The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. Friday Night Lights star Adrianne Palicki (aka Tyra Collette) has been cast as Wonder Woman in David E. Kelley’s pilot for NBC. We’re excited by the news, but we bet that Lyla Garrity is super jealous. [via THR]

2. Wondered what Antony Hegarty has been up to lately? Glad you asked. He’s writing new songs for “The Life and Death of Marina Abramovic,” a play about the infamous performance artist, who will star in the production alongside Willlem Dafoe at the Salford Quays arts center in the UK. [via Spinner]

3. Yesterday Borders officially filed for bankruptcy. Here’s a map of which stores will be shut down — about 30 percent of all locations. [via Pop Candy]

4. Attention Gleeks: Kurt’s dad might be getting his own spin-off series. According to Vulture, “Mike O’Malley, who’s won raves (and an Emmy nomination) for his nuanced performance as a blue collar dude coming to terms with his son’s identity, has been cast as the lead in Fox’s comedy pilot Family Album.” Hopefully this won’t take him away from Glee all together.

5. Every back issue of Spy MagazineKurt Andersen and Graydon Carter’s fabulous satirical monthly that basically introduced the idea of skewering celebrities to American audiences — is now available for your reading pleasure on Google Books.

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