“AVATAR 4 WILL MAKE ME THIIIIIS MUCH MONEY…”
Happy Monday! Here’s our compendium of pop-culture news you may have missed while you were doing more important things over the weekend.
• James Cameron, notable genius/weirdo, is done developing non-Avatar scripts—but he does allow for the possibility that there could be four Avatar movies. He told The New York Times: “I’m not interested in developing anything. I’m in the Avatar business. Period. That’s it. I’m making Avatar 2, Avatar 3, maybe Avatar 4, and I’m not going to produce other people’s movies for them . . . I think within the “Avatar” landscape I can say everything I need to say that I think needs to be said, in terms of the state of the world and what I think we need to be doing about it.” Huh! [NYT]
• Schiaparelli closed its doors in 1954, but Tod’s CEO Diego Della Valle announced today that he will be relaunching the brand and will name a new designer to lead it in September. Model Farida Khelfa will be the face of the label. It’s auspicious timing, giving that the Met Costume Institute exhibition opens this very week! [WWD]
• Famously reclusive musician Abel Tesfaye, aka The Weeknd, played a concert at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in LA; Drake showed up! Video at the link. [Pitchfork]
• The Avengers made so much money at the box office this weekend, you guys. It made $200.3 million, which is $192 million more than the next-highest contender (Think Like a Man, followed by The Hunger Games, The Lucky Ones, and The Pirates! Band of Misfits, not that it matters). [BOM]
• Here are some records it broke: biggest domestic opening weekend of all time, fastest film to make $200 million (in just three days), highest-grossing opening weekend in IMAX history, and many more; they’re conveniently rounded up by Deadline here. [Deadline]
• Denise Richards will appear on Charlie Sheen’s new FX sitcom, Anger Management, which is a bummer on the order of Rihanna and Chris Brown’s “Birthday Cake.” [P6]