The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. Footage from this year’s Halloween episode of The Simpsons debuted at the show’s Comic-Con panel last weekend, and it features Ned Flanders channeling everyone’s favorite serial killer, Dexter Morgan. Watch the clip here, and mark your calenders for October 30 when Treehouse of Horror XXII airs. [via Pop Culture Brain]

2. Kevin Smith is developing his own half-hour, syndicated talk show. More specifically “a Regis And Kelly talk show at the opposite end of the day for the opposite kind of audience — the 12-34 demo.” [via AV Club]

3. More copies of Amy Winehouse’s sophomore release, Back to Black, have sold in the days following her death than in the entire year-to-date, and as a result, it will re-enter the Top 10 of the Billboard album chart this week. [via ArtsBeat]

4. The full details of the 20th anniversary, limited-edition version of Nirvana’s Nevermind album have been announced. The most exciting news? It will include unreleased recordings. [via NME]

5. Nice things that also make us feel sad: Alexander McQueen’s will was made public yesterday, and while the bulk of his estate went to his own charity (which provides scholarships for art and design students), it was also revealed that he left approximately $82,000 towards the care of his three dogs — Minter, Juice, and Callum. [via Gawker]

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