From New York magazine’s Dan Amira:
Wow, can’t believe Mad Men killed off MLK. The fans are gonna be irate.
— Dan Amira (@DanAmira) April 29, 2013
Michael Ginsberg heads a ThinkProgress piece on “the prestige television male virgin.”
Matthew Weiner, Jon Hamm, Christina Hendricks, Vincent Kartheiser, John Slattery, Jessica Pare, January Jones and Kiernan Shipka all visited Katie Couric, who has plenty of video.
Jay R. Ferguson spoke with Vulture about the highs and lows of maintaining his tremendous facial hair, where things are with Stan and Peggy, and why polyester has changed his life.
The HuffPost dug up pics of Jay R. Ferguson and Vincent Kartheiser as teen idols.
Jon Hamm visits Jon Stewart on The Daily Show.
Vincent Kartheiser talks to AMC about what makes him good at fight scenes and the most shocking thing Pete’s ever done. Elsewhere he admits he did not know of his future wife, Alexis Bledel, before her guest arc on Mad Men.
Christina Hendricks talks about her marriage and her new puppy.
Christina Hendricks, January Jones, Elisabeth Moss, Jessica Pare and Kiernan Shipka are getting the Lucy Award for Excellence in Television from the L.A.-based Women in Film.
Christina Hendricks and Alison Brie make FHM’s 2013 list of the sexiest women in the world.
Ms. Brie joins the cast of Search Party.
Anna Camp is getting divorced.
Did Peggy Olson channel DDB in her “Ketchup vs Catsup” pitch? [The account went to J. Walter Thompson, which later created the “Anticipation” ad for Heinz. -K]
Forbes is learning from the dark side of Don Draper.
Martin Luther King, Jr. and Molotov Cocktails: Seeing Mad Men Through Its Ads.
What Mad Men characters would look like today. Sort of.
Did Matthew Weiner’s treatment of Planet of the Apes break his own spoiler code? [Hint: No. -K]
Bert Stern: Original Madman.
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