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'Toy Story 3' premieres at Taormina Film Fest

Toy Story 3 is a 2010 American 3D computer-animated comedy-drama film produced by Pixar Animation Studios for Walt Disney Pictures. It is the third installment in Pixar's Toy Story series, and the sequel to 1999's Toy Story 2. It was directed by Lee Unkrich, the editor of the first two films and the co-director of Toy Story 2.

The Beastie Boys perform their last live concert

The Beastie Boys were an American rap rock band from New York City, formed in 1979. In June 2009, the group appeared at Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival and performed the new single from the album titled 'Too Many Rappers' alongside rapper Nas who appears on the track. It was the last live performance by the Beastie Boys as a trio. The group had been set to tour the UK later that year in support of their new record.

Amy Winehouse entertains Russian elite

Singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse earned £1m to perform at a Moscow Art Gallery for Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich. Celebrities and figures from the art world were among 300 people who watched the Grammy winner perform for one hour.

Legendary actor Gregory Peck dies

Gregory Peck was an American actor and one of the most popular film stars from the 1940s to the 1960s. He died at age 87 of bronchopneumonia with his wife, Veronique, by his side. Gregory Peck is entombed in the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels mausoleum in Los Angeles. His eulogy was read by Brock Peters whose character, Tom Robinson, was defended by Peck's Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird.

Courteney Cox marries David Arquette

Courteney Cox is an American actress, producer, and director. She married actor David Arquette with whom she had a daughter, Coco Riley Arquette. In October 2010, it was announced that Cox and Arquette had separated, though they still maintained a close friendship, and in 2012, after nearly two years of separation, Arquette filed for divorce.

Oasis pays Gary Glitter Ł200,000

Oasis was ordered to pay rock star Gary Glitter £200 000 in royalties for using a portion of his song "Hello, Hello I'm Back Again" on their hit album What’s the Story Morning Glory? The disgraced star has earned an estimated £1m worth of royalties from the Oasis track “Hello” which uses a sample of his lyrics. According to the Sun, the singer will continue to earn a significant amount of money for many years from royalty payments.

The Elvis Presley Autoland Museum opens at Graceland

Graceland is a mansion on a 13.8-acre estate in Memphis, Tennessee, that was owned by Elvis Presley. It currently serves as a museum which opened to the public in June 1982. The site was listed in the National Register of Historic Places and declared a National Historic Landmark.

'Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark' is first released

'Raiders of the Lost Ark' is a 1981 American action adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg. It opened at #14 and grossed $1,673,731 from 267 theaters during its opening weekend. In total, the IMAX release grossed $3,125,613 domestically. The film, made on an $18 million budget, grossed $384 million worldwide throughout its theatrical releases.

The Beatles receive MBEs

Controversy erupted in June 1965 when Queen Elizabeth II appointed all four Beatles Members of the Order of the British Empire after Prime Minister Harold Wilson nominated them for the award. In protest – the honour was at that time primarily bestowed upon military veterans and civic leaders – some conservative MBE recipients returned their own insignia.

The Beatles arrive in Adelaide, Australia

The Beatles arrived in Adelaide, Australia and were greeted by an estimated 250,000 fans, the biggest welcome the band would ever receive, who lined the ten mile route from the airport to the city centre. The group gave their first four shows in Australia at the Centennial Hall, Adelaide over two nights,

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