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The Cricket's Daily 3: 'Transformers' scores globally

Published June 30, 2014 9:00 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This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2014, and information in the article may be outdated.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:

• "Transformers: Age of Extinction" scored an estimated $100 million at the box office this weekend, the biggest three-day opening this year. It also took in another $201 million in international markets, including $90 million in China, where part of it was filmed. Proof that stupidity is an exportable commodity. [Box Office Mojo]

• Lifetime has delayed plans for a biopic of the late singer Aaliyah, after Disney pop star Zendaya dropped out of the role. [New York Daily News]

• In memoriam: Soul singer Bobby Womack died at the age of 70; and Meshach Taylor, the comic actor who played the Sugarbakers' assistant on "Designing Women" and the flamboyant window dresser in "Mannequin," died at the age of 67. [Slate, Entertainment Weekly]