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The Cricket's Daily 3: London calling

Published July 27, 2012 9:16 am

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2012, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

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

• All eyes will be on London today, with the beginning of the 2012 Summer Olympics. It all starts with the opening ceremonies, so The Guardian helpfully provides us a nice profile of the show's director, filmmaker Danny Boyle. [The Guardian]

• Keira Knightley told Empire magazine that she made a deliberate decision to find roles in independent movies, and steer clear of blockbusters and the fame-whoring that comes with them. "It comes to a point where you think, 'What kind of film can I make that will allow me to live a proper life?' And those tentpole movies make it difficult," she said. [The Huffington Post]

• Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong is joining NBC's singing-competition show "The Voice," as a mentor backstopping Christina Aguilera's team. [Entertainment Weekly]