The Cricket’s Daily 3: No offense, says country singer
Published: November 30, 2012 12:36PM
Updated: November 30, 2012 12:36PM
FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012 file photo, Trace Adkins rides a float in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. Trace Adkins wore an earpiece decorated like the Confederate flag when he performed for the Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting on Nov. 28, but he said he didn't mean to offend anyone by wearing it. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, File)

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

• Country singer Trace Adkins said he meant no offense when he wore an earpiece decorated with a Confederate flag pattern on NBC’s Christmas special from Rockefeller Center. [AP, via Yahoo!]

• Director James Gun (“Slither”), who’s making the upcoming “Guardians of the Galaxy” movie for Marvel, has apologized for a blog post that many people (like, those who read it) considered mean to women and gays. [Vulture]

• It’s a tween convergence: Nickelodeon has greenlit “Sam & Cat,” a spinoff of two different Nickelodeon sitcoms, “iCarly” and “Victorious.” [The Hollywood Reporter]