The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. Arcade Fire and Spike Jonze worked on a short film accompaniment to The Suburbs: “It’s like a science-fiction B-movie companion piece for the record.” [via Pitchfork] 2. There’s a 3D Justin Bieber biopic in the works that will be directed by Oscar winner Davis Guggenheim, the same man who helmed An Inconvenient Truth. Oh, and it gets better: Bieber will be playing himself. And it comes out on Valentine’s Day, 2011. [via Deadline] 3. Paul McCartney wants Ryan Murphy to use the Beatles’ songs on Glee — so badly, that he sent him a mixtape with some suggested tracks. [via Vulture] 4. Jason Reitman and Charlize Theron are in talks to direct and star in Young Adult, a Diablo Cody film about “a thirtysomething, divorced, young-adult fiction writer in Minneapolis who returns to her hometown to chase the ex-boyfriend, who’s now married with a kid, that got away.” [via THR] 5. Would you spend $200,000 on this 7-year-old’s paintings? [via Gawker]

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