Weekend News Roundup! Trainspotting 2 & Sam Smith Singing Spectre,

Published September 7, 2015


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

• Jon Hamm and Jennifer Westfeldt are splitting up after 18 years together. [P6]

• Here is a cute video of Jay Z singing along to Beyoncé’s set while in the crowd at the Made in America Festival. [Pitchfork]

• Danny Boyle is making Trainspotting 2. [Rolling Stone]

 Straight Outta Compton continued to dominate the box office. [BOM]

 Sam Smith will perform the theme song for the new James Bond film Spectre. [The Wrap

• Thanks to an emergency injunction filed by Aretha Franklin, Sydney Pollack’s documentary about the singer Amazing Grace did not screen at the Telluride Film Festival over the weekend. The Chicago Film Festival also pulled the doc from its lineup. No official news on whether it will still screen at Toronto next week, but it’s not looking good. [EW]

• And the idiot of the weekend prize goes to Damon Wayans Senior. [THR