The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. Country music star/sausage magnate Jimmy Dean died in front of the TV over the weekend at the age of 81. In homage, Gawker rounded up some of the Sausage King’s grossest breakfast meals. 2. While the first image from season four of Mad Men doesn’t tell us anything new, Matthew Weiner has revealed that the theme this year is “Who am I?” [via Movieline] 3. James Franco was spotted at LA Gay Pride with video artist Kalup Linzy; they’re making a short film as part of his upcoming return to General Hospital. [via World of Wonder] 4. If you couldn’t handle four hot days in Tennessee, you can now hear lots and lots of archived clips from the 2010 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. [via NPR] 5. Glee‘s Lea Michele will voice Dorothy in the upcoming animated 3-D musical Dorothy of Oz. Jim Belushi has signed on to play the Lion; Dan Aykroyd, the Scarecrow; and Kelsey Grammer, the Tin Man. [via Variety]