The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. Julian Casablancas is releasing a cover of “I Wish It Was Christmas Today” — which was originally performed by the cast of Saturday Night Live — as a single. [via NME] 2. The Berenstain Bears are getting the film treatment courtesy of Shawn Levy, director of the Night at the Museum movies; it will be a mix of live action and animation. [via USA Today] 3. After watching Paranormal Activity, the Blair Witch filmmakers felt inspired to pitch a third film to Lionsgate. They were not involved with Blair Witch 2. [via Vulture] 4. Owen Wilson will voice Marmaduke in an upcoming film adaptation of the comic strip. [via Hollywood Reporter] 5. It turns out German people hate 30 Rock even more than middle Americans do. [via Hollywood Reporter]