The Water Cooler: March 1

SNL Alumnus engaged to folk musician

Comedic actor Andy Samberg and musician Joanna Newsom are officially engaged, a representative of Samberg announced Monday.

“I can confirm that Andy Samberg and Joanna Newsom are engaged,” Samberg’s publicist, Carrie Byalick, said in an email.

The couple has been dating for five years. 

Roots drummer to pen memoir

Drummer Ahmir Thompson, known by his fans as Questlove, is planning on releasing a memoir called “Mo’ Meta Blues: The World According to Questlove.”

The book, which will be released June 18 by Grand Central Publishing, will include stories of the musician’s encounters with celebrities, idols and fellow artists.

Stone Temple Pilots fire lead singer

Rock band Stone Temple Pilots announced Wednesday that it was letting go of its lead singer Scott Weiland.

The one sentence statement read, “Stone Temple Pilots have announced they have officially terminated Scott Weiland.”

Weiland replied to the statement with “I learned of my supposed termination from Stone Temple Pilots this morning by reading about it in the press. Not sure how I can be terminated from a band that I founded, fronted and co-wrote many of its biggest hits, but that’s something for the lawyers to figure out.”

Rock and roll Hall of Fame Creates Stones Exhibit

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio, will be opening a Rolling Stones exhibit.

The exhibit will be called “Rolling Stones: 50 Years of Satisfaction,” and will open May 24.

Information and photos from The Associated Press.

Compiled by Savannah Sawyer, Assistant Features Editor.