The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. Zaha Hadid’s Burnham pavilion in Millennium Park is finally open seven weeks behind schedule. [via Chicago Tribune] 2. Jack White will release a solo single on August 11 called “Fly Farm Blues” written while filming the new guitar documentary It Might Get Loud. [via Pitchfork] 3. Grey Gardens director Michael Sucsy will make his feature debut with a Jennifer Aniston film that’s based on the true story of a female country band in a 1940’s Texas prison. [via Variety] 4. Jason Segel has signed on for a comedy with Jonah Hill and Jason Schwartzman inspired by the stories in Mick Conefrey’s book The Adventurer’s Handbook: Life Lessons From History’s Great Explorers. [via THR] 5. Is Paula Abdul lying about leaving American Idol? That’s what Bonnie Fuller says. [via Gawker]