The Morning's Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. Can you believe that Twitter — which now boasts over 500 million users — turns six years old today? Meanwhile, we can’t really remember a time when fail whales and hashtags didn’t exist. #sadtruths [via Mashable]

2. It’s official: Russell Crowe will star in Darren Aronofsky’s epic re-telling of the Noah’s Ark story, with filming set to begin in July. [via Deadline]

3. Jenna-Louise Coleman, who is also starring in an upcoming Titanic miniseries, will replace Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill as the Doctor’s companion on Doctor Who. Is it weird that we already miss Amy and Rory? [via HuffPost TV]

4. Jamie Waylett, the actor who played Draco Malfoy’s henchman in the Harry Potter movies, has been sentenced to two years in prison for violent disorder, and twelve months for handling stolen goods. That’s 50 points deducted from Slytherin! [via Gawker]

5. Earl Sweatshirt made his live debut with Odd Future last night in New York, performing “Orange Juice”, “Assmilk”, and “Kill” at Hammerstein Ballroom. Tyler the Creator’s on-stage reaction: “We waited so long for that shit. You have no idea how awesome this is.” [via P4K]

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