The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. You might have heard that Charlie Sheen was hospitalized yesterday. What you might not have realized is that it was because he laughed too hard while watching TV and suffered a hernia injury. [via Live Feed]

2. Last night during an appearance on Inside the NBA, guest Tracy Morgan was asked to choose between Tina Fey and Sarah Palin, and then referred to Palin as “good masturbation material.” TNT issued an apology within minutes. [via The Daily What]

3. Gladys Horton, a founding member of Motown girl group The Marvelettes (“Please Mr. Postman”) has died at the age of 66 from complications related to a stroke. [via Rolling Stone]

4. Jesse Eisenberg is hosting Saturday Night Live this weekend, and the show is hoping that Mark Zuckerberg will make a guest appearance alongside of him to “to show he has a sense of humor” — and possibly boost The Social Network’s Best Picture odds. [via NYP]

5. A 450-year-old Madonna and Child work by Titian has sold for $16.9m, setting a new auction record for the Renaissance master. The previous record was $11.9m for the artist’s Venus and Adonis painting. [via BBC News]

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