The Cricket’s Daily 3: Bruno Mars will rock your Super Bowl
Published: September 9, 2013 09:22AM
Updated: September 10, 2013 09:45AM
This image released by the NFL shows Bruno Mars, fifth from left, with Curt Menefee, from third right, Terry Bradshaw and Michael Strahan in Times Square after it was announced Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, on 'Fox NFL Sunday' that he will play during the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Show at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. on Feb. 2, 2014. (AP Photo/NFL, Russ DeSantis)

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

• Bruno Mars will be performing the halftime show at Super Bowl XLVIII (or 48, for those people who stopped using Roman numerals sometime around the reign of Charlemagne). [The Hollywood Reporter]

• On a fairly quiet weekend, the sci-fi thriller “Riddick” won the box office with $18.7 million. [Box Office Mojo]

• Word from Toronto is that the Oscar race is pretty much over, with the pre-Civil War drama “12 Years a Slave” the go-to favorite. [Entertainment Weekly]