The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. Fitness legend Jack LaLanne died yesterday at the age of 96. According to his New York Times obit, “At 60 he swam from Alcatraz Island to Fisherman’s Wharf handcuffed, shackled and towing a 1,000-pound boat. At 70, handcuffed and shackled again, he towed 70 boats, carrying a total of 70 people, a mile and a half through Long Beach Harbor.”

2. The Razzie nominations were announced this morning, and The Last Airbender and Twilight: Eclipse lead the pack with nine nods each. Also of note: There’s a special category this year for “Worst Eye-Gouging Mis-Use of 3-D.” [via Vulture]

3. Kevin Smith, Adam Carolla, and Kevin Pollak are joining forces for a nightly online video series called AOL Late Night. The show will contain highlights from the trio’s existing podcasts: The Adam Carolla Show, Kevin Pollack’s Chat Show, and Smith’s SModcast. [via EW]

4. While watching the Bears game, Kanye tweeted that he’s dropping a new studio album this summer. He also confirmed that the video for “All Of The Lights” is due out next week, and Watch The Throne, in two months. [via Prefix Mag]

5. Today Oprah has said that she’s revealing “a major family secret” on her show. Lots of people thought it had something to do with her father, but her unauthorized biographer Kitty Kelley says that she will be reunited with her half-sister, Bunny, who was given up for adoption as a baby. [via Perez]

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