The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. After much speculation about where he’d land, word is that Keith Olbermann will be heading to Current TV, Al Gore’s cable channel, and Vulture has got the scoop: “According to a source at the network, Olbermann’s deal would give him a show and equity in the network. The deal is expected to be formally announced at a planned conference call Tuesday morning.”

2. TV on the Radio, who have been enjoying a year-long hiatus, just announced that their new album, which is called Nine Types of Light, is coming out on Interscope in the spring. They’re also playing a show at Radio City Music Hall on April 13.

3. Did you realize that Christopher Guest directed that controversial Tibet-related Groupon ad that ran during the Super Bowl, and that it was meant to be a joke? [via AV Club]

4. Get your first glimpse of Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady. [via Deadline]

5. After waiting in vain for Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark to finally open, most papers have decided to go ahead and run their reviews today — and it ain’t pretty. Check out what critics at the New York Times , Newsday , New York Post , the Daily News , the LA Times , and the Washington Post all have to say.