Experian Simmons finds that Mad Men viewers skew heavily Democratic.
Via BlackBook, Vincent Kartheiser talks about Pete Campbell’s au pair encounter at an “intimate dinner” with Rémy Martin 1738 and Janie Bryant:
Kartheiser is a perfect party guest. He gives great speeches, says what’s on everyone’s mind, breaks the ice first, gets a rise out of people, enjoys it all thoroughly, and may or may not go back to his hotel room with someone after it all (that’s all hearsay).
Mr. K also talked to the Mother Nature Network at the third annual Freedom Awards sponsored by Free The Slaves.
Jon also talked to CBS about Tina Fey, who received the Mark Twain Prize for Humor at the Kennedy Center this week. He is Star‘s Sexiest Guy Alive… and USA Today speculates he may top People’s list when it is announced.
MSN has a bit of John Slattery’s guest shot on this week’s 30 Rock.
The “Don Draper Says What?” video gets remixed several times over.
A computer-generated Aaron Staton stars in the trailer for the upcoming videogame, L.A. Noire. [IIRC, other MM alums appear in the game, though not in this trailer -K]
The PopEater staff does dramatic readings from Sterling’s Gold.
Elisabeth Moss was captured by cameras at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards, held at Carnegie Hall.
Forbes offers “Sales Tips From Don Draper.”
AMC cancels Rubicon and orders a second season of The Walking Dead. [I eagerly await the “very special” Walking Dead Men crossover episode. –K] The news has the Mpls. Star-Tribune wondering if AMC is Don Draper.
“MAD MEN BABES AT WAR!” — according to the ever-reliable National Enquirer. [Notable primarily as an indicator that MM continues to permeate into the broader culture. –K]
The BBC is producing The Hour, set in 1950s London and dramatizing the production of a topical news program at the dawn of modern television. Guess how people are describing it! [Remember, Sky Atlantic HD recently outbid the Beeb for Season 5 of MM. –K]
The Telegraph covers the Mad Men-inspired appetite for mid-century modern furniture.
Abigail Spencer joins the cast of The Haunting in Georgia.
The Screen Actors Guild said Thursday it had concluded a new agreement covering basic cable television programs.
AMC’s SVP of Marketing spoke with DIGIDAY about Mad Men’s brand-friendly marketing strategy. (h/t Basketcase CJ.)
Don Draper has cheezburger?
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