The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. Madonna and Scarlett Johansson both made cameo appearances on this weekend’s Ryan Reynold-hosted episode of Saturday Night Live. 2. Contrary to alarmist tweets sparked by a false hospitalization report on TMZ, Maya Angelou is not dead. [via Reuters] 3. CBS’s The Big Bang Theory has become this season’s highest-rated live-action comedy among young adults. [via NYT] 4. Lorrie Moore isn’t sure if she understands Understanding Lorrie Moore. [via A.V. Madison] 5. Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore is launching an art book publisher. [via Jacket Copy]