The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. This sounds promising: Fox Searchlight has greenlit the first film by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris since their 2006 Oscar-winner Little Miss Sunshine. He Loves Me, which will reunite the filmmaking team with Paul Dano, also stars his girlfriend, Zoe Kazan, who wrote the script. [via Deadline]

2. Battlestar Galactica star Edward James Olmos is joining the cast of season six of Dexter; he’ll be playing “an enlightened religious studies professor” who we’re guessing has something to do with Mos Def’s storyline on the show. [via Screen Rant]

3. Strange but possibly true: Is Lady Gaga planning to spend her summer in a new home on Martha’s Vineyard that she has dubbed “GG’s Playpen”? [via Boston Herald]

4. The Barbican has announced the flagship arts programming planned around the 2012 London Olympics, and the highlights include theater productions starring Juliette Binoche and Cate Blanchett, a major Bauhaus retrospective, and the UK premiere of Philip Glass’s Einstein on the Beach. [via Arts Journal]

5. The Kardashians are working on a novel that’s due out next November about “a glamorous, high profile and complicated family,” and they want your suggestions on what it should be called — but you won’t be paid if they pick your title. [via WaPo]

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