The Cricket’s Daily 3: We’re not going to meet ‘Your Dad’
Published: May 14, 2014 09:00AM
Updated: May 15, 2014 07:08AM
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FILE - A Dec. 18, 2012 photo from files showing Swedish Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Malik Bendjelloul. Police in Sweden say the film director behind the Oscar-awarded music documentary "Searching for Sugarman," Malik Bendjelloul died Tuesday, May 13, 2014. He was 36. Police spokeswoman Pia Glenvik said Bendjelloul died in Stockholm late Tuesday, but wouldn't specify the cause of death. She said no crime is suspected in relation to the Swedish film maker's death. (AP Photo/TT, Anders Wiklund, file) SWEDEN OUT

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

• So there’s not going to be a “How I Met Your Mother” spin-off, as CBS has passed on the “How I Met Your Dad” pilot starring Greta Gerwig. [Entertainment Weekly]

• Swedish filmmaker Malik Bendjelloul, who won an Oscar for his documentary “Searching for Sugar Man,” was found dead in Stockholm Tuesday. His brother says it was suicide. [The Hollywood Reporter]

• Geek roundup: Zack Snyder has tweeted a photo of Ben Affleck in the Bat-suit; writer Roberto Orci has been tabbed to direct the third “Star Trek” movie; and the “Harry Potter” spin-off “Fantastic Beasts” has been given a release date of Nov. 18, 2016. [IndieWire, Variety, Vulture]