The Morning's Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. New York City indie record store Other Music is starting its own label “with an eye toward showcasing underground music in New York and reissuing albums by foreign artists” that will be an imprint of Fat Possum. “It’s just something we have wanted to do for a long time,” says co-owner Josh Madell. “Despite everything happening in the music industry, we are always getting excited about new bands.” [via ArtsBeat]

2. Moviefone has a roundup of the critical reaction to last night’s LA premiere of The Hunger Games. Spoiler alert: most people seem to have liked it.

3. Ron Howard’s epic adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower might be back in motion thanks to Warner Bros., who reportedly has interest in letting the director shoot at least one film (the original plans called for three movies and two limited-run TV series). [via Deadline]

4. David Cronenberg will direct the pilot of Knifeman, a new series written by Rolin Jones (Friday Night Lights) about “a radical, self-educated surgeon, delivering a visceral portrait of the extraordinary and unorthodox lengths he will go to uncover the secrets of the human body.” If the creepy-but-awesome-sounding show is picked up, Cronenberg will also serve as its executive producer. [via THR]

5. “We’re all working hard and we all have to respect one another. Calling someone who runs their own businesses, is a part of a successful TV show, produces, writes, designs, and creates, ‘stupid,’ is in my opinion careless.” — Kim Kardashian is apparently not thrilled that Jon Hamm thinks she’s an idiot.

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