The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. Poison lead singer and current Celebrity Apprentice contestant Bret Michaels suffered a brain hemorrhage over the weekend, describing the headache that precipitated the injury as “like [getting] hit in the head with a baseball bat over and over again.” [via People] 2. NPR is streaming the New Pornographers‘ first album since 2007, Together; guest spots include St. Vincent and Beirut. [via NPR] 3. Why does Josh Groban get to be in a movie with Ryan Gosling? I want to be in a movie with Ryan Gosling (and Steve Carell and Marisa Tomei and the funny girl from Superbad). [via Variety] 4. The New York City MTA just released its findings in subway traffic for 2009: the Brooklyn-bound J/M/Z line experienced record highs while Financial District stations dropped off significantly. [via New York Times] 5. For those of you who prefer your series finales spoiled, check out the leaked call sheet from the last episode of ABC’s Lost. [via Gawker]