Weekend News Roundup! Rolling Stone’s Retraction, Twin Peaks Minus Lynch, and Furious 7

Published April 5, 2015

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]

Furious 7 had the most lucrative opening weekend of 2015, raking in 143.6 million dollars. [CNN, BOM]

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]