The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. We didn’t see this one coming: it’s the James Cameron vs. Glenn Beck smackdown. All because Beck thinks that Cameron is the anti-Christ. [via ArtsBeat] 2. Zach Braff has announced on his Facebook page that the new Scrubs is dead, but ABC isn’t commenting. [via E!] 3. Blame it on the alcohol: Jamie Foxx is writing a modernized film adaptation of Laverne and Shirley that will be directed by Gary Marshall and could possibly star Jennifer Garner and Jessica Biel. [via Vulture] 4. The Ricky Gervais Show — an animated series based on Gervais’ podcasts with Stephen Merchant and Karl Pilkington — has been renewed for a second season by HBO. [via THR] 5. Don’t expect a David Hockney anti-smoking PSA anytime soon: “I have smoked for 52 years and I’m still here working away very ambitiously.” [via Independent]

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