The Cricket's Daily 3: Did you hear the one about the nonexistent girlfriend?
Here's what's being talked about in pop culture:
• News that Notre Dame football player Manti Te'o's story of a dying girlfriend was a hoax has blown up on Twitter. [ABC News]
• Ratings were down for last night's "American Idol" season premiere. [The Hollywood Reporter]
• The cable channel Syfy has cancelled "Alphas," meaning David Straithairn is free to be cool somewhere else. [Entertainment Weekly]