The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. Tracy Morgan was taken to a hospital yesterday after he collapsed during a dinner at the Sundance Film Festival; apparently the cause of the incident was “a combination of exhaustion and altitude,” but according to one person who was there, Morgan “seemed out of control, yelling and falling onto the ground.” [via USA Today]

2. Swizz Beatz would like you to know that he is not the CEO of Megaupload (he was still in negotiations for the gig when everything went down last week), and “is in no way connected to the crimes of which they are being accused.” [via MTV]

3. Claire Danes has been named 2012 Woman of the Year by the Hasty Pudding Theatricals of Harvard University, and as such, will lead a parade through Cambridge on January 26th; the group has yet to announce who its Man of the Year will be. Any nominations? [via EW]

4. Steve Buscemi will reprise the role of private detective Len Wosniak in an upcoming episode of 30 Rock that he’ll also be directing. The promising premise: “Jack wants Len to help him form a private police force where the salary starts at $5 million, so the police have the same interest in protecting the rich.” [via InsideTV]

5. Nicki Minaj’s highly-anticipated sophomore album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, which was originally scheduled to come out on Valentine’s Day, apparently won’t be dropping until April 3rd now. How do you think this news makes poor little Sophia Grace feel? [via Vulture]

Bonus Buzz: 30 Beautiful Sunsets From Around The World