The Cricket’s Daily 3: Martin Sheen walks back ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ criticism
Published: February 22, 2013 09:55AM
Updated: February 1, 2013 09:16AM
This undated publicity photo released by Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. shows Jessica Chastain, as Maya, a member of the elite team of spies and military operatives stationed in a covert base overseas, who secretly devoted themselves to finding Osama Bin Laden in Columbia Pictures' new thriller, "Zero Dark Thirty," directed by Kathryn Bigelow. Chastain received an Academy Award nomination for best actress for her portrayal of the young, obsessed CIA operative driving the search. (AP Photo/Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc., Jonathan Olley)

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

• Martin Sheen has taken back his criticism of Kathryn Bigelow’s “Zero Dark Thirty,” saying he intended to condemn torture — not the depiction of it onscreen. [The Huffington Post]

• The ninth season of “How I Met Your Mother” next year will be the last — and we’ll finally find out who Ted ends up with. [Entertainment Weekly]

• Patty Andrews, the last surviving member of the World War II-era singing group The Andrews Sisters, has died at the age of 94. [New York Daily News]