The Cricket's Daily 3: Chick-Fil-A's P.R. stumbles

Published July 26, 2012 9:34 am
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Here's what's happening today in pop culture:

• Chick-Fil-A says it's recalling toys representing Jim Henson Company characters for "a possible safety issue," and not because the Henson Company publicly renounced its partnership with the fast-food chain because its CEO bankrolls anti-gay-marriage groups. Meanwhile, Chick-Fil-A was caught creating a Facebook account for a fictional teen girl supporting the restaurant. [The Hollywood Reporter, HappyPlace.com]

• German actress Susanne Lothar has died at the age of 51. She appeared in "The Reader" and in the upcoming "Anna Karenina," but is best known for her work with director Michael Haneke, including "The White Ribbon," "The Piano Teacher" and the original "Funny Games." [BBC]

• The Olympic torch relay is finishing up its run through England — and look who was carrying it this week: "Harry Potter" star Rupert Grint. [Entertainment Weekly]

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