Basket of News, Oct. 18-24, 2014

 Posted by on October 24, 2014 at 9:00 am  Media-Web-News
Oct 242014

A Florida mom petitioned to stop Toys R Us from selling Breaking Bad action figures.  The chain compliedAaron Paul and Bryan Cranston tweeted about the kerfuffle.

As Mad Men was inducted into the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame, Matthew Weiner and Kiernan Shipka talked to Vulture about the final season (and whether they shoot drunk). (via Polly Draper)

Matt talked about Mad Men and soap opera on WNYC, and a bit on life after Mad Men with the New York Daily News.

Vulture pitches Mad Men spinoffs (as do Vulture readers in the comments). (via Hollis)

Matt talked about feminism, success, and more at an event on “Women at Work” on television, kinda schooling Spiral creator Alexandra Clert in the process.

Vincent Kartheiser talks about Billy & Ray, and the end of MM with Vulture.

Elisabeth Moss tells Buzzfeed what she learned from playing Peggy, discusses Peggy’s ending at CraveOnline, gives her terms for spinoff to Indiewire, and lists her five fave films for Rotten Tomatoes.

Stephanie Drake talks to about which baseball teams she and Meredith support.

Last Sunday’s episode of The Walking Dead had a Biblical Easter egg.

The Boston Herald interviews The Walking Dead‘s Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus and Steven Yeun about their wild ride.

Entertainment Weekly interviews Steven Yeun and Michael Cudlitz.

Norman Reedus is keeping Andrew Lincoln’s beard in his fridge.  MTV traced the evolution of Rick’s beard.

The Walking Dead‘s Andrew J. West talked to THR about Gareth’s appetite for revenge, and more.

Jimmy Fallon’s “Pros and Cons” of watching The Walking Dead.

THR posted a handy gallery of  TWD comic/actor comparisons.

Lost Remote shares an infographic about The Walking Dead‘s considerable fan base on social media.

Aaron Paul had a reunion with Jesse and Walt’s infamous R.V.

Anna Gunn talked to the New York Times and Variety about Skyler, Gracepoint, and more.

Bob Odenkirk talks to Flavorwire about his new book, and Better Call Saul.  He also talks about the show in a Reddit Ask Me Anything.

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


  4 Responses to “Basket of News, Oct. 18-24, 2014”

  1. Lets, see. G.I. Joe brandishes a gun, and is sold to children.
    Breaking Bad dolls don’t have guns, and are unacceptable to children, because they are dressed somewhat like garbage men? Oohh, right they ARE drug dealers, on a show no child under the age of 13 should not ever watch.
    The PC police has been running unchecked, and trampling over everyone who doesn’t abide for 20 years now.
    When is it enough???

    • I’m not endorsing the complaint, but I believe it was about their carrying bags of meth. Occasionally someone notices dolls made for collectors, assumes they must be for children and registers outrage.

    • Toys-R-Us caved on this – gave in to helicopter-mom-on-steroids, with her unchecked-righteousness, and removed the goods from their shelves.

      Aaron Paul was outraged, Cranston sardonically amused.

  2. This is an excerpt from an interview with Lisa Kudrow in New York magazine in which she describes the role that Jon Hamm plays in an upcoming episode of Web Therapy:

    “…Old friends aside, Jon Hamm may be one of Kudrow’s funniest Web Therapy guest-actors. This season, Hamm plays Jeb, a phone-sex operator for the elderly. “His business is called Absolute Last Call,” says Kudrow, practically hiccuping with laughter. In their first episode together, Hamm’s character talks to a client in the middle of therapy. “He has that Mercedes voice,” says Kudrow. “You know, ‘Hey, what are you wearing? Pink housecoat? Oh, yeah. Did you get it wet? Was it an accident?’ I’ve never broken that much, ever. I started crying I was laughing so hard.”

    Imagine…from Don Draper to a phone-sex operator for the elderly…that is some acting range!

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