The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. AMC and Matthew Weiner have reached a deal to make at least two more seasons of Mad Men. “I called my agents to thank them, my wife, and Jon Hamm — in that order,” he told Vulture. “Jon Hamm wasn’t there. I left two messages. Then I called the rest of the cast.”

2. Sarah Silverman will make a guest appearance on The Good Wife in what sounds like a serious role; she’ll be playing Stephanie, a woman who owns a controversial website that sets up affairs for married users. [via Perez]

3. Stephen King and John Mellencamp are collaborating on “a riveting Southern gothic musical” called Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, which make its debut in Atlanta next April. [via AP]

4. MTV is working on a pilot for a new series based on the controversial documentary Catfish with the same creative team who made the film; while nothing is official yet, the show will “likely focus on social network users who purposely misidentify themselves and the repercussions that occur.” [via Variety]

5. Struggling company American Apparel has released its latest financial report which reveals that it lost $86 million in 2010; meanwhile Dov Charney says the chances of bankruptcy are “not even a 1-in-1,000 chance.” Our advice: stock up on those deep v-neck t-shirts while you still can. [via Gawker]

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