The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. Midnight marked the official end of the US military’s controversial Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy, which has been in effect since 1993. [via MTV News]

2. The cast of Arrested Development is reuniting for a special panel during this year’s New Yorker Festival. If you’re feeling lucky, tickets go on sale tomorrow at noon. [via Gothamist]

3. The Colbert Report will air its first one hour episode next Monday night in honor of special musical guest Radiohead, who will be performing an unreleased track called “The Daily Mail.” Says Colbert: “I look forward to meeting the Radioheads and leveraging their anti-corporate indie cred to raise brand awareness for my sponsors.” [via ArtsBeat]

4. Rock legend Neil Young is writing a life-spanning memoir that’s tentatively titled Waging Heavy Peace and will come out next fall. [via The Book Bench]

5. No wonder he was so peaceful at The Emmys: Charlie Sheen is reportedly close to settling his $100 million legal dispute with Warner Bros. and Chuck Lorre; in exchange for “an undisclosed lump sum payment in the millions of dollars” from the studio, Sheen will drop all of his legal claims. [via THR]

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