The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. Thanks to an appearance by Michael Showalter on Watch What Happens Live, there is now video proof that the Wet Hot American Summer sequel is a go, with the entire original cast on board!

2. Odd Future’s Earl Sweatshirt has posted a new song online (he’s also got a new Tumblr, new Twitter, and new website). Does this mean that he’s officially back from Samoa? [via Vulture]

3. What do you make of the new “We Showed You” ad campaign for the Oscars? Do the warm fuzzies help you to forget all the behind-the-scenes drama involving this year’s show?

4. Naomi Watts (not Jessica Chastain, as was previously rumored) has signed on to play Princess Diana in Oliver Hirschbiegel’s big screen biopic, Caught In Flight, a film that will focus on the final two years of her life. Any casting suggestions for Prince Charles? [via Deadline]

5. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is finally paying some respect to famous backing bands; this year six bands whose leaders have already been inducted — the Blue Caps, the Comets, the Crickets, the Famous Flames, the Midnighters, and the Miracles — will be bestowed with the same honor. [via ArtsBeat]

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