The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. Apparently Michael Bay feels like Transformers already needs a reboot; the fourth film in the $2.6 billion franchise, which is set to be released on June 29, 2014, will provide “a new take” on the story. Before that, he’s working on Pain And Gain, a small budget action movie about “a group of bodybuilders who engaged in a campaign of kidnapping, extortion and murder in Florida,” that will star Mark Wahlberg and The Rock. [via ArtsBeat]

2. Veena Sud, showrunner for AMC’s breakout hit The Killing, is writing a remake of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1941 film Suspicion ; the original movie, which starred Cary Grant and Joan Fontaine, tells the story of a couple who meet on a train and get married, only to have things unravel when the woman discovers that her husband is a criminal. [via Total Film]

3. Kanye West and Odd Future have been spending time together in the studio working on something, and there are now photos to prove it. [via NME]

4. There’s a rumor floating around that as part of a deal that would allow the show to feature his songs, Paul McCartney will be making a cameo in the upcoming season of Mad Men. “Action in the show has now reached the Swinging Sixties,” says an anonymous source. “So it’s only right that the man who was pivotal to the era is involved in the show.” [via Zap2It]

5. In the wake of public outcry against the inhumane working conditions at its overseas factories, Apple has asked an outside organization called the Fair Labor Association to audit several of its suppliers; the company says that if they don’t “measure up to its labor and human rights standards,” it will stop working with them. [via The Daily Beast]

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