The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. This year’s 2010 Mercury Prize, the annual award for the UK and Ireland’s “most excellent” LP, went to the xx for their self-titled album. [via Stereogum] 2. Billy Ray Cyrus and his son Trace are working on a paranormal investigation show for SyFy. Says Billy Ray: “I hope this series can shine a light on some of the activities we have questioned, and the mysteries that have long inspired us.” [via THR] 3. HBO has green lighted the pilot for a half-hour comedy about “the assorted humiliations and rare triumphs of a group of girls in their early 20s” from Judd Apatow and indie filmmaker Lena Dunham. [via Deadline] 4. Word is that Jean-Luc Godard may be accepting his honorary Oscar after all. [via Deadline] 5. What is Google’s logo trying to tell us about today’s big announcement? [via TechCrunch]

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