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Sean P. Means
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FILE - Actor James Garner, left, smiles as he holds up the Purple Heart medal presented to him in a ceremony in this Monday, Jan. 24, 1983 file photo taken Los Angeles, Calif. Garner was wounded in April 1951 while with U.S. Forces in Korea, but his medal was never presented to him. Actor James Garner, wisecracking star of TV's "Maverick" who went on to a long career on both small and big screen, died Saturday July 19, 2014 according to Los angeles police. He was 86. (AP Photo/Lennox McLendon, File)
The Cricket’s Daily 3: More ‘Star Wars’ hype

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

• J.J. Abrams is making the Internet go nuts today, by releasing a video that shows an X-Wing fighter for the new "Star Wars" movie. [Entertainment Weekly]

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• On a slow box-office weekend, "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" earned $36 million to take the top spot for the second week in a row. New movies "The Purge: Anarchy," "Planes: Fire & Rescue" and "Sex Tape" lagged behind. [Box Office Mojo]

• The amiable star James Garner died over the weekend. He was 86. A TV star in "Maverick" and "The Rockford Files," Garner also had a sizeable movie legacy that included "The Americanization of Emily," "The Great Escape," "Victor/Victoria" and "The Notebook." [The Washington Post]



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