The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. Walter Breuning, who is officially recognized as the oldest man in the word, died yesterday in Montana of natural causes. At 114 years old, he lived through both the stock market crash of 1929 and the birth of the computer — and was around to see Halley’s Comet pass through twice! [via Gawker]

2. Interpol are planning to do a visual collaboration with director David Lynch during their performance tonight at Coachella. Their set will also feature the premiere of his short animation “I Touch A Red Button Man,” which will accompany their song “Lights.” [via NME]

3. This is your final weekend to check out Julie Taymor’s version of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark; after taking a brief hiatus, a slightly different take on the musical — think less Arachne, more Green Goblin, no Geek Chorus — is set to debut on May 12th. [via NYT]

4. Last night at one of his live stage shows in Toronto, Charlie Sheen decided to spice things up by revealing the identity of his first celebrity hookup: Jennifer Grey. Interesting, if not that all that surprising given their on-screen chemistry in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. [via Vulture]

5. In case you missed Ricky Gervais last night on The Daily Show, here’s the general gist of his interview with Jon Stewart: “This is what I think I should apologize for about the Golden Globes: fuck all!” Watch the full clip here.

Bonus clip: Spike Jonze Presents Lil Buck and Yo-Yo Ma