Holiday Weekend News Roundup! Cannes, A$AP, and American Horror Story

Published May 26, 2015


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

•  Mathematician John Nash and his wife Alicia Nash, 86 and 82 respectively, were killed in a car crash in New Jersey on Saturday. Nash was popularized in the 2001 film A Beautiful Mind. [CNN]

  Jacques Audiard‘s Dheepan won the Palme d’Or at Cannes on Sunday, with Son of Saul picking up the second place Grand Prix award, and The Lobster coming in third with the Jury Award. Acting prizes went to Vincent Lindon, who won Best Actor for The Measure of a Man, and Rooney Mara and Emmanuelle Bercot, who shared the Best Actress Prize for Carol and Mon Roi respectively. Hou Hsiao-Hsien was named Best Director for The Assassin. [The Wrap]

  A$AP Rocky released his sophomore studio album, At.Long.Last.A$AP, a week early. [Pitchfork]

  Tomorrowland won the box office. [BOM]

  Chris Brown is still a terrible person. This weekend he directed his terribleness at Tyson Beckford. [P6]

  Two of B.B. King’s daughters think King might have been poisoned by his business manager and assistant. [Vulture]

  Max Greenfield is joining the new series of American Horror Story. [Twitter