Jon Hamm featured in a Christmas Conan.
Christina Hendricks is in talks to appear in Sally Potter’s period anti-nuclear movie, Bomb.
Hell On Wheels has been renewed for a second season.
TV Geek Army is running a contest with Mad Men Seasons 1-4 and an e-book as prizes.
The Mad Men auction did pretty well for Charitybuzz!
As previously suspected, Alan Taylor will direct Thor 2.
At the Arts Desk, Elisabeth Moss gets year-end props for her turn in The Children’s Hour.
Pete Campbell leads a story on ethnic advertising at The Economist.
Downton Abbey and Pan Am both received American Society of Cinematographers’ television nominations.
Downton Abbey also makes Poptimal’s 2011 TV yearbook.
Hollywood Soapbox wonders why The Killing and The Walking Dead got snubbed for Golden Globes nominations.
Kate Healey, costume designer for The Killing, talks to AMC.
Matt Zoller Seitz writes of 2011 as the year were were nolstalgic for everything.
The StarPhoenix cites The Killing, Mad Men and James Bond as highlights of 2012 before the end of the world.
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