The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories
1. Gird your loins: A new comedy created by former Daily Show showrunner Josh Lieb and comedian Nick Thune that is currently known as “Untitled Hipster Project” is headed to NBC. The basic premise? “A decidedly un-hip anthropology student finds himself living with – and studying – the wild, untamed hipsters of Brooklyn, New York.” [via Deadline]
2. MTV will air the Video Music Awards an hour earlier in order to avoid overlap with President Obama’s acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention. While we’re not sure how many young people it would have caused a programming conflict for, the idea kind of gives us hope. [via Vulture]
3. Of Montreal will release a 17-track rarities compilation called Daughter of Cloud that features unreleased and out-of-print material culled from the past five years on October 23rd. They’ll also be heading out on a North American tour this fall; check out a list of dates and listen to a track off the album here.
4. “When you’ve done twenty-something years, man, of giving people what they want, and satisfying people – people like to say they’re making babies off your music, they’re doing all this – it makes me feel good, but at the same time, it makes me say, ‘OK, now it’s time to go and do something that’s in me that I want to do and get out.’ The name of my next album is ‘Black Panties’ – that’s my next ’12 Play’.” — In case you’ve been worried, R. Kelly promises that he’s still super dirty.
5. And just because, here’s a clip of Jimmy Fallon and Chris Christie performing a duet of “Thunder Road” together last night on Late Night. The New Jersey governor attended his 130th Bruce Springsteen show as of Monday night. [via Daily Intel]