The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. Speech Debelle has won this year’s Mercury Prize for her album Speech Therapy. [via NME] (Read our interview with her here.) 2. Why losing Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and juicy election fodder might be too much for Saturday Night Live to handle. [via WaPo] 3. A new (possibly NSFW) episode of Between Two Ferns features Zach Galifianakis interviewing Charlize Theron. [via FunnyorDie] 4. A preview of what you’ll read in Malcolm Gladwell’s new book: What the Dog Saw. [via Kottke] 5. Warner Bros. has reached an undisclosed settlement over Lord of the Rings licensing agreements with J.R.R. Tolkien’s 80-year-old kids. [via LAT]

Bonus link: Next Tarantino Movie An Homage To Beloved Tarantino Movies Of Director’s Youth [via The Onion]