Weekend News Roundup! Rolling Stone’s Retraction, Twin Peaks Minus Lynch, and Furious 7
Happy Monday! Here’s our compendium of pop culture news you may have missed while you were doing more important things over the weekend.
• Following an investigation by the dean of the Columbia School of Journalism, Rolling Stone officially retracted their story about a brutal gang rape at UVA, “A Rape on Campus.” [Rolling Stone]
• Around 7pm EST yesterday, David Lynch tweeted that, although a Twin Peaks series might still be in the works at Showtime, he was not going to be involved. Showtime feels differently. [Deadline]
• Celebrity dermatologist Fredric Brandt died yesterday at his home in Miami at the age of 65. The cause of death is unconfirmed. [The Daily Mail]
• Beyoncé, Rihanna, and Carly Rae Jepsen all debuted new singles this week. Jepsen peformed “All That,” a collaboration with with Dev Hynes and producer Ariel Rechtshaid, on SNL. Beyoncé’s “Die With You” and Rihanna’s “American Oxygen” are available exclusively through Tidal, the streaming site they co-own with Jay Z, Madonna, Nicki Minaj, Daft Punk, Jack White, and a bunch of other famous people. [Pitchfork, Tidal]
• Robert Lewis Burns Jr. (aka Bob Burns), Lynyrd Skynyrd’s former drummer and a cofounder of the band, died in a car crash in Georgia. He was 64. [HuffPo]
• SNL made a Scientology parody music video. [NBC]