The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. Ida Maria has dropped out of the “Perez Hilton Presents” tour, with Semi Precious Weapons stepping up to co-headline with Ladyhawke. Does this video hint at why? [via YouTube] 2. The Damien Hirst market is finally showing signs of recovery, with values approaching boom numbers. [via Bloomberg] 3. Warren the Ape — a “mock celeb-reality show” and Greg the Bunny spin-off — is coming to MTV next year. [via Variety] 4. While the latest round of funding values Twitter at $1 billion dollars, the website has yet to implement a profit-making business model. [via TechCrunch] 5. Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol sold over one million hardcover copies across the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom on Tuesday, breaking one-day records. [via Reuters]