Weekend News Roundup! Bill, The BET Awards, and a Baby

Published June 27, 2016

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

• Street style legend Bill Cunningham passed away. [The New Yorker]

• Rihanna debuted her new song “Sledgehammer” and Kanye released his controversial video for “Famous.” [Pitchfork, The Verge]

• The BET Awards happened. Actor Jesse Williams gave a speech about the need for immediate activism; Janelle Monáe, Bilal, Erykah Badu, The Roots, and others performed a tribute to Prince; and Spike Lee honored Prince with a questionable purple outfit. Among the award winners were Straight Outta Compton (Best Movie), Taraji P. Henson (Best Actress), Michael B. Jordan (Best Actor), Drake (Best Male Hip-Hop Artist, Best Group with Future, and Best Collaboration with Rihanna), Beyoncé (Best Female R&B Artist, Video of the Year, Centric Award, Coca Cola Viewers’ Choice Award), and Skepta (Best International Act UK). [Deadline, E!]

• Finding Dory won the box office again. [BOM]

• Jenny Slate and Chris Evans are (officially) dating. [The Cut]

• Matt LeBlanc does not enjoy working with another man named Chris Evans. [The Telegraph]

• Audrina Patridge and her fiancé had their first child. Said fiancé is unfortunately not Justin Bobby. [P6]