The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. Listen to a new track called “I Could Be Wrong” featuring Vampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koenig and Chromeo’s Dave 1. It’s available on the digital version of Chromeo’s new album, Business Casual, which drops today. [via P4K] 2. Here’s a high-quality version of Kanye’s new song “Runaway” — which he debuted at the VMAs on Sunday to the delight of douchebags everywhere — for you to download. [via Vulture] 3. Joaquin Phoenix will appear on the Late Show with David Letterman on September 22. Wouldn’t it be shocking if he just acted like a normal person? [via TV Guide] 4. Reliable sources tell MobyLives that in spite of their past history, Oprah has selected Jonathan Franzen‘s newest book, Freedom, for her revived book club. 5. Al Pacino and Joe Pesci could be joining Robert De Niro in the cast The Irishman, Martin Scorsese’s forthcoming mob drama based on the exploits of hitman Frank Sheeran. [via Deadline]

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