The Cricket's Daily 3: A firestorm over colorblind casting
Here's what's happening today in pop culture:
• The Internet has blown up a little bit at the rumor that Michael B. Jordan ("Chronicle," "Fruitvale Station") might be cast as Johnny Storm, a k a "The Human Torch," in a "Fantastic Four" reboot. Why does this matter to comic-book nerds? Because Jordan is African-American. [IndieWire]
• Chris "Mac Daddy" Kelly, one half of the '90s kid rap duo Kris Kross, has died at the age of 34. [Los Angeles Times]
• A child star of an entirely different era, Deanna Durbin, has died at the age of 91. Durbin was a teen star in the 1930s, whose box-office popularity helped save Universal Pictures. But at 28 she walked away from Hollywood and never looked back. [Entertainment Weekly]
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