The Cricket's Daily 3: Jay-Z goes on, and on, and on...
Published: July 11, 2013 08:00AM
Updated: July 11, 2013 08:00AM
FILE - This May 1, 2013 file photo shows Jay-Z at "The Great Gatsby" world premiere at Avery Fisher Hall in New York. Jay-Z is teaming up with Samsung to release his new album, unveiling a three-minute commercial during the NBA Finals and announcing a deal that will give the music to 1 million users of Galaxy mobile phones. The new album, called “Magna Carta Holy Grail,” will be free for the first 1 million android phone owners who download an app for the album. Those who do so will get the album on July 4, three days before its official release. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, file )

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

• Jay-Z performed a single track, “Picasso Baby,” over and over for six hours yesterday in a New York art gallery – and one of America's best art critics, New York magazine's Jerry Saltz, thought it was pretty cool. [Vulture]

• Actor Andrew Garfield, who currently plays Peter Parker in “The Amazing Spider-Man” franchise, tries to be provocative by asking rhetorically, “Why can't [Spider-Man] be gay?” Millions of loyal comic-book readers could probably tell him to stick to the canon. [Entertainment Weekly]

• “American Idol” alumnus Adam Lambert has signed on for a role next season on “Glee.” [The Hollywood Reporter]