Basket of News, Feb. 14-20, 2015

 Posted by on February 20, 2015 at 9:00 am  Media-Web-News
Feb 202015

ICYMI: The Mad Men Season 7.2 promo photo gallery. Jessica Pare’s ensemble is a custom Janie Bryant design.

Matthew Weiner talks to THR (in print and video) about the early Mad Men auditions.

Don Draper’s gray suit and fedora are headed to the Smithsonian.  The L.A. Times details some of the exhibitions, panel conversations and screenings planned at major cultural institutions in New York, Los Angeles and Washington in the run-up to the show’s final seven episodes; Vulture has others. [I would so watch “Required Viewing: Mad Men’s Movie Influences,” with Weiner-selected titles such as Les Bonnes Femmes and The Apartment. -K] (via Polly Draper)

Jon Hamm reveals what happens to Don Draper during a cover shoot video for Emmy Magazine. (via Polly Draper)  And in the cover story, he talks about the end of filming.

Christina Hendricks discusses Joan’s evolution in a video for Entertainment Weekly.  She tells InStyle about what she took from Joan’s apartment, and she talks to Styleite about Joan’s strut and relationship with Roger.

Vanity Fair has some video with Jessica Pare about Megan’s rise, exclusive from AMC.

Rich Sommer visited Fusion’s “No You Shut Up” and improvs the news.  He was also a guest on the Never Not Funny podcast.

It seems that Janie Bryant did not win a Costume Designer’s Guild Award, but she, Matt Weiner, Kiernan Shipka and January Jones all looked sharp.

Esquire speculates about the end of Mad Men. (via Polly Draper)

Howard Johnson’s in New York celebrated a visit from former manager Dale Vanderwort. [I hope Jon Hamm saw this; he loved that name in the commentary to “Far Away Places.” -K]

Better Call Saul is now confirmed as the number one series premiere in cable history among adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 in live+3 ratings.

In a chat with THR, Better Call Saul writer Thomas Schnauz reveals what the show has in store for Nacho, and weighs in on Jimmy’s next move, and speculates about more flashbacks and flash forwards.

Bob Odenkirk, along with Conan O’Brien and Greg Daniels, talks to THR about his time on the writing staff of Saturday Night Live.  He also talks to British GQ about Jimmy and Saul, and to Ben Stiller about his comedy career and the show.

Michael McKean talks to the QMI agency about Chuck, Jimmy, and brotherhood.  Esquire wants to know what’s wrong with Chuck.

THR has Better Call Saul Easter eggs for Breaking Bad fans.

Lauren Cohan talks to AMC and Entertainment Weekly about Maggie, and to THR about Aaron.

Ross Marquand talks to Entertainment Weekly about Aaron.

Andrew Lincoln tells Entertainment Weekly that “Them” reminds him of Cormac McCarthy’s The Road.

Norman Reedus stopped by the Tonight Show.  He also talked to Entertainment Weekly about the characters’ grief.

Robert Kirkman sees tough times ahead for Maggie and Daryl.

Danai Gurira talks to about how her role in TWD relates to her other work.

Gale Anne Hurd talks about The Walking Dead spinoff, killing off characters, and more.  She also talked to E! Online and Forbes about the survivors’ states of mind.

TIME explained why Cook’s assistant Daisy was so upset on Downton Abbey.

Julian Fellowes talks to the Jewish Daily Forward about how his background influenced Downton Abbey. [There’s a spoiler alert in that piece, but it’s not clear whether it’s an actual spoiler for US viewers. Caveat emptor. -K]

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


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