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The Cricket's Daily 3: The people choose Katy Perry

Published January 16, 2012 8:53 am

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Here's what's going on in pop culture:

• Singer Katy Perry wasn't there, but her name was called out five times at the People's Choice Awards. [AP, via The Salt Lake Tribune]

• Ladies and gentlemen, the most buzz-worthy film of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival: James Franco will portray controversial photographer Robert Mapplethorpe in a movie to be directed by documentarian Ondi Timoner ("Dig!," "We Live In Public") and produced by actress Eliza Dushku. [The Hollywood Reporter]

• Are hopes dimming that "War Horse" will score at the Oscars? Entertainment Weekly's awards prognosticator looks at the record. [Entertainment Weekly]