The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. Download Jay-Z and Swizz Beatz’s official remix of Kanye West’s “Power,” and we guarantee that you’ll feel more awake this morning. [via Vulture] 2. Yes, please: It’s rumored that Madonna is considering an offer to spend a five-year residency in Las Vegas. Oh, and just in case you’re wondering, it’s a gig worth $1 billion. [via The Sun] 3. For reasons unknown, Lady Gaga will not be performing at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards. [via Perez] 4. Aerosmith’s Tom Hamilton has confirmed that Steven Tyler will be a judge on the next season of American Idol. [via Spinner] 5. Preview new work from Bob Dylan‘s upcoming major art show at Denmark’s Statens Museum for Kunst. [via Rolling Stone]

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