The Morning's Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. Fellow comedians Russell Brand and Kristen Wiig have been named PETA’s Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrities of 2011. [via PopEater]

2. A decade after originally taking a stab at the project, Jeff Bridges has reacquired the rights to the Lois Lowry children’s classic The Giver. His plan was originally to give his dad the titular role in the film adaptation, but now it looks like he might keep it for himself. [via Slashfilm]

3. Following in the footsteps of American Idol and Glee, The Voice is going on tour this summer. Before you get too excited, it should be noted that only the show’s eight finalists will be performing — celebrity judges like Cee-Lo will not be involved because of issues over compensation. [via THR]

4. After briefly pulling the show in the wake of his death, G4 has decided that it will air the eight remaining episodes of G4’s Proving Ground, which is co-hosted by former Jackass star Ryan Dunn. His family supports the decision. [via ArtsBeat]

5. In case you’ve been curious as to how they were going to pull the Ashton Kutcher switcheroo, TMZ is reporting that producers of Two and a Half Men plan to kill off Charlie Sheen’s character — possibly by having him drive off of a cliff — when the show returns in September. [via The Daily Beast]

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