Deborah Lipp joins an Indiewire roundtable about the site’s video essays — including those accompanying her Mad Men columns — and how they comment on the show.
Jared Harris talks to Alan Sepinwall about the untimely death of Lane Pryce, with variations at THR, Vulture and TIME. Jared also does the video chat version at Gold Derby, which also covers Fringe and movie roles. But it was his comments to The Daily about Elisabeth Moss that set off speculation across the ‘net.
André & Maria Jacquemetton join Slate’s look at “Commissions and Fees” to discuss Lane’s death and where it fits into overall themes of the season.
Gothamist surveys last Sunday’s cultural references.
The PR and marketing folks at Jaguar wrote at Jalopnik about their wild ride on Mad Men.
Although it’s a month old, it’s a good time to revisit The Daily Beast compilation of Season 5′s death symbols.
DISH Network is burying the Mad Men season finale on Channel 9609. DISH demoted AMC just hours after the channel began running on-screen promotions for a telephone and website campaign at www.keepamc.com
Mad Men Mapped: WNYC crowdsourced an interactive map of Season 5 locations.
Mad Men received five nominations for the Critics’ Choice Television Awards (as did Breaking Bad) and will compete with BB, with HBO’s Game of Thrones, Showtime’s Homeland, PBS’s Downton Abbey, and CBS’s The Good Wife. Downton Abbey may go up against Mad Men and Breaking Bad at the Emmys, too.
Vincent Kartheiser talks to the HuffPo about the darkness of Season 5, how Pete has changed, and confirmed that John Slattery is the coolest guy alive. Vincent also appears in a video on his starring role in The Death of the Novel, a new play by Jonathan Marc Feldman at the San Jose Repertory.
John Slattery talks to the NYP about Roger, viewer expectations, and more.
Rich Sommer talks to Broadway.com about the revival of Harvey, the phone messages he and his dressing room mate Morgan Spector record for fans before each performance, and Mad Men.
Kiernan Shipka talks to AMC about updating Sally’s shoe closet and her plans for a Mad Men viewing marathon.
Alison Brie talks to The Independent about her rising profile.
My Life In Plastic has photographed detailed Mad Men Season 5 Barbies.
Jon Hamm did not win Best On-Screen Dirtbag at the MTV Movie Awards.
Jennifer Westfeldt talks to The Observer about fame, the growing strength of women in the movies, and the lure of motherhood. She also reveals she is developing a show for HBO.
Melissa Rauch (Big Bang Theory) has joined the cast of Matthew Weiner’s You Are Here.
Beyond Joan: How TV Has Tackled Taboo Female Topics.
The WSJ looks at whether Madison Avenue is channeling Don Draper’s retro-masculinity.
Mark Moses talks to AMC about the inspirations behind his role on The Killing and what Lt. Erik Carlson would think of Duck Phillips.
Rosemarie DeWitt talks about Your Sister’s Sister, napping in bookstores and more.
Daniel Radcliffe is excited about playing the young Jon Hamm.
Jerry Seinfeld has a bone to pick with Mad Men.
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