News

Today in entertainment history: June 21

Today in entertainment history: June 21

THIS DAY IN 1987:Guns N' Roses, seen here at the MTV Awards in 1992, released their debut album, "Appetite for Destruction." Photo: Associated Press/Kevork Djansezian

1971: Carole King received a gold album for “Tapestry.”

1975: Willie Nelson made his debut on the album charts with “Red Headed Stranger.” It contained the hit “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain.”

1987: Guns N’ Roses released their debut album, “Appetite for Destruction.”

1990: The BBC’s Radio One apologized to listeners after Madonna repeatedly cursed during a live concert broadcast.

Today’s Birthdays: Singer Kay Starr is 92. Movie director Norman Jewison is 88. Actress Patricia Elliott (“One Life To Live”) is 72. Actor Edward Herrmann (“Gilmore Girls”) is 71. Actor Leigh Lawson (“Tess”) is 69. Singer Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens) is 66. Cartoonist Garry Trudeau (“Doonesbury”) is 66. Comedian-actor Robin Williams is 63. Singer-guitarist Eric Bazilian of The Hooters is 61. Comedian Jon Lovitz is 57. Actor Lance Guest (“Lou Grant”) is 54. Singer Emerson Hart of Tonic is 45. Actress Alysia Reiner (“Orange is the New Black”) is 44. Country singer Paul Brandt is 42. Actress Ali Landry is 41. Actor Justin Bartha (“The Hangover”) is 36. Actor Josh Hartnett is 36. Reggae singer Damian Marley is 36. “American Idol” runner-up Blake Lewis is 33. Drummer Will Berman of MGMT is 32. Keyboardist Johan Carlsson of Carolina Liar is 30. Actress Vanessa Lengies (“Stick It,” ”American Dreams”) is 29.

Latest Headlines

in Local

Michaud Says He Has $560K Cash in Governor’s Race

mike_michaud

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) _ Democratic candidate for governor Mike Michaud has raised nearly $440,000 in the latest reporting period ending Oct. 21. His campaign says that brings his fundraising total to $2.85 million.

in Local

Scattered Showers in Maine After Heavy Rain, Wind

Newsradio WGAN

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) _ A powerful storm that has been soaking Maine for more than 48 hours has lived up to expectations.

in Local

Maine CDC Launches Ebola Preparedness Website

C

Maine is launching a new website about preparedness and response to suspected cases of Ebola virus.

in Local

Mount Vernon Man Faces Weapons Charge

GENERIC BULLETS 2

MOUNT VERNON, Maine (AP) — A Mount Vernon man is facing a weapons charge after police conducting a search at his home say they found more than a dozen firearms inside.

in Trending, Viral Videos

TODAY’S MUST SEE: Spooky ‘Shining’ inspired IKEA commercial

17-overlay2

You'll never aimlessly wander the floors of IKEA the same way again.