Basket of News, Dec. 17-23, 2011

 Posted by on December 23, 2011 at 9:00 am  Media-Web-News
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Holiday Shopping for Don Draper at the Duke University Libraries. (via the library)

Jon Hamm walks his dog; Accidental Sexiness is there.  Kristen Wiig salutes Jon in an outtake from her PAPER magazine interview.

Bryan Batt talks to the HuffPo about Big Easy Style, holiday decorations and more…

Ford Motor Co. is switching ad agencies, but keeping John Slattery behind the wheel of his Lincolns. [He’s apparently better at this than Roger Sterling. -K]

Lawrence Kasdan’s Darling Companion, which co-stars Elisabeth Moss, has been selected as the opening-night film at the 27th Santa Barbara International Film Festival.

Jared Harris talks Prof. Moriarty and Lane Pryce with the L.A. Times.

Rich Sommer has a Tumblr devoted to games. He also reveals the MM crew knows how to get festive for the holidays.

Deborah Goldstein, a Film & TV Costume Design Student at FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Los Angeles, is a current wardrobe intern for Janie Bryant on Mad Men. The Boston Globe looks at TV’s other well-dressed shows.

Get To the Chopper highlights Anson Mount as a new face to watch among new TV shows.

The WSJ reports on Downton Abbey Divas.

AMC is turning the book Sacred Games into a series shot in Mumbai with an Indian cast.

Caity Lotz talks to FEARnet about Season 2 of Death Valley.

Dominic West is excited by The Hour’s three Golden Globe nominations.

At the Daily Beast, some familiar titles turn up on a list of the Best & Worst TV Shows of 2011.

A quartet of old-school Doyle Dane Bernbach alums have reunited and started a new agency. [Can’t wait to see the mysterious second floor. -K]

Bonnie Caprara, watching the Sunday Mad Men marahons, asks: “If social media came into play in the 1960s, how would the key players at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce figure out how to use it?”

Bert Sugar, the 75 year-old boxing raconteur, was a Mad Man before he got more into the ring.

At the Silver Tongue, Wil Donelson puts some familiar shows on his list of the Best TV No One’s Watching.

Nonprofit advocacy groups are starting to take a long look at the cultural ascent of the antihero and its effect on children.

Free Ride author Rob Levine mentions our favorite cable shows as an island in a sea of copyright/piracy turmoil.

Canada’s Postmedia looks forward to more Mad Men, The Killing and Bond (among others) in 2012.

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


  One Response to “Basket of News, Dec. 17-23, 2011”


    this article about psychology and advertising is very interesting!

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