Basket of News, Dec. 1-7, 2012

 Posted by on December 7, 2012 at 9:00 am  Media-Web-News
Dec 072012

Don’t forget: Jon Hamm and John Slattery are among the celebs supporting the Adrienne Shelly Foundation in its 6th Annual eBay Celebrity Auction.

The Walking Dead is the first cable series in television history to reign as the biggest show of the Fall season among Adult 18-49 rating, beating all broadcast and cable entertainment series including The Voice, Modern Family, X Factor, Two and a Half Men, The Big Bang Theory and Grey’s Anatomy.

Reuters lists four things broadcast networks could learn from TWD.

TWD creator Robert Kirkman talks to Entertainment Weekly about the mid-season finale (non sequitur alert).

Norman Reedus talks Daryl with the L.A. Times.

A South African ad agency just released a new Walking Dead calendar full of sexy (?) zombies in bikinis to help promote the show overseas.

John Slattery will direct two episodes of Mad Men Season 6; Jon Hamm will also return to the director’s chair.

John Slattery talks to Entertainment Weekly about the curse of the silver fox and his new drama, In Our Nature.  He talks to HuffPo about MM, In Our Nature, and Arrested Development.

Deborah sent me the new pics of Elisabeth Moss in her Peggy wardrobe and hairdo — so It’s apparently not a spoiler.  You can also see what she looks like on her way to meet Jon Hamm for lunch.

Jon Hamm and Christina Hendricks received nominations in the International Press Academy’s Satellite Awards.

Mad Men‘s “Zou Bisou Bisou” was part of “The Year TV Broke Out In Song.”  Entertainment Weekly talks to Matthew Weiner and Jessica Pare about the show-stopper.

Brazen Life has “5 Unexpected Workplace Lessons from Mad Men.”

Infographic: How Much Do The Mad Men Really Drink?

The Mad Men Economic Miracle: Slowly Dying?

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


  15 Responses to “Basket of News, Dec. 1-7, 2012”

  1. Thanks so much for the Peggy Pics! Is it just me or do I see a Ring (Abe or Stop-sign)?

  2. The Zach Galifinakis look a like in the Elisabeth pics is Jay !! Rizzo has a full beard. This makes me think back to the finale when after a failed pitch to the pantyhose guys, he says something like “I’m so bored with this dynamic” Stan and Peggy seemed to have a good working relationship…so he leaves SCDP to work with her. Awesome!!

  3. Are Tom and Lorenzo always that bitchy (“more late ’60s frumpy”)?

    I’ll admit, Peg’s helmet hair is not so flattering – but very serious as intended. Why is she sporting a pack of Camel’s? Why not Viginia Slims?

    Chow-guh-guh is growing sideburns – goes with those boots I suppose.

    • They are not always that bitchy. Thier Mad Style Posts can be quite insightful.

      Deborah-Thanks for the pictures. I want what Peggy is wearing in those pictures. Is it just me, or is that a shorter skirt then we’ve seen her in before?

  4. Moderators, take a look – a couple other Daily Mail pics linked below – same location as the T and L photos – but with Ken looking like Ken – and Pete with a yet-higher hairline and sideburns.

    • Longer hair and sideburns….yep. Is Vinny hiding a moustache ??? I think so.

      • Yah, that’s more than a shadow under his nose (5-o’clock or otherwise).

        If so, It’ll be the first time I’ve seen Kartheiser with groomed facial hair.

  5. I don’t watch Homeland, but I do have a sense of the major disappointment people are expressing this season towards it, and all I have to say is…Mad Men lost the Emmy to a show that couldn’t even sustain a season and a half of excellence? Hail Mad Men, hail! We’ve done greatness for 5 years – Homeland, take some notes. And by “we” I mean I have done nothing to create its awesomeness except give it a viewership number.

    • MPAN — bravo! You expressed my thoughts exactly!

      And, I’d like to add that after re-watching Mad Men season 5 and listening to the DVD commentaries, I still cannot believe that Mad Men was nominated for 17 Emmy awards and received none. Season 5 is amazing.

      At least the AFI got it right to recognize Mad Men for 5 years for its excellence.

  6. A Golden Globes Best Drama snub? Dear lord. I know, I know, it’s the Golden Globes…. but still.

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