The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. Last night was an Avatar sweep at the Golden Globes, which is pretty interesting when you consider that the last sci-fi film even in the running was 1982’s E.T. [via LAT] 2. “While the vast majority of the characters [Conan] O’Brien introduced are said to owned by NBC, it’s unclear who controls Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, the crass canine puppet that is perhaps O’Brien’s most popular recurring bit.” Also of note: Which celebrities are on Team Conan. [via THR] 3. And now for some positive late-night feud fallout: Friday Night Lights will be returning to NBC on April 30, which is a few months ahead of schedule. [via WSJ] 4. Thanks to the magic of Google Streetview, you can peep Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne taking a bath in Oklahoma City back in 2007. [via NME] 5. So Young Kim will direct Paul Dano and Jon Heder (aka Napoleon Dynamite) in a new flick about a struggling indie rocker dealing with his divorce.

Bonus link: Say Anything puppet tribute