The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. Can you remember the last time that Woody Allen appeared in a movie that wasn’t his own? It’s been over a decade now. That’s why we’re excited to hear that he’ll join John Turturro in Fading Gigolo, an indie comedy which Turturro is writing and directing; they’ll play “cash-strapped best friends who decide to go into the gigolo business together and subsequently attract the suspicion of the hasidic Jewish community in which they live.” Amazing. [via Showblitz]

2. Beach House has debuted a new track called “Myth”, which will presumably be on their forthcoming album, Bloom, due out May 15th on Sub Pop. Give it a spin here.

3. Look out HBO: Netflix CEO Reed Hastings is apparently in talks with “some of the largest US cable companies,” about making his streaming video service available to their customers — and in at least one case, it could happen as soon as the year’s end. [via Deadline]

4. Thanks to the $21 million it made in its opening weekend, there’s already a Project X sequel in the works. You can probably guess how we feel about this news. [via THR]

5. “John did not have an eating disorder. Sometimes he slipped and ate a bar of chocolate. His diets included vegetarian diet, macrobiotic diet and, very rarely a juice-only diet. All of the above are internationally approved health diets.” – Yoko Ono denies claims made by a new book that her husband John Lennon was bulimic.

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