Basket of News, Jun. 7-20, 2014

 Posted by on June 20, 2014 at 9:00 am  Media-Web-News
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Matthew Weiner, Robert Morse, Christina Hendricks, Elisabeth Moss, January Jones, Jessica Pare, Vincent Kartheiser, and Kiernan Shipka participated in a Q&A after a screening of “Waterloo.”

Jon Hamm joined THR’s drama actors’ roundtable to talk Typecasting, among other things.  Jon was also part of a L.A. Times roundtable (with Norman Reedus and Lizzy Caplan), including a bit about his TV debut:

An episode of a television show called “Providence,” starring one Melina Kanakaredes, Mike Farrell and Paula Cale. I was brought in as a guest star who was a bartender, and there was a costume party, it was around Halloween, and I dressed as Zorro somehow…

The St. Louis Cardinals will host “Jon Hamm Night” on Aug. 18, in honor of “one of the greatest ambassadors for Cardinals baseball.”  There will be a Hamm bobblehead.

THR thinks Mad Men and Jon Hamm will nab Emmys. CarterMatt thinks Vincent Kartheiser ought to get an Emmy nod.

The L.A. Times profiles Vincent Kartheiser as a supporting actor who lights up the small screen in a big way. Christina Hendricks and Aaron Paul get similar coverage from Variety.

Christina Hendricks also talked to Cover Media about Joan’s contradictions, Cannes, and more.

John Slattery and Talia Balsam talk to GoldDerby about working together on Mad Men, among other things. John called the script for the series finale “extraordinary” and “electric.” John also talked to Variety about starting his directorial career on Mad Men.

Jessica Paré talks about the evolution of Megan with the L.A. Times.

Rich Sommer, Aaron Staton and Jared Harris will do a live table read of 1969: A Space Odyssey, Or How Kubrick Learned To Stop Worrying And Land On the Moon.

Janie Bryant talks to the Golden Globes about, well, the evolution of Mad Men costume design.

A reminder, if any was needed: The Walking Dead rules television.

The Walking Dead producer Jolly Dale calls the Season 5 premiere “by far the biggest episode that we’ve ever done.”

Robert Kirkman tells THR that TWD will “definitely going to hit the ground running for season five and we really don’t let up very quickly at all.”

Norman Reedus talks to the L.A. Times about the upside of episodic television and more.  He was also part of a Variety roundtable with Aaron Paul, Jon Voight and more, in which Norman talked about his toughest scene. And he does a session with GoldDerby.

Danai Gurira talks Michonne at GoldDerby.

THR likes Reedus and Gurira for Emmy nominations. CarterMatt likes Melissa McBride and Chandler Riggs.

Gale Anne Hurd reveals she didn’t know Andrew Lincoln was British when he was cast as Sheriff Rick Grimes.

Anson Mount talks to Collider about Season 4 of Hell On Wheels.

Vince Gilligan is directing the Better Call Saul series premiere, and co-showrunning along with fellow Breaking Bad alum Peter Gould, creator of the Saul Goodman character.

Enthertainment Weekly named a scene from Breaking Bad‘s ”Ozymandias” as the best scene on TV this year.

HitFix likes Aaron Paul and Dean Norris for best supporting actor Emmy nods, and Anna Gunn to repeat.  The HuffPost and TV Guide pick a farewell Emmy for Breaking Bad.

Coming soon: the Walter White action figure.

The ratings for the Game Of Thrones finale swelled to 7.1 million. And here’s your NSFW super cut of every GoT sex scene.

This longish article on rape culture delves deeply into public perceptions of Joan’s rape in The Mountain King.

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


  2 Responses to “Basket of News, Jun. 7-20, 2014”

  1. Congratulations to Bryan Cranston for his Best Actor Tony award appearance as Lyndon Johnson for All the Way. You would never have believed that it was the same guy who played Malcolm’s Dad and Walter White.
    And the show won Best Drama!

  2. “Jon Hamm joined THR’s drama actors’ roundtable to talk Typecasting, among other things.”

    The Hollywood Reporter’s roundtables are worth reading. They’ve recently done showrunners (Matt Weiner was included in that), male actors and female actors from tv, comedy actors, drama actors, etc. If you’re a TV fan, as I know all of us are, it’s a wonderful read.

    Mad Men actors have been included in some of the recent roundtables as have actors from shows such as Orange Is the New Black, Shameless, Nurse Jackie, Homeland, etc., etc., etc.

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