The Morning's Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. Call it the John McCain bump: Even though it opened in extremely limited release yesterday, Zero Dark Thirty is already breaking box office records. [via Deadline]

2. This photo from the set of 30 Rock is giving us mixed emotions. On one hand, we’re devastated that the show is really ending. On the other: 30 Rock wine?!

3. Adam McKay’s Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues finally has a release date: December 20, 2013. [via The Playlist]

4. In a new interview, Judd Apatow tells GQ Magazine that he’s writing a play. “I am excited to write something which has a social conscience,” he says. “That is not something I have attempted before, and I hope I am up for the challenge.” [via Movieline]

5. National Geographic — which has a whopping 640,000 followers — has decided to suspend its use of Instagram following the social photo-sharing website’s new terms of service. [via Hyperallergic]