The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. Greyson Chance — the 12-year-old whose talent show performance of “Paparazzi” went viral earlier this month — has signed a record deal with Interscope, Lady Gaga‘s label. Watch your back, Biebs. [via NYP] 2. Emerging playwright Annie Baker (who we interviewed here) has scored the Obie Award (think: Off-Broadway Tony) for new American play for a pair of works: “Circle Mirror Transformation” and “The Aliens.” [via Variety] 3. Artist Justin Lowe (whose faux meth lab took over Deitch Projects last summer) is going to recreate CBGB‘s iconic bathroom for Hartford’s Wadsworth Atheneum museum. [via WSJ] 4. Brace yourselves indie rock fans: Vampire Weekend. Beach House. Dum Dum Girls. All together on a north North American tour, beginning in August. [via P4K] 5. Christina Aguilera has posted an official statement on her website saying that she has “absolutely nothing against Lady Gaga” or any other female in the biz, for that matter. [via Vulture]