The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

1. Can the Apple Tablet save old media? [via NYT]
2. Thanks to a deal with Tasmanian millionaire David Walsh, French artist Christian Boltanski (now 65) will be filmed 24 hours a day in his Paris studio until he dies. The video will stream in Walsh’s Museum of Old and New Art, set to open in 2011. [via Luxist]
3. Chris Cornell via Twitter: “The 12 year break is over & school is back in session. Sign up now. Knights of the Soundtable ride again!” [via Rolling Stone]
4. Some people are upset that Dr. Augustine — a scientist in 2154 — smokes so much in Avatar. Were you? [via Vulture]
5. Watch Neil Gaiman‘s new short film, Statuesque, which stars Bill Nighy and his girlfriend Amanda Palmer. [via Pink is the New Blog]

Bonus link: The New York Times defends Jersey Shore