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Here's what's being talked about today in pop culture:

• Paul Kantner, founding member of the seminal '60s San Francisco band Jefferson Airplane, has died at the age of 74 [SFGate]

• Utah's own Jared Hess ("Napoleon Dynamite") will be directing a movie mash-up of the NickToons characters. The movie, which Hess and his wife Jerusha will write, will have elements of animation and live-action. [Vulture]

• "Star Wars, Episode IX" will be shot on film, director Colin Trevorrow ("Jurassic World") vowed at a panel Thursday night at the Sundance Film Festival. [Entertainment Weekly]