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The Cricket's Daily 3: Why Letterman banned Harmony Korine
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Here's what's happening this weekend in pop culture:

• David Letterman rescinds his 15-year ban on interviewing filmmaker Harmony Korine, after telling James Franco why the ban was put in place back in 1998: Letterman says he saw Korine going through Meryl Streep's purse. [Vulture]

• Why did Will Smith turn down "Django Unchained"? Because he read Quentin Tarantino's script and realized that Django would play second-fiddle to Christoph Waltz' King Schmidt. [Entertainment Weekly]

• Forget about a short awards season next year. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has scheduled the 86th annual Academy Awards ceremony for March 2, 2014 — pushed back to avoid conflict with the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. [Movie City News]

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