The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. TIME magazine’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world is out; A-listers from Banksy to Conan O’Brien are namechecked and the cover pairs Lady Gaga with Bill Clinton. [via TIME] 2. OMFG, WTF is Paramount doing making a Magic 8-Ball movie? “Reply hazy, try again.” [via Vulture] 3. Interpol! Remember them? They’ve just released a new song called “Lights.” What does it sound like? No idea, since the download didn’t work, but if I had to guess I’d say “dark,” heavy on the reverb, and lyrically confusing. [via Stereogum] 4. Unlikely female triumvirate alert: Sarah Silverman is in talks to co-star with Michelle Williams (actress featured in several topographically based dramas such as Dawson’s Creek, Brokeback Mountain, Shutter Island) in Sarah Polley‘s directorial feature Take This Waltz. [via Variety] 5. New York mag’s veteran party reporter Jada Yuan had dinner with the “capriciously moody” Bill Murray and survived to tell the tale. [via Vulture]