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4/4/2022: Grammys Recap
PLUS: Russian Retreat, Will Smith Drama Continues, and KKW Rebrand
Today is Monday, April 4, 2022.
It is the 94th day of the year.
271 days remain.
Saturday was National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day.
#FinalFour, Kansas, Villanova, Duke, UNC and Coach K were trending Saturday as fans watched the Final Four games.
#WrestleMania was trending over the weekend. “Stone Cold” Steve Austin had his first match in 19 years, Cody Rhodes returned to WWE and YouTuber Logan Paul made his debut.
Sunday was National Find a Rainbow Day.
#ThingsYouCantSayAnymore was trending Sunday. Tweets included, “anything about Jada,” “want a corona?,” “I went to Blockbuster for a movie today,” “anything if you’re a comedian apparently…” and “Washington Redskins.”
Estelle Harris landed in Twitter’s Top 10 Trends on Sunday after news of her passing broke. More in Deaths.
Russian forces appear to have begun a retreat from the areas surrounding Kyiv, leaving many wondering what Russia’s objectives are.
As those troops leave cities, Western media is going in, and making shocking discoveries – like a mass grave containing at least 150 bodies in the town of Bucha. Some estimates put the body count closer to 280, depending on who you ask.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky called these developments genocide.
Appearing on CBS yesterday morning, he said, “We are the citizens of Ukraine. We have more than 100 nationalities. This is about the destruction and extermination of all these nationalities.”
A German man is under investigation after allegedly getting more than 90 covid shots over the course of several months.
He schemed to stack up legitimate vaccination cards, which he could then sell to people who choose not to get vaccinated to flout vax card requirement rules.
AP reports that while the man hasn’t been arrested, he’s being investigated for various fraud crimes.
At least six are dead and a dozen others injured after a shooting early Sunday morning in Sacramento, California.
Officials tell the Sacramento Bee a weapon was recovered at the scene but remain on the hunt for the suspect.
Bystanders report that the shots rang out after some violent scuffles on the packed city streets as bars closed down for the night.
Veterans advocacy group Wreaths Across America has proposed the world’s tallest flagpole be built as part of a memorial in Maine to remember all American veterans in one place.
The names of 24 million soldiers – not just casualties of war – would be inscribed across 55 walls surrounding the pole, which would be built on top of a hill and reach 1,776 feet above sea level.
The project’s organizer notes that the site is below common flight paths of planes entering and leaving the country for trips across the Atlantic, making it a very visible and high profile memorial site for those entering or leaving the country.
Major airlines blamed bad weather in the southeastern United States for more than 3,000 flight cancellations over the weekend.
Southwest also blamed a technology snafu, while Alaska Airlines is battling its pilots union, many of whom are striking amid new contract negotiations.
Oil prices edged further down over the weekend.
West Texas Intermediate fell below $100 a barrel. Brent Crude is down more than 10% in the last month to around $103 a barrel.
Weekend Box Office
10. Everything Everywhere All at Once: $1 million (up from 13)
9. X: 1.1 million (down from 6)
8. Dog: $1.3 million (down from 7)
7. Spider-Man: No Way Home: $1.4 million (up from 8)
6. RRR: $1.6 million (down from 3)
5. Jujutsu Kaisen 0: The Movie: $1.9 million (stayed at 5)
4. Uncharted: $3.6 million (stayed at 4)
3. The Batman: $10.8 million (down from 2)
2. The Lost City: $14.8 million (down from 1)
1. Morbius: $39 million (new)
C.W. MCALL has died.
The singer, known best for his hit single “Convoy,” passed away Friday in Colorado after a battle with cancer.
He was 93.
ESTELLE HARRIS has died.
The actress, who most notably played George Costanza’s mom in “Seinfeld,” passed away Saturday at her home in Palm Desert, California. Her son said she died of natural causes.
She was 93.
BARRIE YOUNGFELLOW has died.
The actress, who starred in the ‘80s sitcom “It’s a Living,” passed away last Monday night, according to a statement from her family. A cause of death was not shared.
She was 75.
MAKS LEVIN has died.
The photographer, who had been documenting the war in Ukraine, was found dead from gunshot wounds.
According to multiple outlets, Levin went missing last month in a combat zone near Kyiv. He was reportedly killed by two bullets fired by the Russian military. His body was found on Friday.
He was 40.
WALTER COBLENZ has died.
The movie producer, known for his work on “All the President’s Men,” passed away on March 16. A cause of death has not been disclosed.
He was 93.
Actors SHIA LABEOUF, 35, and MIA GOTH, 28, are parents.
The couple was spotted by photogs walking with a baby stroller on Friday. It is unclear when the baby was born and whether they welcomed a son or daughter.
News of the pregnancy was confirmed in February, after Goth was spotted running errands with a baby bump.
Reality star LAURYN “Pumpkin” SHANNON is expecting twins with her husband JOSHUA EFRID.
Insiders revealed to TMZ that the daughter of controversial reality star MAMA JUNE is expecting a boy and girl this June.
The couple are already parents to Ella Grace, 4, and son Bentley Jameson, who is not yet one.
The Washington Post editorial board is just gosh-darned perplexed over the whole HUNTER BIDEN story – wondering out loud how their paper and other major media outlets missed such a shocking story.
Last week, the Post’s “news” “reporters” for the first time whispered that at least some of the laptop data is real.
Of these revelations, the board writes, “The investigation adds new details and confirms old ones about the ways in which Joe Biden’s family has profited from trading overseas on his name — something for which the president deserves criticism for tacitly condoning.”
Without an ounce of self awareness, the board continues, “Why is confirmation of a story that first surfaced in the fall of 2020 emerging only now?”
WORTH NOTING: Because you decided not to report on it, you dorks.
They go on to remind readers that even though some of the data is probably legitimate, it’s not reason to accuse President JOE BIDEN of corruption and that the guy before him was really bad.
The board concludes, “The lesson learned from 2020 may well be that there’s also a danger of suppressing accurate and relevant stories.”
WORTH ASKING: Ya think?
WORTH REMEMBERING: During the 2020 presidential debates, Biden explicitly denied his son or family being involved in international business: “My son has not made money in terms of this thing about, talking about China,” Biden said at the time.
On Friday, White House Politburo Director KATE BEDINGFIELD said, “We absolutely stand by the president’s comment.”
On ABC’s “This Week” yesterday morning, White House Chief of Staff RON KLAIN was asked about the $4.8 million paid to HUNTER BIDEN, as reported last week by the Washington Post, and whether he was confident the Biden’s didn’t violate any ethical rules.
Klain said, “the president’s confident that his family did the right thing.”
WORTH NOTING: He didn’t dispute the premise of the question.
WHICH IS IT?: Did Biden lie about his son making money in China? Or did Hunter earn money and do it ethically? Two representatives of the administration are saying both things are true at the same time.
Former Alaskan Governor and Republican Vice Presidential Nominee SARAH PALIN is running for Congress in Alaska.
She (very oddly) announced her candidacy on April Fool’s Day on Friday, leaving many to wonder if it was real.
SURE ENOUGH: It is real; the filing deadline was 5:00 pm on Friday afternoon.
Palin joins a crowded field of more than 50 candidates vying to win the special election to replace the late Rep. DON YOUNG, who died in March.
THEN THINGS GET WEIRD: Alaska will be conducting the entire election by mail. Ballots will be due June 11, but the winner won’t be announced until June 26. Then, the top 4 vote-getters proceed to the August 16 special election, where the winner will be decided by ranked-choice voting.
IT GETS WEIRDER: Because this is a special election, the regular election process is still going on for the full term that would begin January next year. So one person could win the special election and serve a matter of weeks, and someone else could then take over. Making things even more confusing, the primary vote for the general election will be held the same day as the final vote for the special election.
IN OTHER WORDS: Tell me this isn’t a government operation.
MEANWHILE: On Sunday, former PRESIDENT TRUMP endorsed Palin. He said in a statement that she “lifted the McCain presidential campaign out of the dumps despite the fact that she had to endure some very evil, stupid, and jealous people within the campaign itself” and that she is “tough and smart and will never back down.” He then handed down his “Complete and Total Endorsement.”
No winner for Friday night’s Mega Millions drawing. Tuesday night’s drawing will be for an $81 million jackpot or a $51.5 million cash payout.
No winner for Saturday night’s Powerball drawing. Tonight’s drawing will be for a $231 million jackpot or a $147.5 million cash payout.
The 64th annual Grammy Awards aired live last night from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
TREVOR NOAH hosted the event for the second year in a row.
Best Album is for the overall, complete body of work when the artist releases new music, and can go to a combination of performers, producers, writers, and engineers.
Best Record is akin to the best single, and also can include a combination of the performers, producers, writers, and engineers.
Best Song is for the lyrics, and goes to the songwriter.
There’s often lots of overlap between these, especially for singers and performers who pen their own stuff.
And the winners are…
Record — Silk Sonic, “Leave the Door Open”
Album — Jon Batiste, “We Are”
Song -- Silk Sonic, “Leave the Door Open”
New Artist -- Olivia Rodrigo
Music Video -- Jon Batiste, “Freedom”
Music Film -- “Summer of Soul”
Solo Performance -- Olivia Rodrigo, “Drivers License”
Duo/Group Performance — Doja Cat ft. SZA, “Kiss Me More”
Album — Olivia Rodrigo, “Sour”
Traditional Pop Album -- Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga, “Love for Sale”
Recording -- Rufus Du Sol, “Alive”
Album -- Black Coffee, “Subconsciously”
Rock Performance -- Foo Fighters, “Making a Fire”
Rock Song -- Foo Fighters, “Waiting on a War”
Metal Performance -- Dream Theater, “The Alien”
Rock Album -- Foo Fighters, “Medicine at Midnight”
Performance -- (TIE) Silk Sonic, “Leave the Door Open”; Jazmine Sulivan, “Pick Up Your Feelings”
Song -- Silk Sonic, “Leave the Door Open”
Album -- Jazmine Sullivan, “Heaux Tales”
Progressive R&B Album -- Lucky Daye, “Table for Two”
Traditional R&B Performance -- H.E.R., “Fight For You”
Performance -- Baby Keem ft. Kendrick Lamar, “Family Ties”
Melodic Performance -- Kanye West ft. The Weeknd & Lil Baby, “Hurricane”
Song -- Kanye West, “Jail”
Album -- Tyler, The Creator, “Call Me If You Get Lost”
Solo Performance -- Chris Stapleton, “You Should Probably Leave”
Duo/Group Performance -- Brothers Osborne, “Younger Me”
Country Song -- Chris Stapleon, “Cold”
Album -- Chris Stapleton, “Starting Over”
Solo -- Chick Corea, “Humpty Dumpty (Set 2)”
Vocal Album -- Esperanza Spalding, “Songwrights Apothecary Lab”
Instrumental Album -- Ron Carter, Jack DeJohnette & Gonzalo Rubalcaba, “Skyline”
Ensemble Album -- Christian McBride Big Band, “For Jimmy, Wes and Oliver”
Latin Jazz Album -- Eliane Elias With Chick Corea and Chucho Valdes, “Mirror Mirror”
Gospel Performance/Song -- CeCe Winans, “Never Lost”
Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song -- CeCe Winans, “Believe for It”
Gospel Album -- CeCe Winans, “Believe for It”
Contemporary Christian Music Album -- Elevation Worship & Maverick City Music, “Old Church Basement”
Roots Gospel Album -- Carrie Underwood, “My Savior”
Latin Pop Album -- Alex Cuba, “Mendo”
Musica Urbana Álbum -- Bad Bunny, “El Último Tour Del Mundo
Latin Rock or Alternative Album -- Juanes, “Origen”
Regional Mexican Music Album -- Vicente Fernandez, “A Mis 80’s”
Tropical Latin Album -- Ruben Blades y Roberto Delgado & Orquesta, “Salswing!”
Engineered Album -- “Chanticleer Sings Christmas”
Producer of the Year -- Judith Sherman
Instrumental Solo -- Jennifer Koh, “Alone Together”
Solo Vocal Album -- Sangeeta Kaur & Hila Plitmann, “Mythologies”
Compendium -- Women Warriors - The Voices of Change
Composition -- “Shaw: Narrow Sea”
Producer of the Year -- Jack Antonoff
Engineered Album -- Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga, “Love for Sale”
Alternative Album -- St. Vincent, “Daddy’s Home”
Bluegrass Album -- Bela Fleck, “My Bluegrass Heart”
Traditional Blues Album -- Cedric Burnside, “I Be Trying”
Contemporary Blues Album -- Christone, “Kingfish”
Folk Album -- Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi, “They’re Calling Me Home”
Reggae Album -- Soja, “Beauty in the Silence”
Global Music Album -- Angelique Kidjo, “Mother Nature”
Children’s Album -- Falu, “A Colorful World”
Spoken Word Album -- Don Cheadle, “Carry On: Reflections For a New Generation From John Lewis
Historical Album -- “Joni Mitchell Archives, Vol. 1: The Early Years (1963-1967)”
Comedy Album -- Louis C.K., “Sincerely Louis CK”
Musical Theater Album -- “The Unofficial Bridgerton Musical”
WILL SMITH announced his resignation from the Academy on Friday. In spite of his decision to leave, the Academy plans to continue with their formal investigation. Here is what his resignation means:
He can keep his Best Actor Oscar for “King Richard”
He can still be nominated for future Academy Awards
He can still attend future award ceremonies
He can NO longer be a voting member of the Academy
SPEAKING OF FILMS: Netflix and Sony are postponing a couple of Hollywood films starring Smith following his actions at the Oscars.
The Hollywood Reporter revealed that Netflix is delaying production on “Fast and Loose,” in which Smith was set to play the head of a criminal organization who suffers memory loss. Other films for the streamer that Smith is attached to that may meet the same fate include, “The Council” and “Bright 2.”
Sony has pressed pause on filming “Bad Boys 4,” insiders told the outlet. Other flicks that Smith is either acting in or producing for Sony that may also be delayed include sequels to “Hancock” and “Karate Kid.”
MEANWHILE: Apple has made no mention of what it will do regarding its $120 million film, “Emancipation,” which stars Smith as a runaway slave from a Louisiana plantation. The movie has already been shot and is being readied for viewing this fall -- though an official premiere date has not been announced.
SIDE NOTE: Earlier this year, former Disney executives Tom Staggs and Kevin Mayer paid $60 million for a 10% stake in Smith and JADA PINKETT SMITH’s entertainment company, Westbrook Inc. It is unlikely there was a clause put in the deal in case one of them assaults someone and potentially ruins their career.
WORTH ASKING: While there has been outrage over Smith’s actions, and some consequences, where are the calls for his cancellation? Where are the hashtags and boycotts that others who have done far less were subjected to? Could this be *gasp* a sign of Smith’s privilege?
After canceling his concert in Texas over the weekend, so he could attend the UNC-Duke game, ERIC CHURCH announced a special event to make it up to frustrated fans.
The country crooner, who was supposed to perform in San Antonio on Saturday night, tweeted that he will be returning to the Lone Star State in September to put on a “one of a kind, free event.”
WORTH NOTING: Fans were offered refunds, but that wasn't good enough, many responded asking who would refund, “travel, hotel and food expenses?”
WORTH ASKING: How is the new event “free” if concert goers are still out money from the canceled concert?
Late night hosts JIMMY FALLON and JIMMY KIMMEL switched talk shows on Friday night for April Fool’s Day.
The men flew cross country to pull off the prank — as Fallon films in NYC and Kimmel is based in Hollywood.
While discussing the prank later on, the comedians revealed that they originally planned the switch-up for 2020, but had to scrap the plans due to the pandemic.
WORTH NOTING: The two are often confused for each other — or as being one person. They addressed the common misconception in a promotion for Kimmel’s show in 2019.
Country singer JIMMIE ALLEN has one rule when it comes to writing music — he must be able to sing it in front of his grandmother.
The 36-year-old, who has three No. 1 songs under his belt, told PEOPLE that his “one and only rule” has stuck with him since before he recorded his first album.
Now, as a father-of-three, Allen says the rule is extended to include his kids as well.
BTS band members will be taking a break from performing to serve in South Korea’s army.
South Korea’s Ambassador to Great Britain made it clear that despite their popstar status, the men have the “same obligation as everyone else” — to protect their country.
The order comes amid North Korea becoming super aggressive.
WORTH NOTING: The order is reminding many of ELVIS PRESLEY, who at the height of his popularity, joined the military. He restarted his career after serving, but not at the level it was before.
TARON EGERTON has given up his starring role in a London play -- the title of which is another name for a rooster and rhymes with sock.
Producers announced the actor’s exit, stating it was due to “personal reasons.”
As previously reported, Egerton fainted during the opening weekend of the show and later contracted COVID-19 and was forced to miss several performances.
Understudy JOEL HARPER-JACKSON will take over the role for the remainder of the run at the Ambassador Theatre.
ABC currently has no plans to bring back its “Match Game” revival hosted by ALEC BALDWIN.
The game show, which aired in summer 2021, has not been renewed.
WORTH NOTING: The game show was passed over last fall, which is when the network typically selects shows for the following summer. This was around the same time that Baldwin was involved in the deadly shooting accident on the set of “Rust.”
BILL SKARSGARD will play Eric Draven in a new reimagining of “The Crow.”
The thriller is an updated version of the story from the original graphic novel that was created, written and illustrated by James O’Barr.
The story was first brought to the big screen in 1994, starring BRANDON LEE.
“The Drew Barrymore Show” has been renewed through the 2022-2023 season by CBS.
The show, hosted and produced by Barrymore, will be filmed as two half-hour episodes that can run together back-to-back or be split apart to air separately.
TIM ALLEN’s daughter will star alongside him in Disney+ series “The Santa Clause,” a spinoff of the 1994 movie and its sequels.
ELIZABETH ALLEN-DICK will play her real-life dad’s onscreen daughter.
In the series, Allen’s character Scott Calvin is on the brink of his 65th birthday and coming to terms with the fact that he cannot be Santa forever. With lots of people to please, Scott searches for his replacement while preparing his family for life outside the North Pole.
A premiere date has not been shared.
GHISLAINE MAXWELL has been denied a new trial.
A judge ruled Friday that despite a juror’s failure to disclose past childhood sexual abuse, her conviction will be upheld.
Maxwell was convicted in December of helping pedophile JEFFREY EPSTEIN sexually abuse several teenage girls.
She is set to be sentenced on June 28.
A lakeside mansion located in Ketchum, Idaho has made history as the most expensive listing in the state.
The lodge-style 10,300 square-foot home sits on 276 acres and features four bedrooms, four full baths, a powder room and caretaker apartment. There is an outdoor spa, breakfast nook, extravagant river rock fireplace, large dining room, family room, gym, main floor office and much, much more.
The property is guarded by an electronic privacy gate and has a complete security system.
The costly abode is listed for $19.75 million.
HOPE SOLO, 40, was arrested for DWI, resisting a public officer and child abuse on Thursday.
The former US women’s national team star goalkeeper was found passed out behind the wheel of her vehicle in a shopping center parking lot in Winston-Salem, NC with her 2-year-old twins inside.
She has since been released from the jail and has a court date of June 28.
WORTH NOTING: This isn’t Solo’s first brush with the law. In 2014, she was arrested after an altercation with family members, though charges in that case were eventually dropped.
ALSO: She was dismissed from the national team following the 2016 Olympics after calling the Swedish team “cowards.” Prior to that Solo was suspended for 30 days after she and husband JERRAMY STEVENS were pulled over in a US Soccer-owned van and Stevens was charged with a DUI.
THE DAILY KARDASHOPUS
KIM KARDASHIAN is shutting down her KKW Fragrance website as she works on a “brand new name.”
As many know, the name is made up of her former married initials, so clearly the move is in light of her divorce from KANYE WEST.
In addition to the new name, Kim announced a fragrance relaunch, which will include “a new web store where you can purchase from all beauty categories under one site.”
KKW launched in 2017. It is unclear when the relaunch will occur.
Over the weekend, reports surfaced stating that KANYE WEST told his estranged wife KIM KARDASHIAN that he is “going away to get help” following his recent social media rants.
A source told Page Six that Ye decided to seek treatment “for the sake of the kids.”
In response, Ye’s rep says the reports are “not true.” He also accused Kardashian-sources of creating the “false narrative.”
“If you don’t hear it from his mouth, read it from his social media, or get it from a press release he approved, it’s simply false,” the rep said.
WE’LL NEVER BE ROYALS
A donation of 750,000 euros that PRINCE ANDREW allegedly accepted to help fund his daughter PRINCESS BEATRICE’s wedding, is now at the center of a High Court fraud row, following a complaint by NEBAHAT EVYAP ISBILEN.
Isbilen, the wife of an imprisoned Turkish MP, says she gave the funds to alleged fraudster and friend of Andrew SELMEN TURK and his companies in order to “re-settle” in Britain. She claims the payment was meant to help her obtain a British passport.
According to court documents, an additional 350,000 euros were paid to Andrew from Turk, along with 225,000 euros to the royal’s former wife, SARAH FERGUSON.
Insiders told The Telegraph that Andrew has repaid the 750,000 euros and claims he was not “privy to the alleged fraud.” No word on the rest of the funds.
WORTH NOTING: Beatrice tied the knot during the pandemic. She had an extremely scaled back and intimate (less than 20 in attendance) ceremony. It was unlikely that the royal needed a “donation” to fund the event.
UNC beat Duke 81-77 Saturday night.
Kansas beat Villanova 81-65 earlier in the day.
UNC and Kansas will face off tonight for the championship.
WORTH NOTING: Saturday’s game against UNC was COACH K’s final game coaching at Duke. Ironically, UNC was also Coach K’s first loss when he took over as head coach at Duke in 1980.
DAY OF THE YEAR
Jeep 4×4 Day
National Chicken Cordon Bleu Day
National Hug a Newsperson Day
National School Librarian Day
National Vitamin C Day
National Walk Around Things Day
ON THIS DATE
1841 - William Henry Harrison dies. He had been president for a month.
He contracted pneumonia while giving his inauguration speech. He suffered throughout his short time in office, and never accomplished much legislatively.
Following his death, John Tyler took office -- he was the first VP to get the job because of the president's death.
1865 - Following its capture by Union soldiers, Richmond, Virginia welcomes President Lincoln.
Lincoln was closely following general Ulysses S. Grant, and was camping out near the front lines of war.
With war coming to an end, Lincoln was in a notably good mood, and enjoyed touring the liberated city. He even took to chopping lumber with the beleaguered troops.
The night before, according to his diaries, he had a dream about being assassinated.
1949 - The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is established.
Since then, NATO has been a worldwide peacekeeping force.
NATO nations collectively spend 70 percent of the world's national defense budgets.
1964 - Beatles’ hit “Can’t Buy Me Love” reaches No. 1 on the Billboard charts.
It would stay at the top for five weeks.
1968 - Civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr is assassinated on his hotel balcony in Memphis, Tennessee.
All evidence pointed to James Earl Ray as the shooter, who was captured after an extensive manhunt. He was found in London, on his way to to Zimbabwe.
After his trial, he pled guilty in order to avoid a death sentence. He was sentenced to 99 yeas in prison.
1975 - Microsoft is founded.
Bill Gates and Paul Allen, who were friends at Harvard, joined forces to develop and sell BASIC interpreters for Altair 8800.
Allen came up with the name of Micro-Soft — a combination of microcomputer and software.
1982 - Wayne Gretzky becomes the first and only NHL player to score 212 goals in a single season.
This was in only his 3rd year in the NHL.
He continued to play another 17 seasons. One year after he retired, the league retired his number -- 99.
1996 - The Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Austin, TX.
By the end of the year his show would play on 34 stations.
Stations were able to choose from a 24-hour menu or carry the network’s programming around the clock.
2019 - Kathie Lee Gifford leaves NBC’s “Today” show.
In interviews leading up to her exit, Gifford said that her husband's passing in 2015 influenced her decision to leave the morning show.
She also wanted to take a crack at writing and directing movies.
Harvey Elliott - soccer player - 19
Elliott Brown - football player - 20
Austin Mahone - pop singer - 26
Jamie Lynn Spears - actress, “Zoey 101” & “Sweet Magnolias”; Britney’s sister - 31
Todrick Hall - pop singer - 37
Eric Andre - actor, “Disenchantment” - 39
Natasha Lyonne - actress, “Orange Is the New Black” & “American Pie” - 43
Stephen Mulhem - TV show host, “Britain’s Got More Talent” - 45
James Roday - actor, “A Million Little Things” & “Psych” - 46
Kelly Price - soul singer - 49
David Blaine - magician - 49
Jill Scott - R&B singer - 50
Nancy McKeon - actress, “Facts of Life” - 56
Robert Downey Jr. - actor, “Iron Man” & “Ally McBeal” - 57
David Cross - actor, “Arrested Development” & “Scary Movie 2” - 58
Graham Norton - TV show host, “The Graham Norton Show” - 59
Clive Davis - record producer - 90
Born On This Date
Heath Ledger - actor, “Brokeback Mountain” & “The Dark Knight” - 1979 (d. 2008)
Anthony Perkins - actor, “Psycho” & “Pretty Poison” - 1932 (d. 1992)
Maya Angelou - poet - 1928 (d. 2014)