The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. Robert De Niro and Richard Price have sold a crime drama to CBS called Rookies that’s about “a team of six freshman cops who are sent into high-crime trouble spots.” They will also executive produce the series. [via THR] 2. Indie filmmaker Whit Stillman is busy at work shooting his first movie since The Last Days of Disco. It’s called Damsels in Distress, stars Greta Gerwig and Adam Brody, and tells the story of “a group of style-obsessed college girls” at a grungy school. [via THR] 3. Sorry iPhone users: An anti-sexting patent filed by Apple back in 2008 has finally been approved. Now you’re going to have to get a lot more creative with your spelling. [via Gawker] 4. E! is launching a new reality show about three women married to members of famous rock bands, including Perry Farrell’s wife Etty. [via LF] 5. Some unknown artist named Alisa Apps is challenging Lady Gaga to a sing-off with a $1 million prize because she believes her to be “just a plastic doll generated by the music money marketing machine.” [via NME]

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