Holiday Weekend News Roundup! A Special Happy Birthday and an Unfortunate Taylor Swift T-Shirt

Published July 4, 2016


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

• Here is a nice video of President Obama singing happy birthday to his eldest daughter, Malia, while on stage with his friends Kendrick Lamar and Janelle Monae.  [YouTube]

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Emily Blunt and John Krasinski announced the birth of the second child. [E!

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Directors Robin Hardy [The Wicker Man, 1973],  Michael Cimino [The Deer Hunter, 1978; Heaven’s Gate, 1980], and Abbas Kiarostami [Taste of Cherry, 1997] all passed away. They were 86, 77, and 76 respectively. [The Guardian, Deadline, Variety]

• 
Finding Dory
dominated the box office for the third consecutive week. [BOM]

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Sean Avery is still a terrible person. [P6

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Frank Ocean teased the release date of his sophomore album with this library card tweet. [Pitchfork

• Tom Hiddleston, what are you doing? [Daily Mail