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Sean P. Means
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FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2012 file photo, Ed Lauter attends the "Hitchcock" gala screening as part of AFI Fest in Los Angeles on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012. Lauter, whose long, angular face and stern bearing made him an instantly recognizable figure in scores of movies and TV shows during a career that stretched across five decades, died Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013. He was 74. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP, File)
The Cricket’s Daily 3: ‘South Park’ misses its first deadline

Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture:

• For the first time in the show’s 13-year history, the makers of the animated "South Park" missed their deadline to finish an episode. What’s shocking is that they don’t miss deadlines all the time. [Entertainment Weekly]

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• Screenwriter and "Lost" showrunner Damon Lindelof has, very mysteriously, deleted his popular Twitter account. Or maybe it was deleted all the time. [Vulture]

• Longtime character actor Ed Lauter has died at the age of 74. Among his more than 200 credits: He quarterbacked the guards’ team against Burt Reynolds in "The Longest Yard," teamed up with Charles Bronson in "Death Wish 3," served as butler to Berenice Bejo in "The Artist" and scouted players alongside Clint Eastwood in "Trouble With the Curve." [USA Today]

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