Weekend News Roundup! SAGs and Sundance

Published January 26, 2015

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 SAG Awards happened. Birdman won the film ensemble award. Julianne Moore, Eddie Redmayne, J.K. Simmons, and Patricia Arquette took home the acting awards. Some people who looked especially nice on the red carpet included Keira Knightley in Erdem, Emma Stone in Dior Haute Couture, and Kelly MacDonald in vintage Moschino. We’d like to include a man in this too, but none of the ones who strayed from the classic non-shiny black tux looked that good. [Style.com]

• Sundance is in full swing. Films purchased at the festival so far include Me & Earl & the Diary Girl (for a rumored record $12 million), The Bronze, The Witch, Diary of a Teenage Girl, The D Train, Strangerland, Dope, Don Verdean, In Football We Trust, The End of the Tour, Mistress America, Results, Misery Loves Comedy, and four films purchased by AMC. The Overnight is probably next. [Slash Film, Deadline

• Emile Hirsch was accused of assaulting a Paramount Film executive at Tao at Sundance. No charges have been pressed. [P6]

• American Sniper won the box office by a good $50 million. Jennifer Lopez’s The Boy Next Door opened second with a respectable $15 million. Mortdecai did not do very well at all. [BOM]

• Mandy Moore and Ryan Adams are divorcing. [Gawker

• TLC reached their Kickstarter goal! Katy Perry, New Kids on the Block, Soulja Boy, and Bette Midler all donated. [BET]

• Dianne Weist can’t pay her rent, which is sad. [NYT]