The Cricket's Daily 3: "Charlie" cleans up
Published: December 14, 2011 01:25PM
Updated: December 5, 2011 09:22AM
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Christmas decorations were abundant in March at The Gateway in Salt Lake City. The shopping center was a location for the Disney Channel movie "Good Luck Charlie: It's Christmas," which shot in Utah this spring.

Here's what's happening in pop culture:

• The Disney Channel movie "Good Luck Charlie: It's Christmas," which brought the holidays to Salt Lake City's The Gateway last spring (when it filmed around Utah), scored impressive ratings when it debuted Friday night -- becoming the top live-action TV movie on cable this year. [The Hollywood Reporter]

• Alan Sues, the most flamboyant (that's code for "gay") cast member on "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In," has died at the age of 85. [Los Angeles Times]

• For the third weekend in a row, "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1" won the box-office race. "The Muppets," "Hugo" and "Arthur Christmas" followed in a slow weekend. [Box Office Mojo]