News

Today in entertainment history: June 6

Today in entertainment history: June 6

THIS DAY IN 1962:The Beatles auditioned for producer George Martin at EMI Records in London. He signed them to a contract the following month. Photo: Associated Press

1933: The first drive-in movie theater opened, in Camden, New Jersey.

1962: The Beatles auditioned for producer George Martin at EMI Records in London. He signed them to a contract the following month.

1969: Rod Stewart signed a solo recording contract with Mercury Records. He had previously sung for the Jeff Beck Group.

1971: The “Ed Sullivan Show” was cancelled after 23 years. It was TV’s longest-running variety show.

Today’s Birthdays: Singer-songwriter Gary “U.S.” Bonds is 75. Country singer Joe Stampley is 71. Actor Robert Englund (Freddie Krueger) is 67. Singer Dwight Twilley is 63. Playwright-actor Harvey Fierstein is 62. Actress-comedian Sandra Bernhard is 59. Actress Amanda Pays is 55. Record producer Jimmy Jam is 55. Comedian Colin Quinn is 55. Guitarist Steve Vai is 54. Singer-bassist Tom Araya of Slayer is 53. Actor Jason Isaacs (“Harry Potter” films) is 51. Bassist Sean Ysealt (White Zombie) is 48. Actor Max Casella (“Analyze This,” ”Doogie Howser, M.D.”) is 47. Actor Paul Giamatti (“Sideways”) is 47. Singer Damion Hall of Guy is 46. Bassist Bardi Martin (Candlebox) is 45. Guitarist James “Munky” Shaffer of Korn is 44. Country singer Lisa Brokop is 41. Singer Uncle Kracker is 40. Actress Staci Keanan (“Step By Step,” ”My Two Dads”) is 39. Actress Aubrey Anderson-Emmons (“Modern Family”) is 7.

Recent Headlines

in Sports

Reports: Bears benching Cutler

Fresh
Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler throws before a preseason NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, in Seattle.

ESPN first reported Wednesday that the Bears were switching quarterbacks, with Jimmy Clausen getting the nod over Cutler for Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions

in Local Sports

Updated Prep Basketball Polls Released

Basketball

The updated prep boys and girls basketball polls are out - see where Whatcom County's teams rank

in Sports

Judge rejects NCAA concussions deal

NCAA logo

A federal judge has rejected a proposed $75 million head injury settlement with the NCAA as too broad.

in Sports

49ers release McDonald amid further legal trouble

San Francisco 49ers' defensive tackle Ray McDonald (91) against the Dallas Cowboys in an NFL football game in San Francisco, Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011.

Defensive lineman Ray McDonald has been released by the San Francisco 49ers amid an investigation by San Jose police into McDonald on suspicion of sexual assault.

in Sports

Wisconsin brings Pitt’s Chryst home as coach

Pittsburgh head coach Paul Chryst in an NCAA football game between Pittsburgh and Miami on Friday, Nov. 29, 2013 in Pittsburgh.

The school made it official on Wednesday, hiring Chryst away from Pittsburgh. The announcement ended days of speculation following the surprising departure of Gary Andersen