The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. If you were wondering what caused that collective sigh from Apple fanboys yesterday, Steve Jobs stepped down as the company’s CEO, releasing the following statement: “I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple’s CEO, I would be the first to let you know. Unfortunately, that day has come.” [via Mashable]

2. VH1 is launching a new weekly pop culture show next year called Stevie TV that will be hosted by Stevie Ryan of YouTube fame; the program, which sounds a lot like Best Week Ever, will feature her “satirical take on the pop-culture events of the previous week, including reality show happenings and celebrity and politician blunders.” [via Deadline]

3. The first promo for the upcoming season of Glee is out, and thanks to the hurling dodgeballs, it reminds us a lot of the trailer for Bad Teacher. Bonus points for incorporating The Go-Go’s though. [via Vulture]

4. A pair of students at Australia’s University of Sydney is staging a musical based on Kanye West’s life story. Says Phillip Roser, who will be playing Yeezy, “I thought that a musical in his honor would be a lot of fun to put on. I really just meant the show to be something fun for my friends to see and I’m pretty excited by all the attention it’s been getting.” [via Pop & Hiss]

5. The Hollywood Walk of Fame — which admittedly is a bit of a racket, with spots costing celebrities $30,000 a pop — has banned reality TV stars from its elite ranks. As Ana Martinez, vice president for media relations explained to CNN, “It’s just not on the radar for us right now.” [via THR]

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