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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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(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., answers questions from reporters following a Republican strategy session on Capitol Hill in Washington earlier this year.
The Cricket’s Daily 3: Nasty politics over Ashley Judd

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

• The campaign staff of Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ken.) had plenty of "opposition research" against actress/activist Ashley Judd if she had decided to run against the veteran lawmaker -- including stuff about her religious beliefs and her battles with depression. An audiotape of a presentation by the campaign was leaked to Mother Jones, and McConnell’s people (who haven’t answered questions about the substance of the tape) is demanding an FBI investigation. [Mother Jones]

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• MTV has canceled the reality show "Buckwild" after the accidental death of cast member Shain Gandee — but the show’s producer isn’t ready to give up on the show. [The Hollywood Reporter]

• Reality-show personality Lisa Vanderpump is the latest person to be eliminated from "Dancing with the Stars," again proving that there aren’t that many actual stars dancing on the show. [Entertainment Weekly]

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