January Jones appears as Emma Frost on a special retro-styled Total Film cover for X-Men: First Class. Marie Claire has video from JJ’s cover shoot for their mag. Tom and Lorenzo have quotes from her interview with the mag.
Christina Hendricks is to guest star on Body of Proof opposite her real-life husband, series regular Geoffrey Arend. [It's a double role. -K] Australian chef Curtis Stone has a tidbit about the couple’s guest-judging slot on Top Chef Masters.
Elisabeth Moss talked about the show’s contract dispute, her hiatus projects, and a leather jacket at Slate.
Jessica Paré talked to the Globe & Mail about the incorporation of her French Canadian heritage into the show. There’s also video from the Canadian Press linked to the story in which Paré discusses Don Draper’s choice of Megan over Faye.
Janie Bryant got engaged. Congrats! [I cannot wait to see that wedding dress -- D]
Bryan Batt talks a bit about Sal at the Miami Herald, and is headed down under to perform in the Adelaide Cabaret Festival, which is also featuring Olivia Newton-John, Michael Feinstein and master songwriter Jimmy Webb. BB talks about both Sal and his one-man show at South Florida Gay News.
The L.A. Times loves Maggie Siff as The Escort at the Geffen Playhouse.
Robert Morse sang two numbers as part of a star-studded, Broadway-oriented HIV/AIDS benefit at California State University.
Haven’t bought Season 4 DVDs yet? The Trades is doing a giveaway.
USA Today likes the Season 4 DVD feature on the creation of the Ford Mustang.
While on the subject, Vulture reveals the winners of its Mad Men haiku contest and prints the entries.
Does Mad Men prove critics of product placement wrong?
A new survey commissioned by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, released in conjunction with the launch of the MM Season 4 DVDs, has revealed that Australians are not shy when it comes to office romances – 7 in 10 have had or know someone who has had a workplace affair.
Netflix will be streaming Mad Men seasons 1-4. Unfortunately:
Future episodes will not become available on Netflix’s streaming service…until seasons are complete.
[Damn! I would vastly prefer Netflix to be my "two minutes" source. -- D]
The Boston Globe uses Elizabeth Taylor’s death as the springboard for an essay on the history of movie stars who were full-figured, untoned, and uninhibited. You know where this is going, yes?
The Motion Picture Academy is premiering a new digital restoration of the 1963 musical comedy classic Bye Bye Birdie on April 27 at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.
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