The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. Despite initial reports that he’d have to spend another night in jail due to a “miscalculation,” Lil Wayne is officially free from Rikers Island. [via MTV] 2. HBO has greenlighted Documental, a half-hour comedy pilot that’s basically a Tropic Thunder reunion. Justin Theroux will write, direct, and produce; Steve Coogan will costar and produce; and Ben Stiller will produce as well. [via Deadline] 3. Courtney Love closely monitors her Wikipedia page: “I just want what awards I got… who I [bleeped] — on the record — or who said nice things about [bleeping] me. And how many hits I’ve had. And that’s it.” [via NYP] 4. According to scientists, Ozzy Osbourne has several genetic mutations that may explain how he’s lived so hard for so long. His take: “Given the swimming pools of booze I’ve guzzled over the years — not to mention all the cocaine, morphine, sleeping pills, cough syrup, LSD, Rohypnol, you name it — there is really no plausible medical reason why I should be alive.” [via NYDN] 5. News Corp. says that if MySpace doesn’t stop losing money soon, it will be shut down. They paid about $327 million for the social networking site back in 2005; it lost a whopping $156 million last quarter alone. [via USA Today]

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