The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. Jay Leno finally stopped making bad jokes and took a moment to seriously address the late night situation on his show last night. (video) [via Hulu] 2. Meanwhile, NBC honcho Dick Cheney Jeff Zucker told Charlie Rose that he’s been receiving death threats. [via Vulture] 3. If Lily Allen is leading the BRIT Awards 2010 nominations, do we really care who wins the awards? [via NME] 4. Bill Murray, Megan Fox, and Mickey Rourke will star in Passion Play, a romantic comedy about “a down-on-his-luck jazz trumpet player (Rourke) who forms a bond with a winged beauty (Fox) who’s now part of a sideshow attraction at a carnival.” Murray plays the gangster villain who’s trying to keep them apart. [via THR] 5. Rebecca Stead‘s When You Reach Me, a mystery novel set in 1970’s New York, won this year’s Newberry Medal, which is considered the most prestigious honor in children’s literature. [via NYT]

Bonus link: The evolution of Crayola colors