The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. The 2010 British Academy Film Awards nominations have been announced, with The King’s Speech and Black Swan leading the pack with 14 and 12 nods respectively. [via Cinematical]

2. Lady Gaga plans to preview some material from her upcoming Born This Way album on Wednesday at a Paris fashion show by Thierry Mugler. If this seems random, it’s worth noting that Mugler’s new creative director is Nicola Formichetti, the designer behind Gaga’s now infamous meat dress. [via MTV]

3. “I did every single introduction I was meant to. There just happened to be a long gap. This is because I was allowed to choose who I would introduce in advance. I obviously chose presenters who I had the best jokes for. (And who I knew had a good sense of humor.) Everyone took it well and the atmosphere backstage and at the after show was great… I probably won’t be here next year.” – Ricky Gervais responds to the Golden Globes controversy/rumors he was “missing” during the show

4. A researcher in Philadelphia has discovered the single most effective cure for a hangover, and in our opinion, it’s disappointingly simple: coffee and aspirin. [via Gawker]

5. News that gives us hope: Snooki’s “novel” isn’t selling well. In fact, as of yesterday morning, it was only at #591 on Amazon’s sales chart. [via Perez]

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