Basket of News, Mar. 14-20, 2015

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

The new Mad Men teaser trailer features The Alabama Shakes’ “I Found You”:

Christina Hendricks and Matt Weiner took GMA on a tour of the Mad Men sets (pretty sure that’s re-upped footage), and GMA has pics of the exhibit at the Museum of the Moving Image in Manhattan. And there’s more MM video in the queue after that.  The Hollywood Reporter and  New York Post have even more pics of the exhibit.

Matt Weiner also hangs out at P.J. Clarke’s with The New Yorker and talks to Bloomberg Business about architecture, wearable tech, and the food that might kill him.

Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, January Jones, Christina Hendricks, John Slattery , and Matthew Weiner will unveil a Mad Men-themed statue on Monday, March 23, on Sixth Avenue. The statue will sit in the outdoor plaza outside the Time & Life Building.

Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Victor Kartheiser, Christina Hendricks, and John Slattery star in clips from an AMC roundtable about their character arcs. (via Polly Draper)

Elisabeth Moss has a nice interview and great photoshoot at the New York Post.  Se also talks to W about The Heidi Chronicles.

Christina Hendricks  is blonde at Marie Claire.

January Jones talks Mad Men and The Last Man on Earth at E! Online.

Kiernan Shipka talks about the end of Mad Men with Glamour. She also talked to BuzzFeed about Sally and future projects.

Contests: Janie Bryant and InStyle are giving away a suit from Don Draper’s own closet, worn by Jon Hamm on the show.  The Heidi Chronicles and Mad Men are giving away a mixed package of gifts.

Janie Bryant’s latest project, by the way, was designing the uniforms for the re-opened Watergate Hotel.

Patrick Cavanaugh (Smitty) turns up in a Minute Maid ad. (via Mad Chick)

AMC has launched Mad Men Carousel, an app that pulls photos from your older albums on Facebook and inserts them into Don’s iconic Season 1 presentation.

AMC also checks out Daryl’s new bike on The Walking Dead.

Steven Yeun and Tyler James Williams talk to Entertainment Weekly about Noah.  Tyler James Williams also talked to Yahoo TV and Access Hollywood about Noah’s fate.

Josh McDermitt talked to Access Hollywood about pre-apocolyptic Eugene, and to Bustle about joining the cast of TWD.

Slate argues Mike Emmentraut is one of the weakest parts of Better Caul Saul.

Jonathan Banks, on the other hand, talks to THR about last Sunday’s Monday’s monologue and where Jimmy and Mike’s relationship is headed.

Bob Odenkirk is interviewed by Rolling Stone about Jimmy, Saul, and more.

Rhea Seehorn tells Variety why she enjoys playing Kim.

Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould talk to Alan Sepinwall about Saul‘s deliberately crappy title sequence.

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


  7 Responses to “Basket of News, Mar. 14-20, 2015”

  1. • Late Breaking •

    Welcome & timely news for Mad Men fans who are Netflix Streaming customers!

  2. Several news services are reporting that Jessica Pare gave birth to a baby boy last Friday, 20 March.

  3. If you missed the Mad Men segment on CBS Sunday Morning on 03/22, here’s the link to watch it …

    There are other links about Mad Men at and the program is also re-aired on the Smithsonian Channel tonight.

  4. Michael Gladis (with beard) appears in episode 4 of Battle Creek, “Heirlooms.”

  5. DOWNTON ABBEY announced today, 26 March 2015, that the currently filming Season Six is the end.

  6. This is a wonderful clip with a phone interview in which Matthew Weiner is asked about the importance of elevator scenes in Mad Men. Across the 85 episodes that have already aired, 59 scenes have occurred in elevators. Weiner also comments on the scene in “Lady Lazarus” when Don stands in front of the elevator doors that open to reveal the open shaft.

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