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Sean P. Means
Sean is the movie critic and columnist for The Salt Lake Tribune. Follow him on Twitter @moviecricket.

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Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter, Rupert Grint as Ron Weasley and Emma Watson as Hermione Granger in "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix," the fifth film in the series.
The Cricket’s Daily 3: Dark magic makes ‘Potter’ profits disappear

Here’s what’s happening today in pop culture:

• Even though it made nearly a billion dollars worldwide, "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" is still more than $167 million in the red — because of Hollywood’s special brand of accounting. Deadline.com" target="_blank">[Deadline.com]

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• Actress-writer Lena Dunham appears in an ad for Barack Obama aimed at young female voters, engaging in wordplay that compares voting to losing one’s virginity. ("Your first time shouldn’t be with just anybody — you want to do it with a really great guy.") Naturally, some people’s heads have exploded over this, which really says more about them than about Obama. [Slate]

• In contrast, rocker Meat Loaf has endorsed Mitt Romney. Any Democrats attending "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" this weekend can now contend that Eddie had it coming. [The Huffington Post]

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