The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. Last night, Kanye tweeted what could be the cover art for Watch The Throne, his joint project with Jay-Z, which is set to drop on January 11th. In the middle are the letters H*A*M. Any ideas what that might mean? [via HitFix]

2. MTV and Foursquare have teamed up to launch a new Jersey Shore-themed badge; in order to score the “GTL” badge, all you have to do is check in to a gym, tanning salon, and laundry mat during a 7-day period. [via Mashable]

3. Lady Gaga has finally unveiled her new line for Polaroid. Among the offerings are a pair of sunglasses that doubles as a camera and displays images on its lenses; a portable, wireless printer; and an updated version of the classic Polaroid instant camera. [via THR]

4. Judd Apatow’s next project will feature Leslie Mann and Paul Rudd reprising their roles from Knocked Up. Hopefully Apatow and Mann’s two daughters — who played the precocious kids in Knocked Up — will be involved, too. [via Variety]

5. Some happy news: Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys has been told he’s cancer-free, 18 months after he was diagnosed with the disease. [via Toronto Sun]

Bonus link: Saved by the Belding