The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. There are some troubling rumors that Amy and Rory (played by Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill) will be leaving Doctor Who at the end of the current season. More details (along with a few spoilers) here.

2. A slightly squashed down version of famous French architect Jean Nouvel’s hotly-debated MoMA tower has been approved, and construction on the project — which is 1,050 feet, 200 feet shorter than the original design — is expected to start soon. [via The Measure]

3. The lineup for this year’s New York Comedy Festival has been announced, and it includes big names like Louis C.K., Tracy Morgan, Sarah Silverman, Ricky Gervais, Bill Maher, Wanda Sykes, Russell Peters, Kathy Griffin, and Norm Macdonald. Schedule information and locations are still TBD, but mark your calendars for November 9 to 13. [via ArtsBeat]

4. Stay classy: According to The Sun, Amy Winehouse’s former husband Blake Fielder-Civil — who is currently serving a two-year prison sentence in Leeds for armed robbery and firearm offenses — is planning to write a tell-all book about his relationship with the singer. [via NME]

5. If the original cut of Drew Barrymore’s video for Best Coast left you wanting more Donald Glover, you can check out the 10-minute extended version of “Our Deal” here.

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