The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. Brace yourselves for VMAs déjà vu: the roster of performers for the 52nd annual Grammy Awards on January 31 now includes nominees Green Day, Lady Gaga, and Pink. [via MTV] 2. Karen O and T Bone Burnett‘s respective scores for Where The Wild Things Are and Crazy Heart are ineligible for a Best Original Score Oscar nomination due to the Academy’s wack-job rules. Brian Eno (The Lovely Bones) opted out of the race altogether. [via TwentyFourBit] 3. So oldie-but-goodie Van Morrison didn’t welcome home a new baby last week. It was just a hacker trick. [via Vulture] 4. For the guy you know who has every line of Clerks memorized: The Kevin Smith iTunes app. [via CinemaBlend] 5. The Roots are looking for someone to design a logo for their annual (and epic) Jam Session. [via Limewire]

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