The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. Of course there’s a rumor floating around Hollywood that Angelina Jolie is in interested in directing Universal’s film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey. [via Deadline]

2. Bob Welch, an early guitarist for Fleetwood Mac, was found dead yesterday at his home in Nashville from an apparent suicide. “He was a huge part of our history which sometimes gets forgotten … mostly his legacy would be his songwriting abilities that he brought to Fleetwood Mac, which will survive all of us,” Mick Fleetwood told Reuters. “If you look into our musical history, you’ll see a huge period that was completely ensconced in Bob’s work.”

3. Odd Future‘s Frank Ocean has posted a teaser for something called “Channel Orange,” but you’ll have to wait until July 17th to find out what exactly it is. [via Pitchfork]

4. Vulture is exclusively reporting that there’s a sequel to David Cronenberg’s Eastern Promises in the works that will be directed by Steven Knight (Dirty Pretty Things), and it actually sounds like it’s going to be good!

5. Paramount has registered several domains for Jackass 4: Bad Grandpa, so apparently that’s happening. [via Slashfilm]

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