Weekend News Roundup! Charlize v. Fassbender; Diamond Jubilee

Published June 4, 2012

DON’T YOU TRY TO THROW SHADE ON CHARLIZE, MICHAEL FASSBENDER.


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 MTV Movie Awards were last night. Big winners included The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part I (Movie of the Year, Best Kiss), Emma Stone (the inaugural Trailblazer Award), Harry Potter (Best Hero, Best Cast), and The Hunger Games (Best Fight, Best Male Performance, Best Female Performance). The best moment was obviously when Charlize Theron totally wailed on Michael Fassbender. [MTV]

• Amar’e Stoudemire is engaged! He proposed to Alexis Welch, with whom he has three children, in Paris on Saturday. Given Stoudemire’s well-publicized friendship with Anna Wintour, we’re sure the bride will wear something impeccable. [P6/NYP]

• Kate Middleton wore a red Alexander McQueen dress to Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee—a dress Kim Kardashian once wore grocery shopping. Which iteration you prefer probably depends on how you feel about accessories: Kate wore hers with a fascinator, while Kim topped off the look with a big Styrofoam cup of soda. [The Cut/NYM]

Snow White and the Huntsman topped the weekend box office with $56.2M, followed by MIB 3 with $29.3M, The Avengers at $20.3M, and—quite a dropoff—Battleship with $4.8M and The Dictator with $4.7M. Guess it’s officially summer movie season (though we’re happy to report that although Moonrise Kingdom only made $849K, its per-theater average was a staggering $53,063). [BOM]

• Rhode Islander Olivia Culpo won the Miss USA pageant last night. [People]

• In a top contender for Weird Controversy of the Year, Seinfeld‘s Jason Alexander has apologized for comments he made on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson in which he called cricket “a gay game.” Why were they talking about cricket? [THR]

• Andy Samberg has confirmed his departure from SNL. We all kinda knew this by now, but sad nonetheless! [ArtsBeat/NYT]