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The Morning's Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 — which was responsible for two out of every three film tickets sold over the weekend — grossed a whopping $475 million at the box office worldwide. Meanwhile, Winnie the Pooh did not fare so well. [via Vulture]

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Ellie Goulding on Tinie, Elton, and Playing the Royal Wedding


It’s been a big year for Ellie Goulding. Never mind that last year saw the UK singer/songwriter win the BBC Sound of 2010 award, release her debut album to a No. 1 chart position in Great Britain, and basically become a household name across Europe. In 2011, she topped it all by staging a performance at the royal wedding, at the personal request of the world’s most talked about couple. With all that momentum, people Stateside are starting to perk up and take notice, as evidenced by Goulding’s recent appearance on Saturday Night Live. And it’s only a matter of time before Lights, the album driven by undeniable dance-pop hits like “Starry Eyed” and the title track, makes a similarly resounding impact in the US.

In our exclusive interactive interview, Goulding discusses performing for William and Kate, collaborating with Tinie Tempah, her surprise hit cover version of Elton John’s “Your Song,” and mixing music and marathons. Control the questions yourself by selecting any one you want in the video player, and get an instant response.
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This Week in Buzz


Editor’s note: Each Friday, our internet-savvy friends over at BuzzFeed curate a post for us that’s filled with links to some of their favorite items on the web that week. Enjoy!

Donald Trump’s bizarre birther publicity stunt came to a head this week when the White House publicly released the president’s long-form birth certificate. We have the Top 20 Crazy Tea Party Reactions and the Top 20 Conspiracy Theories that have sprung up in its wake.

Last Sunday was Easter, so we took to Facebook to find out what people like about chocolate bunnies.

Prince William and Kate Middleton were married only days after the premiere of the new season of Dr. Who, which begged the question: What do you get when you mash them together?
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