The Cricket’s Daily 3: ‘Amour’ and ‘Intouchables’ on Oscar short-list
Published: January 11, 2013 09:18AM
Updated: December 21, 2012 10:16AM
In this photo taken Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011, Pulitzer Prize-winning movie critic Roger Ebert works in his office at the WTTW-TV studios in Chicago. The Sundance Institute announced Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012 that Ebert will be the recipient of the Vanguard Leadership Award in recognition of his advocacy of independent film. The award will be presented at the third annual "Celebrate Sundance Institute" benefit on June 5, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

Here’s what’s happening today in pop culture:

• “Amour” and “The Intouchables” are among the nine films to make the short-list for the Foreign Language Oscar. [Vulture]

• Actress Rebel Wilson (“Pitch Perfect,” “Bridesmaids”) will host the MTV Movie Awards in April. [Entertainment Weekly]

• Critic Roger Ebert, 70, reports on Facebook that he’s “not in best of shape” following a hip fracture, and his health problems are keeping him from writing online. [The Hollywood Reporter]