News

Today in entertainment history: Feb. 6

Today in entertainment history: Feb. 6

NATIONAL ANTHEM: Pop star Christina Aguilera sings the national anthem before the NFL Super Bowl XLV football game between the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011, in Arlington, Texas. Photo: Associated Press//Mike Groll

A look back on some of Hollywood’s memorable moments.

1970: “Instant Karma” by John Lennon was released as a single.

1989: Actor Todd Bridges was ordered held without bond on an attempted murder charge. He pleaded not guilty in connection with a shooting.

1998: Singer-guitarist Carl Wilson of the Beach Boys died of complications from lung cancer in Los Angeles. He was 51.

2003: ABC aired the British documentary, “Living With Michael Jackson.” Jackson’s comments about allowing kids to spend the night in his bedroom prompted authorities to look into his relationships with children. Jackson was arrested the following November on child molestation charges.

2011: Christina Aguilera botched the words to the national anthem before the Super Bowl. She said she got lost in the moment.

Today’s Birthdays: Actress Zsa Zsa Gabor is 97. Actor Patrick MacNee (“The Avengers”) is 92. Actor Rip Torn is 83. Actress Mamie Van Doren is 83. Actor Mike Farrell is 75. NBC news anchorman Tom Brokaw is 74. Actress Gayle Hunnicutt is 71. Singer Fabian is 71. Actor Michael Tucker is 70. Singer Natalie Cole is 64. Actor Jon Walmsley (“The Waltons”) is 58. Actor-director Robert Townsend (“The Parent ‘Hood”) is 57. Actress Kathy Najimy (“Veronica’s Closet,” ”King of the Hill”) is 57. Drummer Simon Phillips of Toto is 57. Actor Barry Miller (“Saturday Night Fever,” ”Fame”) is 56. Actress Megan Gallagher (“Millennium”) is 54. Country singer Richie McDonald (Lonestar) is 52. Vocalist Axl Rose of Guns N’ Roses is 52. Singer Rick Astley is 48. Bassist Tim Brown of the Boo Radleys is 45.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Illinois Tollway Expects Spike in Holiday Traffic

IL Tollways

Free coffee will also be available at tollway oases.

in Local

Quinn Signs Bill to Pay Jurors More in Illinois

Governor Quinn Signs Historic Pension Reform

Quinn signs bill to increase daily pay for those who serve jury duty in Illinois.

in Local

Central Illinois Food Bank Says Need is Great All Year Long

foodbank

Executive Director Pam Molitoris says need remains great the entire year.

in Local

T-Mobile Customers May Be Eligible for Refunds

local_news_generic

Court ruling says cellphone company illegally charged customers