Basket of News, Oct. 5-11, 2013

 Posted by on October 11, 2013 at 9:00 am  Media-Web-News
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Jeffrey Katzenberg, the CEO of DreamWorks Animation, claimed that six weeks ago he offered to commission three extra episodes of Breaking Bad, offering to pay $25 million per episode.

Bryan Cranston responded to Britney Spears after she revealed she was dissappointed with the Breaking Bad finale.

Oliver Stone — the man who wrote Scarface — thought the BB finale was too violent.

Breaking Bad is rebooting as a telenovela for Colombian TV.

Does the plot of BB‘s final episode, “Felina,” echo the plot of the Marty Robbins song “El Paso”?

The Realism Canard: Is fact-checking fiction diminishing the art of shows like Breaking Bad and Mad Men?

An auction of Breaking Bad items fetched nearly a million dollars — and one lucky fan was willing to pay $9,900 for the tighty whiteys Walter White wore in the pilot.

This Sunday’s premiere of The Walking Dead gets a positive, only vaguely spoilery review from Variety.

The Walking Dead‘s new showrunner, Scott M. Gimple, talked to Entertainment Weekly about what to expect from Season 4.

TWD‘s fmr showrunner, Glen Mazzara, writes about the necessity of killing off good characters.

Rolling Stone drops five teasers from its TWD cover story, and posts interviews with Robert Kirkman, David Morrissey, and Andrew Lincoln.

Andrew Lincoln drops a “spoiler” about the most shocking moment of the premiere.

Norman Reedus (Daryl) tells E! Online why he likes it dirty — and why S4 is their best.

Steven Yeun (Glenn) talks to TVLine about his post-apocalyptic counterpart’s relationship with fiancée Maggie and hunger for revenge against the Governor, and hinted at how his new role in the group would impact his penchant for “eating s–t.”  Audrey magazine lists “5 Reasons We Love Glenn.”

HitFix counts down the 10 most shocking moments of TWD (so far).

Uproxx compiles 20 Easter eggs, cool pop culture references and fun facts from The Walking Dead.

Hell On Wheels showrunner John Wirth talks to Cultural Learnings.

Matthew Weiner talks to Wetpaint about the end of Mad Men, his dream guest star, and more…

Kiernan Shipka is killer in The Hollywood Reporter’s “Masters of Horror” issue. Here’s how it happened.

January Jones talks to the OC Register about Sweetwater, Mad Men, and motherhood.

Kevin Rahm (Ted Chaough) joins the indie thriller Nightcrawler starring Jake Gyllenhaal.

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


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

  1. Walter White should have converted his $80 million into bitcoins as Silk Road drug entrepreneur Dread Pirate Roberts has done (estimated at $80 million, coincidence?)

  2. “January Jones talks to the OC Register about Sweetwater, Mad Men, and motherhood.”

    Wow, she is almost unrecognizable in that photo.

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