Basket of News, March 2-8, 2013

 Posted by on March 8, 2013 at 9:00 am  Media-Web-News
Mar 082013

Your Mad Men Season 6 teaser:

Mad Men executive producers Andre and Maria Jacquemetton are leaving the Emmy-winning series after this seasons to sign an overall deal with Warner Bros Television.

Gita Hall May, a top Sixties model is suing makers of Mad Men for using her image without consent in the opening credits.

Larisa Oleynik talks to AMC about her own secret hobby and describes getting recognized as “Mrs. Cosgrove.”

January Jones talks to Glamour magazine about finding a man of her own.

Christina Hendricks visits Craig Ferguson. Ms. H will topline Campbell Scott’s bigscreen version of Joan Didion’s “A Book of Common Prayer.”

Elisabeth Moss and Ted Danson are to star in an upcoming indie film titled The One I Love.

FYI, there are Mad Men set photos floating around, but you won’t find them here, in accordance with the Basket’s MM no-spoiler policy.  However, Deborah sent me THR’s interview with Lionsgate’s Kevin Beggs, who talks about Netflix’s notes, Nashville‘s challenges and the pricey process of bringing Matthew Weiner’s Mad Men back for season six, which contains a spoiler, albeit an old spoiler.

How London Fog lost its Mad Men cool.

Estée Lauder has just launched this three-piece Mad Men collection.

The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman talks to Entertainment Weekly about the return of Morgan, the detail-obsessed ways of new showrunner Scott Gimple, and why working on the show makes him feel dumb.  Kirkman is also developing an exorcism series with TWD distributor Fox International Channels.

Norman Reedus, Danai Gurira, and TWD exec producers Gregory Nicotero and Gale Anne Hurd talked to E! Online at PaleyFest.  Reedus, Nicotero, Laurie Holden and Steven Yeun also talked to Entertainment Tonight at the fest.

Is TWD suffering from AMC’s fiscal austerity? You wouldn’t know it from the ratings…

The Walking Dead and Breaking Bad — as though they aired in 1995.

Spoiler alert: The Downton Abbey casting carousel. [For those wondering about differences in spoiler policy, Downton Abbey makes news public that Mad Men’s Matthew Weiner likes to keep secret. -K]

The Abbey has sent travel outfitters and tourism boards scrambling to come up with ways to explore the lives of the noble classes and their servants, on both sides of the Atlantic.

Rebecca Hall talks about her role in HBO’s period miniseries, Parade’s End.

AMC’s latest tussle is with Cable One in Florida.

The 20 Definitive Walter White GIFs.

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


  11 Responses to “Basket of News, March 2-8, 2013”

  1. We are officially 4 weeks out people! But more importantly, in about two weeks time, season 6 press rounds should start. Magazines, interviews, panels….can.not.wait.

  2. My Peeps/Polly- I’m with ya’ll….CAN’T. WAIT.

    Random thoughts on the promo:

    LOVE Megan’s Revlon Moon Drops do, and Sally’s Sandra Dee flip.

    The muzak for this promo just sounds….off. It’s hokey, but not in a good way. Nor does it sound evocative of the mid or the late sixties….can I get an amen up in heah??

    For a show of this stature, you’d think AMC (David Carbonara?) would go all out. Maybe they will.

  3. Fantastic! Love the irony of a Brit being commissioned. ;O)

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