The Cricket's Daily 3: 'Monsters' and zombies both prevail
Published: July 10, 2013 10:12AM
Updated: June 24, 2013 12:01PM
This publicity image released by Paramount Pictures shows Brad Pitt in a scene from "World War Z." (AP Photo/Paramount Pictures, Jaap Buitendijk)

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

• Disney/Pixar's “Monsters University” romped to an $82 million opening weekend, but Brad Pitt's zombie movie “World War Z” scored an impressive $66 million for second place. [Box Office Mojo]

• Gary David Goldberg, the veteran TV producer who created “Family Ties” and co-created “Spin City” (both starring Michael J. Fox), has died at the age of 68. [Vulture]

• James Gandolfini's funeral is set for Thursday. Until then, read this remembrance from former MTV star Karen Duffy, a friend of the actor since seventh grade. (They were both members of Park Ridge High School's class of 1979.) [The Hollywood Reporter, Entertainment Weekly]