The Cricket's Daily 3: Deschanel on Broadway, as Loretta Lynn
Published: May 11, 2012 09:18AM
Updated: May 11, 2012 09:18AM
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Country music star Loretta Lynn, right, and actress Zooey Deschanel sing Lynn's hit "Coal Miner's Daughter" during a performance of the Grand Ole Opry on Thursday, May 10, 2012, in Nashville, Tenn. During her appearance on the show, Lynn announced that a musical of "Coal Miner's Daughter" is in development and Deschanel will play her. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

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

• Zooey Deschanel will portray country legend Loretta Lynn in a Broadway adaptation of "Coal Miner's Daughter." So says Loretta Lynn, who announced this at the Grand Old Opry, before singing a duet with Deschanel. [The Tennessean, via Vulture]

• Singer Hollie Cavanagh is the latest to be eliminated from "American Idol." It's now down to three: Joshua Ledet, Jessica Sanchez and Phillip Phillips. [Entertainment Weekly]

• A celebrity-studded dinner for President Barack Obama's re-election campaign, held at George Clooney's house, set a one-night record for a political fund-raiser. [The Hollywood Reporter]