The Cricket’s Daily 3: 2 Chains behind bars
Published: June 19, 2013 01:50PM
Updated: June 13, 2013 09:09AM
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FILE - This Feb. 10, 2013 file photo shows rap artist 2 Chainz at the 55th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Maryland State Police spokesman Sgt. Marc Black says troopers stopped a van Thursday, Feb. 14, for speeding and smelled marijuana. A backpack in the van was found to have a marijuana grinder and trace amounts of marijuana. 2 Chainz, whose real name is Tauheed Epps, claimed possession of the backpack and was arrested. Black says Epps was cited for having drug paraphernalia and marijuana and was released. The citation carries up to a year in jail and up to a $1,000 fine. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, file)

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

• Rapper 2 Chainz was arrested at LAX, accused of stashing pot in his checked baggage. Dude, you know the dogs sniff those bags, right? [Vulture]

• Nigel Lythgoe, founding producer of “American Idol,” is leaving the show. [The Hollywood Reporter]

• Time for “Hobbit” fans to lose their cool: It’s the first trailer for part 2, “The Desolation of Smaug.” [Entertainment Weekly]