The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has been named Time Magazine’s Person of the Year, making him the second youngest recipient of the award ever, after Charles Lindbergh in 1927. In case you’re curious, the Tea Party was the runner-up among Time editors (and the top choice among readers), followed by Julian Assange, Hamid Karzai, and the Chilean miners. [via MSNBC]

2. Meet the 2011 inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Alice Cooper, Neil Diamond, Dr. John, Darlene Love, and Tom Waits. The ceremony will take place on March 14th at the Waldorf Astoria. [via Billboard]

3. “Yeah, it’s cornier. Well, corny’s not a dirty word for us either. When you’re talking about a young-adult adventure story, there’s something very simple and elemental about those kinds of stories. You don’t want to change that. It’s what’s compelling about them as stories. It’s where they get their power.” – The Coen Brothers talk to Vanity Fair about the ending of True Grit

4. Adult Swim has ordered a pilot for a new live-action comedy about the skateboarding world called Shredd: The Jon Johnsonsen Story that will be co-produced by Jack Black and Jason Lee. Lee will also star in it. [via Screen Rant]

5. True Blood casting update: Dane DeHaan (Jesse from HBO’s In Treatment) will play Timbo, one of the teens Jason takes care of in Hotshot. Rebecca Wisocky (who is Principal Nowack on 90210) has scored the part of Queen Mab. [via Deadline]

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