The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. Remember how we asked if Matt Stone and Trey Parker are just assholes? Seventeen Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonists have signed a petition backing them up. [via The Comics Reporter] 2. Killers frontman Brandon Flowers is releasing a solo album entitled Flamingo. [via Spinner] 3. Can you spot all of the Madonna references in Christina Aguilera‘s new video for “Not Myself”? [via The Awl] 4. Colin Meloy has signed a three-book deal with HarperCollins to write a YA series called Wildwood that is a “classic tale of adventure, magic, and danger, set in an alternate version of modern-day Portland, Oregon.” His talented wife will do the illustrations. [via NPR] 5. According to DJ Premier, Kanye West‘s new album will not sound exactly like 808s & Heartbreak — but it should be sponsored by Grey Goose. [via Vulture]

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