The Morning's Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. Shepard Fairey is looking to produce a new film adaptation of George Orwell’s dystopian classic 1984; apparently the street artist has been pursuing the rights to the project on behalf of Imagine Entertainment, the production house run by Brian Grazer and Ron Howard. [via Heat Vision]

2. Hollywood Exes, a new VH1 reality series premiering this summer, will feature the one-time better halves of R. Kelly, Eddie Murphy, Will Smith, Prince, and Jose Canseco, a group of women who have been pals for years and are now “partnering onscreen in an effort to build up their own celebrity beyond that of their ex-spouses.” Hmm. [via Vulture]

3. The Office’s current showrunner Paul Lieberstein (who you know better as HR chief Toby Flenderson) is stepping down in order to work on that Dwight Schrute beet farm spin-off that we previously told you about. Given the fact that John Krasinski, Ed Helms, and Jenna Fisher haven’t signed contracts for next season yet, and Mindy Kaling is working on a pilot for FOX, the future of NBCts top-rated scripted series is looking kind of dicey from where we’re sitting. [via ArtsBeat]

4. Last night’s Odd Future show at the House of Blues in Boston was shut down after police arrested a crew member outside of the venue. Watch footage of the crowd’s surprisingly non-violent reaction to the news here.

5. Did you realize that Dave Chappelle had joined Twitter? Follow him here. [via Pop Culture Brain]

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