Weekend News Roundup! AMAs for Bieber; Harry Potter Takes the Box Office; Lohan is Uninsurable
Published November 22, 2010
THERE’S NOT YET AN AMERICAN MUSIC AWARD FOR LONGEST SPITTING DISTANCE.
Happy Monday! Here’s our compendium of pop-culture news you may have missed while you were doing more important things over the weekend.
• Lindsay Lohan’s much-buzzed-about role as Deep Throat star Linda Lovelace in the biopic Inferno has been canceled; according to Deadline’s source, it was because Lohan is “impossible to insure.” She’s been replaced with Malin Akerman. [Deadline]
• Nathan Williams of Wavves was arrested for marijuana possession in Germany and subsequently released on bail. Williams called the experience “a little nerve-wracking. More so because I was an American in a German jail and not because I have long gay hair.” [Pitchfork]
• As expected, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part One devoured the weekend box office, with receipts totaling at $125.1 million. It was distantly followed by Megamind ($16M), Unstoppable ($13M), Due Date ($9M) and The Next Three Days ($6.7M). [Box Office Mojo]
• Director Spike Jonze and Vice founder Shane Smith were detained in Yemen while filming for The Vice Guide to Everything, a new MTV series. They were reportedly searching for al Qaeda, and were able to avoid going to jail by offering an $8,000 political bribe. [P6]
• Unsurprisingly, New York’s H&M stores were mobbed on Saturday when the Lanvin capsule collection debuted. Some brave souls lined up as early as 4:30 am. [Racked]
• Justin Bieber won four American Music Awards on Sunday, including Artist of the Year. [THR]
- Ask a Sane Person: Daniel Mendelsohn on “The New 1930s” and Schitt’s Creek
- Tracee Ellis Ross and Tyler, the Creator on Falling and Getting Back Up
- This Was Not the Publication Year Brandon Taylor Expected
- Ask a Sane Person: Salman Rushdie Wants America to Take Out the Trash in November
- Chris Evans and Jaeden Martell on Dark Material and Crying in the Mirror Just for Fun