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The Cricket's Daily 3: NBC's latest tape-delay fail

Published August 2, 2012 7:40 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This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2012, and information in the article may be outdated.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:

• NBC is taking more heat for its tape-delayed coverage of the London Olympics. This time, it's because they didn't show a Russian gymnast's epic fail in the women's team all-around competition – because if they had, it would have killed the drama for American audiences, who would have known that the U.S. team had the gold medal in the bag. (On the other hand, the live coverage of water polo gave Americans a chance to see a Spanish female athlete's bare breast.) [Deadspin, The Hollywood Reporter]

• Tony Sly, lead singer of the punk band No Use for a Name, has died at the age of 41. [Entertainment Weekly]

• Roger Ebert sagely weighs in on the once-a-decade Sight and Sound poll, which declared "Vertigo" the greatest movie of all-time – dethroning "Citizen Kane," which was on top for 50 years. "Let's remember that all movie lists, even this most-respected one, are ultimately meaningless," Ebert writes. "Their tangible value is to provide movie lovers with viewing ideas." [Roger Ebert's Journal]