The Cricket’s Daily 3: Goodbye, Andy Williams
Published: September 26, 2012 09:44AM
Updated: September 27, 2012 08:50AM
FILE - This Feb. 6, 2009 file photo shows Andy Williams arriving at the MusiCares Person of the Year tribute in Los Angeles. Williams, who had a string of gold albums and hosted several variety shows and specials such as, "The Andy Williams Show," died Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012, at his home in Branson, Missouri, following a yearlong battle with bladder cancer, his Los Angeles-based publicist, Paul Shefrin, said Wednesday. He was 84. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, file)

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

• Crooner and Christmas-special king Andy Williams has died at the age of 84. The Cricket will probably have “Moon River” stuck in his head all day. [Los Angeles Times]

• Director Benh Zeitlin is already working on his follow-up to “Beasts of the Southern Wild.” Like that movie, this one will be made in Louisiana with local crews. [AP, via The Huffington Post]

• Finally, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have found something to agree on: That the real NFL referees need to come back to work. (But wouldn’t that mean Romney is endorsing a union?) [USA Today,]