The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. Justin Bieber was the big winner at last night’s American Music Awards, taking home four awards, including Artist of the Year. Insert snarky comment about tween girls owning the music industry here. [via MTV] 2. Author Norris Church Mailer, the last of Norman Mailer’s six wives, died yesterday of gastrointestinal cancer. She was 61 years old. [via Jacket Copy] 3. Pitchfork has bestowed upon Kanye West an extremely rare (especially for a new album) 10.0 rating. They probably owed him as much after he showed up at their #Offline festival last month. 4. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows: Part 1 had an unsurprisingly huge debut: the film earned $125.1 million, more than any other movie in the series has raked in on its first few days, with the sixth-highest grossing opening weekend of all time. [via WSJ] 5. Good news, indie comic geeks: Daniel Clowes’s Wilson is heading to the big screen, in a film that may be directed by Alexander Payne, of Sideways fame. [via Digital Spy]

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