The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. U2 and Jay-Z are teaming up on a Haiti charity relief song that will be produced by Swizz Beatz. [via Pitchfork] 2. (500) Days of Summer filmmaker Marc Webb will direct the next Spider-Man movie, which is set in high school and currently set for a 2012 release. [via USA Today] 3. Will Will Ferrell — who is scheduled to appear on Friday night’s episode of The Tonight Show — be Conan O’Brien‘s last guest on NBC? [via Vulture] 4. Interesting: “In recent years, however, the rise of social media has given Web users the technological wherewithal to play a more active role in shaping the direction of museum collections.” [via NYT] 5. When it opens tomorrow, Sundance‘s new director John Cooper hopes to ditch the mainstream reputation that the indie fest has earned in recent years. [via LAT]

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