New York magazine asks: “Can AMC survive its own success?” [It's a meaty piece opening with photos of a makeup test for Elisabeth Moss. -K] The channel just rejected the six pilot scripts it had been developing.
/Film can hook you up with the trailers for the MM-inspired Pan Am and Playboy Club pilots. Matthew Weiner is flattered by the 60s trend, but NYT columnist Maureen Dowd doesn’t like it, despite the feminist spin being put on the era in the shows [I wonder if she objected to the headline put on her column? -K].
Speaking of Cannes, Deadline reports that John Slattery steals the show in Return, the only American film selected for the Directors Fortnight section of the fest this year.
January Jones talks to Allure about dating in the spotlight and her unconventional training for X-Men: First Class (ScreenRant has new pics of JJ from the movie; James McAvoy jokes about their fight scene.) January also says she gave up on therapy because her doctor talked more than she did during their sessions. [Still not as bad as Dr. Wayne... -K] THR has video of January swimming with sharks. The Daily has more pregnancy gossip.
Elisabeth Moss and Fred Armisen are officially divorced in an apparently clean split, as splits go.
Melinda Page Hamilton talks to AMC about Anna Draper.
Janie Bryant reveals where she found Joan’s pen necklace.
Malcolm Jamieson will be a panelist at American Cinema Editors’ EditFest NY.
Alison Brie turned up at the Museum of Arts & Design’s young patrons gala, part of the annual International Contemporary Furniture Fair in NYC.
The Boston Globe’s Matthew Gilbert urges Emmy voters to nominate Jon Hamm, Mad Men, and some who were snubbed last year.
Speaking of the Emmys… will Jon Hamm be facing off against The Walking Dead’s Andrew Lincoln?
What’s Mad Men doing in Richmond.com’s TV Season Finale Guide? Click to find out…
At TV Squad, the awesomeness of the show turns up as a benchmark for other great TV episodes.
The L.A. Times reports on Picture Car Warehouse, which leases hundreds of police cars, fire trucks and school buses, period autos and custom-built vehicles to Mad Men, ad men and more…
English ad men fascinated with MM have launched an ad copywriting contest.
The BBC’s MM-inspired The Hour is getting good advance buzz.
This week’s MM-invoking style piece is about… short sleeved shirts.
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