This Morning’s Top 5 Cultural Stories


1. “A controversial branch of the Louvre museum which rights activists say is being built by exploited Asian labor will promote ‘universalism’ and a new multi-cultural harmony, French curators say.” Hmm… [via Reuters] 2. Hope you’re not eating breakfast: Because some big-mouthed assistant stylist has an ax to grind (at least that’s our guess), Page Six reports that Britney Spears menstruated on a bunch of couture at a recent Elle Magazine shoot. [via NYP] 3. Was The Real Housewives of New Jersey‘s Danielle Staub a coke whore in the ’80s?! (She’s the one who looks like Skeletor and had phone sex with a dude for two years without ever meeting him.) And did producers know? [via Gawker] 4. Underwear with an image that resembles Hitler but was really inspired by Lenin are being removed from London stores. [via The Telegraph] 5. Susan Boyle (or “SuBo” as the tabloids call her) cracked under the pressure of insta-fame and dropped some f-bombs in front of a crowd yesterday; she’s still the favorite to win Saturday’s finale of Britain’s Got Talent. [Via The Sun]