Rich Sommer tweeted on the Twitter about the fact that Season 5 is not an absolute certainty. Hell broke loose. Rich issued a clarification. People chilled out. [Do you know how many handjobs Roger is going to have to give now? -K]
Vincent Kartheiser appeared on MSNBC to talk about his green lifestyle.
Ryan Reynolds may be People’s Sexiest Man Alive, but Jon Hamm was on the shortlist.
Jon Hamm also gave a Tootsie-inspired performance on Adult Swim, and hosted the debut of Backwash, a web series on Crackle written by and starring Josh Malina, along with Michael Panes and Michael Ian Black.
Elisabeth Moss will be a presenter at the 2010 International Emmy Awards.
John Slattery plans to make a short film based on a story heard on This American Life called “Squirrel Cop.”
Cara Buono is to play a recurring role on ABC’s Brothers & Sisters.
Chelcie Ross is profiled by ESPN magazine for his roles in three of the most popular sports movies of all time.
Rosemarie DeWitt will join Emily Blunt and Mark Duplass in an as-yet-untitled, semi-improvised film project, to be directed by Duplass.
Janie Bryant talked to The New Yorker about fashion on and off screen.
Matthew Weiner introduced James Salter, the Lifetime Achievement Award recipient from PEN USA.
AMC’s revenue is up 71% since 2006. Cablevision Systems Corp., the New York-based cable operator that owns Rainbow Media Holdings, parent of several cable networks including AMC, is considering spinning off the unit to shareholders.
Sterling’s Gold is deconstructed by real-life ad man Donny Deutsch.
Buysight has an infographic comparing what’s changed in advertising between the 1960s and today.
Variety compared Meg Whitman’s run for governor of California to Ho-Ho’s jai alai campaign.
The Chicago Tribune looks back at the rampant sexism in workplaces of the 60s and 70s.
The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel answers a reader’s question about Robert Morse’s work between How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and Mad Men.
Ellen Burstyn and Carole King are joining Elisabeth Moss and Keria Knightley in the cast of The Children’s Hour next year.
The headline reads: Twig Antiques Celebrates New Location with ‘Mad Men’ Style Cocktail Party. Not normally an entry for Mad News, except that Twig Antiques happens to be in Rye, NY, new home of Betty and Henry Francis.
Jessica Pare is delighted to be able at last to talk about the show.
Kim Stagliano (no stranger to these parts) is casting the movie of her book.
Jezebel’s comprehensive Glossary of GIFs is a lot of fun. Basketcases will especially love “H.”
Christina Hendricks is pretty.
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