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Here's what's being talked about in pop culture:
• Stephen Colbert rode to the rescue of Mike Cassesso and MaiLien Le, a couple whose wedding plans were disrupted by the government shutdown (the ceremony was supposed to be at the Jefferson Memorial) by performing their wedding on "The Colbert Report," with Mandy Patinkin and Audra MacDonald helping. [Vulture]
• Speaking of the government shutdown, D.C. area chef Bryan Voltaggio (who was a finalist in the just-completed season of "Top Chef Masters") is giving free pizza to government employees with the exception of members of Congress. [Entertainment Weekly]
• Guillermo Del Toro directed the credits sequence of this Sunday's "The Simpsons" the annual Halloween "Treehouse of Horror" episode with a crazy-cool segment that references his movies and other scary classics. [The Hollywood Reporter]