The Cricket's Daily 3: Life without box-office totals
Published: July 23, 2012 09:48AM
Updated: July 23, 2012 09:48AM
This undated film image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne, left, and Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle in a scene from the action thriller "The Dark Knight Rises." (AP Photo/Warner Bros. Pictures, Ron Phillips)

Here's what's happening today in pop culture:

• Movie studios in solidarity declined to make public their usual weekend box-office estimates, in a show of support to the victims of Friday's movie-theater shooting in Aurora, Colo. Somehow, the planet continued to rotate on its axis. [AP, via]

• In response to Friday's shooting, a thoughtful, impassioned argument for regulating access to assault rifles — not from any politician, but from “Seinfeld” star Jason Alexander. [TwitLonger]

• With his documentary on the Dust Bowl in the can (and airing in November), Ken Burns will next turn his attention to the Roosevelts. Paul Giamatti will provide the voice of Theodore Roosevelt, Edward Herrmann will read as Franklin Roosevelt, and Meryl Streep will give voice to Eleanor Roosevelt. [AP, via The Huffington Post]