The Cricket's Daily 3: The Fred Willard dilemma
Published: July 20, 2012 08:28AM
Updated: July 20, 2012 08:28AM
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FILE - This April 26, 2011 file photo shows actor Fred Willard arriving at the fifth annual BritWeek in Los Angeles. Willard, who starred in such films as ``Best in Show'' and ``Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy,'' was arrested in a Hollywood theater July 18, 2012, on suspicion of engaging in a lewd act, police said Wednesday.(AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)

Here's what's being talked about in the lighter corners of pop culture today:

• News of comic actor Fred Willard's arrest on lewd conduct charges in an L.A.-area porn theater generates tons of jokes on the Internet. [The Daily Beast]

• Viacom and DirecTV have reached a distribution deal, meaning DirecTV subscribers will soon be getting their MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and other channels. [The Hollywood Reporter]

• Tom Davis, who was Al Franken's comedy and writing partner during their "Saturday Night Live" days, has died at age 59 after a battle with cancer. Davis helped create such sketches as the Coneheads and "Theodoric of York." [MSNBC]