Basket of News, July 28 – Aug. 3, 2012

 Posted by on August 3, 2012 at 9:00 am  Media-Web-News
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January Jones, Elisabeth Moss and Vincent Kartheiser reportedly have reached agreements with Lionsgate to continue on Mad Men for Seasons 6 and 7.  Christina Hendricks is still working on her deal.

Mr. Vincent Kartheiser rocks a ‘stache, models and talks fashion with Mr. Porter.  And talks Minnesota at the Star-Tribune.

Kiernan Shipka rocks self-made vintage style and talks fashion with Harper’s Bazaar.

Jon Hamm joined Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis on The Daily Show. Jon was in NYC for the premiere of The Campaign.  Also, JH tells Vulture he has a thing for men named Chris.

Matthew Weiner is making his romantic dramedy You Are Here in part on soundstages at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem.  But he’s hosting a showing of Rod Serling’s Patterns at UCLA tonight. [Matt talked about Patterns in this TV Time Machine interview -K]

Scott Hornbacher talks Emmy nominations, You Are Here, and more at Inforum.

Robert Morse talks to AMC about secret naps and Bert Cooper’s non-office.

Ben Feldman has time to reappear on Lifetime’s Drop Dead Diva.

Breaking Bad broke Mad Men‘s streak at the Television Critics Awards.  But Mad Men leads the Gold Derby TV awards with 11 nominations.  And MM has a nifty Emmy Awards trailer online.

Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston has revealed that he lost his virginity to a Dutch hooker when he was 16-years-old.

The Mad Men s5 DVD box art should look familiar.

Kyle Hilton unveils Breaking Bad paper dolls.

Dish vs AMC: Where’s the subscriber revolt?

AMC is taking The Walking Dead viral as part of its anti-Dish campaign.

AMC also closed a deal for a new scripted drama about Area 51.

Turns out Mad Men is one of the shows most affected by time-shifted viewing.

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


  10 Responses to “Basket of News, July 28 – Aug. 3, 2012”

  1. I loved Robert Morse’s interview. Personly Bert not having an office makes me respect him because he’s about the company over pride.

    And his comment about how it felt to lose Jared from the cast. I bet that WAS agonizing.

    In other news l, I wonder if Matt Weiner is happy about the news getting out about cast negotiations. There’s no guarantee of these people making it thru all 26 episodes but if you aren’t on the list does that make you nervous? IDK. OTOH I don’t know enough about show biz to know if there was no chance this ever going to be a secret so maybe he doesn’t care. Still. With CH still in talks it feels like the announcement was early.

    • I have to think that Matt is at the very least resigned to news about contracts getting out in the media. Also, this wasn’t an “announcement,” really, but something from Deadline, an outlet that cares more about being first than waiting for all negotiations to conclude. The question I ponder is which side (Lionsgate or CH’s rep) leaked it.

      • Yes, this was definitely a cast leak. Actually, I think most of them are all repped by the same agency. Christina might be reaching a bit though if she thinks she deserves more than the the other three.

  2. The item about the familiar image to be used on the MM S-5 DVD/BluRay packaging, jogged my memory. Didn’t Matt Weiner say that by the end of the season, we’d all be clear regarding the scene?

    Even after watching this season, I’m still not quite sure what the scene in the picture window is supposed to mean! Is the naked mannequin supposed to be Peggy, with Teddy Chaough in the chair and Don outside, looking in? That’s about the best guess I’ve come up with.

    • Hi Smiler! I think the poster was supposed to be a representation of Megan and Don’s life, with them being the mannequins in a place of traditional domesticity, and Don looking in on his life and still feeling completely removed from it. Not sure about the nakedness of the mannequin, maybe that’s Megan’s true self being laid bare, but I feel like Weiner said somewhere it was really about Don still looking in on his life, and not quite being a part of it. That was my take.

    • He never said that. In fact, he got the image from a dream.

    • I thought Matt Weiner had said that as well – that we would be clear on what the poster meant. Still not clear to me! 🙂

  3. Is it just me, but, in the photos of Vincent Kartheiser in the journal he resembles Clark Gable?

  4. Are we certain Kiernan isn’t Jon Hamm’s real daughter? The resemblence to her TV “dad” seems to only get stronger as she grows up.

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