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Today in entertainment history: June 13

Today in entertainment history: June 13

IN 2005:A jury in Los Angeles acquitted Michael Jackson of all ten counts of child molestation. Photo: Associated Press

1970: Christine McVie released a solo album, then announced her retirement from music. She was back within a year, joining her husband, John McVie, in Fleetwood Mac.

1980: Pat Benatar opened a home game for the Philadelphia Phillies by playing a brief set on a makeshift stage and dancing with the Phillies’ mascot, a large green duck.

2005: A jury in Los Angeles acquitted Michael Jackson of all ten counts of child molestation.

Today’s Birthdays: Actor Bob McGrath (“Sesame Street”) is 82. Magician Siegfried of Siegfried and Roy is 75. Singer Bobby Freeman is 74. Actor Malcolm McDowell is 71. Singer Dennis Locorriere of Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show is 65. Actor Richard Thomas is 63. Comedian Tim Allen (“Home Improvement”) is 61. Actress Ally Sheedy is 52. TV anchor Hannah Storm is 52. Bassist Paul deLisle (deh-LYL’) of Smash Mouth is 51. Singer David Gray is 46. Singer Deniece Pearson of Five Star is 46. Musician Soren Rasted (Aqua) is 45. Actor-singer Jamie Walters is 45. Singer-guitarist Rivers Cuomo of Weezer is 44. Actor Steve-O (“Jackass”) is 40. Actor Ethan Embry (“Can’t Hardly Wait,” ”That Thing You Do!”) is 36. Singer Raz B (B2K) is 29. Actress Kat Dennings (“2 Broke Girls”) is 28. Actresses Ashley and Mary Kate Olsen are 28.

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FILE - In this March 5, 2009 file photo, Michael Jackson is shown at a press conference in London. Testimony from AEG Live executive Paul Gongaware on his interactions with Jackson and his negotiations with the singer’s doctor dominated the fifth week of a civil case against the company filed by the superstar’s mother, Katherine. On Tuesday May 28, 2013, Gongaware reluctantly acknowledged that he negotiated the $150,000 per month rate that Jackson’s doctor expected to be paid to serve on the “This Is It” tour.

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