The Morning's Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. To the surprise of no one, Twilight won big at last night’s MTV Movie Awards: Eclipse won the popcorn for Best Movie, while Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart took home the night’s big acting trophies. Oh, and at some point Pattinson and Taylor Lautner made out or something. [via MTV]

2. Meanwhile, on the weekend’s other awards ceremony, Spike TV’s Guys Choice Awards, Jennifer Aniston was honored for her Decade of Hotness. The show will air on Spike this Friday, June 10th. [via PopEater]

3. The Italy-based fourth season Jersey Shore has set its premiere date: August 4th. Honestly, between reports about Ronnie and The Situation‘s fight and the news of Snooki smashing into a police car, we feel like we’ve already seen it. [via WSJ]

4. The nominees for the first Critics Choice Television Awards were announced earlier this morning. Modern Family leads the pack at six nods, with Mad Men close behind at five. Boardwalk Empire, 30 Rock, The Good Wife, and Justified are also well represented. See a full list of nominees at The Wrap.

5. Kanye West has finally released the video for “Monster,” which leaked all the way back in December. This time, it comes with a disclaimer: “The following content is in no way to be interpreted as misogynistic or negative towards any group of people. It is an art piece and it shall be taken as such.” Huh. Watch it at Vulture.

Bonus link: Watch Brian Eno interviewed on Al Jazeera