The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. During his appearance on The Tonight Show last night, President Obama addressed Richard Mourdock’s recent comments about rape, as well as his longstanding feud with Donald Trump. Watch the interview here.

2. ABC has purchased a new comedy called Garage Bar that will be written, directed, and executive produced by Zach Braff. The show, which centers on group of friends who “start to experience the ups and downs of fame when one of them becomes a pop star,” is said to combine “a workplace idea with the heart and humor of [his] 2004 feature Garden State.” [via Vulture]

3. If you enjoyed Rachel Getting Married, you’ll be glad to hear that Jonathan Demme’s next project has a similar vibe. A family dramedy, Old Fires “centers on a world-renowned architect who, after waking up from a coma in need to physical and mental rehabilitation, tries to repair his damaged relationship with his children and wife.” [via Collider]

4. Here’s a new trailer for the upcoming season of The Hour, which returns to BBC America on November 28th. (Note: There were only six episodes in Season 1, so it will be easy to catch up if you missed out before!)

5. And, just because, here’s a dreamy photo Jon Hamm and Jessica Paré in their bathing suits, filming a Season 6 episode of Mad Men on location in Hawaii. [via Pop Culture Brain]

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