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The Cricket's Daily 3: Battle brewing over a soda ad

Published January 31, 2014 9:22 am
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Here's what's happening today in pop culture:

• How did a Super Bowl ad open up an international debate involving Scarlett Johansson, a soda-making machine, the charity Oxfam and the issue of Israeli settlements on the West Bank? [Washington Post]

• A musical version of "Back to the Future" is being prepared to debut on London's West End in 2015 — which, incidentally, is when Mattel is supposed to have our new hoverboards ready. [/Film]

• Justin Bieber is being defended by a fellow Canadian, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, because that's all the Bieb needs right now. [Entertainment Weekly]






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