The Cricket’s Daily 3: ‘Monuments Men’ quits the Oscar race
Published: October 23, 2013 07:40AM
Updated: October 24, 2013 07:42AM
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| Courtesy Columbia Pictures George Clooney and Matt Damon (foreground) star in "The Monuments Men," a World War II adventure about Allied efforts to rescue art looted by the Nazis. The cast also includes Sam Epstein, John Goodman and Bob Balaban (left to right, in background).

Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture:

• George Clooney’s latest directing effort, the World War II caper film “The Monuments Men,” has been pushed off the end-of-year Oscar season and will open sometime in 2014. [Los Angeles Times]

• A biopic of John Belushi may be made as an indie film, to be directed by screenwriter Steve Conrad (who wrote this year’s “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”). [The Hollywood Reporter]

• Yivis, the Norwegian trio that swept the Internet with the catchy dance-beat song “The Fox,” has a new song out, called “Massachusetts.” [Entertainment Weekly]