The Cricket's Daily 3: A big finish for the Oscars
Published: February 22, 2013 09:55AM
Updated: February 22, 2013 09:23AM
FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2013 file photo, 2013 Oscar host Seth MacFarlane presents the Academy nominations for the 85th Academy Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. MacFarlane may bring a cheekiness to Sunday's show that prods younger viewers to check out the Oscars just to see what he might pull. The 85th Academy Awards will be held in Los Angeles on Feb. 24, 2013. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP Photo, File)

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

• Get ready for a big musical finale for Sunday's Oscar ceremony, with host Seth Macfarlane and singer/actress Kristen Chenoweth. [Huffington Post]

• Mark Hamill, Luke Skywalker himself, confirms he is in talks to return to the “Star Wars” franchise. May the Force be with him. [Vulture]

• Movie critics are responsible for gun violence? Andrew O'Hehir nimbly takes apart Thomas Frank's argument. [Salon]