Jon Hamm and longtime galpal Jennifer Westfeldt try to use as little air conditioning as possible, so those of us who imagine one or the other all sweaty are probably onto something.
The Chicago Tribune’s Maureen Ryan plucks some Season 3 tweets from Rich Sommer’s Twitter account (though nothing truly spoilery). She also credits the Basket for some of her other Mad Men news.
Mad Men, winner of the international Bafta last week, has progressed far beyond its promise as well-dressed satire. It has become a meditation on an American emergency that has not, after four decades, fully passed. The great American novel turns out, once more, to be a television series.
Brett Johnson, research coordinator for AMC’s “Mad Men,” placed a telephone call. Is it a spoiler? As Pete Campbell might say, “No one really knows.”
On another musical note, The Decemberists’ Colin Meloy talks to ChartAttack about Mad Men’s use of “The Infanta.” The video is helpfully embedded in the article.
Rich Sommer is now blogging in tweets, which is hard for old people to read. (Note to Deborah: Rich’s Twitter feed itself is easier to read. — Karl) But he does say that he’s done hair and makeup film tests for Season Three, and read and loved the first episode’s script. He also recorded commentary for the Season 2 DVDs, and solicited “birthday messages for Mr. Vincent Kartheiser.” One was sent for both Mr. Kartheiser and Ms. Hendricks on behalf of the Basket, with a link to the birthday post.
An article on social media “brandjacking” uses the Mad Men Twitter as a prime example.
Does drinking on television promote an increase in real life drinking? The article, mostly about Brothers & Sisters, mentions Mad Men as well.
Similarly, an article about a study of kids exposed to content intended for adults in television and movies asks, “Would you allow your toddler to watch ‘Mad Men’?”
Here’s a Gawker piece on Jennifer Siebel (Juanita in For Those Who Think Young). She is married to the mayor of San Francisco, whose office has somewhat inflated her resume.
Matthew Weiner at the IIDA Leadership Breakfast, at which he was honored. Much pictures.
Mad Men seems to be the example journalists use for…everything. Sleek decor, skinny ties, smoking, drinking, and of course womanizing.
NBC announced (most of) its fall schedule; you can see Alison Brie in the trailer for “Community.”
Duck Phillips kicks off a Financial Times column about the renewed turf battle between the creatives and the suits at today’s media planning agencies.
Basketcase Debbi tipped us to Jon Hamm’s appearance on the Kevin Pollack Chat Show (episode six).
Sexy! In honor of one year smoke-free, My New Plaid Pants posts sexy pictures of sexy men smoking. Including Jon Hamm, because how not?
Mad News compiled by Karl and Deborah.