Matthew Weiner revealed Mad Men’s Season 5 premiere is titled “A Little Kiss” and teased people about its possible meaning. Jon Hamm tweaked the critics with premiere spoilers while discussing Don, Megan and Peggy.
In anticipation of Season 5 (and what isn’t?), Mad Men cast members name their favorite episodes.
AMC has pics of the Mad Men cast at the Television Critics’ Association winter party. [Is there a spoiler in those pics? Hmmm… -K]
Matt also was honored with the 2012 NATPE Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Award. At a NATPE Q & A he talked about HBO passing on Mad Men, capturing real life, and women in the workplace. After the awards gala, he talked about his inspirations for the show. The awards ceremony included a video with comedic touches from Jon Hamm and Breaking Bad showrunner Vince Gilligan.
Send a Hamm-O-Gram for Valentine’s Day. [It will compensate for when the rye and phenobarbital impairs your performance. -K]
Christina Hendricks is the new voice of Baskin-Robbins ice cream. We have pics and pics of CH supporting husband Geoffrey Arend at the Sundance Film Festival, where she dished about coming home to find him rocking the platform boots.
Mad Men was denied a fourth straight Producers Guild Award.
Caity Lotz (Stephanie) has signed with the UTA talent agency, which is probably a big deal for her career.
Jon Bernthal, who currently plays Shane on The Walking Dead, is in early conversations to lead Frank Darabont’s new show, L.A. Noir.
Janie Bryant even sets fashion trends at her own wedding.
The Millions explores the literary pedigree of Downton Abbey.
At the A.V. Club, an argument for watching quality TV — notably Mad Men — slowly.
Sterling Archer Draper Pryce.
Photographer Neil Liefer holds a copy of “Ali vs. Liston,” which he took on May 25, 1965 in Lewiston, Maine.
Leo Burnett’s no-nonsense, 1967 summary of his company’s values — “When To Take My Name Off the Door” — was turned into a retro-style video.
Letters of Note publishes one from David Ogilvy on copywriting.
Not even nostalgia could save Kodak.
In today’s ad biz, Mad Men are giving way to “Math Men.”
Basket of News is compiled by Deborah and Karl — and Basketcases contributing in the sidebar.