The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. Angus T. Jones now says that he’s sorry for asking people to stop watching his “filthy” show in that video he made with a preacher from the Seventh Day Adventist Church: “Without qualification, I am grateful to and have the highest regard and respect for all of the wonderful people on Two and a Half Men with whom I have worked and over the past ten years who have become an extension of my family.” [via Gawker]

2. Cate Blanchett is apparently in “deep talks” to play the wicked stepmother in a new live action version of Cinderella from Disney. Yep, we’d watch that. [via Deadline]

3. If you’ve ever dreamed of seeing Björk perform in a circus tent on an island on the Seine river, now’s your chance. [via NME]

4. Adele has sold 10 million copies of 21, which means her album has now reached the coveted Diamond status. The last time that happened was ‘N SYNC’s No Strings Attached, way back in 2001. [via Vulture]

5. New Yorker music critic Alex Ross’ excellent 2007 survey of 20th-century classical music, The Rest Is Noise, has inspired a new, year-long music festival at London’s Southbank Center. [via ArtsBeat]

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