Today’s NEWS: Sunday June 26, 2016

Read the best of Entertainment NEWS for Sunday June 26, 2016

Box Office: ‘Finding Dory’ Dominates ‘Independence Day’ at $75 Million

Iconic New York Times Fashion Photographer Bill Cunningham Has Died at 87

Michael Herr Dies: ‘Dispatches’ Author & ‘Full Metal Jacket’ Co-Writer Was 76

Oliver Stone Talks ‘Snowden’ Financing Struggle, Film vs. TV and Military ‘Adulation’ in Movies

‘Gilmore Girls’: Watch Rory Meet Michelle Obama

PHOTO: Famous Bill Cunningham photos:


Happy Birthday: Richard Bull (1924–2014)

richardbull.jpgHappy Birthday actor Richard Bull (1924–2014)

Born: June 26, 1924 in Zion, Illinois, USA

Died: February 3, 2014 (age 89) in Calabasas, California, USA

Married to: Barbara Collentine (13 April 1948 – 3 February 2014) (his death)

He was an actor, known for Little House on the Prairie (1974), Normal (2003) and The Thomas Crown Affair (1968). He was married to Barbara Collentine. He died on February 3, 2014 in Calabasas, California, USA.

Happy Birthday: Derek Jeter

derekjeter.jpgHappy Birthday baseball great Derek Jeter

Born: June 26, 1974 in Pequannock, New Jersey, USA


God, I hope I wear this jersey forever

If you’re going to play at all, you’re out to win. Baseball, board games, playing Jeopardy, I hate to lose.

You forget about it whether it was 15-2 or 3-2. It’s still a loss. It doesn’t matter what the score was if we win tomorrow

For all of us up here, it’s a huge honor to put this uniform on every day and come out here and play. And every member of this organization, past and present, has been calling this place home for eighty-five years. There’s a lot of tradition, a lot of history, and a lot of memories. Now the great thing about memories is you’re able to pass it along from generation to generation. And although things are going to change next year, we’re going to move across the street, there are a few things with the New York Yankees that never change – its pride, its tradition, and most of all, we have the greatest fans in the world.

And we are relying on you to take the memories from this stadium, add them to the new memories that come at the new Yankee Stadium, and continue to pass them on from generation to generation. So on behalf of the entire organization, we just want to take this moment to salute you, the greatest fans in the world.

[on LeBron James] Most people in LeBron’s position aren’t as grounded as he is. He hasn’t forgotten where he comes from and he’s given back so much to Ohio and Akron, his hometown. He never takes a rest, on any play. His all-out effort is what stands out when you watch him. Whether his team is up 20 or down 20, LeBron is playing like it’s Game 7 of the NBA finals.

Happy Birthday: Michael Paul Chan

michaelpaulchan.jpgHappy Birthday actor Michael Paul Chan

Born: June 26, 1950 in San Francisco, California, USA

Married to: Christina Ann Chan (11 January 1975 – present) (1 child)





Mitchell Hurwitz

Jason Bateman
Michael Cera
Portia de Rossi
Will Arnett


Happy Birthday: Chris Isaak

chrisisaak.jpgHappy Birthay singer Chris Isaak

Born: June 26, 1956 in Stockton, California, USA

The 1991 black and white music video for “Wicked Game” was directed by Herb Ritts, and featured Isaak and supermodel Helena Christensen.

The 1999 music video for “Baby Did a Bad, Bad Thing” was directed by Herb Ritts, and featured Isaak and French supermodel Laetitia Casta.

His father was a forklift driver/operator and his mother, of Peruvian decent, was a factory worker.

When he visits his mother, who is still living in his childhood home in Stockton, California, he still cleans the yard for her.

Collects small red sculptural pieces which light up electronically.

Was an amateur boxer while in college.

Bruce Weber shot the photo art for his self titled second album, “Chris Isaak” in 1986.

Happy Birthday: Gedde Watanabe

geddewatanabe.jpgHappy Birthday actor Gedde Watanabe

Born: June 26, 1955 in Ogden, Utah, USA

In his audition for the film Sixteen Candles (1984), he went through the entire process pretending he did not speak any English, imitating a Korean friend. After he was finished, he eloquently thanked the casting director in perfect English. He was soon cast.

Began his show business career as a street singer.

Grew up in San Francisco’s Chinatown.

His mother was interned by the United States during World War II.


My ethnicity works both for and against me. But I look for parts that aren’t necessarily Asian, parts that can be played by someone of any background.

Happy Birthday: Eleanor Parker (1922–2013)

eleanorparkerHappy Birthday actor Eleanor Parker (1922–2013)

Born: June 26, 1922 in Cedarville, Ohio, USA

Died: December 9, 2013 (age 91) in Palm Springs, California, USA

Married to: Raymond Hirsch (17 April 1966 – 14 September 2001) (his death)
Paul Clemens (25 November 1954 – 9 March 1965) (divorced) (1 child)
Bert E. Friedlob (5 January 1946 – 10 November 1953) (divorced) (3 children)
Fred Losee (21 March 1943 – 5 December 1944) (divorced)


When I’m spotted somewhere, it means that my characterizations haven’t covered up Eleanor Parker the person. I prefer it the other way around.