The Cricket’s Daily 3: A firestorm over colorblind casting
Published: May 2, 2013 10:41AM
Updated: May 3, 2013 09:10AM
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Kim Raff | The Salt Lake Tribune Actor Michael B. Jordan gives an interview on the red carpet for the premiere of "Fruitvale" at the Marc Theater during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City on January 19, 2013. Jordan is rumored to be in consideration for the role of Johnny Storm, The Human Torch, in a "Fantastic Four" reboot.

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

• The Internet has blown up a little bit at the rumor that Michael B. Jordan (“Chronicle,” “Fruitvale Station”) might be cast as Johnny Storm, a k a “The Human Torch,” in a “Fantastic Four” reboot. Why does this matter to comic-book nerds? Because Jordan is African-American. [IndieWire]

• Chris “Mac Daddy” Kelly, one half of the ‘90s kid rap duo Kris Kross, has died at the age of 34. [Los Angeles Times]

• A child star of an entirely different era, Deanna Durbin, has died at the age of 91. Durbin was a teen star in the 1930s, whose box-office popularity helped save Universal Pictures. But at 28 she walked away from Hollywood and never looked back. [Entertainment Weekly]