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The Cricket's Daily 3: Showing support for a 'Riot'

Published August 16, 2012 7:30 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This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2012, and information in the article may be outdated.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:

• Sir Paul McCartney throws his name in support of the Russian punk/art band Pussy Riot, facing a seven-year prison term for "hooliganism" after a prank in a Moscow cathedral that criticized Russian President Vladimir Putin. Meanwhile, other supporters of the band are mounting rallies around the world. [The Hollywood Reporter; NBC News]

• Jodie Foster writes a moving essay defending Kristen Stewart and blasting the media culture that hounds movie stars in their personal lives. Foster speaks from expertise, sharing with Stewart (her co-star in "Panic Room") a life as a child actress transitioning to adult roles. [The Daily Beast]

• Phyllis Thaxter – best known for playing Martha Kent, Clark Kent's mom, in the 1978 version of "Superman" – has died at the age of 92. [Los Angeles Times]