Weekend News Roundup! One Love Manchester, the Drama Desk Awards, Drug Pigeons, and a Subway Savior


06/05/17

Happy Monday! Here's our compendium of pop culture news you may have missed while you were doing more important things over the weekend.   


• Ariana Grande hosted her "One Love Manchester" benefit concert at the Old Trafford Cricket Ground in Manchester, England. The event—which included performances from Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber, Coldplay, Katy Perry, Robbie Williams, Take That, Liam Gallagher, Pharrell Williams, Mac Miller, Niall Horan, the Black Eyed Peas, and Marcus Mumford—raised millions of dollars for the victims of last month's attack. Grande ended the evening with a cover of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow." Other highlights included a dancing policeman. [The Guardian, The Evening Standard, THR]

• Donald Glover suggested to fans at Governors Ball that his next Childish Gambino album will be his last. [Pitchfork]

• Spike Lee threw a "Prince's Born Day Purple People Party"  honoring the late artist in Brooklyn on Sunday. [Variety]

Wonder Woman won the box office by a lot—hooray! [BOM]

• Forget drug mules, it's all about the drug carrier pigeon. [The Cut]

• A dancer with the American Ballet Theater saved a man who was pushed onto the subway tracks Sunday night. [NYT]

• And finally, the winners of the Drama Desk Awards were announced last night, with Danny DeVito, Cynthia Nixon, Kevin Kline, Laura Linney, Bette Middler, and Andy Karl all taking home acting prizes. [Playbill]

 

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