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The Cricket's Daily 3: Spike Lee does the wrong thing

Published March 29, 2012 9:30 am

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2012, and information in the article may be outdated.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 happening today in pop culture:

• Filmmaker Spike Lee is in trouble with Twitter, after retweeting an address for a George Zimmerman — but not the George Zimmerman at the center of the shooting death of teen Trayvon Martin — leading to a couple in their 70s being harassed with hate mail and media questions. Posting a personal address also violates Twitter's content rules. [CBS News]

• Earl Scruggs, the pioneering bluegrass performer whose banjo playing became world-famous thanks to "The Ballad of Jed Clampett" and the "Bonnie and Clyde" soundtrack (among many other works), has died at the age of 88 in Nashville. [The Tennessean]

• Stay classy, America! "Anchorman 2" is happening, says Will Ferrell — who announced it on "Conan" in character as Ron Burgundy. [Washington Post]