Mad News, August 7-14, 2010

 Posted by on August 14, 2010 at 8:54 am  Actors & Crew, Media-Web-News
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The Hollywood Reporter says that Mad Men’s ratings plunged 24 percent… from the premiere.  But last week’s episode drew 2.2 million viewers, well above Season 3’s 1.8 million average.

Jared Harris talks to AMC about his spotlight in “The Good News.”

Kiernan Shipka talks to the Chicago Tribune’s Maureen Ryan about Sally Draper’s rocky road.

The HuffPo has Christina Hendricks in a 1999 clip from MTV’s Undressed. GQ UK has an interview and a photo gallery. The Daily Mail is miffed that the Joan Harris Barbie reduces her trademark curves. The New Statesman questions her “role model” status in the UK.

Christina herself speaks to about the Emmys and reveals she would like to do a musical.  “My Old Kentucky Home” showed she could sing and play…

John Slattery talks to New York magazine about his directorial debut for the show.

Elisabeth Moss is reportedly splitting from husband Fred Armisen, though the report at PopEater has one “insider” hoping otherwise.  Our best wishes for them, however it turns out.

Alison Brie talks to Alan Sepinwall about shooting Community and Mad Men at the same time.

January Jones claims that she finds the opposite sex today worse than the chauvinistic characters on Mad Men.

The Upright Citizens Brigade (to which Rich Sommer has ties) interviews current member Elaine Carroll, who played Lane’s New Year’s “date” on “The Good News.”

Jon Hamm talks to Access Hollywood about guesting on The Simpsons.

The Chicago Tribune’s Phil Rosenthal celebrates the imperfection of Mad Men.

The Philadelphia Inquirer looks back at the city’s own Mad Men.

TIME reports on the book, Mad Men and Philosophy: Nothing Is as It Seems.

The Telegraph excerpts the book, Mad Men Unbuttoned.

New York magazine asks which Mad Men character will drop acid first.

Comic Book Resources presents The ‘essentially untrue’ comic-strip origins of Mad Men.

The NYT’s City Room blogs about the Time & Life Building.

Mad News is compiled by Deborah and Karl.


  6 Responses to “Mad News, August 7-14, 2010”

  1. Funny that the January Jones comment about misogyny in the Mad Men era versus now is virtually the same as the one Jon Hamm got nailed for a couple of weeks ago.

  2. Sorry to learn from HuffPo about the end of the marriage of Elisabeth Moss and Fred Armisen.

  3. Eh, you haven't truly made it in Hollywood until you have a marriage that ends in under a year.

  4. elaine,

    I noticed that, too. But — fairly or not — society sometimes employs different standards to different speakers, based on demographics.

  5. Also, the post has been updated with the Elisabeth Moss story.

  6. I saw the stories last night about Elisabeth Moss and was hoping it wasn't true. With regards to this latest story on Popeater – I really hope it works out for them. If she wants to give it another try, I hope it will work out, and whatever happens, I hope that things work out in a way that will make her happy.

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