Quantcast
Get breaking news alerts via email

Click here to manage your alerts
The Cricket
Sean P. Means
Sean is the movie critic and columnist for The Salt Lake Tribune. Follow him on Twitter @moviecricket.

» E-mail

» Subscribe (RSS)




The cast of "How I Met Your Mother" (from left): Neil Patrick Harris, Cobie Smulders, Josh Radnor, Alyson Hannigan, Jason Segel. (photo courtesy CBS)
The Cricket's Daily 3: A pre-holiday 'Hobbit' habit

Here's what's being talked about today in pop culture:

• "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" topped the pre-Christmas weekend box-office chart, with a lower-than-expected $36.7 million. Newcomers "Jack Reacher" and "This Is 40" fared well, but "The Guilt Trip" was a dud. [Box Office Mojo]

Join the Discussion
Post a Comment

• Two deaths in rock 'n' roll over the weekend: Mike Scaccia, 47, guitarist for the industrial band Ministry, died after collapsing onstage at a show in Fort Worth, Texas; and Lee Dorman, 70, bass player for the iconic psychedelic band Iron Butterfly – who played the immortal riff on the 17-minute track "In-a-Gadda-Da-Vida" -- died of natural causes at his home in Laguna Niguel, Calif. [Rolling Stone, Los Angeles Times]

• Another year of not knowing who Ted Mosby married: Deals have been struck to bring CBS' sitcom "How I Met Your Mother" back for a ninth season. [Vulture]



Copyright 2014 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Top Reader Comments Read All Comments Post a Comment
Click here to read all comments   Click here to post a comment


About Reader Comments


Reader comments on sltrib.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Salt Lake Tribune. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. If you see an objectionable comment, please alert us by clicking the arrow on the upper right side of the comment and selecting "Flag comment as inappropriate". If you've recently registered with Disqus or aren't seeing your comments immediately, you may need to verify your email address. To do so, visit disqus.com/account.
See more about comments here.
 
Jobs
  • Search Obituaries
  • Place an Obituary

  • Search Cars
  • Search Homes
  • Search Jobs
  • Search Marketplace
  • Search Legal Notices

  • Other Services
  • Advertise With Us
  • Subscribe to the Newspaper
  • Login to the Electronic Edition
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Contact a newsroom staff member
  • Access the Trib Archives
  • Privacy Policy
  • Missing your paper? Need to place your paper on vacation hold? For this and any other subscription related needs, click here or call 801.204.6100.