Weekend News Roundup! Leslie Jones Dominates the Olympics and the Rest of the World Returns to 2002

Published August 8, 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.

• Leslie Jones’s love of the Olympics is contagious. [Twitter]

• Nelly and Taylor Swift sang the former’s 2002 hit “Dilemma” together at Karlie Kloss’ birthday party. [The Cut]

• Continuing the 2002 throwback theme, here is an all-too-brief clip of President Obama bobbing his head to Eminem’s “Loose Yourself” at the Democratic National Convention. [CoS]

• Suicide Squad is officially critic-proof. [BOM]

• A reality show featuring Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg as co-hosts has been greenlit by VH1. The working title is Martha & Snoop’s Dinner Party. [Deadline]

• Greta Gerwig is rewriting Sarah Polley’s script for a new Little Women adaptation. [The Guardian]  

• [Lil] Bow Wow is retiring from music because he’s almost 30 and 30 is too old for a rapper. [Vulture]