Entertainment Weekly extracts from Matthew Weiner’s take on his renegotiations with AMC (and the alleged impact on other shows) from the interview with his sister, freelance journalist Allison Hope Weiner, posted here last week (and embedded at the link).
Confirmed! Downton Abbey gets a third season.
The Adrienne Shelly Foundation is again auctioning exclusive breakfasts and lunches with celebs, including Jon Hamm and John Slattery. You may recall the Lipps and Seagirl lunched with Jon Hamm this way before Season Four.
Elisabeth Moss is in final negotiations to play the lead in BBC Two’s six-hour miniseries Top Of The Lake, from the Oscar-winning trio of writer/director Jane Campion (The Piano) and producers Emile Sherman and Iain Canning (The King’s Speech).
Vincent Kartheiser recently explored a “terrifyingly dark” lava flow cave in Maui.
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Christina Hendricks is shooting Decoding Annie Parker in L.A. while MM is shooting?
Hell On Wheels show creators Joe and Tony Gayton tell Wired their rules for transforming past facts into current television. Executive producer John Shiman talks to the Morton Report about the show. Anson Mount talks to the Associated Press about the role of Cullen Bohannon.
Jared Harris talks to The Big Issue about hauntings, his father and Lane Pryce.
Rich Sommer talks gaming in a Dorkforest podcast.
Mark Moses has signed onto a guest appearance for Fairly Legal‘s second season.
Colin Hanks talks Dexter, with a splash of Mad Men, with the L.A. Times.
Laura Ramsey reminisces with AMC about her start in show business and the thrill of picking up Don in a convertible.
The Orion’s Leila Rodriguez notes that Mad Men portrays women in a manner absent from the shows of the period.
At the Windsor Star, Vanessa Shields thanks Mad Men for keeping it real and causing her to re-examine her life.
In These Times posts a defense of nostalgia.
Slate salutes the Old-Fashioned, including the ones Don Draper made for Conrad Hilton.
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