News

Today in entertainment history: May 28

Today in entertainment history: May 28

THIS DAY IN 1966:Ike and TIna Turner released "River Deep, Mountain High." Photo: Associated Press

1966: Ike and Tina Turner released “River Deep, Mountain High.”

1976: The Allman Brothers Band broke up after Gregg Allman testified against his personal road manager, who was charged with drug trafficking. The band reformed in 1978.

1998: Actor Phil Hartman was shot to death by his wife, Brynn, who then killed herself. Hartman was 49.

Today’s Birthdays: Actress Carroll Baker is 84. Actor John Karlen (“Cagney and Lacey”) is 82. Actress Beth Howland (“Alice”) is 74. Singer Gladys Knight is 71. Actress Sondra Locke is 71. Singer Billy Vera is 71. Singer John Fogerty is 70. Actor Brandon Cruz (“The Courtship of Eddie’s Father”) is 53. Actress Christa Miller (“Scrubs,” ”The Drew Carey Show”) is 51. Country singer Phil Vassar is 51. Singer Chris Ballew (bah-LOO’) of Presidents of the United States of America is 50. Singer Kylie Minogue is 47. Rapper Chubb Rock is 47. Actor Justin Kirk (“Weeds”) is 46. Talk show host Elisabeth Hasselbeck (“Fox and Friends,” ”The View”) is 38. Actor Jake Johnson (“New Girl”) is 37. Actress Monica Keena (“Dawson’s Creek,” ”Undeclared”) is 36. Actress Alexa Davalos (“Clash of the Titans” ”The Chronicales of Riddick”) is 33. Actor Megalyn Echikunwoke (“24”) is 33. Singer Colbie Caillat is 30. Actress Carey Mulligan (“The Great Gatsby”) is 30.

Recent Headlines

14 hours ago in Local

Chicago Officer Sues Estate of Teen He Shot, Claiming Trauma

wtax 011015

A white Chicago police officer who fatally shot a black 19-year-old college student and accidently killed a neighbor has filed a lawsuit against the teenager's estate, arguing the shooting left him traumatized.

14 hours ago in Local

New Commemorative Quarter Features Shawnee National Forest

shawnee quarter

A commemorative coin featuring a scene from the Shawnee National Forest in southern Illinois has entered into circulation.

14 hours ago in Local

U of I Reports Record Number of Freshmen Applications

u of i urbana 2

University of Illinois officials say a record number of prospective freshmen have applied for enrollment next fall across the school's three campuses.

20 hours ago in Local

USO Says “Thank You” to National Guard

2-6-16 National Guard USO

The USO’s Illinois chapter wrapped up a week celebrating their 75th anniversary by thanking the people they serve – the troops.

2 days ago in Local

Court Upholds TV Pitchman Kevin Trudeau’s 10-Year Sentence

wtax 011015

An appeals court in Chicago has upheld a 10-year prison term for best-selling author Kevin Trudeau.