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Today in Entertainment History

August 27, 2018

On Sept. 5, 1987, “American Bandstand” was canceled after 30 years on TV.

In 1990, guitar great B.B. King got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

In 1991, R.E.M. won six MTV video music awards, including video of the year for “Losing My Religion.”

Also in 1991, actor John Travolta and model Kelly Preston were married in Paris.

In 1992, John Mellencamp and model Elaine Irwin were married at a cabin near Seymour, Indiana, where Mellencamp grew up. They had met during the filming of the video for the song “Get A Leg Up.” She also appeared on the cover of his album “Whenever We Wanted.” They divorced in 2011.

In 1993, former Jane’s Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro joined the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

In 2006, Katie Couric debuted as anchor of the CBS Evening News. Her first newscast ended with photos of the baby of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, who had eluded paparazzi for months.

Today’s Birthdays: Comedian-actor Bob Newhart is 89. Actor William Devane (“Jessie Stone,” ″24″) is 79. Actor George Lazenby is 79. Actress Raquel Welch is 78. Singer Al Stewart is 73. Singer Loudon Wainwright the Third is 72. Saxophonist Mel Collins of King Crimson and of Kokomo is 71. Cartoonist Cathy Guisewite (“Cathy”) is 68. Actor Michael Keaton is 67. Drummer Jamie Oldaker of The Tractors is 67. Actress Debbie Turner-Larson (“The Sound of Music”) is 62. Singer Terry Ellis of En Vogue is 55. Drummer Brad Wilk of Rage Against The Machine (and of Audioslave) is 50. TV personality-musician Dweezil Zappa is 49. Actress Rose McGowan is 45. Actress Carice Van Houten (“Game of Thrones”) is 42. Keyboardist Kyle O’Quin of Portugal. The Man is 33. Actor Andrew Ducote (“Dave’s World”) is 32. Actress Kat Graham (“The Vampire Diaries”) is 32. Actor Skandar Keynes (“The Chronicles of Narnia”) is 27.

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