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The Cricket's Daily 3: The Fred Willard dilemma

Published July 20, 2012 8:28 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This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2012, and information in the article may be outdated.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 being talked about in the lighter corners of pop culture today:

• News of comic actor Fred Willard's arrest on lewd conduct charges in an L.A.-area porn theater generates tons of jokes on the Internet. [The Daily Beast]

• Viacom and DirecTV have reached a distribution deal, meaning DirecTV subscribers will soon be getting their MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and other channels. [The Hollywood Reporter]

• Tom Davis, who was Al Franken's comedy and writing partner during their "Saturday Night Live" days, has died at age 59 after a battle with cancer. Davis helped create such sketches as the Coneheads and "Theodoric of York." [MSNBC]