The Cricket’s Daily 3: The 11th Doctor bows out
Published: June 19, 2013 01:50PM
Updated: June 4, 2013 08:57AM
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Courtesy photo Matt Smith (right, with Karen Gillan) led the role of The Doctor on BBC's iconic time-travel series "Doctor Who" in seasons 5,6 and part of 7.

Here’s what was being talked about over the weekend in pop culture:

• Matt Smith will be leaving the role of The Doctor on the iconic British series “Doctor Who.” Smith, the 11th actor to play the time-traveling Doctor, will wear his bowtie in a 50th anniversary special in November and in the traditional Christmas episode. [BBC]

• “After Earth” was an afterthought for moviegoers, coming in a weak third in the box office with $27 million – behind the second weekend of “Fast & Furious 6” ($34.5 million) and the debuting heist thriller “Now You See Me” ($28.1 million). [The Hollywood Reporter]

• Actress Jean Stapleton, who won three Emmys and millions of hearts playing the sweet-natured Edith Bunker on “All in the Family,” died Friday at the age of 90. [Los Angeles Times]