The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. Of course Danny Boyle’s plans for the Olympic Games Opening Ceremony include mosh pits. Also: fake rain thanks to “real clouds that will be hanging over the stadium”; “real grass,” “real soil,” and “real plows”; and exactly nine geese. [via Gawker]

2. Hugh Laurie is currently in negotiations to join Gary Oldman, Abbie Cornish, and Samuel L. Jackson in the cast of José Padilha’s Robocop reboot; he’d be playing the evil CEO of the company who creates the titular cyborg for their own benefit — so it wouldn’t be too much of a stretch from Dr. House. [via Slashfilm]

3. Listen to “Aquababe,” a new track from Azealia Banks’ upcoming mixtape Fantasea here. Hopefully this means that she wants to be a rapper again…

4. At first we weren’t sure what to make of Bryan Fuller’s Munsters reboot, but now that the cast includes Eddie Izzard, Jerry O’Connell, and Portia de Rossi, we’ll plan on watching at least an episode or two. [via THR]

5. “I can’t think of any people outside of Weird Al Yankovic who have both embraced and pissed on rock more than I have. Obviously there’s a level of reverence, but there’s also a level of intelligence to even know what to piss on. Because I’m not pissing on Rainbow. I’m not pissing on Deep Purple. But I’ll piss on fucking Radiohead, because of all this pomposity. This value system that says Jonny Greenwood is more valuable than Ritchie Blackmore. Not in the world I grew up in.” — Billy Corgan’s at it again in a new interview with Antiquiet. [via NME]

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