The Cricket's Daily 3: Pacino as JoePa
Published: February 22, 2013 09:55AM
Updated: January 18, 2013 08:30AM
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FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2012 file photo, Al Pacino poses for a portrait, in New York. Pacino will play Joe Paterno in a movie about the late Penn State football coach. Brian De Palma will direct “Happy Valley,” the tentative title of the film, based on Joe Posnanski's best-seller “Paterno.” (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP, File)

Here's what's happening today in pop culture (aside from the Sundance Film Festival):

• Al Pacino will portray disgraced Penn State football coach Joe Paterno in a movie to be directed by Brian De Palma. [Huffington Post]

• The guy accused of creating Manti T'eo's dying-girlfriend hoax reportedly told a similar sob story when he competed on "The Voice." [Us Weekly]

• Yes, Seth Macfarlane is bring his stuffed-animal friend, Ted, along with him to the Oscars. [Vulture]