The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. The pilot for Zooey Deschanel’s new single girl comedy The New Girl is currently available for download on iTunes, and will be streaming on Hulu and Fox’s website beginning September 13 — a week before its official premiere date. [via THR]

2. George Lucas’ crazy new offices for LucasFilm in Singapore look like something out of Star Wars movies, don’t you think? [via Slashfilm]

3. Michael Pedicone, the drummer for My Chemical Romance, has been fired just one year after joining the group for allegedly stealing from the band. His explanation via Twitter: “What happened is more complicated than it sounds but I did make a mistake. It was never my intention to hurt this band or all of you.”

4. Hilarious Daily Show “Senior Black Correspondent” Larry Wilmore has just been cast in what may be a recurring role as Damon Wayans Jr.’s boss on the ABC show Happy Endings. [via Vulture]

5. Newsflash: Madonna absolutely loathes hydrangeas. She also plans to release a new album early next year, her first since signing that deal with Live Nation. [via Billboard]

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