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The Cricket's Daily 3: Feeling the Spirit

Published November 28, 2012 7:16 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This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2012, and information in the article may be outdated.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:

• The Independent Spirit Awards – given to the best in independent film – have announced their nominees, with "Moonrise Kingdom" and "Silver Linings Playbook" leading with five nominations each. They will compete for Best Picture with "Beasts of the Southern Wild," "Bernie" and "Keep the Lights On." [Movie City News]

• Your winner of the "all-star" season of "Dancing With the Stars" are Melissa Rycroft (the one-time "Bachelor" cast-off) and pro Tony Dovolani. [The Hollywood Reporter]

• Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellan will do battle again as Professor X and Magneto in the next "X-Men" movie, which has a time-travel plot that could have them in the same film with their younger selves (played in "X-Men: First Class" by James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender). [The Huffington Post]