The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. The nuns at Lady Gaga’s old Catholic high school didn’t like her VMA performance. [via Page Six] 2. Pavement has confirmed their 2010 world tour, but they want you to know it’s not a permanent reunion. [via Pitchfork] 3. The first 18 minutes of ABC’s new dramatic series FlashForward are now online. [via The Wrap] 4. Spain’s shortlist for Best Foreign Language Film does not include Pedro Almodovar’s latest, Broken Embraces, which stars Penelope Cruz. [via The Guardian] 5. After the selection committee struggled to define what “emerging” means, the Steinberg Trust awarded three playwrights — Bruce Norris, Tarell Alvin McCraney and David Adjmi — the Mimi. [via NYT]

Bonus link: The Toronto Film Festival in 25 sentences.