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Today in entertainment history: Dec. 27

Today in entertainment history: Dec. 27

CLUB SHOOTING: Entertainer Jennifer Lopez, hidden in a winter parka, leaves New York's Midtown North Precinct in police custody for a drive to Midtown South Monday morning Dec. 27, 1999, where she and Sean "Puffy" Combs were questioned in connection with criminal possession of a weapon Monday. Combs and Lopez were arrested early Monday morning and charged after authorites said a gun was found in their car as they left a Times Square nightclub where three people were shot and wounded. Photo: Associated Press/Suzanne Plunkett

A look at some of Hollywood’s big headlines from Dec. 27.

1947: The children’s TV program “Howdy Doody” made its debut on NBC.

1970: “Hello, Dolly!” closed on Broadway after a run of 2,844 performances. It had opened in 1964.

1999: Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs and Jennifer Lopez were arrested following a shooting at a New York dance club during which three people were shot and wounded. Charges against Lopez were dropped. Combs was acquitted of gun and bribery charges.

Today’s birthdays:
Guitarist Scotty Moore (Elvis Presley’s band) is 82. Actor John Amos (“Men In Trees,” ”The West Wing”) is 74. Actress Charmian Carr (Liesl in “The Sound of Music”) is 71. News correspondent Cokie Roberts is 70. Guitarist Mick Jones of Foreigner is 69. Singer Tracy Nelson is 69. Actor Gerard Depardieu is 65. Singer Karla Bonoff is 62. Actress Tovah Feldshuh (“Law and Order”) is 61. Guitarist David Knopfler of Dire Straits is 61. Drummer Jeff Bryant (Ricochet) is 51. Actor Ian Gomez (“Felicity,” ”The Drew Carey Show”) is 49. Actress Eva LaRue (“CSI: Miami”) is 47. Guitarist Matt Slocum of Sixpence None The Richer is 41. Actor Wilson Cruz (“My So-Called Life”) is 40. Actor Masi Oka (“Hawaii Five-O,” ”Heroes”) is 39. Actress Emilie de Ravin (“Once Upon A Time,” ”Lost”) is 32. Singer Hayley Williams of Paramore is 25.

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