Basket of News, May 20, 2016

 Posted by on May 20, 2016 at 7:30 am  Media-Web-News
May 202016

Watch Jeopardy tonight, May 20, to see Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner compete!

News from Cannes–The Tale features former Hell on Wheels star Common.

Also from Cannes—Elisabeth Moss has a new movie, The Square, described as a “darkly humorous drama”.

Bill Backer, the advertising genius who taught the world to sing and helped Don Draper achieve enlightment, has passed away (thanks SmilerG).

Lots of Emmy chatter: Gold Derby wonders about Jon Hamm getting nominated for The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Indiewire wonders about Bob Odenkirk for Better Call Saul.

The new show 24: Legacy features actors from a number of our shows, including: Charlie Hofheimer (Mad Men), Miranda Otto (Homeland), and Teddy Sears (Masters of Sex).

Jon Hamm has finished filming on Baby Driver. Meanwhile, he’s rooting for his home team, the St. Louis Blues, in the Stanley Cup hunt.

Mad Men fans will appreciate this article on a Charlotte, NC vintage Howard Johnson’s.

Robert Kirkman, creator of The Walking Dead, will be making a documentary on the history of comic books for AMC.

Kirkman revealed in a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) that everyone will eventually die on The Walking Dead, even Rick.

Former American Idol contestant Chris Daughtry has been trying to land a role on The Walking Dead.

Set your DVRs—Hell on Wheels returns June 11! These sneak peek pictures come with a spoiler alert.

Two of our shows have something in common: Mad Men’s Jon Hamm and The Walking Dead’s Norman Reedus both got their start on Charmed.

Basket of News is compiled by Deborah, Polly Draper, and helpful Basketcases like you!


  2 Responses to “Basket of News, May 20, 2016”

  1. Thanks for the heads up on Weiner’s Jeopardy appearance. This is much like getting nominated for an Emmy – an honor in itself. Of course this is nothing like getting three of five scripts nominated for best screenplay.

  2. Late Item —

    Bryan Cranston visited with Charlie Rose on PBS (THUR 05/19) to chat about his new HBO film “All The Way,” in which he reprises his award-winning Broadway role as President Lyndon B. Johnson.

    The Cranston portion begins about 24:30 into the program.

    “All The Way” debuts on HBO Saturday, May 21st.

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