Today in Entertainment History, November 12, 2012


According to the AP, on November 21:
  • In 1934, the Cole Porter musical "Anything Goes" opened in New York. {}{}
  • In 1960, George Harrison was deported from Germany after The Beatles had moved to Hamburg to play clubs there. Authorities were tipped off that he was not yet 18 and was therefore not allowed to be in a nightclub after midnight. {}{}
  • In 1974, the Kiss Army fan club officially formed in Terre Haute, Indiana. {}{}
  • In 1980, an estimated 83 million TV viewers tuned in to the CBS prime-time soap opera "Dallas" to find out who shot J.R., played by Larry Hagman. It turned out to be Kristin Shephard, played by Mary Crosby. {}{}
  • Also in 1980, singer Don Henley was arrested after a nude 16-year-old girl was found in his Los Angeles home suffering from a drug overdose. Henley was fined and given probation. {}{}
  • In 1982, Liza Minelli, Willie Nelson, Smokey Robinson and Andrew Lloyd Webber were honored as the first group of Grammy Living Legends at a gala in Los Angeles. {}{}
  • Also in 1982, singer Joni Mitchell married her bassist, Larry Klein, in Malibu, California. {}{}
  • In 1987, actor Bruce Willis married actress Demi Moore in Las Vegas. They separated after ten years. {}{}
  • In 1990, Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall were married after being together for 12 years. They have since divorced. {}{}
  • In 1995, singer Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day was arrested for dropping his pants at a concert in Milwaukee. He was fined $141. {}{}
  • In 1996, actress Sherry Stringfield quit the cast of "ER" to spend more time with her family and boyfriend. She rejoined the cast five years later. {}{}
  • In 1997, rapper Coolio and seven members of his band were arrested for theft and assault in a boutique in Boblingen, Germany. They were accused of assaulting a clerk and stealing $2,000 in clothing. {} {}{}
Today's Birthdays:{}
  • Actor Joseph Campanella ("The Colbys," ''Ben") is 85.{}
  • Country singer Jean Shepard is 79.{}
  • Actor Laurence Luckinbill is 78.{}
  • Actress Marlo Thomas is 75.{}
  • Singer Dr. John is 72.{}
  • Actress Juliet Mills ("Passions," ''Nanny and the Professor") is 71.{}
  • Actor-director Harold Ramis is 68.{}
  • Actress Goldie Hawn is 67.{}
  • Keyboardist Lonnie Jordan of War is 64.{}
  • Singer Livingston Taylor is 62.{}
  • Actress-singer Lorna Luft is 60.{}
  • Actress Cherry Jones ("The Horse Whisperer") is 56.{}
  • Bassist Brian Ritchie of Violent Femmes is 52.{}
  • Christian singer Steven Curtis Chapman is 50.{}
  • Actress Nicollette Sheridan is 49. Singer Bjork (BYORK) is 47.{}
  • Singer Chauncey Hannibal of BLACKstreet is 44.{}
  • Bassist Alex James of Blur is 44.{}
  • TV personality Rib Hillis ("Extreme Makeover: Home Edition") is 42.{}
  • Rapper Pretty Lou of Lost Boyz is 41.{}
  • Football player-turned-TV host Michael Strahan (STRAY'-han) ("Live With Kelly and Michael") is 41.{}
  • Country singer Kelsi Osborn of SHeDAISY is 38.{}
  • Actress Jena Malone ("Saved," ''Life As A House") is 28.{}
  • Singer Carly Rae Jepsen is 27.{}
  • Actor-singer Sam Palladio ("Nashville") is 25.{}