The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. After two songs from The Suburbs were leaked yesterday, Arcade Fire has announced that their new album is due out on August 2. [via NME] 2. Apple has surpassed Microsoft as the world’s largest tech company. [via Wired] 3. Way too random not to share: What Kurt Loder thinks of Sex and the City 2. [via MTV] 4. Willie Nelson has chopped off his signature pigtails because they were too high maintenance. [via TODAY] 5. Diddy insists that Joaquin Phoenix‘s rap career is for reals: “If he’s not for real, he tricked me. We went into the studio, did a record, mixed a record and everything.” [via The Playlist]

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