Weekend News Roundup! Guns ‘N Roses minus the Roses, the Republican National Hungry for Power Games

Published July 18, 2016


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

• The Republican National Hungry for Power Convention begins today in Cleveland, Ohio. [Time]

• Kim Kardashian leaked part of Kanye’s phone call with Taylor Swift re: Kayne’s song “Famous.” Taylor responded. Other celebrities (and other humans around the world) voiced their frustrations that such things are dominating our news cycle when the world is going to hell. [Pitchfork, The Cut]

• Danny Brown announced the title of his forthcoming album. It is called Atrocity Exhibition, after a Joy Division song/J.G. Ballard novel. [Complex]

• Ghostbusters did not win the box office. [BOM]

• Irina and Viktor Yelchin, the parents of the late actor Anton Yelchin, took out a moving ad in The Hollywood Reporter thanking people for the kind messages they have received following their son’s tragic death. [Vulture]

• The newly-reunited Guns ‘N Roses were detained, but not arrested, at the Candadian border for possessing a firearm. As Axl Rose succinctly explained: “You can forget you have a fucking gun. Wasn’t my gun.” [The Guardian]

• And finally, we leave you with this vine of Donald Trump. Bing bing bong bong.