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The Cricket's Daily 3: Tonys just wanna have fun

Published June 19, 2013 1:50 pm

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Here's what's being talked about in pop culture over the weekend:

• The musical "Kinky Boots" won six Tony awards on Sunday, including honors for lead actor Billy Porter and songwriter Cyndi Lauper (who's now 3/4ths of her way to an EGOT). Christopher Durang's "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" won Best Play. [Entertainment Weekly]

• The horror-thriller "The Purge" topped the box office this weekend, taking in $36.3 million. Pretty good for a movie that only cost $3 million to make. The weekend's other new movie, the comedy "The Internship," scored an underwhelming $18 million for fourth place (behind "Fast & Furious 6" and "Now You See Me"). [Box Office Mojo]

• Today would have been Maurice Sendak's 85th birthday – so Google has a really sweet doodle for him. [Google, The Hollywood Reporter]