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The Cricket's Daily 3: 'Noah' floats to the top

Published March 31, 2014 7:41 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This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2014, and information in the article may be outdated.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 this weekend in pop culture:

• The biblical epic "Noah" rose to the top of the box office this weekend, taking in $44 million. [Box Office Mojo]

• The "Harry Potter" movie spin-off "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" will be a film trilogy, now being written by J.K. Rowling herself. [Entertainment Weekly]

• British actress Kate O'Mara has died at the age of 74. Best known for playing Cassandra "Caress" Morrell, the scheming sister of Alexis Colby (Joan Collins) on "Dynasty," she also had memorable roles on "Absolutely Fabulous" (as Patsy's trend-setting sister Jackie) and "Doctor Who" (as The Rani, an evil Time Lady who forced The Doctor's regeneration into Sylvester McCoy). [The Independent]