FILE - This March 15, 2005 file photo shows "American Idol" producers Ken Warwick, left, and Nigel Lythgoe during a news conference in Los Angeles. Fox said Sunday, June 9, 2013, that longtime executive producers Nigel Lythgoe and Ken Warwick are exiting the singing contest. Its 12th season ended in May with a record low-rated finale. The producers follow judges Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Randy Jackson out the door. Fox confirmed the producers' departure after Lythgoe said online that he'd been "fired" from the show. (AP Photo/Rene Macura, file)
The Cricket’s Daily 3: 2 Chains behind bars
Published on Jun 19, 2013 01:50PM
Here’s what’s happening today in pop culture:
• Rapper 2 Chainz was arrested at LAX, accused of stashing pot in his checked baggage. Dude, you know the dogs sniff those bags, right? [Vulture]
• Nigel Lythgoe, founding producer of "American Idol," is leaving the show. [The Hollywood Reporter]
• Time for "Hobbit" fans to lose their cool: It’s the first trailer for part 2, "The Desolation of Smaug." [Entertainment Weekly]
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