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The Cricket's Daily 3: Guilty verdict for Pussy Riot

Published August 17, 2012 8:04 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This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2012, and information in the article may be outdated.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:

• The Russian punk/art band Pussy Riot has been found guilty of "hooliganism" in a Moscow court for a prank criticizing President Vladimir Putin. The three members of the band were sentenced to two years in prison. Outside the courthouse, police arrested a dozen protesters, including former world chess champ Garry Kasparov. [BBC, The Huffington Post]

• Journalist Fareed Zakaria has been reinstated by both Time magazine (where he's a columnist) and CNN (where he hosts a Sunday news show) after accusations of plagiarism in a recent column. [The Hollywood Reporter]

• Mark your calendars for May 1, 2015 – when "The Avengers 2" will open in theaters nationwide. [Entertainment Weekly]