News

Today in entertainment history: Nov. 14

Today in entertainment history: Nov. 14

THIS DAY IN 1991: The Fox network debuted Michael Jackson's "Black Or White" video. Callers to network affiliates complained about the video's sexual nature and violent content. Jackson later said he didn't mean to offend anyone. Photo: Associated Press

1943: 25-year-old Leonard Bernstein made his public debut as conductor of the New York Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra. Bernstein filled in at the last minute for Bruno Walter, who became sick prior to a nationally broadcast concert.

1960: Elvis Presley’s “It’s Now Or Never” became the fastest-selling single in British history, selling 780,000 copies in its first week.

1991: The Fox network debuted Michael Jackson’s “Black Or White” video. Callers to network affiliates complained about the video’s sexual nature and violent content. Jackson later said he didn’t mean to offend anyone.

1998: Carmen Electra and Dennis Rodman were married at a chapel in Las Vegas. They divorced after less than five months of marriage.

Today’s Birthdays: Actress Kathleen Hughes (“Babe”) is 86. Jazz pianist Ellis Marsalis is 80. Writer P.J. O’Rourke is 67. Zydeco singer-accordionist Buckwheat Zydeco is 67. Guitarist James Young of Styx is 65. Singer Stephen Bishop is 63. Pianist Yanni is 60. Actor D.B. Sweeney is 53. Actress Laura San Giacomo (“Just Shoot Me”) is 53. Rapper Reverend Run of Run-DMC is 50. Actor Patrick Warburton (“The Tick,” ”Seinfeld”) is 50. Singer Jeanette Jurado of Expose’ is 49. Bassist Brian Yale of Matchbox Twenty is 46. Singer Butch Walker (Marvelous 3) is 45. Actor Josh Duhamel (“Las Vegas”) is 42. Drummer Travis Barker of Plus-44 and of Blink-182 is 39. Drummer Robby Shaffer of MercyMe is 39. Actor Brian Dietzen (“NCIS”) is 37. Rapper Shyheim is 37. Bassist Tobin Esperance of Papa Roach is 35.

News

in National

Amanda Knox murder conviction overturned

FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2014, file photo, Amanda Knox prepares to leave the set following a television interview in New York. Knox is engaged to Colin Sutherland, a musician who recently moved to Seattle from New York, a person close to the Knox family confirmed for The Associated Press. Knox’s murder conviction in the 2007 stabbing of her roommate has been reinstated by an Italian court, but the former college exchange student maintains her innocence and vows she won’t willingly go back to Italy. Both Knox and Sutherland are 27. No wedding date had been set.

Italy's highest court has overturned the murder conviction against Amanda Knox, bringing to a definitive end the high-profile case.

in National

Time for Iran to make tough decisions in nuclear talks

In this March 26, 2015, photo, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, center, leaves a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and other U.S. officials at a hotel in Lausanne, Switzerland. U.S. and Iranian diplomats gather at a Baroque palace in Europe, a historic nuclear agreement within reach. Over Iraq’s deserts, their militaries fight a common foe. Leaders in Washington and Tehran, capitals once a million miles from each other in ideological terms, wrestle for the first time in decades with the notion of a rapprochement.

Six world powers and Iran move closer to a deal, but there are still major disagreements.

in National

Making headlines this week

AP193442892434_0

A look at some of the week's biggest headlines and the stories you may have missed.

in Entertainment

Angelina Jolie crowned world’s top feminist icon

Angelina Jolie arrives at the 20th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards at the Hollywood Palladium on Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, in Los Angeles.

Angelina Jolie and Emma Watson top the list of the world's foremost feminist icons.

in Entertainment, National

Celebrities protest new Indiana law

George Takei poses for a portrait at Quaker Good Energy Lodge with GenArt and the Collective , during the Sundance Film Festival, on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 in Park City, Utah.

Celebrities call for an Indiana boycott after the passing of a controversial law that could lead to discrimination against gay couples.