The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. Did you go see Skyfall over the weekend? The movie pulled in $90 million at the domestic box office, making it the biggest Bond film opening in the 50-year-old franchise’s history. [via Vulture]

2. Kevin Clash, who has voiced Sesame Street’s Elmo for the past 28 years — and charmed us all in last year’s Being Elmo — is taking a leave of absence from the show in order to deal with allegations that he engaged in a sexual relationship with an underage teen. [via Gawker]

3. Already looking for New Year’s Eve plans? Jay-Z and Coldplay have just announced that they’ll be playing a show at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. Tickets go on sale November 17th.

4. My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James will release his debut full-length solo LP, Regions of Light and Sound of God, on February 5th. Download the first single, “Know Til Now,” here.

5. Did you know that Facebook is rolling out new Timeline joint pages for couples? If that’s not OK with you, here’s how to edit the photos on yours.

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