Weekend News Roundup! Oscar the Grouch

Published March 3, 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 Oscars happened. Cate Blanchett, Lupita Nyong’o, Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto, and Alfonso Cuarón all won statues (congratulations). 12 Years a Slave won Best Picture. Jared thanked his mother and brother. It was cute. Matthew thanked God… snooze. Lupita’s speech was cute too. [USA Today

 Congratulations to Lupita, Penelope Cruz, and Kerry Washington for looking particularly lovely in Prada, Giambattista Valli, and Jason Wu respectively at the Oscars. [NY Mag

 The Independent Spirit Awards also took place over the weekend. Patton Oswalt hosted. Most of the awards went to 12 Years A Slave, but Fruitvale Station won Best First Feature, and Cate Blanchett, Lupita Nyong’o, Matthew McConaughey, and Jared Leto won the acting awards. Good Oscar predictor, it seems. [Independent Spirit Awards

 Julianne Moore/Liam Neeson vehicle
Non-Stop won the box office with just over $30 million. Son of God came in a very respectable second place with $26 million.  [BOM]

 In non-film (well, sort of) news, Katie Holmes is no longer a fashion designer. There’s a tree falling in the forest joke to be made. [People

 Kendall Jenner modeled at Givenchy, upping her F/W 2014 show list to three: Marc Jacobs in New York, Giles in London, Givenchy in Paris. [E!

 Justin Bieber had a birthday. He is still not legal to drink. (Sorry, it was difficult to find non-Oscar news.) [MTV