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Celebrity Birthdays for June 8 – Joan Rivers, Kanye West, Others

Here's a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Joan Rivers
Age: 78
Occupation: Comedienne
Known For: Scathing celebrity critiques and being a plastic surgeon's best friend

Kanye West
Age: 34
Occupation: Rapper
Known For: Smash albums like '808s and Heartbreak' and never letting anyone finish a sentence

Boz Scaggs
Age: 67
Occupation: Singer
Known For: Hits such as 'Lido Shuffle'

Bonnie Tyler
Age: 58
Occupation: Singer
Known For: 1980s anthem 'Total Eclipse of the Heart'

Keenan Ivory Wayans
Age: 53
Occupation: Comedian
Known For: The television series 'In Living Color'

Nick Rhodes
Age: 49
Occupation: Keyboardist for Duran Duran
Known For: Songs like 'Rio' and being heavy-handed with the eyeliner

Robert Platus
Age: 46
Occupation: Fraudster
Known For: Being half of the infamous lip-syncing duo Milli Vanilli

Julianna Margulies
Age: 45
Occupation: Actress
Known For: Starring on 'ER' and 'The Good Wife'

Gabrielle Giffords
Age: 41
Occupation: Politician
Known For: Narrowly escaping with her life after a lunatic shot up her meet-and-greet on January 8, 2011

Lindsay Davenport
Age: 35
Occupation: Professional Tennis Player
Known For: Winning three Grand Slam singles tournaments and an Olympic gold medal

Maria Menounos
Age: 33
Occupation: Television Presenter
Known For: Appearances as a correspondent for 'Today' and 'Access Hollywood'

Full Senate Votes On Kagan Nomination To The U.S. Supreme Court

This Day in History for June 7, 2011

Here's a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1654 – Louis XIV becomes King of France (More info)

1776 - Richard Henry Lee of Virginia introduces a resolution in the Continental Congress proposing a Declaration of Independence (More info)

1862 – The United States and Britain agree to suppress the slave trade (More info)

1896 - In Plessy v...

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Birthdays for June 7, 2011

Here's a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

  • Tom Jones
  • Age: 71
  • Occupation: Singer
  • Known For: Performing songs such as 'What's New Pussycat' while being pelted with panties
  • Ken Osmond
  • Age: 68
  • Occupation: Actor
  • Known For: Playing Eddie Haskell on the television show 'Leave It to Beaver'

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News 12 Long Island
News 12 Long Island

Freak Bounce House Accident Injures 13 [VIDEO]

A group of bounce houses became a house of horrors over the weekend on a soccer field in Long Island.

Strong winds propelled three of the houses into the air Saturday at the Oceanside United Soccer Club, injuring 13 people, including some children who were inside the playhouses.

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Rick Diamond, Getty Images

Country Singer Trace Adkins’ Home Destroyed by Fire

According to the Tennessean, country singer Trace Adkins' Brentwood, TN, home was destroyed by a fire Saturday, claiming "all of his music awards and his family's possessions within minutes."

Initial reports said that the dryer in the garage of the 5,000-square-foot mansion started the fire, though Adkins' wife, Rhonda, said that is highly unlikely, as it hadn't been used in a week.

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CBS / YouTube

James Arness, Star of ‘Gunsmoke,’ Dead at 88 [VIDEO]

Actor James Arness, who played the legendary Marshal Matt Dillon on the popular Western series 'Gunsmoke,' died Friday of natural causes at his home in Los Angeles, a family spokesperson has confirmed. He was 88.

The larger-than-life actor, who stood at a towering 6'7," played the indelible Marshal for 20 seasons and over 600 episodes, helping to make 'Gunsmoke' one of the longest-running primetime series in TV history.

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