Weekend News Roundup! Gorging on Hunger Games; Tebow’s Triangle

Published March 26, 2012

KATNISS!

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

• In a sleepy weekend box office, 21 Jump Street eked out a victory with—haha, just kidding, The Hunger Games made all the money and everyone in our great nation saw it. $155 million, to be exact, which is the third-largest opening weekend of all time (behind Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 and The Dark Knight) and the highest non-sequel opening. A few people went to see other movies, like Jump Street, The Lorax, John Carter, and Act of Valor, but they don’t count. [BOM]

• Brand-new New York Jet Tim Tebow has invited both Dianna Agron and Taylor Swift to a charity golf tournament. Which pretty blonde girl will win his heart? Probably neither, at least at this thing. It’s a golf tournament, not a love competition. [P6]

• Is anyone surprised that German people really like Game of Thrones? That’s like a match made in . . . well, in Germany. [THR]

• Madonna will release a remix album on March 26, the same time as MDNA comes out, courtesy of Smirnoff and featuring Kid Capri and Just Blaze. [Popdust]

• The comedian Gallagher suffered a heart attack, his second in less than two weeks, and was hospitalized in Arizona. We wish him a speedy recovery and return to watermelon-smashing. [THR]

Mad Men premiered last night, and one memorable scene found Megan (Jessica Paré) singing Gillian Hills’ “Zou Bisou Bisou” at a birthday party for Don. Lionsgate will be selling the song as a single on iTunes, in case you want to relive that moment (why on earth would you want to relive that moment?). [ArtsBeat/NYT]