The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. Filmmaker Harmony Korine’s super weird new video for the Black Keys’ “Gold on the Ceiling” (a song which already had a music video) features Patrick Carney and Dan Auerbach as adult babies who are lugging around tinier baby versions of themselves. Really, you just need to watch it to understand.

2. Nick Jonas, Amanda Seyfried, and Paul Rudd will be among the presenters at the 2012 Tony Awards; the show, which will be hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, airs on CBS on June 10th. [via Playbill]

3. DC Comics has officially confirmed that when its new Earth 2 series hits the stands next week, Alan Scott, the original Green Lantern, will come out as gay. “This was not ever meant to be sensational,” explains writer James Robinson. “It’s meant to be about a team that’s well-rounded, that shows the diversity of the world around us.” [via EW]

4. Next week, a bunch of New York City public school students are going to have Jeff Koons as their substitute art teacher; other famous instructors participating in Visual Arts Appreciation Week include Fred Wilson, Ursula von Rydingsvard, and Claudia Demonte. [via ArtsBeat]

5. Listen to an excellent cover of Fela Kuti’s “Lady” by tUnE-yArDs, ?uestlove, Angelique Kidjo, and Akua NaruBonus here; the track is the first single off of a forthcoming tribute compilation benefiting the Red Hot Organization and the (RED) initiative.

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