The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. The good news: while Thor topped the box office this weekend, Kristen Wiig’s Bridesmaids raked in a totally respectable $24.4 million, landing it in second place. The bad news: Fast Five, which came in third, is now the highest-grossing film in the Fast and Furious franchise. [via Vulture]

2. Speaking of Bridesmaids, one of the film’s scene-stealing stars, Melissa McCarthy, and its co-screenwriter, Annie Mumolo have sold a pitch to Paramount for a comedy about a woman who swipes the Stanley Cup in order to cheer up her sick husband. [via Deadline]

3. This is awesome: Last night the opening credits of The Simpsons was an apology of sorts to comedian Kristen Schaal, whose name was misspelled in the closing credits of the previous week’s episode. Her incredibly adorable response: “Wow! Simpsons, thank you for the chalkboard correction. I can’t stop smiling. No one’s ever been that nice.” Love her. [via Arts Beat]

4. So, this happened: Last week Sara Keirsten Quin of Tegan and Sara took to the band’s website to speak out against Tyler the Creator and his homophobic lyrics. A sample: “In any other industry would I be expected to tolerate, overlook and find deeper meaning in this kid’s sickening rhetoric? Why should I care about this music or its ‘brilliance’ when the message is so repulsive and irresponsible?” Over the weekend, he responded to her post on Twitter: “If Tegan and Sara Need Some Hard Dick, Hit Me Up!” [via NME]

5. A shocking rumor courtesy of Page Six: “Real Housewives of New York producers are quietly seeking new cast members, and sources say the network is considering replacing all the women.” Why? Because they’re not rich enough. Looks like Bethenny got out just in time…

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