The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. After 17 years, Conan O’Brien is finally getting a new theme song. It’s an original composition, and he co-wrote it with his new band leader Jimmy Vivino. [via Vulture] 2. MTV’s newest reality show will follow pre-college teens “as they lose weight in preparation for a new chapter in their lives.” Do you think it will be as popular as Jersey Shore? [via Jezebel] 3. Betty White on gay marriage in the new Parade: “I don’t care who anybody sleeps with. If a couple has been together all that time — and there are gay relationships that are more solid than some heterosexual ones — I think it’s fine if they want to get married. I don’t know how people can get so anti-something. Mind your own business, take care of your affairs, and don’t worry about other people so much.” [via Just Jared] 4. It’s not exactly a Nirvana reunion, but Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, and Butch Vig are working together on the new Foo Fighters record. [via Spinner] 5. To celebrate the fifth year of their Go International campaign, Target has announced Design Collective, a 34-piece all-star collection of new dresses by 17 of their previous guest designers, including Thakoon, Tracy Feith, Rodarte, and Zac Posen. [via UnBeige]

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