Matthew Weiner and Jon Hamm offer an oral history of “The Suitcase.”
GoldDerby asks whether Mad Men will clean up at tomorrow’s Creative Arts Emmys, or show unexpected weakness heading into the Primetime awards? They also ask whether anyone can beat MM — and “The Suitcase” — for Best Drama Writing.
John Slattery is among the celebs surfing in Malibu tomorrow to benefit the Surfrider Foundation’s campaigns for clean water, open beach access, coastal preservation and special place protection.
Bryan Batt will be in NYC on October 6th for a signing and lecture launching his upcoming book, Big Easy Style.
January Jones will play Tippi Hedren to Timothy Spall’s Hitchcock for the BBC’s The Girl.
Jared Harris talks to the MTV about playing Professor Moriarty in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.
Randee Heller talks to Reuters about the brief life (and hilarious death) of Miss Blankenship, and how 10 years ago she almost gave up working as an actress.
Joe O’Connor, who plays Trudy Campbell’s dad Tom Vogel, compares the life of an ad man to that of an actor then describes what he’d do if Pete were his son-in-law.
Cara Buono has signed up to appear in Lifetime’s new pilot Modern Love.
Alison Brie briefly talks a little Mad Men in a joint interview with her Community co-star Joel McHale.
Gabriel Mann (Arthur Case) turns up in ABC’s stylish and soapy new drama Revenge.
Erin Cummings (Candace) likely won’t be slapping Don Draper around next season; she’s joined the cast of Pan Am.
Janie Bryant talks to Ad Age about Mad Men and her myriad endorsements and plans.
Lisa Albert and Janet Leahy are going to Ireland to host a course on TV development later this September.
BuzzSugar is running an Emmys contest with a 40″ HDTV as the prize.
Former Miss Universe Australia Rachael Finch slipped into the Mad Men costumes on ehhibiton in Melbourne. [She is pictured wearing what Matt Weiner and Robin Veith referred to as the “Sad Clown” dress from “A Night to Remember.” -K]
It’s football season: Off-Tackle Empire ranks the Big Ten, MM-style.
Helen Gurley Brown (a likely inspiration to and for Joan) did a spoken word album in 1963 titled Lessons in Love. Listen at the link.
Basket of News is compiled by Deborah and Karl — and Basketcases contributing in the sidebar.