet Revolver (and Guns N’ Roses) is 51. Actor Chris Parnell is 48. Singer Chris Barron of the Spin Doctors is 47. Singer Bobby Brown is 46. Actor Michael Sheen (“Masters of Sex,” ”Frost/Nixon,” ”Twilight” films) is 46. Actor David Chisum (“Black Box,” ”One Life to Live”) is 45. Country singer Sara Evans is 44. Actor Darren Criss (“Glee”) is 28. Actor Jeremy Sumpter (“Friday Night Lights,” ”Peter Pan”) is 26.

Latest Headlines

in Local

Ex-Maine Congressman is Obama Pick for Administration Post

mike_michaud

President Obama has tapped a former Maine congressman for an administration post to help veterans seeking training and jobs.

in Local

Ex-President George H.W. Bush Tweets About his Spill

US-POLITICS-MUSEUM-HISTORY

Former President George H.W. Bush is showing he has a sense of humor about a spill that fractured a bone in his neck.

in Local

Maine House Speaker Sues Governor Over Loss of School Job

governorlepage

Maine's Democratic House Speaker has sued Republican Gov. Paul LePage after the governor threatened to withhold funds from a school for at-risk youth to get him removed from the top job there.

in Local

Actress Valerie Harper Hospitalized in Maine

20251-valerie-harper

The Ogunquit Playhouse says actress Valerie Harper has been hospitalized after falling ill before a performance.

in Local

Trooper Suffers Non-Life-Threatening Injuries in Crash

troopercrash1

Police say a Maine state trooper was injured in a dramatic crash in which his cruiser was rear-ended by a tractor trailer on Interstate 295 in Richmond.

Tweets

  • 3h
  • 3h
  • 4h
  • 4h
  • 4h
  • 5h
  • 5h