Jul 222011
 

Gold Derby predicts Jon Hamm will finally get his Emmy this year. The site’s editors (but not its users) also pick Elisabeth Moss to win.  Both groups pick Mad Men to win Best Drama.  THR subscribers read that Matthew Weiner toasted the Mad Men writing staff at the Tar Pit on La Brea after the Emmy noms, announcing in front of the whole restaurant: “Can’t believe this is our fourth time here. It was a long winter, and glad we are all coming back!”

Alison Brie will be chatting live with Kevin Pollak (and maybe you) this Sunday (July 24) from 3-4 PST.  Alison’s full Kevin Pollak Chat Show aired last weekend.

Nina Rausch talks to AMC about Gudrun.

Vincent Kartheiser was spotted in Chicago last weekend.

If you missed January Jones in X-Men: First Class, the video release date is September 9th.

The Daily Mail continues its obsession with Christina Hendricks.

Via basketcase dahlhalla, Paul Rogers re-designs Mad Men’s opening credits.  [Despite the typo, very cool, although more suited to the show people thought MM would be than the show it is. -K]

FabSugar has Lucky magazine’s interview with Janie Bryant about Christina Hendricks and the show’s shapewear.  Janie talks to StyleList about her MM-themed collaboration with Banana Republic (which launches next week) and shares some of her family dresses that inspired the line.  She shares some faves from her closet at her own site.

Rich Sommer tweets that he just did his Mad Men fitting with Janie.

A Telegraph profile of Super 8′s Elle Fanning calls her part of a wave of exceptionally poised young actresses in Hollywood… including Kiernan Shipka.  Kiernan was also scheduled to appear at the charity premiere of the newest Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus production, Fully Charged.

Jane Lynch tells Vogue she wants to be Jon Hamm in her next life.

Brea Grant, who joins the cast of Dexter this season, is “obsessed” with Mad Men.

Extremely creative people are anything but humble about their talents, according to a new study published in the journal Personality and Individual Differences.  Guess who MSNBC picked to illustrate this principle?

Hey, Netflixers: Mad Men joins the streaming library on July 27.

AMC  gave a first look at Season 2 of The Walking Dead during the premiere of Breaking Bad. E! Online has a Q&A with WD creator Robert Kirkman.

Breaking Bad premiered to record ratings for the series (not as big overall as Mad Men’s Season 4 premiere, but bigger with younger viewers).

Pan Am has recast its male lead from the pilot with Mike Vogel.

Basket of News is compiled by Deborah and Karl — and Basketcases contributing in the sidebar.

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  4 Responses to “Basket of News, July 16-22, 2011”

  1. “Extremely creative people are anything but humble about their talents, according to a new study published in the journal Personality and Individual Differences.”

    Strange how neither David Simon and Vince Gilligan made the list.

  2. Walking Dead looks crazy. It’s going to be an intense 13-episode season.

  3. “Breaking Bad premiered to record ratings for the series (not as big overall as Mad Men’s Season 4 premiere, but bigger with younger viewers).”

    Actually, its ratings are considered better than Mad Men`s, since it scored a 1.1 in the crucial 18-49 demographic (the people most likely to buy the stuff advertised in commercials), while last summer`s MM premiere only scored an 0.9 in that same category.

    http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2011/07/17/breaking-bad-returns-guess-the-ratings-poll/98178/

    http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2011/07/18/breaking-bad-breaks-ratings-records-in-season-four-premiere/98234/

    And TWD`s first season was intensely mediocre. Based on the source material and with a Hollywood lackey like Darabont at the helm, I`m not expecting much in the way of improvement. At least things shouldn`t feel as compressed since they`ll be getting a full season.

  4. Heisenberg,

    The demo difference is exactly the reason for the parenthetical. That said, I’d have to compare advertisers as well. The MM audience skews affluent; don’t know how BB stacks up. The adult demo is likely to buy stuff, but which stuff also matters in terms of rates charged.

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