The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. Lady Gaga‘s ex-boyfriend, songwriter and music producer Ron Fusari, is suing her for $30.5 million, claiming that it was “his songs and productions and connections that got her her first deal.” He also helped name her. [via NYP] 2. An opera based on Ian McEwan‘s novel Atonement is set to premiere in 2013 at the Southbank Centre in London. [via BBC] 3. There’s a legal battle a brewin’ behind the scenes of The Runways biopic, which opens in theaters today. [via Reuters] 4. Jennifer Aniston plays a New York Daily News reporter in her new film, The Bounty Hunter. Read what they had to say about its total lack of authenticity. [via NYDN] 5. How not to handle a rape case: Roman Polanski‘s lawyers are alleging even more judicial misconduct in his 1977 trial than we previously knew about. [via Jezebel]

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