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The Cricket's Daily 3: "The Butler" serves the competition

Published August 19, 2013 9:59 am

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2013, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

Here's what's happening over the weekend in pop culture:

• "Lee Daniels' The Butler" won the weekend at the box office, taking in $25 million. The weekend's other new titles, "Kick-Ass 2" and "Paranoia," had more disappointing returns. [Box Office Mojo]

• Comedian Patton Oswalt won Twitter this weekend, with a series of funny and provocative two-part tweets that sounded really offensive if you only read the second part. [OC Weekly]

• Actress Shailene Woodley ("The Descendants," "The Spectacular Now") had her beautiful long hair chopped off for her next movie – "The Fault in Our Stars," in which she plays a teen cancer patient – and donated her hair to a nonprofit group that makes wigs for children with hair loss. [Entertainment Weekly]