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The Cricket's Daily 3: "Hunger Games" outselling "Twilight" already

Published February 24, 2012 9:16 am

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Here's what's happening today in pop culture:

• First-day advance ticket sales for "The Hunger Games" — which doesn't come out until next month — broke the record set by the third "Twilight" movie. [Deadline.com]

• Harvey Weinstein's mad at the Motion Picture Association of America's ratings board, for denying his appeal of an "R" rating for his company's anti-bullying doc "Bully" — so he says The Weinstein Company is considering "a leave of absence" from the ratings system. Can he do that? [Los Angeles Times]

• Sacha Baron Cohen is generating publicity for his upcoming comedy "The Dictator," by threatening to show up on the Oscar night red carpet in character. [Hollywood Reporter]