Weekend News Roundup! Gagosian to Publish James Frey’s Jesus Book; No iPad 2s To Be Found; Japanese Theaters Pull Hereafter

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Published March 14, 2011

 

LARRY GAGOSIAN’S NEWEST INVESTMENT: THIS MAN. PHOTO BY JACK SIEGEL

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

• James Frey’s book about Jesus, The Final Testament of the Holy Bible, will be published in a run of 11,000 by Larry Gagosian. Frey will also self-publish it online. (You can read our interview with Frey, in which we talk about The Final Testament and much more, here.) [P6]

• Major US cities sold out of the iPad 2 within hours of its official launch at 5 p.m. on Friday. The iPad 2 has sold around a half million copies in its first three days on the market, and the shipping delay online is currently at three to four weeks. [WSJ]

Battle: Los Angeles won the weekend box office with a health $36M, followed by Rango with $23M and Red Riding Hood with $14M. The Adjustment Bureau and Mars Needs Moms rounded out the top 5. [BOM]

• Jewel, who is pregnant, was involved in a car accident on Friday; a fire truck totaled her car. She tweeted that she and the baby are doing fine. [THR]

• Clint Eastwood’s Hereafter has been pulled from Japanese theaters because of its opening scene, in which a tsunami destroys a seaside town. There are probably not a lot of people in Japan going to the movies right now anyway. [Deadline]

• Kate Middleton’s parents are reportedly contributing a six-figure amount to the cost of the royal wedding, which is traditionally paid for in full by the royal family. Good for them, we guess? [VF]