The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. Check out a full list of last night’s 2011 Golden Globe winners here. Sadly, Laura Linney — who won the award for best performance by an actress in a TV series, comedy or musical for her role on Showtime’s The Big C — missed the ceremony because the day before the show, her father died of lung cancer. [via THR]

2. “There was an amusing progression on this year’s Golden Globes red-carpet show: Things moved from, ‘She looks great!’ to, ‘….Hmm, she looks….interesting’ to ‘Huh?!’ to ‘TILDA SWINTON!’ to the two of us throwing up our hands and making the ‘touchdown’ sign when Jennifer Lopez alighted from her limo.” – The always hilarious Fug Girls have a slideshow of last night’s best and worst outfits

3. A memo from Steve Jobs was sent to all Apple employees today, stating that Jobs will take a medical leave of absence so that the CEO can “focus on [his] health.” [via Gizmodo]

4. James Franco and Anne Hathaway will meet with Academy Awards producers this week to begin fleshing out their material for the show. According to the show’s longtime head writer Bruce Vilanch, we can expect to see both a spoof of Black Swan and the arm chopping scene from 127 Hours. [via Digital Spy]

5. In case you missed it, this week’s SNL Digital Short featured Pee-wee Herman on a bender with Andy Samberg (the “Tequila” dance is involved), Anderson Cooper getting whacked by a chair, and an intervention. [via Slashfilm]

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