The Cricket’s Daily 3: ‘Oz’ really is great and powerful
Published: March 11, 2013 09:24AM
Updated: March 12, 2013 09:05AM
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Actress/activist Ashley Judd is reportedly preparing to run for the U.S. Senate in Kentucky, according to The Huffington Post. The Democrat will challenge Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. (AP Photo/Carlo Allegri, file)

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

• The nation was eager to walk the Yellow Brick Road, as Disney’s “Oz the Great and Powerful” dominated the box office and took in an impressive $80.2 million. [Box Office Mojo]

• The rumor mill is buzzing with talk that actress/activist Ashley Judd will run for the U.S. Senate in her native Kentucky next year, as Democratic challenger to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. [The Huffington Post]

• At SXSW in Austin, Michael Cera and Sarah Silverman announced they are starting a comedy channel, Jash, on YouTube. It’ll be adorable (like Cera) and abrasive (like Silverman) - it’s abrasable! [The Hollywood Reporter]