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The Cricket’s Daily 3: Oscar song nomination rescinded

First Published      Last Updated Jan 31 2014 09:15 am

Here's what's happening today in pop culture:

• The motion-picture academy has rescinded the Best Original Song nomination for "Alone Yet Not Alone" (from the little-seen movie of the same name) because its composer, Bruce Broughton, sent improper emails to Academy voters. It's not the first time an Oscar nomination has been pulled back. [The Hollywood Reporter, Entertainment Weekly]

• M. Night Shyamalan and Bruce Willis are looking to get back together, taking us back to the days when both men were making good movies. [Deadline]

• Animator Hal Sutherland, who co-founded Filmation and oversaw such Saturday morning shows as "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids" and the animated "Star Trek," has died at the age of 85. [Cartoon Brew]