The Morning's Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. That’s one way to boost ticket sales: Billie Joe Armstrong will make his Broadway debut in the role of St. Jimmy for eight performances of American Idiot — from this Tuesday through Sunday evening. [via ArtsBeat] 2. Elisabeth Moss on whether Peggy will ever get with Don: “One of the virtues of their relationship is that it has never gone there, and I think that’s far more interesting to be the one who he hasn’t slept with than one of the 65 that he has.” [via EW] 3. After years of not getting along, Sean and Julian Lennon have recently reconnected — and it makes Yoko Ono really happy. [via Gatecrasher] 4. Max Weinberg won’t be joining Conan O’Brien on his new TBS show. Instead Jimmy Vivino, a guitarist and keyboard player in O’Brien’s house band on Late Night and The Tonight Show, will be taking over as band leader. [via TV Guide] 5. This is what Lady Gaga wears when she visits a nursing home. Does it remind you at all of Hillary Clinton? [via Styleite]

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