The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. “You do know the song is about my Vagina right? ‘Throw down your umbilical noose so i can climb right back,’ umm… On top of which some of the lyrics about my vagina I contributed. So umm next time you sing it, think about my vagina will you?” — Courtney Love tweeted some strong feelings about Lana Del Rey′s recent cover of “Heart-Shaped Box.”

2. Showtime has announced that The Big C will return for a very abbreviated final season — as in, it will only be four episodes long. The good news: Each of the four eps will be a full hour as opposed to just 30 minutes. [via E! Online]

3. Word is that Emma Stone is planning to star in Cameron Crowe′s next film, which will be a romantic comedy. If any actress could help this beleaguered director recapture the magic of earlier movies like Jerry Maguire and Almost Famous, we think it’s definitely her. [via Vulture]

4. Merry Christmas: Hot Tub Time Machine director Steve Pink is in early talks to rewrite and direct the long-delayed sequel to 2003’s Bad Santa; Billy Bob Thornton plans to reprise his role as conman Willie T. Stokes, but we’re guessing they’re going to need to find a new Thurman Merman. [via Deadline]

5. And, in case you’re interested, the nominees for the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards have been announced, with Rihanna and Drake securing the most nods overall. [via Pitchfork]

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