Weekend News Roundup! New Drake Song; New CFDA Members; New Gay-Friendly Tattoo for Miley
Published August 1, 2011
DRAKE CAN GET CAUGHT IN OUR HEADLIGHTS ANYTIME.
Happy Monday! Here’s our compendium of pop-culture news you may have missed while you were doing more important things over the weekend.
• A new Drake song, from his upcoming LP Take Care, has been released. It’s called “Headlights,” and it’s as good as you’re hoping. [Pitchfork]
• The CFDA added a record 33 members this year, for a total of 406. Charlotte Ronson, Eddie Borgo, and Stacey Bendet are among the inductees, as are a few people we’d have thought would already be members—like Prabal Gurung and Olivier Theyskens. In any event, congratulations to all! [The Cut/NYM]
• Miley Cyrus got an equal sign tattooed on her right ring finger, and tweeted “All love is equal” along with a picture of it. Because some of Miley’s fans are homophobes, this sparked a “controversy,” but Miley stuck to her guns. [Us]
• In a rare tie for box-office supremacy, Cowboys & Aliens and The Smurfs each made $36.2M. Captain America and Harry Potter stayed strong in the #2 and #3 spots, with $24.9M and $21.9M, respectively, while Crazy, Stupid, Love debuted in fifth position with $19.3M. Hopefully it’ll turn into a sleeper—we saw it on Sunday, and it’s a nice little movie! Also, Harry Potter crossed the $1B mark worldwide. That’s the first time we’ve ever used a capital B in the box-office report! [BOM]
• The architect of the Norway massacre, Anders Breivik, said Lars von Trier’s Dogville was one of his favorite movies; and his attack on a Norwegian youth camp does bear certain similarities to the end of von Trier’s film. Von Trier managed to respond without mentioning Hitler, thankfully: “It’s horrific. My intention with Dogville was totally opposite… You’re asking me if I’m sad for having made this film? Yes, if it has proved to have inspired him, I’m sorry for having made it.” [THR]
• Jay-Z and Kanye West’s Watch the Throne will be available on iTunes August 8, and Best Buy has exclusive access to the deluxe edition of the disc for the first 10 days of its release. Understandably, independent record store owners feel like they’re being overlooked, and a bunch of them banded together and drafted an open letter to Jay and Kanye to let them know. [Pitchfork]
• The Barneys Warehouse sale returns August 25 and will run through September 5—perfect timing to pick up some Altuzarra goodies before Fashion Week begins. Ack, are we talking about Fashion Week already? [Racked]
- Comedian Eric Andre Tells Us Why We Need to “Pop the Zit” of Police Brutality
- Tracee Ellis Ross and Tyler, the Creator on Falling and Getting Back Up
- Chris Evans and Jaeden Martell on Dark Material and Crying in the Mirror Just for Fun
- Ask a Sane Person: Salman Rushdie Wants America to Take Out the Trash in November
- Adult Film Star Sean Ford Wants to Make Intimacy Sexy Again