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Sean P. Means
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This film image released by Disney/Pixar shows the character Merida, voiced by Kelly Macdonald, in a scene from "Brave." (AP Photo/Disney/Pixar)
The Cricket's Daily 3: 'Brave' draws viewers, and one stupid argument

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

• Disney/Pixar's first female-leading adventure, "Brave," took the top spot at the box office this weekend, witn $66.7 million. The weekend's other big studio opening, "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter," earned an anemic $16.5 million. [Box Office Mojo]

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• "Brave" also produced the weekend's most asinine internet meme: The suggestion that the teen princess, Merida, might be gay. The evidence: She likes sports, and turns up her nose at the three dorky suitors presented to her. Yes, girls of America, Entertainment Weekly's lesson for today is that you're either a doormat for the first boy who circles or you're a lesbian. [Entertainment Weekly, Yidio]

• Answer: A shooting pain down the left arm may indicate this. Question: What is a heart attack, Alex? (Seriously, here's hoping for a quick recovery for "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek.) [Los Angeles Times]

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