Glover wins career award
Actor Danny Glover has received a Career Achievement Award in the Bahamas as he reflected on the role he played as Nelson Mandela while the South African leader was still in prison.
The actor said late Friday that he was moved by Mandela’s political writings as a student in the 1960s. He is the only U.S. actor who portrayed Mandela in a film before the publication of his biography and release from prison in 1990.
“There’s a great deal that comes back over a period of time, those great moments when you thought you were doing something of value, and that the work you were doing as an artist was changing the world,” Glover said.
He received his award at the Bahamas International Film Festival a day after the death of the 95-year-old former South African president. Glover, 67, earned an Emmy nomination for portraying him in the 1987 TV film “Mandela.”
Boyle has Asperger’s
Singer Susan Boyle says she has been diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome, a form of autism – and feels relief at finally having the right label for her condition.
Boyle, 52, had learning difficulties as a child, which she was told were the result of brain damage from oxygen deprivation at birth. She struggled in school and was bullied by other children.
“I have always known that I have had an unfair label put upon me,” Boyle said in the interview, published Sunday.
“Now I have a clearer understanding of what’s wrong and I feel relieved and a bit more relaxed about myself.”
Hilton brother assaulted
Authorities say the brother of socialite Paris Hilton was assaulted at a Miami Beach party.
A police report says 24-year-old Barron Hilton told authorities a man struck him in the face after the two had an argument at a party Friday in a Miami Beach home. Hilton suffered deep cuts on his forehead and nose.
Neither Hilton nor two witnesses could identify the suspect. The report says Hilton refused treatment from fire rescue workers.
‘Frozen’ stands up to ‘Fire’
In its second weekend at the box office, the Disney animated tale “Frozen” finally iced “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.”
According to studio estimates Sunday, “Frozen” led the multiplexes with a haul of $31.6 million over the weekend, taking over the top spot from “Catching Fire,” which slid to second with $27 million in its third week of release.
Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Rentrak:
1. “Frozen,” $31.6 million ($30.6 million international).
2. “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” $27 million ($44.3 million).
3. “Out of the Furnace,” $5.3 million.
4. “Thor: The Dark World,” $4.7 million ($5.4 million).
5. “Delivery Man,” $3.8 million.
6. “Homefront,” $3.4 million ($1.5 million).
7. “The Book Thief,” $2.7 million.
8. “The Best Man Holiday,” $2.7 million.
9. “Philomena,” $2.3 million.
10.“Dallas Buyers Club,” $1.5 million.