Basket of News, Jan. 5-11, 2013

 Posted by on January 11, 2013 at 9:00 am  Media-Web-News
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Mad Men, Breaking Bad and Homeland are among the basket of shows represented in the DGA Awards nominations.  Indeed, the Homeland episode was directed by Mad Men alumna Lesli Linke Glatter (who directed “Guy Walks Into an Advertising Agency” among others).

Those same three shows also received nominations for awards from the Cinema Audio Society.

The Downton Abbey Season 3 premiere drew at least 7.9 million viewers, more than most of the broadcast networks, save CBS.

Julian Fellowes talks to the Boston Globe about the Abbey phenomenon.

Paste Magazine provides Downton Abbey Bingo cards.

A new Tumblr inexplicably provides Edith With Googly Eyes.

This may be dangerously close to Fan Art, but Etsy now has portraits of Downton Abbey characters as cats and dogs.

The Abbey is now influencing Saville Row.

The Walking Dead has a Season 3.5 promo poster.

The Walking Dead will serve the opening-night panel March 1 at Paley Fest.

Elisabeth Moss talked to the Television Critics Association about Jane Campion’s Top of the Lake miniseries.

Fred Armisen told Howard Stern that he was a “terrible” husband to Elisabeth Moss.

January Jones looks to have gone brunette in these photos with Xander.

Christina Hendricks is back on the radar due to outtakes from her Vivienne Westwood photoshoot.

This ultimately turned out alright, (I think):

Vivien Chang blogs about Mad Men and Modernity.

AMC announces that Showville will be staging talent competitions eight towns across America.

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


  11 Responses to “Basket of News, Jan. 5-11, 2013”

  1. Related, but a bit unrelated. I can’t believe I’m going to be watching the Golden Globes this weekend, and nobody from Mad Men will be there except Jon Hamm! 🙁 This is usually a little bit of a fix in between the interminable wait until March/April.

    • Again, just like the Emmys, it seems that the only one from mad men that will walk away with an award is Roger’s Idiot. Ha!

  2. Christina looks amazing in those photos.

    She was quoted:
    “My school days were pretty unhappy. I had the worst high school experience ever. I went to a very mean school and was bullied like crazy.”

    ‘There was a long corridor with lockers on either side and kids would sit on top of them and spit on you. It was like something out of Lord of the Flies.’
    However, it was when Christina posed in a modelling competition after leaving school that she first felt attractive.
    She told the Daily Mirror: ‘When I got the pictures back my mum and I started crying because I had no idea I could be pretty.

    ‘I’d always felt awkward. It was the first time I really felt pretty. It just sort of changed my perspective of myself.’

    Wonder what all those kids think now?

    In the same article, she said:
    ‘If I could go back and tell my 14-year-old self anything it would be, “Don’t worry.

    “You’re going to be doing exactly what you want to be doing and those people who are a*****es now are still going to be a******es in 20 years. So let it go!”

  3. When……………is……………….the……………..premiere????????????????????

    Golden Globes suck balls like all other award shows. The pits.

    • Tilden, you really need to learn how to form an opinion.

      I’ve seen people say that judging from when Walking Dead is airing and Breaking Bad is premiering, MM has to sandwich in there, beginning last week of March or early April. That is word on the street.

    • Yep, this came up in a prior Basket of News (last week, iirc). 3/31 or 4/7 most likely.

    • I have only occasionally watched the Oscars over the years, never the Emmys, and never the Globes – that is, until MadMen.

      I told my daughter, watching the red carpet prelims, that it’s a new thing that stars from *TV shows* that draw up to (usually less than) 3-million viewers get attention at the red carpet.

      This one was dreary with only Hamm in the reaction shots – no Lizzie, No Christina, No Slattery, No Vincent. The Fey and Poehler show was fun – not enough of them, alas.

  4. I never thought I would cry for anyone on Downton Abby, But I cried tonight. Edith………Damm.

  5. Sorry if I’m not posting this in an appropriate place, but some of you might appreciate it and may have otherwise missed knowing about it.

    For those who recall the Mad Men Season 3 plot point regarding the demolition of Penn Station, here’s something that might be of interest.

    It’s a recent talk on C-SPAN about the history of NYC’s old Pennsylvania Station, that was given at the New York Historical Society by Barry Lewis. It runs a little over an hour …

    Also, here’s the NY Times obituary of Ada Louise Huxtable, the writer who vigorously opposed the razing of Penn Station …

  6. It’s official: “The Killing” has come back from the dead. AMC and Fox Television Studios are bringing the previously-canceled crime drama back for a third season, it was announced Tuesday.

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