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The Cricket's Daily 3: Did you hear the one about the nonexistent girlfriend?

Published February 22, 2013 9:55 am

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2013, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

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

• News that Notre Dame football player Manti Te'o's story of a dying girlfriend was a hoax has blown up on Twitter. [ABC News]

• Ratings were down for last night's "American Idol" season premiere. [The Hollywood Reporter]

• The cable channel Syfy has cancelled "Alphas," meaning David Straithairn is free to be cool somewhere else. [Entertainment Weekly]