The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. In case you haven’t heard it yet, listen to “H.A.M.,” the first single off Watch the Throne, the highly-anticipated joint LP from Kanye West and Jay-Z, which is currently set for a March 1 release. [via The Daily What]

2. Tina Fey is in talks to star in a Paul Weitz-directed adaptation of Jean Hanff Korelitz’s novel Admission, a story about “an admissions officer at Princeton and her relationship with a prospective student who may not be Ivy League material.” [via The Wrap]

3. Last week the History Channel decided that they weren’t going to air The Kennedys, perhaps in part a result of pressure from the real Kennedys. Now it looks like Showtime is the only option if we’re ever going to see this miniseries on TV — and more importantly, Katie Holmes in all of her Jackie O. ensembles. [via Vulture]

4. You’ll never guess who is the first-ever guest editor of Vanity Fair’s Facebook page: Justin Bieber, who graces their February cover. Among his first posts in the week-long gig: “Gonna be a fun week — make sure you make some comments because I will send one random fan who writes in the comments section a signed copy of my book. LEGGOOOO!” [via MTV]

5. David Fincher and Trent Reznor are teaming up again; in what he calls a “natural step forward” for his career, the Nine Inch Nails frontman and his frequent writing partner Atticus Ross will be composing the score for Fincher’s adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. [via Rolling Stone]

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