The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. Keifer Sutherland is returning to Fox this spring in a new show from Heroes creator Tim Kring called Touch. The drama will tell the story of a man with a mute 11-year-old son who has “the ability to see things that no one else can and the patterns that connect seemingly unrelated events.” Sounds promising! [via Slashfilm]

2. Despite that boycott called for by hardcore fans, Star Wars: The Complete Saga has already made $84 million worldwide, making it the highest-selling and most preordered Blu-ray title ever. Somewhere, George Lucas is chuckling to himself, rubbing his hands together, and plotting his next re-release. [via Deadline]

3. Apparently Lady Gaga thinks that she’s meeting with President Obama next week to discuss a potential anti-bullying campaign, but his people are saying that they don’t know anything about it, and that he hasn’t set aside any time for a private sit-down. Awkward. [via Vulture]

4. Speaking of presidents, Bill Clinton has a new book coming out in November called Back to Work, and in it, he “will make the case for why government matters, explaining his ideas on energy, job creation and financial responsibility.” [via ArtsBeat]

5. A previously undiscovered painting by Francisco de Goya has been found hidden underneath another one of his masterpieces at Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum thanks to a new X-ray technique; officials believe the artwork, which may portray Napoleon Bonaparte’s brother, could have been covered up for political reasons. [via BBC News]

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