The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. Yes, she’s been publicly naked in a bathtub before, but it’s pretty weird that Wayne Coyne is talking about replacing Erykah Badu with Amanda Palmer in a re-shot version of the Flaming Lips’ controversial video for “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face,” right? [via NME]

2. Apparently LA Noir, Frank Darabont’s highly-anticipated followup to The Walking Dead, is one step closer to becoming a reality, with TNT expected to give it a series order some time next month. [via Deadline]

3. Producers are still moving ahead with Lucky Guy, a play about New York newspaper columnist Mike McAlary by the late Nora Ephron that will possibly star Tom Hanks in his Broadway debut. [via ArtsBeat]

4. Remember that Magic Mike-inspired Broadway musical that we told you about earlier in the week? Well, not only is it a real thing, but Steve Soderbergh and Channing Tatum are planning to produce it. [via Vulture]

5. You might be surprised to find out how much your e-reader — and in turn, digital-book publishers and retailers — know about your reading habits; companies like Amazon, Apple, and Google are collecting data on everything from how far you got into a book to how quickly you read it. [via WSJ]

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