The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. It’s almost official: The U.S. Department of Justice has given its blessing, so now Live Nation and Tickemaster can stay married — as long as the US District Court in Washington, DC says it’s OK. [via Variety] 2. Rolling Stone‘s profile of General McChrystal (the boss in Afghanistan) is scandalizing people (including President Obama) long before the magazine hits newsstands. Read the article in question here, courtesy of Politico. [via The Awl] 3. At 91 years old, Andy Rooney says that he’ll never retire. Ever. “I will work until I drop, or until I lose my head.” [via NYP] 4. The Mighty Boosh‘s Noel Fielding is staging his second art exhibition in London next month with a soundtrack courtesy of Kasabian. [via NME] 5. Just like something out of Highlights, one of Michelangelo‘s rare anatomical drawings — of a brain! — has been hiding on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel for the past 500 years. [via NYT]

Bonus link: Eloise at Condé Nast