Weekend News Roundup! David Lynch’s Electro-Pop Album; Schnabel and Jebreal’s Breakup; Dr. Dre’s $300M Payday

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Published August 15, 2011

 

“A FOURTH AUSTIN POWERS MOVIE? THAT’S FOR ME TO KNOW AND YOU TO FIND OUT.”

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

• Dang! Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine sold a 51% stake in their audio company, Beats Electronics, which makes the Beats by Dre headphones, to HTC—for $309 million. Dre is also working on finishing his new album, Detox. [NME]

• Director David Lynch is releasing a solo electro-pop album called Crazy Clown Time. It features vocals from Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Karen O—and, again, it is called Crazy Clown Time. Now we have a good reason to look forward to November, which is when this album, Crazy Clown Time, comes out. Crazy Clown Time. [Pitchfork]

• Artist Julian Schnabel and the woman whose story he adopted into a film, journalist girlfriend of four years Rula Jebreal, have broken up. [P6]

Rise of the Planet of the Apes won the weekend box office again with $27.5M, while The Help opened strong in second place with $25.5M. It was a relatively sleepy box office otherwise: Final Destination 5 came in third with $18.4M, The Smurfs held on with $13.5M, and 30 Minutes or Less opened with $13M. [BOM]

• Not a sentence we were expecting to write today: Tara Reid is a wife. She married her boyfriend, Danish businessman Michael Lilleund, in Greece on Saturday just a few hours after he proposed. [People]

• Recent reports suggested that Mike Myers was “signed, sealed, delivered” on-board for a fourth Austin Powers film, but apparently the whole story is a bit murkier and hinges on Myers’ unpredictability. [Deadline]

• Sad news: five people were killed and 48 taken to the hospital after a strong, sudden gust of wind blew the stage over at a Sugarland concert at the Indiana State Fair over the weekend. [THR]

• The new album from Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, Mirror Traffic, doesn’t come out until next week—but it’s streaming now on NPR. [NPR]