The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. A Chicago woman faces a $50,000 defamation lawsuit from her landlord after tweeting about the fungus in her apartment. [via NYP] 2. HBO plans to release a “Tru Blood” beverage, just like the vampires drink on the show; rather than tasting like fake blood, it will have “a crisp, slightly tart and lightly sweet tang.” [via NYT] 3. The Pixies have set dates for their US Doolittle 20th Anniversary Tour shows. [via Pitchfork] 4. Does the new Where the Wild Things Are campaign protest too much by trotting out Maurice Sendak to give his blessing? [via THR] 5. Jay-Z is writing an autobiography that will cover everything from his drug dealer past to his wedding to Beyonce. [via The Mirror]