The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. Judd Apatow is momentarily turning his back on the Frat Pack and developing a new Pee-wee Herman movie because he says, “Let’s face it, the world needs more Pee-wee Herman.” Agreed. [via Variety] 2. Meryl Streep is in talks to play Margaret Thatcher in Thatcher, a film directed by Phyllida Lloyd, who she previously worked with on Mamma Mia!. We hope this one’s a musical too. [via THR] 3. Yesterday Amazon acquired one-deal-a-day website Woot . Today they’re hawking the Kindle for $150 a pop. [via GalleyCat] 4. Why the internet couldn’t save Party Down: “Nobody wants 75,000 viewers.” [via Capital New York] 5. Charles Saatchi is giving his Chelsea gallery and more than 200 works – including Tracey Emin‘s My Bed — to the UK government. The new publicly-owned space will be known as the Museum of Contemporary Art, London. [via Guardian]

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