Weekend News Roundup! Axl and Lana; Katniss Barbie


04/09/12

"WHAT DO YOU WANT ME TO DO, NOT DATE LANA DEL REY?"


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



• Lana Del Rey and Axl Rose were spotted leaving the Chateau Marmont together, which clearly means they are dating and in love. We're wondering: when they get married, will Lana hyphenate? Lana Del Rey-Rose? [Grantland]

• Someone purporting to be Ryan Gosling hid 200 Easter eggs around downtown Manhattan this weekend. We refuse to believe someone spent a bunch of time doing this just for the fun-and-whimsy factor . . . what's your angle, Easter Gosling?! [Gawker]

The Hunger Games stayed at the top of the weekend box office for a third week, bringing in another $33.5M and bringing its total gross to a totally gross $302.8M. American Reunion opened in second with $21.5M, and Titanic 3D came in third with $17.4, presumably because your friends couldn't get their acts together to plan past brunch this weekend. Wrath of the Titans and Mirror Mirror held on with $15M and $11M, respectively. [BOM]

• Speaking of which, Mattel is turning Katniss Everdeen into a Barbie doll, which—while it's basically impossible that a character that popular wouldn't have merchandising tie-ins—is so ironic we can't even think about it this early in the morning. [EW]

• LeAnn Rimes and Brandi Glanville are writing competing memoirs about their respective relationships with Eddie Cibrian, who left Glanville for Rimes and whom we've been informed is an actor. Glanville's already writing her book, while Rimes is "putting out feelers" to find a writer. Just take the L train one time, LeAnn. [P6]

• Veteran newscaster Mike Wallace passed away on Saturday at age 93. [NYT]

• Painter Thomas Kinkade, whose work you'll know from your grandma's house, also died this weekend, on Friday, at age 54. An autopsy is planned. [People]

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