The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. After the disappointment that was Vista, Microsoft launches Windows 7 today (video). [via The Today Show] 2. Because all reverends look alike: MSNBC anchor Contessa Brewer introduced Rev. Jesse Jackson as Rev. Al Sharpton during a live interview yesterday. [via Gawker] 3. Inspired by memories of performing Handel’s “Messiah” in churches as a kid, Andrew Bird will play five church shows around Minneapolis and Chicago in December. [via NME] 4. After a little over a year Shrek the Musical — DreamWorks attempt to challenge Disney’s strong Broadway presence — will close on January 3rd. [via Variety] 5. Johnny Depp plans to play guitar with Babybird, one of his favorite British rock bands, at London’s Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen in November. [via Guardian]