The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. Like many great shows before it (Jon & Kate Plus 8, The Half Ton Virgin) Sarah Palin’s eight-episode reality series, Sarah Palin’s Alaska, will be airing on TLC. [via Vulture] 2. The Black Lips are busy at work on their fifth studio album, which could be out by late summer or early fall. [via Billboard] 3. Remember Puck from The Real World? He has been arrested on suspicion of drunken driving after being seriously injured in a car crash with his 8-year-old son. [via AP] 4. A kind of mushy letter that J.D. Salinger wrote to Ernest Hemingway will go on display for the first time at the JFK Library. [via AP] 5. Did you realize that James Cameron made over 100 different versions of Avatar? [via Kottke]