The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. SNL‘s Kristen Wiig is set to star in a movie that she co-wrote about women competing to plan a wedding party; it will be directed by Judd Apatow and produced by Paul Feig — their first time working together since Freaks and Geeks. [via Defamer] 2. Sarah and Bristol Palin are angry with FOX after a recent Family Guy episode featured a character with Down syndrome that they believe is based on Trig. [via AP] 3. Lady Gaga cleaned up at yesterday’s Brit Awards and dedicated her performances of “Telephone” and “Dance in the Dark” to Alexander McQueen. [via AP] 4. Someone just dropped an insane amount of money on Charles Dickens’ dog collar. [via LAT] 5. So this is awkward: Peaches’ performance of Andrew Lloyd Webber‘s Jesus Christ Superstar has been cancelled because the musical’s rights-holders won’t give the rapper permission to use the material. [via Guardian]