The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. Liz Phair posted her first new album in five years on her website over the weekend, and Ann Powers seems to be the only person who doesn’t hate its tongue in cheek offerings. [via Pop & Hiss] 2. Even though it was meant to be awful, M. Night Shyamalan‘s The Last Airbender delivered a respectable $70.5 million box office over the holiday weekend. That said, Twilight: Eclipse raked in $180 million. [via Vulture] 3. Strange but true: Oscar winner Javier Bardem is expected to appear the upcoming season of Glee as a rock star who befriends Artie. [via EW] 4. Thanks to a 4chan prank involving his “My World Tour” Twitter voting contest, Justin Bieber might be heading to North Korea; if audiences are lucky, maybe they’ll get a duet with Kim Jong Il. [via Boing Boing] 5. “Occult jam” made using gin, milk, sugar and Princess Diana‘s hair is currently available for sale at a London surrealist art show. [via Jezebel]

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