The Morning's Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. A new trailer is up for the Conan the Barbarian reboot. What do you think: Can Jason Momoa hold a candle to Arnold Schwarzenegger? [via Deadline]

2. In case you’ve forgotten, Tina Fey is hosting Saturday Night Live this weekend. Check out the profanity-laced promos for the episode here.

3. James Franco is bringing Collage, a meta-multimedia play that ran into red tape when he attempted to produce at Yale, to NYU for a two-weekend run. [via NYDN]

4. Exciting news: Kathleen Hanna, her Beastie Boys husband Adam Horovitz, and Peaches have all teamed up to record “Dead End Justice,” a track from the forthcoming tribute to the Runaways. Take It or Leave It – A Tribute to the Queens of Noise: The Runaways drops on June 28th with all proceeds going to the American Cancer Society. [via TwentyFourBit]

5. Set your DVRs: The music video for Lady Gaga’s latest single “Judas” will debut on E! News tonight at 7pm. “I don’t view the video as a religious statement,” she has said. “I view it as social statement. I view it as a cultural statement. It’s a metaphor. It’s not meant to be a biblical lesson.”

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