The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. Peter Jackson posted on Facebook that principal photography for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Hobbit: There and Back Again has wrapped. Now we just have to wait until December 14th for the first film to come out in theaters! [via ComingSoon]

2. Suck on this, Tyson: Jake LaMotta, the now 91-year-old middleweight champion who inspired Raging Bull, is bringing a one-man show about his life called Lady and the Champ to the Richmond Shepard Theater for a two-week run. [via ArtsBeat]

3. Nerve has named Bloc Party’s Kele Okereke the Sexiest Man in Indie Rock, thanks to “his megawatt, insanely endearing smile.” Do you agree?

4. The trailer for the Bryan Singer-produced webseries H+, which debuts on August 8th, has arrived online, and all in all, we think this sci-fi show looks rather promising. Plus, Alexis Denisof! [via The Playlist]

5. Did you know that the Louvre is opening a satellite museum in the Pas-de-Calais region of France? The Louvre-Lens, which is scheduled to open in December, was designed by SANAA (the same architectural firm that did the New Musuem!), and will house a rotating collection of 250 masterworks. [via Smithsonian]

Bonus Buzz: Peruvian Clown Parade