The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. Word is that Apple’s new CEO Tim Cook is planning to unveil its latest iPhone on October 4, and that the new device will go on sale in the weeks to follow. [via The Daily Beast]

2. This sounds promising: Jeremy Renner has signed on to star in King of Heists, an adaptation of J. North Conway’s book about one of the greatest bank robberies in American history; he’d be playing George Leslie, the man who spearheaded the 1878 heist. [via Deadline]

3. Gordon Ramsay is going to have another Fox reality series. Hotel Hell will be a makeover show along the lines of Kitchen Nightmares, but not necessarily cooking-centric. “These are stories that everyone can relate to, because virtually all of us have had a bad hotel experience that’s turned a holiday or business trip into a total disaster,” says Ramsay. “It’s time to put the hospitality industry to the test.” [via Inside TV]

4. Thom Yorke has confirmed to BBC Radio 1’s Giles Peterson that Radiohead will be on the road throughout next year; he’s also busy finishing up an album from his supergroup side project Atoms for Peace. [via NME]

5. Steven Spielberg is delaying the release of his forthcoming Abraham Lincoln biopic until after next year’s election, because he says that he doesn’t want the movie to “become political fodder.” The film stars Daniel Day-Lewis alongside Sally Field, Tommy Lee Jones, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and John Hawkes. [via Movieline]

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