Afternoon Links: Batkid Saves San Francisco, Our Hearts
A 5-year-old leukemia patient named Miles got to play Batman Jr. on Friday, courtesy of the Make-A-Wish Foundation and 10,000 amazing volunteers in San Francisco. There was a packed itinerary — Batmobile driving, rescuing a woman the Riddler tied to the cable car tracks, receiving the key to the city — and a breathless live news stream. Photos galore over here.
In his upcoming TV special, David Blaine enters the homes of celebrities to try to prove that magic is real. First up: Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston.
FXX paid $750 million to syndicate The Simpsons and gain video-on-demand rights. So yeah, you’ll finally be able to stream The Simpsons. If you do it FXX’s way.
Speaking of FXX: Totally Biased With W. Kamau Bell very sadly got the ax this week after ratings trouble. “The show was canceled. I’m not canceled,” Bell writes in an awesome blog post. “99.999% of stand-up comics don’t get this far. If I’m really lucky, what we did on Totally Biased will be remembered long after it stops airing.” Also: “I will be more proud of Anything to Say to a White Guy than anything else I do in my career.”
David O. Russell wrote a horror movie Eli Roth might direct.
EW has some photos of the Broadway-bound Aladdin.
Sarah Silverman and ex-boyfriend Jimmy Kimmel had a nice little awkward reunion on TV last night. (Part 1 is a little schticky, Part 2 is great.)
Rashida Jones and Rob Lowe wrapped on Parks and Rec, everyone had a sad.
The Walking Dead spin-off might detail the outbreak of the zombie apocalypse.
Paul Feig is working on a spin-off to The Heat; it’ll star Melissa McCarthy’s character’s sisters, who are as Boston as humans get.
Alec Baldwin is having an extremely difficult day in New York City.
And you could watch a movie tonight, or you could watch a movie-length Game of Thrones panel conversation with Lena Headey, Michelle Fairley, and George R.R. Martin.