Have you read the Lipps’ write-ups of Matthew Weiner at the Museum of the Moving Image, and Matt with the cast at Lincoln Center (Part 1, Part 2)? Great stuff. Vulture was also at the Museum appearance. The Boston Globe and Vulture were both at Lincoln Center.
Jessica Pare welcomed her first child with boyfriend John Kastner. (via C Carroll Adams, PhD)
Matt Weiner, along with cast members Jon Hamm, January Jones, Elisabeth Moss, Christina Hendricks, and John Slattery were in attendance when AMC executives revealed “The Draper Bench” in front of the Time-Life Building.
Jon Hamm recently completed a 30-day alcohol treatment program. That’s more than Don has accomplished so far; we wish him the best.
John Slattery talked to the Daily Beast about the end of Mad Men, hitting Vegas with Jon Hamm and Matthew Weiner, missing out on Empire, and how he gets into Sterling mode.
Elisabeth Moss, now starring in the revival of the Pulitzer-winning Heidi Chronicles, talks to the Daily Beast about the landmark feminist play and drops a few hints about where we leave Peggy Olson. The L.A. Times looks at Peggy’s startling professional ascent.
January Jones talks Mad Men and The Last Man on Earth with People. JJ also visited Jimmy Fallon, told him she “cried the last few weeks of shooting” Mad Men and played Pie Golf with Fallon and Masters champ Bubba Watson.
Josh Weltman — MM ad consultant — discusses his favorite pitches at Esquire.
CBS Sunday Morning bid farewell to Mad Men. (via Smiler G)
Mad Men Season 7.1 comes to Netflix, not a moment too soon. (via Smiler G)
The Walking Dead: Before They Were Famous.
Andrew Lincoln talked to Entertainment Weekly about Rick’s fight with Pete.
Alanna Masterson speaks with EW about losing cast members
Michael Cudlitz teases the Season 5 finale on Yahoo TV.
Greg Nicotero has signed a new two-year deal with AMC, where he’ll continue to exec produce and direct The Walking Dead and its spinoff, as well as developing new projects.
Gordon Smith, who wrote the latest episode, “RICO,” talked to Yahoo TV about Jimmy’s legal acumen.
Masters of Sex and Ray Donovan return to Showtime on Sunday, July 12.
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