The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. Kanye West apologized to Taylor Swift over Twitter yesterday for last year’s VMAs incident, and in the process, compared his life story to the plot of Wicked. Oh, and he also wrote her a very special song. [via BuzzFeed] 2. Other than a few standout films like Toy Story 3 and Inception, it was a pretty crappy summer for movie theater attendance — the lowest since 1997 in fact. [via NYT] 3. Inspired by last night’s episode (so: spoilers ahoy), take a look at the evolution of Mad Men’s Peggy Olson. [via Vulture] 4. Possibly this generation’s Britney vs. Justin moment: Justin Bieber and Jaden Smith had a dance-off at a New York City bowling alley. And yes, cameras captured it for the Bieb’s upcoming documentary. [via TMZ] 5. Yesterday for the first time in 411 years, Shakespeare’s Globe opened its doors to a play by a female writer. Congrats to Nell Leyshon! [via The Independent]

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