Spider-Man Musical

The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

1. A creepy new promo for season six of Dexter dropped online yesterday. Watch it here, and starting counting the days until fall. [via Pop Candy]

2. Patti Smith will make her acting debut in an upcoming episode of Law & Order: Criminal Intent that’s based on all of the Spider-Man:… Read More

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The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

1. Some bad news for your Oscar pool odds: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has officially changed the rules so that at least five but no more than ten films can be nominated in the Best Picture category. [via Collider]

2. Danny Cohen, Controller of BBC One, has confirmed that… Read More

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The Morning's Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

1. That free Black Eyed Peas concert that was supposed to happen in Central Park last night to raise money for the Robin Hood Foundation was cancelled because of the weather, making an estimated 60,000 people really mad. Given the fact that Will.i.am has been forgetting his own lyrics lately, maybe this was… Read More

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The Morning's Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

1. The new self-titled Bon Iver album, which isn’t officially due out until June 21st, is currently streaming online. Justin Vernon has said that “Beth/Rest” is his favorite song on the LP because, “It’s definitely the part where you pick up your joint and re-light it.” What’s yours?

2. That girl… Read More

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The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

1. We’re not sure what to think about the fact that Lenny Kravitz has been cast as Cinna, Katniss Everdeen’s subversive stylist, in the forthcoming film adaption of The Hunger Games. Says director Gary Ross: “When I saw Lenny’s work in Precious I was just knocked out. It was quiet and strong and understated and… Read More

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The Morning's Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

1. Former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and his wife of 25 years, Maria Shriver — who were introduced by Tom Brokaw at a charity tennis tournament in 1977 — have announced that they are separating. From their prepared statement: “This has been a time of great personal and professional transition for each of us. After… Read More

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The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

1. Ricky Gervais and Will Arnett will be among the guest stars in The Office‘s season finale. Should we take this as a sign of a David Brent takeover? [via EW]

2. The latest high profile firing from Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark: veteran choreographer Daniel Ezralow, who is being replaced by Chase… Read More

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The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

1. This is the most exciting news we’ve read in a while: Starting this fall Nickelodeon will air old episodes of shows like Rugrats, Kenan & Kel, Pete & Pete, The Amanda Bynes Show, All That, and Clarissa Explains It All in a new midnight-to-2 am programming block dubbed “The ’90s Are All That.” [via… Read More

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The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

1. According to the New York Times, Bono, who was “away for much of the show’s preview period,” has now “taken a direct role” in talks about whether Julie Taymor should stay or go as director of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. The super-delayed musical was set to open on March 15th, but… Read More

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The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

1. The new Liam Neeson action thriller Unknown took the top spot at the weekend box office, making $21.7 million. I Am Number Four came in number two with $19.5 million, and was closely followed by Gnomeo and Juliet 3D, which made $19.4 million. [via Deadline]

2. Remember when New York Times classical… Read More

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