The Cricket’s Daily 3: ‘Depiction is not endorsement’
Published: February 22, 2013 09:55AM
Updated: January 17, 2013 10:07AM
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This undated publicity photo released by Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. shows Director/Producer, Kathryn Bigelow, on the set of Columbia Pictures' thriller, "Zero Dark Thirty." The makers of “Zero Dark Thirty” say authenticity was paramount every step of the way as they received insider access to tell the sweeping, meticulously detailed story of the decade-long search for Osama bin Laden. (AP Photo/Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc., Jonathan Olley)

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

• Director Kathryn Bigelow defends herself from critics of her hunt-for-Osama thriller “Zero Dark Thirty,” saying that depicting torture isn’t the same as endorsing it. [Los Angeles Times]

• Lifetime has canceled the comedy-drama “Drop Dead Diva” after four seasons. [Entertainment Weekly]

• Japanese director Nagisa Oshima, most famous for his sexually explicit 1976 classic “In the Realm of the Senses,” has died at the age of 80. [The Guardian]