The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. Despite horrible reviews, Sex and the City 2 is poised to make even more money than the original. [via THR] 2. How cute: Jenny Lewis and her boyfriend/backing band member Johnathan Rice will team up for her next full-length album as Jenny and Johnny. [via 24Bit] 3. Paramount and Nickelodeon have hired Michael Bay to produce a live action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles flick that they’re hoping will relaunch the franchise. [via Deadline] 4. Gary Coleman — who had two seizures earlier this year — is currently in critical condition in a Utah hospital; he reportedly suffered an intracranial hemorrhage after a fall. [via TMZ] 5. The New York Subway system is getting a new map that is “resized, recolored and simplified.” Manhattan will grow 30 percent wider, while Staten Island will shrink. [via NYT]

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