The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. Thanks to an accidental tweet from Def Jam France, we now know that Rihanna has a new record coming out in November, and the first single is due out this Monday. [via NME]

2. The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute has announced that next spring’s big show will be “Punk: From Chaos to Couture,” an exhibit which will “chronicle the punk movement from music (The Ramones, Johnny Rotten, Sid Vicious) to fashion (Vivienne Westwood, Gianni Versace, and, of course, Alexander McQueen).” We can’t wait to see the photos from that gala’s red carpet. [via The Cut]

3. Bret Easton Ellis is apparently taking a break from bashing David Foster Wallace to team up with Josh Schwartz (Gossip Girl/The O.C.) and Twilight helmer Catherine Hardwicke on a new teen drama for The CW called Copeland Prep — “a competitive secondary school that’s turning students into monsters.” [via THR]

4. A new mural honoring The Roots is going up in the band’s hometown of Philadelphia as part of the city’s public art program. [via Pitchfork]

5. Relative newbie Jay Pharoah will replace Fred Armisen as Saturday Night Live’s President Obama. “Jay has been doing Obama in his act this summer, and Jay is coming into his own,” Lorne Michaels explained to The New York Times . “I just thought it might be time to shake it up.” Agreed.

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