Weekend News Roundup! Lil Wayneâ??s Triumphant Return; Olbermannâ??s Out and Back In Again at MSNBC

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Published November 8, 2010

 

DRAKE’S LAS VEGAS SHOW ON SATURDAY FEATURED A VERY SPECIAL GUEST (WHOM WE ALL SPECULATED WOULD BE THERE). PHOTO BY ROBBIE FIMMANO

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

•  Queen Elizabeth II is now on Facebook, but she’s not taking friend requests. [WaPo]

•  Mayor Bloomberg’s daughter, equestrian Georgina, fell off her horse, Radio City, on Friday and suffered a broken back. [People]

•  Ethiopian Gebre Gebremariam won the New York City Marathon, his first marathon ever, on Sunday. Kenyan Edna Kiplagat won the women’s division. [NYT/NYT]

•  As online speculation predicted, Lil Wayne joined Drake for a show in Vegas on Saturday night. Video at the link. [Fader]

•  Megamind took the weekend box-office top slot with a $47.65 million gross, followed by Due Date and For Colored Girls. Red and Saw 3D finished out the top five. [Box Office Mojo]

•  Keith Olbermann was suspended “indefinitely” on Friday from his job hosting Countdown on MSNBC after it was revealed that he’d made unapproved political donations, but it was a short punishment; the network announced Sunday that he’ll return to the air tomorrow. [THR]

•  By 6:40 p.m. last night, fans were already camped out for standby tickets to Conan O’Brien’s return to late-night television this evening. [Deadline]

•  Seminal Britpop band Pulp will reunite for a series of shows next summer. [Pitchfork]