The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. Angela’s Ashes author Frank McCourt dies at 78 [via NYT] 2. David Byrne almost ran over Paris Hilton with his bike. [via NYP] 3. FOX wants to ditch Paula Abdul from American Idol, but the Twitterverse won’t have it. [via Gawker] 4. There are currently more DC Comics film adaptations in the works than at any other point since the company was acquired by Warner Bros. in 1969. [via THR] 5. London’s National Portrait Gallery is threatening to sue Wikipedia because of their use of some high-res scans. [via BBC]