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The Cricket’s Daily 3: Embattled Bill O. takes a vacation

First Published      Last Updated Apr 13 2017 09:34 am

Here's what's being talked about in pop culture:

• Fox News headliner Bill O'Reilly announced he is going on vacation — and told viewers this time off was planned long before new allegations of sexual harassment surfaced. [The Washington Post]

• MTV is rebooting the "Fear Factor" reality show, with Ludacris as the new host guiding contestants through facing their fears. [The Hollywood Reporter]

• Two notable deaths: Rock guitarist J. Geils, whose namesake band pumped out such hits as "Centerfold" and "Freeze Frame" in the early '80s, has died at 71 … and Dorotho Mengering, who as talk-show host David Letterman's mom became a recurring personality on his show, has died at 95. [WCVB, Rolling Stone]