The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. Sylvester Stallone‘s action flick The Expendables topped the weekend box office, raking in $35 million. Meanwhile, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World only took in $10.5 million. [via MTV] 2. What Arcade Fire‘s mainstream success on indie label Merge means for record labels [via New Yorker] 3. Neil Patrick Harris and and his longtime partner, David Burtka, are expecting twins via a surrogate this October. [via E!] 4. George Clooney and Angelina Jolie will star as Frank Sinatra and Marilyn Monroe in an adaptation of Andrew O’Hagan‘s novel, The Life and Opinions of Maf the Dog, and of His Friend Marilyn Monroe. [via The Playlist] 5. According to sources, director David Fincher was “very impressed” by Scarlett Johansson‘s audition for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Are we the only ones who just wish he’d go ahead and cast the part of Lisbeth Salander already? [via Gatecrasher]

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