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The Cricket's Daily 3: Farewell to "No Show" Jones

Published April 26, 2013 9:33 am

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2013, and information in the article may be outdated.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 going on today in pop culture:

• Country legend George Jones, known as "The King of Broken Hearts" for his sad ballads and "No Show Jones" for his mid-career habit of missing gigs, has died at the age of 81. [AP, via The Salt Lake Tribune]

• This is a few days old, but it's still amazing: An analysis, in graph form, of how male stars have aged but their leading ladies have not. [Vulture]

• Comedy writer and famed L.A. drag performer Jackie Beat is on strike against E!'s "Fashion Police," for not providing health coverage while he's in need of a double hip replacement. Beat is raising money online and through fund-raisers - one of which was hosted by "Fashion Police" star Joan Rivers. [The Hollywood Reporter]