The Morning’s Top 5 Cultural Stories


1. Rupert Murdoch says the future of newspapers is digital and there may be a time when you “get it on a panel which would be mobile, which will receive the whole newspaper over the air, (and) be updated every hour or two.” [Via Breitbart]

2. Coldplay’s Chris Martin “has been hit by a run of stinking bad luck that is blighting the band’s world tour.” [Via The Sun]

3. Pixar’s latest, Up, opens today. The New York Times‘ says it starts off strong but “the story grows progressively more formulaic. And cuter.” [Via NYT]

4. Moot? “A well-placed magazine source tells Page Six that [Adam] Lambert will be coming out officially on the next cover of Rolling Stone.” [Via NYP]

5. ABC has given the green light to Crash Course — which will feature 5 couples competing in extreme driving challenges — for a late summer run. [Via THR]