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The Cricket’s Daily 3: ‘Beauty’ breaks records

First Published      Last Updated Mar 21 2017 08:48 am

Here's what's being talked about in pop culture today:

• "Beauty and the Beast" set a record for March, and had the seventh-biggest opening weekend ever, taking in $170 million in North America. [Box Office Mojo]

• YouTube is under fire from LGBTQ+ content makers, for blocking and filtering out those creators' works in the streaming site's "Restricted Mode." [Teen Vogue]

• Three American originals died over the weekend: Pioneering rock 'n' roll star Chuck Berry was 90; irascible New York newspaper columnist Jimmy Breslin was 88; and comic-book artist Bernie Wrightson, who co-created the classic character Swamp Thing, was 68. [Entertainment Weekly, New York Daily News, The Hollywood Reporter]