The Cricket’s Daily 3: J.K. Rowling wins in court
Published: July 31, 2013 12:23PM
Updated: August 1, 2013 10:36AM
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FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012 file photo, British writer J.K. Rowling poses for photographers during a photo call to unveil her new book, entitled: 'The Casual Vacancy', in London. Author JK Rowling has accepted a charitable donation from a law firm, Wednesday July 31, 2013, which revealed she wrote a crime novel under a pseudonym. The Harry Potter author says her crime-writing alter ego, Robert Galbraith, had respectable sales before being exposed in the Sunday Times as a pseudonym. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, File)

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

• Author J.K. Rowling has won a court case against the lawfirm that leaked the news that she had written a mystery novel under a pseudonym. The settlement has been donated to a British charity. [The Hollywood Reporter]

• Veteran Hollywood publicist Cheryl Boone Isaacs has been elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. She is the Academy’s first African-American president. [Los Angeles Times]

• Actress Eileen Brennan, who played comic foils in such movies as “Private Benjamin,” “The Sting,” “Clue” and “Murder By Death,” has died at the age of 80. [NBC News]