The Morning's Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. The Social Network, which opens nationwide today, currently has a 97% fresh rating from critics on Rotten Tomatoes. 2. David Bowie has a book in the works! Bowie: Object is described as “a collection of pieces from the Bowie archive, wherein, for the first time, fans and all those interested in popular culture will have the opportunity to understand more about the Bowie creative process and his impact on modern popular music.” [via TwentyFourBit] 3. Not to be outdone by Billie Joe Armstrong, Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider is joining the cast of Rock of Ages for an 11-week run starting this month. [via USA Today] 4. This year’s Nobel Prize for Literature will be announced on October 7, with Poland’s Adam Zagajewski, South Korea’s Ko Un and Syria’s Adonis as the frontrunners to win. [via Yahoo!] 5. Are you surprised that the most exciting thing on Justin Bieber’s tour rider is Swedish Fish? [via TSG]

Bonus link: The Many Faces of Snooki