The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. Thanks to high-­magnification techniques, experts have discovered tiny little letters hiding in the Mona Lisa’s pupils, which should be really exciting news for anyone who has ever wished that the Da Vinci Code was real. [via NYP]

2. Jersey Shore star Jenni “JWoww” Farley is writing an advice book for young girls inspired by The Rules that will cover “secrets on landing a mint guy, staying fresh to death, and kicking the competition to the curb.” [via NYP]

3. This year’s most viral video on YouTube was “Bed Intruder Song,” which had over 60 million views. The rest of the top ten: “TIK TOK KESHA Parody,” Key of Awe$ome; “Greyson Chance Singing Paparazzi”; “Annoying Orange Wazzup”; “The Man Your Man Could Smell Like,” Old Spice; “Yosemitebear Mountain Giant Double Rainbow 1-8-10”; “This Too Shall Pass (Rube Goldberg Machine Version),” OK Go; The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Trailer; Jimmy Surprises Bieber Fan; Ken Block’s Gymkhana Three, Part 2. [via Vulture]

4. Gwyneth Paltrow is returning to Glee as substitute teacher Holly Holliday. In other Glee updates, several cast members have come down with tonsillitis, forcing the show to shut down production. [via LAT]

5. Exciting news for cobblers: Harvey Weinstein has sold an accessories based Project Runway spin-off to Lifetime. [via Deadline]

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