The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. Here’s the new trailer for Admission, a quirky dramedy in which Paul Rudd plays a typical Paul Rudd character and Tina Fey is basically doing a slight variation on Liz Lemon — not that we’re complaining.

2. In other movie-related news, this first teaser for Mobius — an Inception-esque, financial world thriller that stars Jean Dujardin and Tim Roth — is pretty damn exciting.

3. Last night “as a small thank you to fans and followers” Zola Jesus posted this fantastic cover of Rihanna’s “Diamonds” that we actually prefer to the original.

4. Tony Award-nominated director Alex Timbers is staging a winter developmental lab of the new Jeff Buckley musical The Last Goodbye, a show which premiered at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in 2010. [via Playbill]

5. Following an extended nationwide strike by bakers protesting an unfair contract, Hostess Brands — the company behind Twinkies, Ho Hos, and other processed, delicious snacks — is shutting down operations, leaving 18,500 workers out of a job. [via Gawker]

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