The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. Two and a Half Men co-creator Lee Aronsohn issued an apology via Twitter last night for the misogynistic remarks he made in a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter. Apparently comments like “we’re approaching peak vagina on television, the point of labia saturation” and “enough, ladies. I get it. You have periods” were meant to be taken as “a stupid joke.” [via EW]

2. Would you like to hear Gillian Anderson read you a newly-discovered short story written by Charlotte Bronte in 1842? Of course you would! [via PopCultureBrain]

3. Our fellow theater geeks will be excited to hear that Neil Patrick Harris is returning to host the 2012 Tony Awards, which will air June 10 on CBS. Given the fact that this is his third time helming the show, we’re expecting it to be legendary. [via Zap2it]

4. The tracklist and artwork for Fiona Apple’s highly-anticipated (and yet ridiculously titled) followup to her 2005 album Extraordinary Machine has been unveiled; as expected, the three songs that she debuted at SXSW made the cut. [via Pitchfork]

5. How lucky is this British businessman who bought one of Andy Warhol’s childhood drawings at a garage sale in Vegas for just $5? It’s apparently worth $2 million. [via NYP]

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