The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. Singer/songwriter Mark Linkous of Sparklehorse committed suicide on Saturday. He was only 47. [via Pop Candy] 2. We’re still waiting to find out why George Clooney looked so grouchy last night at the Oscars. In the meantime, here are some of his best faces from the show. [via Jezebel] 3. Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood is working on the score for a film adaptation of Haruki Murakami‘s Norwegian Wood. [via Spinner] 4. An unproduced John Hughes script about “a wealthy Chicago family that loses everything and is forced to move to the sticks” is making the rounds. [via THR] 5. You know it wasn’t a very funny episode of Saturday Night Live when all people are talking about is how Zach Galifianakis was able to shave off his beard during the show. [via ArtsBeat]

Bonus link: Jimmy Kimmel‘s “Handsome Men’s Club” video, with cameos from Ben Affleck, John Krasinski, and Sting