The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. According to her stepdad John Lydon, Ari Up, frontwoman for British punk rock band The Slits, has died at the age of 48 from an undisclosed serious illness. [via NME] 2. Penthouse magazine founder Bob Guccione — known for his soft-focus style, super-explicit photography — has died at the age of 79 after a long battle with lung cancer. [via The Wrap] 3. M. Night Shyamalan’s next project will be a sci-fi film titled One Thousand A. E. that will star Jaden Smith. This should be good news for the floundering director, because we can’t imagine Will Smith would let his son work on a flop. [via THR] 4. Patton Oswalt is developing a sitcom for FOX about a recently divorced man who is forced to renter the dating world. Not exactly the most original premise, but Oswalt has the comedic chops to pull it off. [via Vulture] 5. Glee star Dianna Agron blogs about the GQ cover controversy: “If you asked me for my dream photo shoot, I’d be in a treehouse, in a wild costume, war-paint and I’d be playing with my pet dragon. Until then…..”

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