The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. Kings of Leon will collaborate on a collection of down home jackets, jeans, shirts and accessories with French designers Surface To Air next month in Denmark. [via Xfm] 2. The co-hosts of the 82nd Academy Awards will be Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin; Martin previously hosted in 2001. [via Awards Daily] 3. James Franco will follow up his current gig on General Hospital with a guest appearance on 30 Rock. He’ll be playing Jenna’s love interest. [via EW] 4. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Annie Proulx (The Shipping News, “Brokeback Mountain”) is donating her diaries and manuscripts to the New York Public Library. [via BBC] 5. Flight of the Conchords may not be coming back for a third season because “it requires so much work.” [via Reuters]

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