The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. Modest Mouse’s Heath Ledger-directed video for “King Rat” premieres on MySpace today. [via Pitchfork] 2. Are Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson romantically involved in Guy Ritchie’s upcoming adaptation, or are Jude Law and Robert Downey, Jr. having a laugh? [via NYP] 3. Hugh Jackman will play P.T. Barnum in a contemporary musical written by Sex and the City scribe Jenny Bicks; British artist Mika may write the music/lyrics. [via Variety] 4. Stephanie Meyer is be being accused of ripping off parts of Breaking Dawn, the fourth book in her Twilight series. [via TMZ] 5. The creators of 2001’s The Laramie Project are finishing work on a follow-up that explores the effects of Matthew Shepard’s death on Laramie residents. [via NYT]