Weekend News Roundup! Winter is Delayed


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

Actor Mickey Rooney, who began his career in 1926, passed away at the age of 93. [NPR]

•  Star Wars: Episode VII is officially in production. [Metro]

•  HBOGo crashed again, this time because of the Game of Thrones Season Four premiere. Is now a good time to brag about how we’ve already seen the first three episodes? Brag, brag, brag. [HuffPo]

•  Captain America won the box office with a very nice $96 million. [BOM]

•  According to the ever-so reliable folks at the New York Post, Chanel Iman and A$AP Rocky are “secretly engaged.” A tentative congratulations to the both of them. [Page6]

•  Julian Fellowes gave the cast of Downton Abbey the “Twitter talk.” [E!]

•  Finally, if you’re wondering why downtown New York smells like a smoky church this morning, it is because of a brush fire in New Jersey. [ABC News]