The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. R.J. Reynolds plans to turn Camel cigarette packs into an homage to Williamsburg for the month of January. According to a spokesperson: “We believe that [Williamsburg] represents a lot of the belief of the Camel brand. It helps illustrate the break-free attitude that Camel is about, breaking free to be your own person.” [via NYDN] 2. Natalie Portman and her friend Laura Moses have been shopping around a script for a raunchy comedy that’s being described as “a female-themed Superbad.” [via LAT] 3. “Working at the warp-speed of a 24/7 news operation, we now add the versatility of being able to develop ideas and investigations that require a different narrative pace suited to the medium of print. And for Newsweek, The Daily Beast is a thriving frontline of breaking news and commentary that will raise the profile of the magazine’s bylines and quicken the pace of a great magazine’s revival.” – Tina Brown on the Newsweek/Daily Beast merger 4. The new Muppet movie may involve Lady Gaga — or at least Eric Stonestreet, John Krasinski, and Ed Helms playing members of her entourage. [via Vulture] 5. Christie‘s is auctioning off one of the very first computers ever made by Apple — more specifically, it was built by Steve Wozniak in Steve Jobs‘ garage. It’s considered the first personal computer, and is expected to fetch between $159,800 and $239,700. [via Bits]

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