The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. Hollywood producer (and Elizabeth Hurley ex) Steve Bing provided the Boeing 737 jet for Bill Clinton’s North Korea mission to release Current TV journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee. [via The Daily Beast] 2. While the details are still hazy, Ridley Scott and Leonardo DiCaprio will collaborate on a film adaption of Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World. [via The Hollywood Reporter] 3. Rupert Murdoch plans to charge you for all of the online content associated with the newspapers and television stations he owns. [insert Dr. Evil laugh here] [via CNET] 4. Bob Dylan (who converted from Judaism to Christianity in the late ’70s) is working on a Christmas album. [via NME] 5. The Piven Monologues, a show that explores the public controversy over Jeremy Piven’s sushi-fueled departure from Speed-the-Plow, will play Joe’s Pub in September. [via Playbill]