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The Cricket's Daily 3: Farewell to Bob Hoskins

Published April 30, 2014 10:22 am

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2014, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

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

• The great British actor Bob Hoskins has died, at the age of 71. Hoskins' best-known roles were as an ex-con limo driver in "Mona Lisa," the cartoon-savvy detective in "Who Framed Roger Rabbit," and Captain Hook's first mate Smee in "Hook." [AP, via The Salt Lake Tribune]

• The first cast photo of "Star Wars, Episode VII" is out — revealing the return of Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Peter Mayhew and Anthony Daniels, as well as new cast members Oscar Isaac ("Inside Llewyn Davis"), John Boyega ("Attack the Block"), newcomer Daisy Ridley, and veteran Max von Sydow. Since everyone has noticed the uneven ration of women-to-men, there's talk of another female character [StarWars.com, The Hollywood Reporter]

• Fox is canceling its future-cop series "Almost Human." Bad news for everyone who went to Salt Lake Comic Con's FanX to get your picture taken with Karl Urban. [Entertainment Weekly]