Weekend News Roundup! Gaga Signs Off Twitter; Kate Moss Curates an Art Show
Published November 29, 2010
GATHER YOUR GAGA TWEETS WHILE YE MAY—SHE’S SIGNING OFF ON DECEMBER 1.
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 Franco and Anne Hathaway are slated to host the 83rd Annual Academy Awards. With both on the radar as nominees (for 127 Hours and Love and Other Drugs, respectively) this could call for some double duty—and hopefully some dance numbers. [Deadline]
• Kenny Scharf is nearly finished with his street art mural at the now-legendary space at the corner of Bowery and East Houston. The SoHo canvas housed a Keith Haring tribute, followed by works by Os Gemeos, Shepard Fairey and Barry McGee. [Bowery Boogie]
• Fans and friends alike pay tribute to Leslie Nielsen, 84, who died on Sunday due to complications with pneumonia. The Airplane! and The Naked Gun star made audiences fall in love with his crazy antics and deadpan deliveries. Shirley, he will be missed. [EW]
• Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part One held onto its number-one spot at the box office this holiday weekend, coming in at $50.3 million. Family-friendly Tangled came in a close second with $49.1 million, and less impressive numbers followed for Megamind ($12.8M), Burlesque ($11.8M) and Love and Other Drugs ($9.8M). [Box Office Mojo]
• Black Friday brought out the crazies, ready to trample anyone in the way of their sale—which, while scary, meant numbers went up. The National Retail Federation reported that 8.7% more people visited a store or website than last year, and the average shopper spent 6.4% more. [Racked]
• Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake, Usher and other celebrities are signing off in support of Alicia Keys’ charity, Keep a Child Alive. The entertainers will ditch Facebook and Twitter on December 1, World AIDS Day, representing their “digital death,” and will only come back once the charity raises $1 million. [Billboard]
• Kate Moss: model, muse and… curator? Looks that way. The supermodel has selected 11 of her favorite portraits of herself throughout her career to sell as limited-edition portfolios of prints at the Pulse Miami Art Fair this week. The portfolios are priced at $75,000 each. [Telegraph]