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The Cricket's Daily 3: Life after shutdown

Published October 1, 2013 7:18 am

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Here's what's being talked about in pop culture:

• Hope nobody out there was planning a vacation this week at a national park, or to visit the Smithsonian or the National Zoo. [Mother Jones]

•Two TV projects about Hillary Clinton — CNN's planned documentary and NBC's planned miniseries — have been pulled. In the case of the CNN project, the Oscar-winning filmmaker behind it says it wasn't Republican opposition that killed it, but obstructions from Hillary's camp. [USA Today]

• Fans of Helen Fielding's "Bridget Jones's Diary" books are up in arms, after reading an excerpt of the upcoming third book — which reveals (spoiler alert!) a shocking fate for one of the series' major characters. [The Hollywood Reporter]