The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. Natalie Portman will star in and produce the film adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith’s best-seller, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. [via Variety] 2. The 2010 Whitney Biennial artists have been announced. There are 55 of ’em. [via The Awl] 3. Following in footsteps of Nine Inch Nails, Coldplay plans to auction off “guitars, keyboards, amps, posters, platinum discs, and other random items” in what they’re calling the “Coldplay End of Decade Clearout Sale” on eBay. [via TwentyFourBit] 4. J.J. Abrams is interested in producing a film adaptation of Colum McCann‘s National Book Award winner, Let the Great World Spin. [via Reuters] 5. Director Guillermo del Toro has spilled a bunch of new information about The Hobbit. [The One Ring]

Bonus link: Did you realize that the new Rolling Stone cover was designed by Chip Kidd?