The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. Lady Gaga got a new tattoo as part of a “performance art piece” during the launch party for her new fragrance at the Guggenheim last night. The whole thing took place inside of a giant perfume bottle. [via NYP]

2. Michael Hazanavicius, the Oscar-winning director of The Artist, is in talks to direct an adaptation of the nonfiction book In the Garden of Beasts, a film that will star Tom Hanks as America’s first ambassador to Hitler’s Germany. [via Collider]

3. It’s official: Adele will be writing and performing the theme song for Skyfall. You can also peep a new poster for the James Bond movie here.

4. Deadline reports that the Gareth Edwards-directed, 3D Godzilla reboot — which “will return the character to its epic roots with a gritty, realistic actioner” — is scheduled to hit theaters May 16, 2014.

5. Ghostface Killah’s new studio album, Twelve Reasons to Die, will be released on November 20 and executive produced by his pal RZA. A comic book of the same name is due out in December. [via Pitchfork]

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