The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. According to the terms of a real estate agreement that’s currently in the works, The Metropolitan Museum of Art will take over the Whitney Museum of American Art’s Marcel Breuer-designed building in 2015, when the Whitney opens its new museum downtown, for a minimum of eight years. [via NYT]

2. In case you missed South Park’s hilarious spoof on the Royal Wedding last night, here it is: “Royal Pudding.”

3. Gwyneth Paltrow announced yesterday on GOOP that she’s growing salvia in her herb garden, and everyone is freaking out, even though she probably means salvia officinalis, a common sage used for cooking, and not salvia divinorum, Miley Cyrus’ hallucinogenic of choice. [via NYDN]

4. Some more updates from the network upfronts: NBC has renewed Chuck for another season; CBS is rumored to be holding on to most of its shows, as Two and a Half Men faces an uncertain future; The CW is likely to be bringing back both One Tree Hill and Nikita; and ABC is almost sure to renew Body of Proof, the network’s highest-rated new drama of the season. [via Deadline]

5. According to the Daily Mirror, so take this with a grain of salt, Quentin Tarantino is hoping to cast Lady Gaga in his next film, which made perfect sense to us until we remembered that it’s meant to be a Western… [via NME]

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