The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. HBO has premiered a full trailer for Jason Schwartzman’s upcoming noir-otic comedy series, Bored to Death. [via Slashfilm] 2. Austin’s Fun Fun Fun Fest announces a lineup that includes Jesus Lizard, Of Montreal, Crystal Castles, Destroyer, Ratatat, Yeasayer, Mission of Burma, Broadcast, Atlas Sound, WHY?, No Age, Les Savy Fav, Fuck Buttons, Times New Viking, the King Khan & BBQ Show, Neon Indian, Shearwater, Buraka Som Sistema, and Death. [via Pitchfork] 3. FOX’s Snakes on a Cane viral campaign for upcoming season of House was all Hugh Laurie’s idea. [via The Wrap] 4. A dance sequence deemed “too gang rape-y” will be cut out of the upcoming revival of Bye Bye Birdie. [via NYDN] 5. It really pays to be the executive director of Friends of the High Line. [via NYT]