The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. After Justin Bieber lost the Best New Artist award to Esperanza Spalding last night at the Grammys, the adorable jazz singer became a target for his enraged fans, who posted random facts, misstatements and taunts on her Wikipedia page, such as “Justin Bieber deserved it go die in a hole. Who the heck are you anyway?” [via MTV]

2. Meanwhile, while most of you were watching the Grammys, Andrew W.K was busy crashing 4chan by “partying too hard.” Among the things that he posted on the site’s music board, we found this effusive gem: “The greatest moment of life so far is being here right now on 4chan. The second best moment of my life was being born.” [via Gawker]

3. Exciting news! Because so many of the tickets to LCD Soundsystem’s April 2nd show at Madison Square Garden landed in the hands of scalpers rather than fans, the band has announced a series of run-up farewell shows at Terminal 5. [via Vulture]

4. More exciting news: Radiohead have just announced that their eighth full-length album, The King of Limbs, will be available as a digital download to anyone who pre-orders the record beginning this coming Saturday. The extravagantly-packaged, collectible version of what they’re calling the first ever “Newspaper album” will be issued on May 9th. [via P4K]

5. An article in this week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly calls into question whether Tommy Wiseau really directed The Room, the 2003 cult film that he also wrote, produced, and starred in. Word is that filmmaker Sandy Schklair, who was a script supervisor, also secretly helmed the project, and now he’s looking for credit. [via Slashfilm]

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