Afternoon Links: Tim Meadows Tells SNL to Shove It

SNL brought back their 1990s sketch about infamous salesman Bill Brasky over the weekend. Will Ferrell came back for the bit, but Tim Meadows — who participated four times from ’96 to ’98 — was nowhere to be seen. Meadows quickly detailed his feelings on the matter on his Facebook wall: “I guess it just dawned on me that I mean NOTHING to them … I’m just being overly sensitive. It doesn’t matter in the long run. I’m grateful for what they did for me.” Later: “I will never watch SNL again” and “Fuck them.” Even later: “I talked to a friend on the show who said it WAS a last minute sketch. I acted like a baby. I’m happy for all of my friends success and will always be grateful and proud to have been a part of SNL.” Settled, then.

Maybe don’t root for Tina Fey and Amy Poehler to sing at the Golden Globes. [h/t]

Californication‘s seventh season, kicking off in April 2014, will be its last.

The original X-Men — your Patrick Stewarts, your Halle Berrys — won’t return for Apocalypse, the new film that was announced last week. This one will “focus strictly on the younger McAvoy-Fassbender cast” instead.

We’ve always known Ron Burgundy’s a dick, but here’s confirmation from Wolf Blitzer, Anderson Cooper, and Chris Cuomo.

It begins: James Franco has won his first award for Spring Breakers, courtesy of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association.

The team who gave you a Walking Dead video game will now give you a Game of Thrones video game.

Everyone occasionally gets curious about what Macaulay Culkin’s been up to. But no one wanted to find out he’s been making songs based on the Velvet Underground and pizza. [h/t]

Sesame Street has been killing it all autumn. You didn’t think they’d miss Lord of the Rings, did you?

Leighton Meester will join James Franco and Chris O’Dowd in Of Mice and Men on Broadway.

Willie Nelson, Heart, and Barenaked Ladies have canceled SeaWorld concerts in the wake of CNN documentary Blackfish.

Fox’s Gotham — the Batman series without Batman — will feature a 10-year-old Bruce Wayne.

And AMC canceled Low Winter Sun.

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