The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. If you’ve spent the last few years anxiously awaiting Coldplay’s followup to Viva La Vida, you’ll be glad to hear they’ve finally released a new single. Listen to “Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall” here.

2. Gil Scott-Heron‘s funeral took place yesterday at Harlem’s Riverside Church, and ended with a performance by Kanye West of “Lost In The World,” which contains a sample from Heron’s poem “Comment #1.” [via NME]

3. Some people are saying that three “mysterious videos” that have been posted to YouTube by a user called “TheFireRises” may offer our first glimpse at Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises — or they were just made by a fan with too much time on his hands. Adding fuel to the rumor mill: Warner Bros. is refusing to comment. [via EW]

4. We regret to inform that you Lil Wayne’s Carter IV, which was originally supposed to drop on May 16th, has been delayed yet again. The new release date is August 29th, so it’s probably wise to look elsewhere for your song of the summer. [via Vulture]

5. Scarlett Johansson and Sean Penn — whose relationship reminded us way too much of Lost in Translation in the first place — are no longer dating. [via People]

Bonus link: School Does Really Lame Job of Pretending Lady Gaga Came to Visit