The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. Charlie Sheen has pledged to donate at least $1 million of profits from his new TV show Anger Management to the USO. It might be a calculated move in the name of image rehab, but at least it’s going to benefit a lot of American troops. [via ABC News]

2. We now know that Wes Anderson’s follow-up to Moonrise Kingdom will be called The Grand Budapest Hotel and will star Johnny Depp. Interesting. Does this mean that we should expect to see a new Tim Burton movie with Bill Murray? [via Deadline]

3. We feel obligated to let you know that this this mashup of Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” and Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used to Know” by Pomplamoose exists, because it will probably break the Internet.

4. Bob Dylan has announced that he’ll release Tempest, the 35th studio album of his 50-year career as a recording artist, in early September on the anniversary of the day that his debut album went on sale back in 1962. View the tracklisting here.

5. H&M has confirmed that Lana Del Rey will star in its fall ad campaigns, donning clothes that are “modern and feminine” with a “soft attitude” — and “good for twirling” to boot. [via Refinery29]

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