The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. After Katy Perry ripped off their album title, Beach House is threatening to record a song called “I Kissed a Girl.” [via Vulture] 2. Some news that will make our prepubescent male readers happy: Playboy plans to unveil a 3D centerfold in their June issue. [via AP] 3. In the wake of Gang Starr rapper Guru’s death, someone has hacked into his former partner Solar’s email account. What they found suggests that he is just as evil as some people have always suspected. [via Sound of the City] 4. Coming soon to a theater near you, a Beatles zombie movie, Paul Is Undead: The British Zombie Invasion, based on an illustrated novel by Alan Goldsher. We look forward to finding out who gets cast as the band’s arch nemesis — a zombie-killing Mick Jagger. [via Spinner] 5. Chuck Klosterman’s upcoming release isn’t a new book. It’s a set of 50 cards intended to inspire debate and conversation among friends. [via Paste]

Bonus link: Richard Linklater’s pre-production notes for Dazed and Confused