The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. Last night Conan O’Brien paid his first visit to Letterman in 13 years, and of course the whole Tonight Show drama with Jay Leno came up in the conversation. Watch a clip of them discussing the awkward situation here.

1. Here’s an interesting roundup of everything you need to know about Facebook IPO day; the company starts trading on the stock market beginning at 11am this morning.

3. Yesterday we told you that Ridley Scott’s sequel to Blade Runner would feature a female protagonist; today we learn that Hampton Fancher, who wrote the original film, has signed on to pen the script, which will be set “some years after the first film concluded.” Things are really happening! [via Heat Vision]

4. Brooke Shields and Richard Chamberlain will star in a new stage production of The Exorcist that’s premiering at the Geffen Theater in Los Angeles this summer. [via ArtsBeat]

5. “Cruel Summer,” a short art film by Kanye West that may or may not be related to that project he was working on in the Middle East earlier this year, will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival on May 23. [via Pitchfork]

Bonus Buzz: 9 Cocktails To Get Drunk On During The Facebook IPO