The Cricket’s Daily 3: Farewell to Sweet Lou
Published: October 28, 2013 10:04AM
Updated: October 29, 2013 06:47AM
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FILE - In this Sunday, Aug. 9, 2009 file photo, Lou Reed performs at the Lollapalooza music festival, in Chicago. Punk-poet, rock legend Lou Reed is dead of a liver-related ailment, his literary agen said Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013. He was 71. (AP Photo/John Smierciak, File)

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

• Have to say goodbye to Lou Reed, the pioneering rock artist and the poet of New York’s streets, who died at the age of 71. [AP, via The Salt Lake Tribune]

• A producer of “The Simpsons” says the show will retire the character of Edna Krabappel, Bart’s exasperated teacher, after the death of Marcia Wallace, the comedienne who provided Edna’s voice. (Wallace, who died at age 70, was also famous as Carol Kester, the wacky receptionist to straitlaced psychologist Bob Hartley on “The Bob Newhart Show.”) [The Wrap]

• “Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa” topped the weekend box-office chart, scoring $32 million and displacing “Gravity” from its three-week reign. [Box Office Mojo]