Basket of News, September 4, 2015

 Posted by on September 4, 2015 at 9:00 am  Media-Web-News
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Variety thinks the Emmy race comes down to Mad Men versus Game of Thrones. Gold Derby posts the odds and favors Mad Men.

Polly Draper found a couple of places where Jon Hamm talks about his new, very weird, project. Go HoloHamm!

Also from Polly Draper, this article on Dante and Don Draper. Does this sound familiar to anyone?

Hamm will also guest star in an episode of Toast of London, as himself.

Indiewire interviews Elisabeth Moss on the release of her new movie, Queen of Earth, which is getting very good reviews

Here’s an interview with Janie Bryant, Mad Men‘s beloved costume designer, whose many new projects include designing hotel uniforms.

Lesli Linka Glatter of both Homeland and Mad Men is one of the women discussed in this Salon article about women in Hollywood and “likability”.

A local Los Angeles column discusses Emmy “For Your Consideration” billboards, and is illustrated with a Mad Men beauty.

Here’s a giveaway contest for a DVD of the movie Good Kill, costarring January Jones (and Ethan Hawke).

Zap2It interviews Anson Mount on saying goodbye to Hell on Wheels.

Meanwhile, the first trailer for Mount’s new movie, Visions, has been released.

This very cute article on “recycled” costumes in period pieces mentions (and illustrates) both Downton Abbey and Mad Men.

Bryan Cranston talks about his new movie, Trumbo, and life after Breaking Bad.

Business Insider talks about a growing controversy Fear the Walking Dead and black deaths. Showrunner Dave Erickson responds (sort of). Uproxx looks at the statistics.

Ratings for Episode 2 of Fear the Walking Dead were down slightly, but still strong.

AND there’s going to be a stand-alone special Walking Dead prequel episode.

Entertainment Weekly interviews Danai Gurira, aka The Walking Dead‘s Michonne.

Elizabeth Rodriguez of Fear the Walking Dead and Orange is the New Black talks about the gore on her new show.

At HuffPo, Maureen Ryan interviews Alycia Debnam-Carey, another Fear the Walking Dead core cast member.

Here’s an article about filming in Vancouver, focusing on Fear the Walking Dead.

The Hollywood Reporter interviews Lizzy Caplan of Masters of Sex.

Interview with Chandler Riggs (Carl) of The Walking Dead.

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  6 Responses to “Basket of News, September 4, 2015”

  1. This morning (4 September 2015) Amazon started offering both BluRay and DVD sets of DOWNTON ABBEY Series 6. Of course I made my pre-order! Scheduled ship date is 26 January 2016.

    Here in the USA DOWNTON ABBEY starts on PBS on 3 January, which means Amazon will be shipping the complete season 6 set long before the final episode airs.

    Previously I pre-ordered BluRay versions of both MAD MEN Complete Series and FINAL SEASON PART TWO. Those are scheduled to arrive on Tuesday 13 October 2015.

    I also previously pre-ordered the Mad Men Carousel book which is due on 10 November, the sixteenth birthday of Kiernan Shipka and the USMC, created 10 November 1775. Lately I tend to be the oldest Marine attending our Birthday Balls.

  2. The Dante piece is terrific

  3. I hate to say this, but I don’t think “MAD MEN” deserved a Best Drama series Emmy nomination for Season 7. I was not that impressed by it. On the other hand, I must be one of the few viewers who really liked Season 6. And it is a pity to me that it was never nominated for Best Drama.

  4. Minutes ago on The Hollywood Reporter that Jon Hamm and Jennifer W. just announced they have broken up after being a couple for 18 years.

    This is such sad news.

    • I agree. I had heard a rumor a while back that they might be splitting and was hoping it wasn’t true.

  5. Alison Brie Discusses ‘Mad Men,’ ‘Community’ And Her Start In Show Business on NPR’s Fresh Air

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