The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. Polaroid has named Lady Gaga their creative director. We’re not sure exactly what this means (some Ashton Kutcher-like commercials?), we just hope it translates into more eye candy. [via Fast Company] 2. After rumors that Cillian Murphy had locked down the part, it has been announced that none other than James Franco will play saw-happy mountaineer Aron Ralston in Danny Boyle‘s 127 Hours. Because he’s slowly taking over the world. [via Vulture] 3. Will Barack Obama‘s State of the Union speech push back the season premiere of Lost? It’s all up to the White House. [via TV Guide] 4. Alanis Morissette is penning a memoir inspired by the work of Jack Kerouac: “It’s really turned out to be a very philosophical, non-precious, photograph, travelogue, essays — a little ADD.” [via Spinner] 5. H&M Herald Square has decided to stop throwing away its unsold clothes (after slashing them up with razors), and will donate unworn items to charity instead. [via HuffPo]

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