LEO CONTEMPLATES HIS NEXT SWEET, SWEET GLASS OF JIM BEAM.
Happy Monday! Here’s our compendium of pop-culture news you may have missed while you were doing more important things over the weekend.
• It was kind of a slow news weekend, so we’re going to go ahead and open with this, a video of Leonardo DiCaprio’s Japanese-market Jim Beam commercial, which will immediately make you want to go watch Lost in Translation. [EW]
• Domingo Zapata fired his manager and publicist, reportedly because he’s in financial trouble due to not delivering on commissions and also due to partying too much with Lindsay Lohan and Scarlett Johansson. Come on, Domingo! Put on your Sunday shoes and pull it together! [P6]
• Eighty-year-old Arista Records founder and music-industry titan Clive Davis comes out as bisexual in his new memoir, The Soundtrack of My Life, out today. His first same-sex experience, he writes, was during “the era of Studio 54,” which, well, yeah, there you go. [RS]
• A Good Day to Die Hard won the long holiday weekend box office with $29.3M; Identity Thief hit a close second with $27.9M. Safe Haven and Escape from Planet Earth opened in third and fourth places with $25.2M and $21M, respectively, and Warm Bodies closed out the top five with $10.3M. [BOM]
• Pippa Middleton has a boooooyfriend. His name is Nico, and he’s a blue-eyed stockbroker. Ooooooo. [The Cut/NYM]
• Some jokester hacked Burger King’s official Twitter account and used it to announce that the ol’ BK had been bought by McDonald’s, because “all of our employees crush and sniff percocets [sic] in the bathrooms.” Yikes! [AW]
• If you feel so inclined, you can stream Welcome Oblivion, the debut album from Trent Reznor’s new project How to destroy angels_, over at Pitchfork Advance now, two weeks ahead of its March 5 release date. [PA]
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- Chris Evans and Jaeden Martell on Dark Material and Crying in the Mirror Just for Fun
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