Basket of News, April 20-26, 2013

 Posted by on April 26, 2013 at 7:00 am  Media-Web-News
Apr 262013

Matthew Weiner, Jon Hamm, January Jones, John Slattery, Kiernan Shipka, Jessica Paré and Vincent Kartheiser talk with Brian Williams for well over an hour at the Paley Center.  Here’s a few minutes:

The full video disappeared from YouTube (Gah!), but I’ll keep looking because it’s pretty good and includes questions from the Lipps.  Until then, here are some of the highlights as reported by Gothamist, Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, and the Associated Press.  January, Jon and Jessica also talked to E! News before the event.

THR reports on the historical goof that led off the Paley Center gabfest — and ends with a dinner invite for Christina Hendricks.

Gothamist unpacks the cultural references in “To Have and To Hold.”

No, Broadway Joe on Broadway didn’t really happen, but the International Business Times profiles the QB.

Conversely, Jon Hamm will host the ESPYs.

Entertainment Weekly salutes Ted McGinley, the “patron saint of shark jumping.”

Joan’s friend Kate was played by Marley Shelton, and the HuffPost somehow left Planet: Terror off her resume.

Ketchup vs. Catsup: What’s the difference? [Fittingly, let’s call the whole thing off. -K]

The Root notes Dawn’s higher profile in “To Have and To Hold.” [My Dad wonders if it’s a coincidence, given that Martin Luther King, Jr. is assassinated on April 4, 1968. -K]

Matthew Weiner and John Slattery were interviewed by Gayle King on CBS This Morning.

Matt Weiner talks Mad Men and Meaning on NPR’s Fresh Air.

Elisabeth Moss talks to AMC about the advice she’d give her character and the most emotional scene of her career.

Kiernan Shipka visits HuffPost Live.

Marten Weiner talks to Vulture about Glenn Bishop’s ‘stache and walking in on January Jones in the bathroom.

Janie Bryant uses her family’s wedding dresses on the show, and talks to GQ about the sartorial splendor of Harry Crane.

Speaking of Harry, Vulture’s Margaret Lyons argues he’s not a villain… just a dope.

Christina Hendricks hired Linda Brettler (Matt Weiner’s wife) to renovate her new home.

Christina Hendricks Sings.

The New York Times repoens the Henry Francis residency issue.

Who the Hell is Bob Benson?

Hating What You’re Selling: Don’s Season 6 pitches have a theme.

Scott Hornbacher defends the show’s opening credits in a lawsuit brought by 60s model Gita Hall May.

Tim Goodman has Five Mad Men Worries.

Estée Lauder rolls out its Mad Men collection.

Rumor: Writers from Mad Men are working on a potential TV series that would focus on the space program of the 1960s and the journalists who covered it.

The Monte Carlo Television Festival has unveiled its 2013 nominees, including Breaking Bad, Downton Abbey, Homeland and the Danish version of The Killing.

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


  6 Responses to “Basket of News, April 20-26, 2013”

  1. Jon Hamm is scheduled to guest with Letterman tonight.

  2. The Matt Weiner interview was really good. I looked at the clock on my desk phone and it said 3:54 (the show starts at 3 where I live) and I was like “what it has only been like 20 minutes??!!” It was such a great interview that even though she talked to him for pretty much the solid hour it went by so quickly because it was so interesting.

  3. Full video of the Paley panel can be found here:

    • I tired that link, and it says it’s been removed by the user. Oh well, I’ll read all the bits from the sites that covered it. Thanks though 🙂

  4. Be sure to let us know if the video of the full interview becomes available anywhere else.

  5. Can someone explain (or maybe create a thread on it) about where the restaurant/bar or ‘soda fountain’ that Joan and Katie went to? I’ve never seen or heard of this type of restaurant. I tried Googling and didnt come up with anything. The calls were from men from inside the restaurant or someplace else?

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