The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

1. Rachel Weisz and director Darren Aronofsky — one of our favorite Hollywood power couples — are separating after nine years together. She has recently been linked with Daniel Craig, who has way less indie cred. [via Jezebel]
2. Good news: Thanks to great ratings out of the gate, AMC’s new zombie show The Walking Dead has already been renewed for a second season. [via MTV]
3. Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer are in negotiations to star in New Year’s Eve, New Line’s follow-up to its ensemble romcom, Valentine’s Day. Hilary Swank and Ashton Kutcher are reportedly interested in roles as well.[via THR]
4. Watch Kanye West give an in-flight, a cappella performance of “Gold Digger” to his Delta co-passengers on a flight from Minneapolis to New York. [via Gawker]
5. Ever the philanthropist, Courtney Love bid $17,000 to have tea with Adrien Brody at Paul Haggis’ Artists for Peace and Justice fundraiser for Haitian schools on Friday night. [via NYP]

Bonus link: New Kids On The Block & Backstreet Boys First Ever Interview Together