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Sean P. Means
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Stephen Rider, director Lee Daniels, and actors Oprah Winfrey and Forest Whitaker pose for photos at the Los Angeles Premiere of "The Butler," Monday, Aug. 12, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo byAlexandra Wyman/Invision/AP Images)
The Cricket's Daily 3: "The Butler" serves the competition

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]

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• 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]

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