The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. R. Kelly says that he realized his marriage of 12 years was over after he watched The Notebook. No, seriously. “As the film credits started to roll, I couldn’t move,” he writes in his new memoir. “I burst into tears. People walking past me patted me on the back, trying to console me.” [via MTV]

2. We’re kind of confused by the news that the entire cast will be returning to Glee next season, but as Ryan Murphy explains it: “I wanted to make sure those actors know that if they want to have a home, they have a home. If they want to explore new and different things while also having a home, that is also an option.” Isn’t that just so Glee of him? [via Vulture]

3. HBO has surprised everyone — including Danny McBride — by deciding to bring back Eastbound & Down for a fourth season. Given how well things were wrapped up in the recent Season 3 finale, we’re curious to see what new direction the show takes. [via ArtsBeat]

4. The idea of a Jimi Hendrix biopic without any of his music sounds pretty suspect to us, but maybe André 3000 will find a way to make the fact that he’s playing covers of the Beatles and Muddy Waters not seem odd? [via Rolling Stone]

5. You’ll never guess who’s starring in a new Marvel short film about a couple who finds one of those discarded alien guns from The Avengers. Lizzy Caplan! The clip will be included as a bonus feature on the Blu-ray, which is due out on September 25th. [via Pop Culture Brain]

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