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The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

1. Last night Stephen Colbert gleefully kicked off his week-long celebration of The Hobbit by interviewing Gandalf himself. Watch Sir Ian McKellen get trounced in a vicious game Tolkien trivia, and later admit that “Gandalf is more powerful than Magneto,” in

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The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

1. We’re dying to know the story behind this

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The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

1. In case you’re curious, TVLine has the scoop on how Community writers plan to handle Chevy Chase’s departure from the show — including how they might work Pierce into the episodes that haven’t been shot yet.

2. Presented sans commentary: the woman who Lindsay Lohan punched in the eye was a psychic.… Read More

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The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

1. A $30 million musical version of King Kong that’s currently in the works in Australia might be heading to Broadway, perhaps as soon as 2014. In case any part of you thinks that this sounds like a good idea, producers are reportedly eying the space currently occupied by Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. [via… Read More

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James Cameron’s ‘Avatar’ Sequels Start Filming Next Year

In case you were worried that Hollywood was lacking in the blue people and motion capture department, news from Slash Film confirms that James Cameron will finally start filming Avatar 2 and 3 next year. Expect to see more eco-drama after the tireless director wraps up his scripts (by February, he hopes) and starts… Read More

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The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

1. Angus T. Jones now says that he’s sorry for asking people to stop watching his “filthy” show in that video he made with a preacher from the Seventh Day Adventist Church: “Without qualification, I am grateful to and have the highest regard and respect for all of the wonderful people on Two and a… Read More

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The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

1. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds have announced that their 15th studio album, Push the Sky Away — purportedly the most “subtly beautiful” of their releases to-date — is due out on February 18th in the UK. Check out the album art, tracklist, and a trailer over on

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The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

1. As predicted, this was the best Thanksgiving box office weekend ever. Was it because the slate of films was a lot better than it usually is, or just the diversity of the the offerings? [via Buzzfeed]

2. That’s one way not to be invited back to China: Elton John dedicated the show… Read More

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The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

1. Björk is doing well after undergoing throat surgery earlier in the week. “I have to say, in my case anyway, surgery rocks!” she wrote on her website. “I stayed quiet for three weeks and then started singing and definitely feel like my cords are as good as pre-nodule! It’s been very satisfying to sing… Read More

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The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

1. “Dull Tool,” a new Fiona Apple song that will be featured on the soundtrack for Judd Apatow’s upcoming comedy This Is 40, has leaked online. Give it a listen here. (On a related note, if you missed the heartbreaking handwritten letter Apple posted yesterday that explains why she’s canceling her upcoming South… Read More

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