The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories
1. Billie Joe Armstrong would like for “that kid in Twilight,” aka Robert Pattinson, to star in the upcoming film adaptation of Green Day’s Broadway musical, American Idiot. “He’s a good actor,” he told Perez Hilton. “There’s still more to come with that kid.” Right. We’re sure that his rabid teenage girl fan-base has nothing to do with it. [via NME]
2. The producers of My So-Called Life have sold a new hour-long drama to Fox that’s called Confessions of a Contractor and is described as “an alternative soap that focuses on what happens when you mix desire, jealousy, and home renovation.” Yuck. [via THR]
3. Perhaps hoping to compete with NBC’s upcoming show with Snoop Dogg, CBS has signed a deal with Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst to star in a new sitcom. The show, which Durst also plans to produce, “centers around a rock legend looking for balance between his high profile lifestyle and trying to raise a family.” Double yuck. [via Deadline]
4. Lady Gaga has won a lawsuit against animated singer Lady Goo Goo, a character from the kid’s game Moshi Monsters known for posting parody performances of Gaga’s songs, such as “Peppy-razzi,” on YouTube. [via Guardian]
5. Hulu is no longer for sale. The reason? As Vulture explains, potential buyers like Yahoo, Google, and Apple were understandably uncomfortable with shelling out $1 billion when the site couldn’t guarantee long-term rights to its current lineup of TV shows.