The Cricket's Daily 3: A big finish for the Oscars
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Here's what's being talked about today in pop culture:

• Get ready for a big musical finale for Sunday's Oscar ceremony, with host Seth Macfarlane and singer/actress Kristen Chenoweth. [Huffington Post]

• Mark Hamill, Luke Skywalker himself, confirms he is in talks to return to the "Star Wars" franchise. May the Force be with him. [Vulture]

• Movie critics are responsible for gun violence? Andrew O'Hehir nimbly takes apart Thomas Frank's argument. [Salon]