The Cricket’s Daily 3: Apologizing for ‘Armageddon,’ sort of
Published: April 23, 2013 09:07AM
Updated: April 24, 2013 09:17AM
This publicity image released by History shows Diogo Morcaldo as Jesus, right, in a scene from "The Bible," on History. The producers of the cable TV miniseries on the Bible say Internet chatter that their Satan character resembles President Barack Obama is "utter nonsense." Mark Burnett and Roma Burnett said Monday the Moroccan actor who played Satan in the History channel series has played Satanic characters in other Biblical programs long before Obama was elected president. (AP Photo/History, Joe Alblas)

Here’s what’s going on today in pop culture:

• Michael Bay apologizes for “Armageddon.” Well, it’s a start. Now if he’ll apologize for the “Transformers” movies. [/Film]

• Producer Mark Burnett is planning to release a three-hour cut of his 10-part TV miniseries “The Bible” in theaters this fall. The truncated version will mostly deal with the New Testament, and Jesus’ story. [The Hollywood Reporter]

• Folk legend Richie Havens, who famously was the opening act at Woodstock, has died at the age of 72. []