Weekend News Roundup! JWOWW is an Author; Pete Doherty is an Actor; Gawker is Breached

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Published December 13, 2010

 

GOOD LUCK, COPYCATS: KATE MIDDLETON’S LAST-SEASON REISS DRESS IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE IN STORES. PHOTO BY MARIO TESTINO.


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

• Several of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s Mario Testino engagement photos were released; the bride-to-be wore a $250 last-season Reiss dress that is reportedly no longer available in stores. [Daily Mail]

• Gawker Media was subject to a large-scale security breach; the new hacking group Gnosis took credit for the attack. 1.3 million commenters’ email addresses, usernames, and passwords were published in a document that’s now publicly available, and users are advised to change their passwords on Gawker and any site where the same one was used. [Lifehacker]

• Daft Punk made their red-carpet debut at the Tron: Legacy premiere in smart Balenciaga tuxedoes, along with their signature robot heads. [THR]

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader took the weekend box office with a modest $24.5 million, followed by The Tourist, which opened at $17M following a spate of bad reviews (it currently boasts a 20% on Rotten Tomatoes). Tangled, Harry Potter, and Unstoppable finished out the top 5. [Box Office Mojo]

• Pete Doherty will star in a new movie about 19th-century poet Alfred de Musset, alongside actual actors Jane Birkin and Charlotte Gainsbourg. [Prefix]

Jersey Shore‘s JWOWW is penning an advice book, to be titled The Rules According to Jwoww, due out in February and including the sage nugget of wisdom, “Hair belongs on your head… and nowhere else.” [P6]

• Belle & Sebastian frontman Stuart Murdoch also has a new book—a collection of journal entries, titled The Celestial Café and available now. “Whenever I was writing the diary, I was writing it for a Belle and Sebastian fan… Also, I didn’t have a girlfriend at the time,” Murdoch says. [Pitchfork]