The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. Celebrity Boxing has offered Drake and Chris Brown $1 million a piece to box it out at the Staples Center; should this unlikely event actually happen, the proceeds from the match would go to a charity for abused women. [via PopDust]

2. “Let’s Boot and Rally,” a duet by Iggy Pop and Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino, will be featured in the July 8th episode of True Blood after premiering July 5th on KCRW. [via Pitchfork]

3. Uggie, the scene-stealing dog from The Artist, became the first pooch to put its paw prints in cement outside of Grauman’s Chinese Theatre yesterday. Sadly, the event also marked Uggie’s official retirement from showbiz. [via WaPo]

4. While the film hasn’t even yet hit theaters yet, producers are already talking about doing a Broadway musical version of Magic Mike, Steven Soderbergh’s male stripper movie, in the hopes of luring in hordes of drooling bachelorette parties. [via Slashfilm]

5. Surprise! Anastasis, that new Dead Can Dance album that the reunited duo announced only yesterday — their first in 16 years — is currently streaming on the band’s website. The official release date is August 9th. [via Consequence of Sound]

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