The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. Wikileaks founder Julian Assange was arrested in London today on a warrant for sexual assault charges filed by two women in Sweden. He will appear in court later today. Get live updates on the situation here. [via Gawker]

2. Lady Gaga, Alicia Keys, Justin Timberlake, Kim Kardashian, and those other celebs who committed “digital death” in the name of raising money for Keep A Child Alive on World AIDS Day, have come back to life thanks to a $500,000 donation from some guy named Stewart Rahr. [via Page Six]

3. DC post-punk legends The Dismemberment Plan will reunite on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon before getting back together for a few shows and an Emergency & I reissue in January. [via P4K]

4. According to FX president John Landgraf, you can’t blame the failure of Terriers on bad marketing. Rather it was the show’s “subtle charm.” [via Deadline]

5. Read Michiko Kakutani’s review of Andrew O’Hagan’s new novel The Life and Opinions of Maf the Dog and His Friend Marilyn, which she has written by channeling the voice of Family Guy pooch Brian. [via Vulture]

Bonus link: Rudolph Commits Suicide