The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. Word is that Bono’s Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark musical will live. Look for previews come July. Maybe. [via Vulture] 2. Anna Faris, Dan Aykroyd and Justin Timberlake are all in talks to join the cast of Warner Bros.’ live-action/CG animated Yogi Bear. Faris would play a documentary filmmaker, while Aykroyd would voice Yogi; Timberlake, Boo-Boo. [via Variety] 3. Event organizers put up a barrier to prevent non-ticketholders from getting views of U2, Beyoncé, and Jay-Z performing at an MTV Europe VMAs concert celebrating the fall of the Berlin Wall. [via The Daily Beast] 4. J.J. Abrams wants to direct the pilot of Undercovers, his new NBC show that channels Mr. & Mrs. Smith and The Bourne Identity. It will be the first time he’s directed for TV since the Lost pilot. [via Reuters] 5. Check out the trailer for Brothers, a family drama starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Natalie Portman, and Tobey Maguire. [via Yahoo]