The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. It’s official: Sam Raimi has been hired to direct Robert Downey Jr. in Disney’s Wizard of Oz 3D prequel; Downey will play the Wizard, pre-Oz. [via Deadline] 2. Perez Hilton tweeted a link to an upskirt photo of Miley Cyrus, who’s still a minor. Because it’s legally considered child pornography, he could face serious charges. [via Salon] 3. Will Brett Ratner step in to direct The Hobbit? That’s the threat studio execs are hoping will convince Peter Jackson to take the job instead. [via Vulture] 4. Whitesnake is bottling its own wine — a “bodacious, cheeky little wine, filled to the brim with the spicy essence of sexy, slippery Snakeyness.” [via AVClub] 5. Despite efforts to make its programming more accessible than its Manhattan counterparts’, attendance at the Brooklyn Museum continues to drop. [via NYT]

Bonus link: 11 Days of Alfred Hitchcock