Basket of News, September 11, 2015

 Posted by on September 11, 2015 at 9:00 am  Media-Web-News
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The Walking Dead Season 6 key art

Photo Credit: Frank Ockenfels 3/Gene Page/AMC

Illustrated above, AMC has issued key art for Season 6 of The Walking Dead. In addition, three Alexandria residents, including the marvelous Tovah Feldshuh, have been promoted to series regulars.

Jon Hamm and Jennifer Westfeldt have ended their 18 year relationship. Although it’s fun to joke about a handsome man being newly single, Basket of Kisses wishes them both nothing but compassion and healing during a difficult time. We’re not linking to articles that speculate on the reasons for the split. People’s reasons for these things are always a bizarre amalgam of pseudo-fact–I can’t even tell you the “reasons” for my own divorce, and I am not entertaining “news” about that here. I will add that there is an on-going problem of sexism in reporting about Hollywood (and elsewhere) and there’s no call for that here. Basket of Kisses is obviously going to give more reporting space to the star of our favorite show, but I personally was a huge fan of Jennifer Westfeldt while Matthew Weiner was still shopping his show to HBO. Let’s make sure we are respectful to both of these talented people.

Terry Gross interviews Alison Brie about Mad Men and Community (h/t Polly Draper).

Per SmilerG, Automotive News reports that Walter White’s ugly minivan on Breaking Bad, is a hit with used car buying millennials.

As we reported last week, the Best Drama Series race at the Emmys seems to be between Game of Thrones and our favorite, Mad Men. Vegas oddsmakers agree. You can check out this online sportsbook if you’re interested in the Emmy odds game.

Kiernan Shipka was named one of People Magazine’s Best Dressed of 2015. She always looks amazing.

Jessica Pare has been cast in the forthcoming movie Lovesick.

Brian Scolaro is best known to Mad Men fans as Dolores’s boyfriend–he left the wallet in a cab that Lane found.

Norman Reedus of The Walking Dead is auctioning a lunch date, tickets to Comic Con, and attendance at the Season 6 premiere for the Make a Wish Foundation.

Interview with Kim Dickens, star of Fear the Walking Dead.

Here’s Tzi Ma, who played Tao on Hell on Wheels, on acting and diversity.

Kevin Davey, who plays Mickey’s violent cousin on Hell on Wheels, has a touching story to tell.

AMC is looking for its next big thing, and maybe Preacher will be it.

Some of the cast of Downton Abbey visited Broadway, and the crowds went wild.

I cannot post today without acknowledging the anniversary of the 9/11/2001 attacks. A moment of silence and remembrance is in order.


  6 Responses to “Basket of News, September 11, 2015”

  1. The Creative Arts Emmys will take place on Saturday (9/12) afternoon, and Jon Hamm is nominated for comedy guest actor for his portrayal of Richard Wayne Gary Wayne, religious cult leader, in “The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.” Gold Derby reports that Hamm is likely to win his first Emmy for this role. If you haven’t watched this comedy that is on Netflix streaming, it is hilarious, and Hamm’s comedy chops are Emmy-worthy.

    Fingers crossed!

    • Yet again, denied. No Emmy love for Jon Hamm for comedy guest actor.

      Last chance for an Emmy as Don Draper is on September 20th when the prime time emmy award show will be broadcast.

  2. Mad Men creator dishes the dirt at TIFF; ‘No spoiler issues here’ Matthew Weiner dissects Mad Men episode, “The Wheel”

  3. Well-said about Jon Hamm and Jennifer Westfeldt, Deborah. I am a fan of both of them – “Kissing Jessica Stein” is one of my all-time favorite movies.

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