Iglesias wins at Latin Grammys, Glenn Close back on Broadway
Friday, November 21, 2014 - 01:24
The day's top showbiz news and headlines including Enrique Iglesias wins three Latin Grammys, Glenn Close returns to Broadway, and ''The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1'' takes in 17 million at early screenings. Bob Mezan reports.
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Enrique Iglesias had a big night at the Latin Grammys, winning three awards, including song of the year for "Bailando." The singer accepted the award via a video link from Paris and made his acceptance speech a political one - commenting on U.S. President Barack Obama's new immigration order.
Triple-Tony winner Glenn Close returned to Broadway in a revival of Edward Albee's Pulitzer Prize winning play, "A Delicate Balance." The actress has made her return after a 20-year absence from the Great White Way. Close plays opposite Tony-winner John Lithgow, in the play that was first seen on Broadway in 1966.
Bill Cosby and Treasure Island Hotel & Casino have called off a show scheduled for November 28 at the Las Vegas casino, following public allegations by several women that Cosby had sexually assaulted them decades ago. The action follows a string of cancellations for Cosby recently, including an NBC project that was in development. Cosby has never been charged and his lawyers have said the assault claims were "discredited" and "defamatory."
"The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1" is off to a great start at the box office. The third film in the franchise earned 17 million dollars in ticket sales from midnight screenings. The film is expected to have the largest debut weekend for a movie in the U.S. this year, with predictions of 150 million dollars or more through Sunday (November 23).
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