The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. So, Kanye West performed his new album last night at Bowery Ballroom, and he said some things. Ten minutes worth of things. Namely about George Bush and Taylor Swift. (video) [via The Awl] 2. Not that we usually care about Dancing with the Stars, but we have to admit that we’re thankful that Jennifer Grey triumphed over Bristol Palin. Should we all take this as a sign that Dirty Dancing fans are more powerful than the Tea Party? [via Vulture] 3. Good news for fashionistas/Francophiles: IFC has acquired the rights to Pierre Thorentton’s French documentary Yves Saint Laurent L’Amour Fou, and it will be released in 2011. [via Deadline] 4. Facebook has trademarked the word “face.” At least when it comes to “[t]elecommunication services, namely, providing online chat rooms and electronic bulletin boards for transmission of messages among computer users in the field of general interest and concerning social and entertainment subject matter, none primarily featuring or relating to motoring or to cars.” [via Gizmodo] 5. Gawker has settled their lawsuit with HarperCollins, and agreed not to re-post excerpts from Sarah Palin’s upcoming memoir, America by Heart: Reflections on Family, Faith, and Flag. [via GalleyCat]

Bonus link: Songs for Stuffing: An NPR Thanksgiving Mix