The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. Disney has finally unloaded Miramax. The price? $660 million. The buyers? An investment group headed by “a California construction mogul.” [via Gawker] 2. Joe Queenan explores why 2010 has been the worst year for movies ever. A sample: “What does it say about the current season that the third installation of Toy Story is better than the first installation of anything else?” [via WSJ] 3. JJ Abrams is working on a film adaption of Boilerplate: History’s Mechanical Marvel, a graphic novel about the world’s first robot that’s set in the Victorian age. [via THR] 4. You can hear the entire leaked Daft Punk Tron: Legacy soundtrack now — but act quickly, before they take it down. [via Vulture] It turns out they were fakes. 5. Morrissey doesn’t think that Katy Perry and Russell Brand should get married. But Katy would still like him to sing at their wedding. [via Contact Music]

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