The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. A Funny Girl revival is headed to Broadway in Spring 2012! We think that Glee‘s Lea Michele would be perfect for the lead, but director Bartlett Sher says that they’ll likely go with an unknown actress. [via ArtsBeat] 2. What Katy “the pastor’s daughter” Perry thinks of the “Alejandro” video: “Using blasphemy as entertainment is as cheap as a comedian telling a fart joke.” [via Vulture] 3. We’re sad to hear that Jimmy Fallon‘s late night show’s ratings dropped 20 percent over the last year. May we suggest he get back on that Saved by the Bell reunion, stat? [via NYP] 4. A new Paul Rudd comedy where Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel, and Emily Mortimer play his “three ambitious sisters”? We’re sold! [via THR] 5. A bunch of real DJs are angry that The Jersey Shore‘s Pauly D and his spikes made it onto the ballot for the annual America’s Best DJ competition. [via Spinner]

Bonus link: What Lady Gaga wore to her little sister’s high school graduation.