5 Things To Know This AM — May 09 2011

Spidey Stud! Check out the first pics of Andrew Garfield (our favorite nerd in The Social Network), on set in NYC for his starring role in the new Spider-Man movie. (Daily Mail UK)
NBC head Jeff Zucker threw an over-the-top Bar Mitzvah for his son and wanted Kanye West to perform. After the man-diva requested $1 million, Zucker decided to go with Drake. Oh Ye, why are we not surprised? (Page Six)
It seems that real Italians aren't so proud of J-Woww, Snooki, The Situation, & co.—season four of Jersey Shore has been stalled because officials in Florence have denied permits to film at some of the city's famous monuments. (Radar Online)
Sean Avery may not get along with everyone, but he's definitely in our good books after his recent PSA in support of Gay Marriage. Now that's a power play. (Gothamist)
We're not cheap, but if you pay by credit card in a taxi, the tipping options some unreasonably high—20, 25, or 30%. 30% and you wont even't go to Brooklyn? No thanks. (Wall Street Journal)
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