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Sean P. Means
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This film image released by The Weinstein Company shows Robin Williams as Dwight Eisenhower, left, and Forest Whitaker as Cecil Gaines in a scene from "Lee Daniels' The Butler." (AP Photo/The Weinstein Company, Anne Marie Fox)
The Cricket’s Daily 3: VMAs madness, with Justin, Miley and Gaga

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

• Justin Timberlake won big at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night — but the awards are meaningless compared to the performances: *NSYNC reuniting! Lady Gaga doing four costume changes in one number! Miley Cyrus shaking her butt in Robin Thicke’s junk! [AP, via The Salt Lake Tribune]

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• The great Broadway star Julie Harris died Saturday, at the age of 87. She won five Tony awards in her career, including for roles in "I Am a Camera" and "The Belle of Amherst." Her film resumé included "East of Eden," "The Haunting,’ and seven seasons of "Knots Landing." [Los Angeles Times]

• "Lee Daniels’ The Butler" repeated at the top of the weekend box-office chart. [Box Office Mojo]

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