The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. Art in the Streets — the enormous street art exhibition which is currently on view at the MOCA — will not be coming to the Brooklyn Museum later this year, as was previously planned. The official reason being cited is budget cuts, but as a source told LA Weekly : “I think it could be a combination that the museum is afraid of the show and the negative press it could bring them. Why would New York not want this show? I don’t believe that someone would not pay for this exhibit.”

2. Page Six reports that Columbia Records is hoping to put together a Destiny’s Child reunion album to help offset the money that they’re expecting to lose on Beyoncé’s new album, 4.

3. In the week leading up to the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2, AMC Theatres has announced that it will screen a marathon of the previous seven films from the series in 29 cities nationwide. Click here to see if your town made the cut. [via EW]

4. NBC has decided to give Donald Trump a raise for his work on Celebrity Apprentice, to an estimated $65 million a year, which makes him the highest paid reality star on TV. Considering that the President makes a mere $400K annually, suddenly his refusal to run for office makes a lot more sense. [via Daily Intel]

5. Happy news: Jon Hamm just signed an eight-figure deal for three more years of Mad Men; since the show’s creator, Matthew Weiner, recently locked down a similar contract, it sounds like we’ve got a few more seasons of our favorite show to look forward to. [via Deadline]

Bonus link: Jon Stewart Reads Off Laundry List of False Statements by ‘Lying Dynasty’ Fox News (video)