Weekend News Roundup! Adele's a Mom; Pussy Riot Sent to Work Camps

Alexandria Symonds

IN PREPARATION FOR THE BIRTH OF HER SON, ADELE PRACTICES SWADDLING ON HERSELF.


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



• Rumor has it Adele gave birth to a son on Friday. The world still doesn't know his name, just tell us his name, Adele! We gave you all the Grammys, just give us this one thing! [People]

• The two members of Pussy Riot who were still in jail as of the weekend have been sent to Soviet-era work camps east of Moscow; the band's Twitter account calls them "the cruelest camps that could have been chosen." [BBC]

Paranormal Activity 4 made $30.2M over the weekend, which might not seem like much until you realize it was made on a $5M budget. The super-awesome Argo followed it with $16.6M; Hotel Transylvania and Taken 2 were almost tied with $13.5M and $13.4M, respectively; and Alex Cross finished it out with $11.8M. [BOM]

• Andy Serkis, who's pretty much indisputably Hollywood's king of motion-capture acting by now (Gollum, Caesar, King Kong...) has acquired the rights to George Orwell's Animal Farm and plans to direct and act in a motion-picture adaptation of the novella. [ArtsBeat/NYT]

The Office executive producer has a new show in the works starring The Office's Craig Robinson as a middle-school music teacher, while Parks and Recreation's Mike Schur and Dan Goor have booked Andy Samberg for a Fox comedy about a cop. [Deadline, 2]

• Louis C.K. will host SNL for the first time on November 3, welcome news for anyone who started exhibiting symptoms of withdrawal upon learning there probably won't be new episodes of Louie until 2014. [Gothamist]

• You didn't hear it from us, but here are some details on this season's Christian Louboutin sample sale, which starts two weeks from today... [Mizhattan]

 

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