Weekend News Roundup! Great-Grandfather Jagger

Published November 25, 2013

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

Besides prepping for an upcoming Rolling Stones tour and filming a James Brown biopic, Mick Jagger is also going to become a great-grandfather. That’s one lucky baby. [P6]

His films from the 1960s, ’70s, and ’80s are stilled adored, but sadly French director Georges Launter died at age 87. [EW]

An unexpected orb of trash—or art?—floated down the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn. Whether you call it art or trash, the giant sphere of discarded umbrella frames and soda bottles came as a surprising sight. [NYTimes]

As we expected, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire killed the box office this weekend with its opening, grossing $161.2 million. Thor: The Dark World was demoted to second with $14.1 million, and Best Man Holiday maintains a steady third place with $12.5 million. [BOM]

Despite their faux Oval Office, Lady Gaga and R. Kelly’s performance of “Do What U Want” at the AMA’s reminded us of President Kellz’s “Trapped in the Closet” days. [Billboard]

On that note, we absolutely loved when Rhianna’s mother presented her with the Icon Award, but we do not want to talk about Miley’s floating cat. [HuffPo]

Lady Gaga is the face of the newest Versace campaign, which dramatically points out something we managed to overlook: she is Donatella’s doppelganger. [Style.com]