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Sean P. Means
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In this photo provided by Swedish Medical Center, actor Christian Bale, second left, poses with Swedish Medical Center staff at The Medical Center of Aurora, Colo. Tuesday, July 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Swedish Medical Center)
The Cricket's Daily 3: Bale reaches out in Aurora trip

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

• Christian Bale visited a hospital in Aurora, Colo., on Tuesday, visiting survivors recovering from last Friday's shooting at a screening of Bale's movie, "The Dark Knight Rises." Reportedly, Bale did this on his own dime, and asked hospital officials not to tell the media. [Denver Post]

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• In response to last week's shooting, Warner Bros. is ordering reshoots of its drama "Gangster Squad" – to remove a scene that shows mobsters peppering a movie theater with machine-gun fire. Because of the reshoots, the movie will now open in January, instead of its scheduled Sept. 7 opening. [The Hollywood Reporter]

• Two '70s TV icons have left us: Sherman Hemsley, who played the upwardly mobile dry-cleaning magnate George Jefferson on "All in the Family" and "The Jeffersons," died at 74; and Chad Everett, who played the hunky Dr. Joe Gannon on "Medical Center" (and made a surprising appearance in David Lynch's "Mulholland Drive"), died at 75. [AP, and AP, via The Salt Lake Tribune]



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