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Sean P. Means
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In this Sept. 6 2011 file photo, children's book author Maurice Sendak is photographed doing an interview at his home in Ridgefield, Conn. Sendak, author of the popular children's book "Where the Wild Things Are," died, Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at Danbury Hospital in Danbury, Conn. He was 83. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, file)
The Cricket's Daily 3: Tonys just wanna have fun

Here's what's being talked about in pop culture over the weekend:

• The musical "Kinky Boots" won six Tony awards on Sunday, including honors for lead actor Billy Porter and songwriter Cyndi Lauper (who's now 3/4ths of her way to an EGOT). Christopher Durang's "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" won Best Play. [Entertainment Weekly]

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• The horror-thriller "The Purge" topped the box office this weekend, taking in $36.3 million. Pretty good for a movie that only cost $3 million to make. The weekend's other new movie, the comedy "The Internship," scored an underwhelming $18 million for fourth place (behind "Fast & Furious 6" and "Now You See Me"). [Box Office Mojo]

• Today would have been Maurice Sendak's 85th birthday – so Google has a really sweet doodle for him. [Google, The Hollywood Reporter]



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