Weekend News Roundup! Jay’s Festival; Valentino’s Surprise Party

Published May 14, 2012


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

• Jay-Z is set to both headline and curate a new music festival, the Budweiser Made in America Festival, in Philadelphia on September 1 and 2. The lineup hasn’t been announced yet, but has been promised to include “rock, hip-hop, R&B, Latin, and dance” music. We hope the name of the festival isn’t 100% literal, because a summer festival isn’t a summer festival without a Jamie xx DJ set. [Pitchfork]

• Addressing rumors based on the networks 13-episode orders for half of its Thursday-night lineup—Community and 30 Rock—NBC chairman Bob Greenblatt clarified that no decisions had yet been made to cancel those shows. So put down your torches, Internet nerds (but keep them close by, maybe, just in case). [Deadline]

• Gross: someone bought a portrait of Amy Winehouse and Pete Doherty that the pair made together with their own blood. But it only went for half as much as anticipated, so that’s… good? Is that good? [ArtsBeat/NYT]

The Avengers made another tidy little $103.2 million dollars to put on top of its pile of money, leading the weekend box office for the second week. Also-rans included Dark Shadows ($28.8M), Think Like a Man ($6.3M), The Hunger Games ($4.4M), and The Lucky One ($4M). [BOM]

• Giancarlo Giammetti threw a surprise birthday party for his BFF Valentino. Isn’t that adorable? It was in Miami, and Anne Hathaway came! [P6/NYP]

• Animal Collective’s 10th album will be called Centipede Hz, it will be out September 4, and you can see the track listing at the link! [Vulture/NYM]

• Bethany Cosentino of Best Coast designed a collection for Urban Outfitters, and you can shop it now, if that’s your thing. [Lucky]