The Cricket's Daily 3: Tony Scott, 1944-2012
Published: August 20, 2012 08:04AM
Updated: August 20, 2012 08:04AM
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In this Oct. 26, 2010 file photo, director Tony Scott arrives at the premiere of "Unstoppable" in Los Angeles. Authorities say Scott died after jumping of a bridge in Los Angeles on Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012. (AP Photo/Gus Ruelas, File)

Here's what's being talked about today in pop culture:

• Filmmaker Tony Scott committed suicide Sunday, jumping off a bridge over Los Angeles Harbor. He was 68. Scott was famous for big, energetic action movies, including “Top Gun,” “Days of Thunder,” “True Romance,” “Crimson Tide,” “Man on Fire” and “Unstoppable.” [Los Angeles Times]

• “The Expendables 2” took the top spot at the box office this weekend. [Box Office Mojo]

• Between 20 and 25 staffers of “The Tonight Show” were laid off Friday, and host Jay Leno took a $10 million pay cut to keep more from being fired. [The New York Times]