The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. Justin Bieber might have dominated the American Music Awards, but we’d say that MC Hammer and Psy won the night with their mashup performance of “Gangnam Style” and “Too Legit to Quit.”

2. If you’d like to see Lady Gaga writhing around in a pile of cake while in her undies, here’s the second preview clip for her forthcoming Terry Richardson-directed music video.

3. The final Twilight movie didn’t smash opening-weekend records, but it did manage to bring in an estimated $141.3 million — which is a heck of a lot more than either Skyfall ($41.5 million) or Lincoln ($21 million) made. [via ArtsBeat]

4. Here is an amazing video of Terrence Malick country western dancing at a dive bar in Austin, Texas. [via The Playlist]

5. Blink and you might miss this first teaser clip for Season 3 of Game of Thrones, which premieres March 31st.