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The Cricket's Daily 3: A firestorm over colorblind casting

Published May 2, 2013 10:41 am

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2013, and information in the article may be outdated.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 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]