Morning Links: ‘The Situation’ Clears Up Rehab Rumors, Katy Perry Joins The Marines

● Clearing up rehab rumors, Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino explained yesterday in a Facebook post that he has sought treatment to help him "take control" of his exhaustion related prescription medication use. And as his father ("The Confrontation") points out, this is not his first go-around. [HuffPost]

● We will have to thank Shepard Fairey — the street artist behind those Obama "Hope" posters and the man who brought the project to LBI and Imagine Entertainment — if George Orwell’s 1984 gets a much-deserved turn on the big screen. [THR]

● Katy Perry chops her hair off and joins the Marines in the video for her not-divorce song, "Part of Me." [Vulture]

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo DVD packaging — just a blank DVD with the title scrawled in magic marker, as if you burned the copy yourself — is throwing buyers and Redbox renters for a loop. [Telegraph]

● Apparently producers toyed first with the idea of a Hunger Games television series. No doubt they are happy they took the full-feature route that they did. [NYDN]

● With hook specialist Ester Dean as a guide, The New Yorker goes behind the scenes of the pop song sausage factory to see what it takes to make a "smash." [New Yorker]

Morning Links: A&F Pays The Situation to Change His Shirt, Texas Gets ‘Justin Bieber Way’

● Abercrombie & Fitch is offering to pay Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino to not wear their merchandise. “We understand that the show is for entertainment purposes, but believe this association is contrary to the aspirational nature of our brand, and may be distressing to many of our fans,” said the company of their proposed “Win-Win Situation.” [Speakeasy/WSJ] ● Television shrink Dr. Phil has won the sure-to-be-teary first interview with Casey Anthony’s parents. [Washington Post] ● Taylor Momsen has officially quit acting in order to make more time for her music, which is “pretty much all [she wants] to do” anyways. [Elle]

● Kim Kardashian’s bridesmaids will wear green, a color that’s calming, easy on the eyes. and symbolizes nature and . Also: jealousy. [People] ● Gerard Depardieu, one of France’s most celebrated actors, dropped trousers and urinated in front of an airplane full of passengers when the cabin crew refused to let him use the bathroom before takeoff. “Je veux pisser, je veux pisser,” he had warned. [NYP] ● 11-year-old “mayor for a day” Caroline Gonzalez made sure her first order of business was an important one: Renaming part of Forney, Texas’ Main St. after the important historical figure Justin Bieber. [E!] ● Drew Carey was forced — forced! — to cancel yesterday’s taping of The Price Is Right after he broke his collarbone during a morning run. He’s got the x-rays to prove it. [TMZ]