5 Things To Know This AM — May 18 2011

Is it just us, or does Paula Abdul look absolutely amazing? She's in town to promote the X-Factor alongside Simon Cowell and, our favorite Brit, Cheryl Cole. We're convinced she's seeing Demi Moore's plastic surgeon. (Daily Mail UK)
James Franco is officially an NYU graduate—and he went to the ceremony! Now he just has to finish those 547 doctorates he's trying to get. (Perez Hilton)
The Pillow Fight World Cup is coming to Brooklyn, causing ire among other "professional" pillow fighters. Did anybody else know this was a real thing? (Huffington Post)
Did you hear there were Lexus cabs in NYC? Six of them to be exact. Good luck scoring a seat. (Gothamist)
Manhattan's newest mall will look like a spaceship. With possibly a Nordstroms. (The Cut)

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