Weekend News Roundup! Biggie’s Autopsy; Taylor’s Birthday


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 Los Angeles Police Department released the Notorious B.I.G.’s 23-page autopsy report on Friday, detailing the gun wounds that killed Biggie, in hopes that it might turn up new leads in the 15-year-old murder case. But they forgot to notify his family before making it public. Good job, dudes. [Gawker]

• What did you do to celebrate your 23rd birthday? Did you have a weeklong celebration on MTV culminating in the release of your 23rd music video, featuring as your love interest the dude currently starring in Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark? Oh, you got burgers and drank beer. Well, that’s the difference between you and Taylor Swift. [THR]

• Only a few days after it came to light that PSY once rapped violently anti-American lyrics at a Korean concert in 2004, he performed at the “Christmas in Washington” concert in front of the Obama family. (He says he’s very sorry about the whole “kill them all slowly and painfully” thing.) We’ll let the Washington Post writer take it from here: “Psy dutifully hops on his invisible steed and trots to a tweaked refrain: ‘Oppan Christmas style!'” [WaPo]

• Skyfall stuck to the number-one spot this sleepy box-office weekend with $11M (it’s now made $261M, making it the highest-grossing Sony film of all time). Nothing new broke the top five: 007 was followed by Rise of the Guardians, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2, Lincoln, and Life of Pi, all with between $8.3M and $10.5M. Snooze! [BOM]

• We don’t envy whatever poor nightclub lackeys have to try to make heads or tails of Diplo’s tour rider—among other things, he requests “one Malawi orphan,” “one arranged marriage,” and the third season of Lost on VHS. A dart board with Nicolas Cage’s face on it should be easier to take care of, though. [P6/NYP]

• New Yorkers are looking at another MTA fare hike: the final vote won’t be until Wednesday, but it’s looking like base fare will be raised a quarter to $2.50, and a monthly MetroCard will set you back an additional $8 (they’ll now be $112). Try not to think about what else you could do with that extra $96 per year. [Gothamist]

• RuPaul will guest star on Happy Endings. Don’t you love it when two things you already like come together in an unexpected way? He’ll play a hairdresser—maybe a little less unexpected. [TVLine]