Weekend News Roundup! NPH, Justin Bieber, and Our Favorite Platonic Newlyweds

Published April 20, 2014

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 good people at the White House have chosen to ignore the petition to deport Justin Bieber. They are happy, however, that 273,000 people “care about immigration issues.” [The White House

 Uma Thurman and Arpad Busson broke off their second engagement. Third time’s the charm? [P6]

 Don’t interrupt Neil Patrick Harris’ performance—he’ll scold you in character. [Complex

 Captain America: The Winter Soldier maintained its position at the top of the box office for the third consecutive week.   [BOM]

 Activist and former boxer Rubin Carter passed away over the weekend.  Known as the “Hurricane,” Carter served 19 years in prison for three homicides he did not commit and was the subject of the Bob Dylan protest song “Hurricane” and the Denzel Washington film, The Hurricane. [The Wrap]

 Liam Neeson has angered animal activists by speaking out in favor of Central Park carriage horses. [HuffPo]

 One day, we hope to have a friendship as beautiful as Ian McKellan and Patrick Stewart’s. This week, the two actors played The Newlywed Game. They didn’t do that well, but it was cute.  [BuzzFeed