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The Cricket's Daily 3: Obama's same-sex marriage announcement, as seen on TV

Published May 10, 2012 10:36 am

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

• How did TV handle President Barack Obama's announcement that he supports same-sex marriage? Consider, says Ken Tucker, that TV prodded the moment (thanks to Joe Biden on "Meet the Press") and showcased it (on "Good Morning America"). [Entertainment Weekly]

• Roman Polanski will direct "D," a drama about the Dreyfus Affair, the infamous 1890s case in which a French army officer was wrongly convicted of being a spy. [The Hollywood Reporter]

• Pioneering hairdresser Vidal Sassoon, who introduced the geometric cut and "wash and wear" style to the swinging '60s and built a business empire of salons and hair-care products, died Wednesday. He was 84. [AP, via The Salt Lake Tribune]