• Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.

ShowBiz Minute: Kotto, Ahmed, Alcatraz

  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.

"Alien" and "Live and Let Die" actor Yaphet Kotto dies aged 81; Riz Ahmed, Leslie Odom Jr. react to Oscar nods; Alcatraz reopens after year of COVID closure. (March 16)

Video Transcript

LIZZIE KNIGHT: AP ShowBiz Minute. Yaphet Kotto, who played the supervillain in "Live and Let Die" and starred in "Alien" has died at the age of 81. Kotto's wife, Tessie Sinahon, posted on Facebook that the actor died Monday. Kotto also starred in hit TV series "Homicide Life on the Street" and movies including "The Running Man" and "Midnight Run".

Stars, including Riz Ahmed, have been reacting to their Oscar nominations announced Monday. Ahmed says he greeted his best actor nomination with quiet thanks, but leapt for joy when he heard co-star Paul Raci and writer director Darius Marder's names called.

Leslie Odom Jr., a double nominee, reflected on the strength of Sam Cook, who he played in "One Night in Miami".

San Francisco's Alcatraz Island opened up for indoor tours for the first time in more than a year after improving state and local COVID conditions allowed for a limited amount of visitors. Face masks and social distancing are still required, and ferries are carrying about 150 passengers instead of the usual 600.

This is Lizzie Knight with AP ShowBiz Minute.