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The Cricket's Daily 3: 'Once' tops Tony nominations

Published May 1, 2012 9:32 am

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Here's what's happening today in pop culture:

• Nominations for the 66th annual Tony Awards are out, and the Irish musical "Once" (based on the 2007 movie that won an Oscar for the song "Falling Slowly") leads with 11 nods. [Chicago Sun-Times]

• Nominations for the MTV Movie Awards are also out, with "The Hunger Games" and "Bridesmaids" tying for the lead with eight nominations each. They will compete for movie of the year with "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2," "The Help" and "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1." [USA Today]

• Rupert Murdoch is "not a fit person to exercise the stewardship of a major international company," says a committee of the British Parliament, in a report that concluded the News Corp. CEO showed "willful blindness" to what was going on in his company. [BBC]