In 1995, singer Gladys Knight married motivational speaker Les Brown. They have since divorced.
In 2002, Eminem drew boos at the MTV Video Music Awards after he called Moby a girl and threatened to hit a guy with glasses, which Moby was wearing. That same night, Michael Jackson accepted a special award as a birthday present that he mistook for the Artist of the Millennium award.
Today’s Birthdays: Actor Betty Lynn (“The Andy Griffith Show”) is 95. Movie director William Friedkin (FREED’-kin) is 86. Actor Elliott Gould is 83. Actor Deborah Van Valkenburgh (“Too Close For Comfort”) is 69. Keyboardist Dan Truman of Diamond Rio is 65. Actor Rebecca DeMornay is 62. Bassist-singer Me’Shell NdegeOcello (en-DAY’-gay-oh-CHEL’-oh) is 53. Singer Carl Martin of Shai (SHY) is 51. Actor Carla Gugino is 50. Guitarist Kyle Cook of Matchbox Twenty is 46. Actor John Hensley (“Nip/Tuck”) is 44. Actor Kate Simses (“Dr. Ken”) is 42. Bassist David Desrosiers (deh-ROHS’-ee-ay) of Simple Plan is 41. Actor Jennifer Landon (“As The World Turns”) is 38. Actor Lea Michele (“Glee”) is 34. Actor Charlotte Ritchie (“Call the Midwife”) is 32. Singer Liam Payne of One Direction is 28.