On This Day — September 21st

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September 21st is the 264th day of the year (265th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 101 days remaining until the end of the year.

Events

1823 – According to Joseph Smith Jr., he was first visited by the Angel Moroni, who would guide him to the golden plates that became the basis of the Book of Mormon.

1938 – The Great New England Hurricane made landfall on Long Island, New York, killing an estimated 682 people and injuring 1,754 others.

1943 – Second World War: The German Army began the Massacre of the Acqui Division on the Greek island of Cephalonia, executing 5,155 Italian soldiers by 26 September.

1965 – Portugal accepted a Rhodesian mission in Lisbon despite objections by Britain, which had required its colony to implement democratic majority rule as a condition of independence.

2013 – Unidentified gunmen began a three-day attack on the upmarket Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya, resulting in the deaths of 67 people with at least another 175 wounded.

Celebrity Birthdays

Stephen King turns 71

Bill Murray turns 68

Faith Hill turns 51

Liam Gallagher turns 46

Nicole Richie turns 37

Jason Derulo turns 29

 

TGL Round-Up: Selena Gomez Joins New Woody Allen Movie, Bill Murray Sobs at Groundhog Broadway Show, Jennifer Lawrence Talks Dating Darren Aronofsky

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Selena Gomez has joined the cast of Woody Allen’s new movie, the filmmaker has announced.

Gomez joins Elle Fanning and Timothee Chalamet in the untitled project, which remains shrouded in secrecy.

Amazon Studios will produce the movie.


Bill Murray was seen ‘visibly sobbing’ at the the Groundhog Day Broadway show, the New York Times report.

After the show ended, he joined the cast backstage to offer his congratulations.

“As actors, I can’t respect enough how disciplined you are and how serving you are of the process,” he said. “There’s nothing worse than seeing someone that’s out for themselves. And you are all in it for each other.”

Murray starred in the movie in which the show is based.


Jennifer Lawrence is talking about her secretive relationship with the director Darren Aronofsky in a new interview with Vogue.

“We had energy,” Lawrence says of meeting Aronofsky on the set of their upcoming film mother!, which he directed and she stars in. “I had energy for him. I don’t know how he felt about me.”

“I’ve been in relationships before where I am just confused,” she says. “And I’m never confused with him.”

The two began dating in September shortly after wrapping mother!.