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Sean P. Means
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This 2010 image released by G.P. Putnam Sons shows author Tom Clancy in Huntingtown, Md. Clancy, the bestselling author of "The Hunt for Red October" and other wildly successful technological thrillers, has died. He was 66. Penguin Group (USA) said Wednesday that Clancy died Tuesday in Baltimore. The publisher did not disclose a cause of death. (AP Photo/G.P. Putnam Sons, David Burnett)
The Cricket’s Daily 3: R.I.P., Tom Clancy

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

• Tom Clancy, whose spy novels — like "The Hunt for Red October" and "Patriot Games" — introduced a cagey CIA analyst named Jack Ryan, has died at the age of 66. [AP, via The Salt Lake Tribune]

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• Disney has hired screenwriter Aline Brosh McKenna ("The Devil Wears Prada") to write a live-action movie based on Cruella de Vil, the villain of "101 Dalmatians." [The Hollywood Reporter]

• Distributors of "Diana," a biopic about the late Princess of Wales, have removed a poster for the film from a Paris location close to the site of the 1997 car crash that killed her. [The Huffington Post]



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