Holiday Weekend News Roundup! Doherty and Winehouse Had an Affair

Alexandria Symonds

Happy Monday! Here's our compendium of pop-culture news you may have missed while you were in a tryptophan haze over the long Thanksgiving weekend. 


•  We didn't explicitly know this before reading this article, but we kind of feel like we've known it all along somewhere deep inside: Pete Doherty and Amy Winehouse once had a secret affair. If you'd like to start your post-holiday week off on a bummer note, feel free to read on. [DM]

•  Oops! The confetti at this year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade was made partly from shredded, confidential police documents, including some officers' Social Security numbers. The photo Gothamist chose to illustrate their item about the mistake—of KAWS' float—feels especially appropriate. [Gothamist]

•  Ugh, gross: Chris Brown got in a dumb Twitter fight with comedian Jenny Johnson and told her he was going to "shit right on [her] retina." Ugh. Gross. [Gawker]

•  This Thanksgiving five-day box-office weekend was the biggest ever: receipts totaled $288 million. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2 was on top for its second week, bringing in $64M; Skyfall and Lincoln followed with an impressive  $51.1M and $34.1M, respectively. Rise of the Guardians (which has nothing, we learned, to do with the owls of Ga'hoole—are we the only ones who remember that?!) and Life of Pi opened in the number-four and number-five spots, with $32.6M and $30.1M. Everyone was pretty sick of their families, we guess! [BOM]

•  Puck Rainey, whom you may, depending on your age, have had a nascent crush on during The Real World: San Francisco and who is now, soberingly, 44 years old, has been incarcerated for stalking a woman. If that's not enough to cure you of any remaining butterflies, the photo after the jump surely will be. [Us]

•  John Stamos and Bob Saget are still BFF, if we're to judge from this photo of the two of them wearing matching hats and glasses and singing from a Beatles songbook during Thanksgiving weekend. Aww. [Vulture/NYM]

•  "Gangnam Style" has officially beaten Justin Bieber's "Baby" as the most-viewed YouTube video of all time, with over 806 million views. Imagine if it cost a dollar to watch it! [CBS]

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