Rich Sommer did this week’s Q&A with AMC, apparently well before this week.
John Slattery is doing a guest shot on 30 Rock, playing a semi-familiar (but not Mad Mannish) sort of role. He also delivered non-spoilery teaser comments to TVGuide. Plus, he has joined the cast of Liza Johnson’s indie drama “Return” alongside Linda Cardellini and Michael Shannon.
Vincent Kartheiser talked to New York magazine’s Vulture blog about Mad Men, his next movie, trying to shake off the reputation of being the Guy Without a Toilet, and — of course – Pete Campbell’s Bitchface.
Jon Hamm and Elisabeth Moss picked up the third annual Hollywood Reporter Award on Friday in Cologne, Germany, in honor of their work on the show. They are also quoted by the Daily Mail, which has pics of them in Cannes with Robert Redford. BTW, Hamm turned Moss on to the latest single from Cee-Lo. [The video is good, but imagine how good they would be in it. -K]
In quasi-exclusive Hamm news, Basketcase Dahlhalla passes along a friend’s photo of Jon at The Modern the other night. The friend’s quote: “One of the nicest celebrity encounters ever. Very sweet guy with a penchant for St. Louis-style BBQ and whiskey.”
Christina Hendricks apparently had some sort of PR snafu involving the Ports 1961 Fall/Winter presentation at Bloomingdale’s, but delighted fans who turned out to meet her. She can also be seen (briefly) on the big screen this weekend in Life As We Know It.
Sam Page, oddly enough, does not mind playing opposite Christina Hendricks. Not at all.
Cara Buono has an interview, video and slideshow at Vogue Italia.
Kiernan Shipka does a video interview with the Associated Press. [We've read most of these answers in print, but it's cooler to see them. --K]
Sarah Drew talks about the show as a defining moment in pop culture.
Our own SFCaramia’s theory about hats is the entree to Pandagon’s discussion of “The Chinese Wall.”
Paste magazine pits Mad Men vs. Breaking Bad (and gets it wrong). [It would be too catty of me to point out that Paste just stopped its print edition, wouldn't it? -K]
Eye Weekly identifies Mad Men as part of the biggest trend right now in cable TV dramas — regular people closely guarding an explosive personal secret.
Bryan Batt is kicking off the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival in Louisiana.
The Awl ran a post from Natasha Vargas-Cooper about charismatic domination on the show.
At The Student Life (of Pomona College), Leah Studer examines The Subtle Art of Mad Men.
The Foundry Group, a Colorado-based VC firm known for investments in companies like Zynga and StockTwits, has a new, yet familiar, look for its website.
At ClickZ, Gary Stein is trying to be Harry Crane.