The Morning's Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. When the National 9/11 Memorial and Museum opens this morning at 10 am, it will be the first time since 2001 that the public will be able to enter the World Trade Center grounds. [via The Daily Beast]

2. Cyndi Lauper messed up the lyrics to the national anthem while performing at the US Open yesterday; funny enough, she had trouble with the same lines that Christina Aguilera did earlier this year. As she later explained on Twitter: “I got choked up in the middle remembering 9/11. I hope I didn’t mess up too bad. I wanted it to be comforting.” [via Guardian]

3. Russian director Alexander Sokurov’s film Faust won the Golden Lion at this year’s Venice Film Festival. Said jury head Darren Aronofsky, “There are some films that make you cry, there are some films that make you laugh, there are some films that change you forever after you see them; and this is one of them.” [via BBC]

4. Married couple Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi are teaming up on a multi-camera comedy for NBC about a pair of dueling sisters; DeGeneres will executive produce the project, and it will star de Rossi. [via Deadline]

5. It’s official: The CW is about to close a deal for a script based on The Carrie Diaries, Candice Bushnell’s prequel to Sex and the City that explores Carrie Bradshaw’s high school years; if the pilot is picked up, the show could begin airing as early as next fall. [via EW]

Bonus Buzz: Jim Carrey Covers Radiohead’s “Creep”