Weekend News Roundup! The MTV VMAs, Anthony Weiner, and The Night Of Finale

Published August 29, 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 2016 MTV Video Music Awards took place last night. Beyoncé performed a Lemonade medley and took home Video of the Year for “Formation;” Kanye managed to address gun violence, his “artist/merchant” role models, and Taylor Swift (again) in the course of four minutes; and Drake professed his love for Rihanna before presenting her with the Michael Jackson Vanguard Award. [Pitchfork]  

• Oh, Anthony Weiner… Not again. [The Cut]

• HBO’s The Night Of aired its finale last night. Warning: spoilers ahead. [The Wrap]

• Horror film Don’t Breathe won the box office at with $26,115,000 its opening weekend. [BOM]

• For some unknown reason, Ann Coulter was at Comedy Central’s “Roast of Rob Lowe.” The special will air on Labor Day. [Variety]

• Mexican singer-songwriter Juan Gabriel passed away at age 66. [The New York Times]

• On a happier note, the Bea Arthur Residence, a homeless shelter for LGBTQ youth, is set to open in February 2017. [Vulture]