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ENTERTAINMENT NEWS: Tuesday March 22, 2011; Almanacs & Celebrity Birthdays


Tuesday is March 22, the 81st day of 2011. There are 284 days left in the year.


* On March 22, 1765, Britain enacted the Stamp Act of 1765 to raise money from the Colonies.

* In 1933, during Prohibition, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a measure to make wine and beer containing up to 3.2 percent alcohol legal.

* In 1958, movie producer Mike Todd, husband of actress Elizabeth Taylor, and three others were killed in the crash of Todd’s private plane near Grants, New Mexico.

* In 1968, President Lyndon B. Johnson named General William C. Westmoreland to be the Army’s chief of staff.

* In 1978, Karl Wallenda, the 73-year-old patriarch of “the Flying Wallendas” high-wire act, fell to his death while attempting to walk a cable strung between two hotel towers in San Juan, Puerto, Rico.

In 2010, Former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton toured the earthquake-devastated capital of Haiti, Port-au-Prince.


George Benson in Madrid 2009 (photo by Raul Ruiz via wikipedia commons)

90 JOHN J. GILLIGAN, former Ohio governor

81 STEPHEN SONDHEIM, composer and lyricist

PAT ROBERTSON, evangelist broadcaster

80 WILLIAM SHATNER, actor/advertising pitchman

70 JEREMY CLYDE, singer from the 60′s group, Chad & Jeremy

68 GEORGE BENSON, singer and guitarist


59 BOB COSTAS, sportscaster

35 REESE WITHERSPOON, born Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon, actress

ENTERTAINMENT FOR WEDNESDAY AUGUST 4, 2010: Alamanc and Celebrity Birthdays


Today is Wednesday August 4, the 216th day of 2010. There are 149 days left in the year.


* In 1830, plans for the city of Chicago were laid out.

* In 1916, the United States reached agreement with Denmark to purchase the Danish Virgin Islands for $25 million.

* In 1977, President Jimmy Carter signed a measure establishing the Department of Energy.

* In 1987, the Federal Communications Commission voted to abolish the Fairness Doctrine, which required radio and TV stations to present balanced coverage of issues.

* One year ago, August 4, 2009, North Korean leader Kim Jong Il pardoned American journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee for entering the country illegally and ordered their release during a surprise visit by former United States president Bill Clinton.


Barack Obama 49 today (file)

90 Helen Thomas, long-time White House journalist from UPI.

66 Ted Strickland, Ohio’s governor.

55 Billy Bob Thornton, actor, screenwriter and former beau of Angelina Jolie.

52 Kym Karath, actress.

49 President Barack Obama, the United States’ 44th Commander-In-Chief.

39 Jeff Gordon, NASCAR driver from Indiana.

ENTERTAINMENT FOR THURSDAY JULY 29, 2010: Almanacs, Celebrity Birthdays


Today is Thursday, July 29, the 210th day 2010. There are 155 days left in the year.


* On July 29, 1981, Britain’s Prince Charles married Lady Diana Spencer at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. The couple later divorced in 1996.

* In 1030, the patron saint of Norway, King Olaf II, was killed in battle.

* In 1890, artist Vincent van Gogh, who was only 37, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in France.

* In 1914, transcontinental telephone service began with the first test phone conversation between New York and San Francisco.

* In 1957, the International Atomic Energy Agency was established.

* In 1958, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the National Aeronautics and Space Admininstration Act, creating NASA.

* One year ago, July 29, 2009, Microsoft and Yahoo announced a 10-year Internet search partnership, taking on Google who has dominated the online advertising market.



* Samantha Who? star Christina Applegate and Heroes actress Ali Larter both will be expecting their first child in the coming months.

* NBC has officially announced that The Office star Steve Carell will leave after this season. The show will continue on.

* Former President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will be spending between $3 million to $5 million for daughter Chelsea’s wedding on Saturday, July 31. The experts say that’s about $6,000 a head for an estimated 500 guests which will take place in Rhinebeck, New York.

* Victoria Secret’s model Miranda Kerr, CSI, Miami star Emily Proctor and Dancing With the Stars and Bachelor contestant Melissa Rycroft are each expecting a child.


57 Ken Burns, documentary filmmaker.

57 Tim Gunn, style guru.

57 Geddy Lee, rock singer and musician of the group Rush.

57 Patti Scialfa, rock singer for Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band.

44 Martina McBride, country singer.

36 Josh Radnor, actor.

33 Danger Mouse, hip-hop DJ and music producer.

28 Allison Mack, actress on Smallville,

ENTERTAINMENT FOR SUNDAY JULY 11, 2010: Almanacs, News and Celebrity Birthdays

compiled from staff, wire and Entertainment news


Today is Sunday, July 11, the 192nd day of 2010. There are 173 days left in the year.


* On July 11, 1960, To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about childhood-innocence and racial injustice in a small Southern town during the Depression, was first published by J.B. Lippincott and Company.

* In 1859, Big Ben, the great bell inside the famous London clock tower, chimed for the first time. The clock itself had been keeping time since May 31.

* In 1952, the Republican National Convention, meeting in Chicago, nominated Dwight D. Eisenhower for president and Richard M. Nixon for vice president.

* In 1979, the abandoned United States space station Skylab made a spectacular return to Earth, burning up in the atmosphere and showering debris over the Indian Ocean and Australia.

* Ten years ago, on July 11, 2000, A Middle East summit hosted by President Bill Clinton opened at Camp David between Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.


* The Office star Jenna Fischer married writer Lee Kirk this past weekend in Malibu, California. The 36-year-old Fischer, was previously married to director James Gunn.

* BalletMet Columbus has been able to balance its budget. The company was able to clear out a tentative deficit of $50,000 in recent weeks through donations from supporters, according to Executive Director Cheri Mitchell. The company had reported a record $400,000 deficit at the end of the previous season, 2008-2009.

* Popular Cincinnati radio personality Gary Burbank who impersonates such characters as “Gilbert Gnarley,” “Earl Pitts, American!”, will be needing your help to get into the National Radio Hall of Fame in Chicago. This is Burbank’s third nomination. Burbank, who retired from WLW-AM in 2007, faces very stiff competition as a local or regional pioneer from Chicago “Disco Demolition” DJ Steve Dahl; Nashville country music icon Ralph Emery: and Boston DJ Charles Laquidara.

Online voting is free and is open through August 1 at Online registration is required.

* Staying with WLW-AM in Cincinnati, it was discovered by several of our website fans that the popular regional station has pulled longtime talk show host Mike McConnell off the air because word had leaked that he’s going to Chicago in August to work on WGN-AM.

WLW-AM recently refused to let McConnell return to the airwaves after he returned from vacation when word of his move to Chicago was discovered. His contract expires in July.

* NBC has pulled the new Love Bites from fall schedule and put The Apprentice on Thursday. The network made the move for several reasons: the pregnancy of series regular Becki Newton, who plays a young, single woman; and a request from creator Cindy Chupack to relinquish day-to-day management duties of the show.

The upcoming season of The Apprentice recently finished shooting in New York.

* Singer Carrie Underwood married Hockey star Mike Fisher on Saturday July 10 at the Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation in Greensboro.

* CNN host Larry King and his wife, Shawn Southwick-King, both submitted paperwork this past week to halt their divorce for which they filed in April. Word has it that the couple is trying to work things out.

* Actress Lindsay Lohan, who recently lost her probation case, has also lost her lawyer, Shawn Chapman Holley who abruptly resigned on Thursday.


60 Bonnie Pointer, singer of the famous group, The Pointer Sisters.

43 Thad Matta, Ohio State men’s basketball coach.

40 Justin Chambers, Springfield, Ohio native, actor on Grey’s Anatomy.

35 Lil’ Kim, rapper of Lady Marmalade.

21 David Henrie, actor of Wizards of Waverly Place.