Basket of News, Sept. 21-27, 2013

 Posted by on September 27, 2013 at 9:00 am  Media-Web-News
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So yeah, the Emmys. Congrats to Breaking Bad. For many, Kevin Spacey and Josh Malina summed it up.

Jon Hamm and Amy Poehler teamed up to cohost an Emmys after-party just for the night’s losers.

The Mad Men cast certainly looked like winners on Sunday.  Here are Jon Hamm, Christina Hendricks, Elisabeth Moss, January Jones, Jessica Pare, Linda Cardellini, Rich Sommer and Jay Ferguson, and the always stylish Kiernan Shipka.  Ms. Pare and Ms. Cardellini also talked MM fashion with Elle on the red carpet.

Matthew Weiner and the MM cast spoke to Vanity Fair about splitting the show’s final season. At THR, Matt ruled out a spinoff.

Jon Hamm talked about his throat surgery, pizza, Mad Men, A Young Doctor’s Notebook, and more on Jimmy Kimmel Live (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3).  Jon also talked to The Wrap about his love for Breaking Bad.

At Vanity Fair, Kiernan Shipka speculates about Sally’s Season 7 and explains her love of darker roles.

John Slattery will return for more episodes of Arrested Development in its next season on Netflix.

Christina Hendricks hopes The Pirate Fairy isn’t her last pirate role.

The Breaking Bad finale is projected to have 8 million viewers. Ads will run $250,000 for 30 seconds on average. That’s a lot of money.

Bryan Cranston read his favorite erotic fan letter on Conan. It involves Aaron Paul.

The Walking Dead webisodes return October 1.

Breaking Bad showrunner Vince Gilligan’s next project is a police drama, Battle Creek, for CBS.

BB co-executive producer Melissa Bernstein talks to Forbes about bringing Gilligan’s vision to your screen.

BB also redefined the rules of product placement.

All Breaking Bad fans have theories about the finale, including Arctic Monkeys.

The HuffPost has an in-depth look at Robert Towne joining the Mad Men writer’s room.

Jon Hamm and Jennifer Westfeldt are crowdsourcing funding for Humor Abuse: The Documentary, about  Lorenzo Pisoni’s life growing up in the Pickle Family Circus with a clown for a father. (via Polly Draper)

Aaron Staton is set to star in the psychological horror/thriller Preservation.

James Wolk talks about The Crazy Ones and Bob Benson at the Daily Beast.

Peyton List is starring in the CW’s The Tomorrow People.

Don Draper is one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People Who Never Lived.

Blogger David Burge (a/k/a Iowahawk) visited Sweeney Todd’s Barber Shop in Hollywood.  Pretty sure Don Draper sat in that empty chair after winning the Jaguar account.

Basket of News is compiled by Deborah and Karl — and Basketcases like you


  11 Responses to “Basket of News, Sept. 21-27, 2013”

  1. Just wanted to alert you that many of these links seem to not be working, starting with Kevin Spacey and continuing through most of the Emmy photos.

  2. C’mon, all there is to congratulate the big wins on Sunday is this line: Congrats to Breaking Bad?

    How about saying WHY you are congratulating them?
    And does Anna Gunn’s win not matter at all? That is a HUGE deal for her and the show.

    Only pictures of MM actors get into the photo line up? Not one picture of the Emmy winner from Breaking Bad, or a photo of the cast on stage accepting their award?

    I know the MM fans are disappointed, but AMC and Breaking Bad won HUGE that night, and on this list of news items it’s kinda like that doesn’t matter since MM lost. Bryan Cranston reading a fan letter is more important than congratulating Anna Gunn on her win? C’mon!!!!!

    • Hey Karl and Deborah,

      How did you miss this one for Breaking Bad? 🙂

      Thanks for always doing such an awesome job on Basket of News!

    • rowan,

      As the person primarily responsible, I want to publicly acknowledge that you’re largely correct. The Basket had an Emmys post that discussed the wins for all of the shows/people followed here, and I was reluctant to rehash it nearly a week later. But the photos shouldn’t have been all MM. They wouldn’t have been if I had been here for the Emmys post, but other commitments kept me from it. I overlooked BB because — to be blunt — I don’t watch it. Nevertheless, I recognize the show and those responsible for it are excellent and deserve their moment in the sun. So I do the best I can, but fell a bit short this week. I’ll strive to do better.

      • You don’t watch it, Deborah doesn’t watch it. I don’t know what to say. Either “some re-education is due here” or “you both have something to look forward to in the future”. I’ll settle for the latter. Best TV show ever made, as I’m sure you’ve heard before but don’t believe.

  3. Wait….. Kiernan is starring in a Lifetime film of ‘Flowers in the Attic’? Sally Draper, you are better than this!!

  4. Cristina in that curve hugging black velvet dress reminds me of Sargent’s famous painting of “Madame X”, which is one of my favorite portraits. So you can imagine how I feel about Cristina !


    Here’s a new link to the Bryan Cranston favorite erotic fan letter

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