Today in Showbiz History: JLo,Moulin Rouge!,and Norma Jean
Friday,June 1,2018 at 8:00AM
NATHANIEL R in Jennifer Lopez,Knocked Up,Kristen Stewart,Little Miss Marker,Marilyn Monroe,Moulin Rouge!,Shirley Temple,Tom Holland,yummy

June will soon be bustin' out all over!If you're a June birthday we're Gemini kindred spirits.If you're not you can still find some event or personality to inspire you today.Here's a look at key showbiz happenings on June 1st in history...

1926 Norma Jean Mortenson born in Los Angeles.Twenty years later she'll select the name "Marilyn Monroe,"for her career and eventually become the most famous sex symbol of all time.And a fine actress,too,though she'll get less attention for that.She would have been 92 years old today had she lived.To put that in contemporary terms she'd be the same age as Mel Brooks and Cloris Leachman are now...both of whom are still active in showbiz!And the same age of Queen Elizabeth II who is apparently never going to shuffle off this mortal coil.Though to be fair to Monroe,those three appear to have mutant genes.Most of the '26 vintage has left us...some quite recently (Harry Dean Stanton,Jerry Lewis,Don Rickles)

1934Little Miss Markerstarring Shirley Temple in her first (of many) leading roles opens in movie theaters

1937 Oscar winner Morgan Freeman born in Tennessee.

1955 Billy Wilder'sThe Seven Year Itchhas its world premiere in New York City on Marilyn Monroe's 29th birthday.

1973 Supermodel and agelessProject Runwayhost Heidi Klum born in Germany.

1974 Alanis Morrissette born in Ontario.She's so much more than just "Jagged Little People"people (says the guy who bought every record since)

1981 Amy Schumer born in New York.Recently unfairly maligned in I Feel Pretty which is really quite amusing but at least she's Tony-nominated this year!

If you're old enough to remember looking up movie times in the newspaper,I see you!

1984Once Upon a Time in America,Star Trek III: The Search for Spock,andStreets of Fireall open in movie theaters.In the 80s I used to scour newspaper ads for movies (pre-internet.Yes,such a time existed) to see what I could convince my parents to take us to.The only thing that never needed any cajoling from me wasStar Trekmovies.(Naturally I was the only one in my family who didn't care aboutStar Trek,so the ease to see them was a mixed blessing)

1990 Paul Verhoeven'sTotal Recallstarring Arnold Schwarzenegger and pre-fame Sharon Stone opens in theaters.

1996 Tom Holland born in England and by the time he's 16 he'll have already proven himself a giant talent on stage (Billy Elliott) and screen (The Impossible). Meanwhile across the pond on that same day Woody Harrelson is arrested in Kentucky for playing hemp seeds in protest against their marijuana laws.

1999 Just as she'd cemented herself as a movie star viaSelena(1997,Golden Globe nomination) andOut of Sight(1998,critical respect) Jennifer Lopez becomes a pop star with the release of her debut album "On the 6"which goes triple platinum and spawns multiple hit singles.

2001 After two weeks on the coasts,Moulin Rouge!opens nationwide in theaters.It opens at #4.Imagine being dumb enough to go seePearl Harbor,Shrek,or Rob Scheider inThe Animalinstead ofMoulin Rouge!on that historic weekend (they were the #1-3 spots at the box office).The Baz Luhrmann musical turns into a leggy hit,though,grossing $179 million globally and,more importantly,becoming an all time classic.

The movie eventually won two measly Oscars but it did much better at our site (then in its infancy stage) where it won a slew of prizes and was eventually named #1 film of the Aughts.亚博主页Were you there on opening weekend?

2007 The comedyKnocked Upopens in theaters to boffo box office while Katharine Heigl sets fire to her career by letting it be known that she though it a bit sexist.Super curiously,at least to us,she follows it up with worse movies that weren't even tryingnotto be sexist.Have you ever seenThe Ugly Truth?Ugly is right!

2012Snow White and the Huntsmanopens in theaters giving Kristen Stewart her only box office smash after  theTwilightfranchise.But,for us,that film was all about Queen Charlize Theron.

2018 OPENING TODAY:Looks like kind of a dire movie weekend.Your wide release choices are the slapstick comedyAction Point,Shailene Woodley attempting to survive the ocean inAdrift,and the starless sci-fi actionerUpgrade.Really,Hollywood?That's it?You werethatscared ofSolo's second weekend?Oops.

Next weekend is MUCH more exciting.Stay tuned.

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