The Morning's Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

1. According to a story in Grazia Magazine, Lady Gaga is “terrified of evil spirits and reportedly has every hotel and tour venue scanned by a team of paranormal investigators before she will agree to stay there.” [via This Is London]
2. Project Runway’s Tim Gunn reveals that he tried to take his own life as a teen in a public service announcement for the Trevor Project — a suicide prevention hotline for “gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered and questioning youths.” [via NYP]
3. Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s brother Dan — his partner in the multimedia website HitRECord.org and a well-known personality at Burning Man — has died at the age of 36. The cause of his death has not been released. [via The Wrap]
4. Emma Stone is officially playing Gwen Stacy in Marc Webb’s Spider-Man, and not Mary Jane Watson, as was previously reported. [via EW]
5. Tomas Alfredson, the Swedish director of Let the Right One In, is working on a period fantasy film called Larklight for Warner Bros. [via Heat Vision]

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