The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. That’s awkward: Because of her recent drug conviction, Paris Hilton was refused entry into Japan, where she was traveling on business. So she turned around and went back home. [via CNN] 2. OK Go had another one of their videos go viral — even though no one we know really likes their music. [via Hipster Runoff] 3. Did you know that Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig was once in a hip-hop group called L’homme Run? Listen to a rather silly track entitled “Pizza Party.” [via Buzzfeed] 4. A new Facebook campaign has been started to get Stan Lee to host Saturday Night Live. Do you think we have another Betty White on our hands? [via Pop Candy] 5. In case you’ve been wondering, this is what a bed bug looks like in extreme closeup. [via Time]

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