The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. Proving that her love of gift giving has no bounds, Oprah bestowed Thursday night’s audience of The Daily Show with free flights to DC for Jon Stewart’s Rally to Restore Sanity. She’ll also be paying for their hotels, the lucky bastards. [via THR] 2. On a related note, NPR has decided that it would be unethical for any of their journalists to attend the event because they need to preserve their neutrality. [via Rolling Stone] 3. Amy Adams, Chris Cooper and Rashida Jones are all in negotiations to join Jason Segel in the cast of Disney’s untitled Muppet movie. [via THR] 4. The Situation is in talks to become a part owner/spokesperson for a luxury gym at the Plaza Hotel — aka what will be “the most exclusive and most VIP fitness club in the United States.” [via NYP] 5. Angelina Jolie, whose directorial debut centers around a love story set in the Bosnian War, has been banned from shooting in Bosnia. Says the country’s cultural minister: “We will only give them a permit to film if we can see the script and it shows the story doesn’t insult Bosnian women, victims of war.” [via Express]

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