The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. From here on out, Courtney Love would like to be called Courtney Michelle, which is her middle name. Why? “The name Courtney Love is a way to oppress me.” [via BBC] 2. Are the only ones who find this strange: A high-quality version of Jennifer Lopez‘s new comedy, The Back-Up Plan, has leaked online. [via Vulture] 3. A new database documents the fates of more than 21,000 artworks condemned as “degenerate” by the Nazis and seized from German museums in 1937. [via Bloomberg] 4. Leonard Nimoy, who is 79, has announced his retirement from acting. This is extremely sad news for Fringe fans and Trekkies. [via Pop Candy] 5. Paul McCartney is taking his solo back catalogue from EMI and will re-release future albums via indie label Concord Music Group. [via Spinner]