The day's top showbiz news and headlines including Elaine Stritch dies at 89, Beyonce earns 8 nominations for the MTV Video Music Awards, and Marvel announces a change for Captain America. Bob Mezan reports.
▲ Hide Transcript
▶ View Transcript
Elaine Stritch died on Thursday (July 17). The husky voiced and brassy actress dominated stages from New York's Broadway to London's West End in a career of more than 60 years. Stritch, who also had Emmy-winning roles on the television shows "30 Rock" and "Law & Order," died from natural causes. She was 89.
Beyonce has topped the nominations for the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards, earning eight nods - including one for the top prize, Video of the Year, for her video "Drunk In Love." For that honor, she'll compete against Iggy Azalea, Pharrell Williams, Sia and Miley Cyrus. The awards will be handed out in Los Angeles on August 24.
Marvel has announced another character change. An African American will soon step into the red, white and blue uniform of Captain America in the pages of Marvel Comics. The announcement came shortly after Marvel revealed that the hammer-wielding god Thor, would be reintroduced as a woman.
Finally, Johnny Winter has died. Winter was an American blues rock guitarist, vocalist and band leader best known for his virtuoso slide-guitar solos and raspy vocals. He broke into national fame in 1968, when Rolling Stone magazine dubbed him the hottest musician outside Janis Joplin. Winter was found dead in a hotel room outside Zurich. He was 70.
Press CTRL+C (Windows), CMD+C (Mac), or long-press the URL below on your mobile device to copy the code