The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. Four slightly different teasers for Pixar’s Monsters University, a prequel to Monsters, Inc. which focuses on Mike and Scully’s college years, have arrived online. Watch them all here.

2. Can we all agree that there’s no way that the new Sesame Street movie that’s in the works will be able to compete with Follow That Bird? Thanks to that 1985 gem, we grew up thinking that Waylon Jennings was really a truck driver. [via Vulture]

3. Kristen Stewart is the highest paid actress in Hollywood. She’s also the youngest woman on Forbes’ list by 16 years. [via Forbes]

4. We’re not sure how to feel about a rumor that Paramount would like Justin Timberlake to star in its Baywatch movie. It would probably be a really, really bad thing, right? [via Slashfilm]

5. Here is the predictably bizarre art for Animal Collective’s forthcoming album Centipede Hz, out September 4 in the US and September 3 in the UK from Domino. [via Pitchfork]

Bonus Buzz: Meet Laura Jane Grace Of Against Me!