The Cricket's Daily 3: The stars fall on Toronto

Published July 23, 2014 7:29 am

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

• The Toronto International Film Festival has announced its first block of movies, and there are lots of stars going to Canada in September: Robert Downey Jr., Steve Carell, Denzel Washington, Reese Witherspoon, Kate Winslet, Jake Gyllenhaal, Tina Fey and Jon Stewart. [Rolling Stone]

• The semi-finalist list is out for the Booker Prize, Britain's most prestigious publishing award, which for the first time is letting non-Commonwealth authors participate. The result is four books by U.S. authors in the mix — but Donna Tartt's Pulitzer winner, "The Goldfinch," isn't one of them. [Vulture]

• A Republican congressman is threatening to investigate Google over accusations that its search engine was prejudiced against Dinesh D'Souza's "America." [The Hollywood Reporter]