The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. “It is with great sadness we announce that Trish Keenan from Broadcast passed away at 9am (GMT) this morning in hospital. She died from complications with pneumonia after battling the illness for two weeks in intensive care. This is an untimely tragic loss and we will miss Trish dearly — a unique voice, an extraordinary talent and a beautiful human being. Rest in peace.” – the official statement from Warp Records

2. For those of you who were expecting some kind of massive finale, Vulture reports that Steve Carell will leave The Office about a month before the season ends. Explains one of the show’s producers: “It was about focusing the spring on the office and everybody else, and not just a character going. If the show was ending, it would be about that. But it’s not.”

3. Weight Watchers has brought on Project Runway mentor Tim Gunn as a fashion consultant for their weight loss program. “Nothing makes me happier than providing guidance and tips to help people look great as they lose weight and get healthier,” says Gunn. “The combination of the PointsPlus program and providing helpful styling tips is great because it helps people celebrate their new look and recalibrate their thinking about style, while finding an enhanced self-confidence.” [via Perez Hilton]

4. There’s a Pac-Man reality series in the works. Confused? “The idea we have is to take what Pac-Man is and bring it to life, to bring what is essentially the world’s biggest game of tag to television,” says Merv Griffin president of TV Roy Bank. [via Deadline]

5. This is almost starting to feel like a joke. The opening date of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark has been delayed once again, this time to March 15th. [via THR]

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