Weekend News Roundup! A Tribe Called Quest’s Success

Published November 20, 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.   

• Donald Trump agreed to pay $25 million to get out of his Trump University lawsuits. [NYT]

• In a shameless attempt to try and distract the public from the Trump University hush money settlement, Trump sent his future VP, Mike Pence, to see the musical Hamilton on Broadway, where he was booed by fellow theatregoers. Chrissy Teigen was not impressed. [Variety]

• Someone defaced the Adam Yauch Park in Brooklyn Heights with swastika graffiti. Named for the late Beastie Boy founding member, the Adam Yauch Park is a children’s playground. Yauch’s bandmate Adam Horowitz held an anti-hate rally on Sunday in protest. [Vulture]

• Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them won the box office by almost $60 million[BOM]

• Melania Trump will not be moving to Washington, D.C. in January. [HuffPo]

• Soul singer Sharon Jones passed away. She was 60 years old. [NYT]

• And finally, some not entirely horrible news: A Tribe Called Quest‘s We got it from Here… Thank You 4 Your service is currently the number one album in the U.S. [Pitchfork