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The Cricket's Daily 3: Gone to the dogs

Published November 21, 2012 9:18 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This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2012, and information in the article may be outdated.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 – in a special all-animal edition of The Daily 3:

• Singer-songwriter Fiona Apple has canceled her South American tour, she told fans in a long hand-written letter she posted on Facebook, because she wants to stay home and care for her dying dog. [Entertainment Weekly]

• Uggie, the canine co-star of "The Artist," is releasing his "autobiography," and like most celebrity memoirs, there's a shocking admission: He once killed a kitten. [The Huffington Post]

• Director Peter Jackson is denying claims that 27 animals were killed during production of "The Hobbit." [The Hollywood Reporter]