The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories
1. Cory Smoot aka Flattus Maximus, the lead guitarist for the heavy metal band GWAR, was found dead on their tour bus yesterday following a concert in Minneapolis. The cause of death is currently unknown, and according to a statement from GWAR, “at this point we are just dealing with the loss of our dear friend and brother.” [via AP]
3. David Simon has announced that Treme will end after its fourth season; considering that shooting is currently underway on Season 3, at least this gives fans plenty of time to prepare themselves, right? [via Variety]
4. Jennifer Lopez plans to produce — not star in — a live action film version of Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? According to Slashfilm, “The hope is that the film… turns into a family adventure along the lines of National Treasure.” All we’ve got to say is Rockapella better be doing the soundtrack.
5. ABC has announced that it will air A Very Gaga Thanksgiving, a TV special that was conceived and directed by Lady Gaga, on Thanksgiving day. The show will feature eight performances by the singer, as well as a sit-down interview with Katie Couric. [via THR]
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