Weekend News Roundup! Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Repealed; Jersey Shore’s Ronnie Indicted; Gossip Girls Go Haute

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Published December 20, 2010

 

LEIGHTON MEESTER, THE RUMORED NEW FACE OF MISSONI.
PHOTO COURTESY OF DAVID SHANKBONE

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


• By a vote of 65 to 31, the Senate voted on Saturday to repeal the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell ban on gay Americans serving openly in the military. [NYT]

• Sufjan Stevens got together with The National to produce two new Christmas songs: “Silent Night” and “Barcarola.” Stream them at the link. [Vulture/NYM]

Tron Legacy had a fairly strong opening at the box office this weekend, taking the top spot with $43.6 million. Yogi Bear followed at $16.7M, tailed by The Chronicles of Narnia ($12.4M) and The Fighter ($12.2M). The Tourist squeaked into fifth with $8.7M. [Box Office Mojo]

• Warner Brothers has pushed back the release of Crazy, Stupid, Love, a new comedy starring every actor we like—Steve Carell, Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling, Julianne Moore, Marisa Tomei, Kevin Bacon—from April 22 to July 29. [Deadline]

• Jersey Shore’s Ronnie Ortiz-Magro was indicted on a third-degree assault charge for knocking out a man named Stephen Izzo during the show’s first season of filming. The punch in question was not broadcast, but the events right before and after it were. [THR]

• Both of the female stars of Gossip Girl are rumored to be the new faces of luxury clothing campaigns: Blake Lively for Chanel, and Leighton Meester for Missoni. [E!]