The Cricket's Daily 3: Farewell to "No Show" Jones
Here's what's going on today in pop culture:
• Country legend George Jones, known as "The King of Broken Hearts" for his sad ballads and "No Show Jones" for his mid-career habit of missing gigs, has died at the age of 81. [AP, via The Salt Lake Tribune]
• This is a few days old, but it's still amazing: An analysis, in graph form, of how male stars have aged but their leading ladies have not. [Vulture]
• Comedy writer and famed L.A. drag performer Jackie Beat is on strike against E!'s "Fashion Police," for not providing health coverage while he's in need of a double hip replacement. Beat is raising money online and through fund-raisers - one of which was hosted by "Fashion Police" star Joan Rivers. [The Hollywood Reporter]
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