The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. Vic Mizzy, the composer who wrote the theme songs for The Addams Family and Green Acres, has died at 93. [via ArtsBeat] 2. Perhaps inspired by the success of his web musical Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, Joss Whedon will direct an episode of Glee. [via Ausiello Files] 3. One lucky fan’s self-designed “character” will appear in an upcoming episode of The Simpsons featuring Coldplay’s Chris Martin. [via NME] 4. Bring on the ’80s anthems: Broadway’s Rock of Ages is coming to the big screen. But will you be able to drink in movie theaters… [via Variety] 5. Boston Globe harshes on Shepard Fairey: “The cover-up demonstrates his shameless disregard for artistic endeavors that aren’t his own.”