The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. It turns out that Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem got hitched earlier this month in the Bahamas. We wish them a marriage full of all of the passion and none of the drama of their onscreen romance in Vicky Cristina Barcelona, and lots of insanely beautiful babies. [via US Weekly ] 2. Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston are getting married too; all he had to do was publicly grovel, disown his sister, and take their baby, Tripp, for a walk. [via Gawker] 3. Last night M.I.A. self-replicated during a performance of “Born Free” on Letterman. She was joined by Suicide’s Martin Rev. (video) [via Vulture] 4. If we’re all very, very lucky, then Michael Jackson‘s Neverland Ranch could become a state park. Sadly, most of the rides have been dismantled and sold. [via Billboard] 5. Yesterday the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit said the FCC‘s indecency rules are “too vague and violate the First Amendment, undermining the government’s primary tool for policing civility over the airwaves.” [via WaPo]

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