The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. Facebook head of public policy Tim Sparapani says that the company will roll out new “simplistic” privacy options for its users in the coming weeks. You know, so now we can all feel stupid and violated. [via Wired] 2. So this is how he’d rather spend his time: Flight of the Conchords star Jemaine Clement will play Yaz, the villain in Men in Black III. (If you’ll remember, Jemaine and Bret turned down HBO’s offer of a third season.) [via Deadline] 3. Axl Rose is suing his former manager Irving Azoff for $5 million, claiming that he sabotaged the release of Guns N’ Roses long-awaited Chinese Democracy album and lied about a potential tour with Van Halen. [via ArtsBeat] 4. Get a first look at The Future, Miranda July‘s first film project since 2005’s Me and You and Everyone We Know. [via The Playlist] 5. Ryan Adams has dropped his “sci-fi metal concept album” ORION early; pick up one of the “extremely limited copies” here. [via 24Bit]