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The Cricket's Daily 3: 'South Park' misses its first deadline

Published October 17, 2013 7:37 am

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

• For the first time in the show's 13-year history, the makers of the animated "South Park" missed their deadline to finish an episode. What's shocking is that they don't miss deadlines all the time. [Entertainment Weekly]

• Screenwriter and "Lost" showrunner Damon Lindelof has, very mysteriously, deleted his popular Twitter account. Or maybe it was deleted all the time. [Vulture]

• Longtime character actor Ed Lauter has died at the age of 74. Among his more than 200 credits: He quarterbacked the guards' team against Burt Reynolds in "The Longest Yard," teamed up with Charles Bronson in "Death Wish 3," served as butler to Berenice Bejo in "The Artist" and scouted players alongside Clint Eastwood in "Trouble With the Curve." [USA Today]