The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. A posthumous Michael Jackson album, Michael, will be released December 14. Its first single, called “Breaking News,” was recorded in 2007. [via MTV] 2. The New York Public Library will host a conversation between Jay-Z and Cornel West on Monday, November 15th, a day before Hova’s Decoded comes out. Tickets go on sale at noon today. [via Sound of the City] 3. Disney has signed a deal with a Chinese government company to build Shanghai Disneyland. [via LA Times] 4. Jon Stewart‘s Daily Show is now beating both Letterman and Leno in the 18-to-49 demographic. What will next week’s Conan premiere mean for all three? [via Time ] 5. After ending its 12-year run in 2008, Rent will return to Broadway in June. Too soon? [via Vulture]

Bonus link: Anton Corbijn’s photos of Iggy Pop, Tom Waits, Richard Prince, and more