Basket of News, June 24, 2016

 Posted by on June 24, 2016 at 7:36 am  Matthew Weiner, Media-Web-News
Jun 242016

It’s a busy news week at the Basket!

Here’s a very weird story about financial shenanigans in the Trump campaign that manages to bring Mad Men into the mix. Everyone sent me this! Thank you all!

Matthew Weiner has been nominated for the Writers Guild of America West board of directors. You go, Matt!

Costume Designer Janie Bryant goes for Old Hollywood glamour In Amazon’s The Last Tycoon.

Lots of news about Jon Hamm and his new movie, Keeping Up With the Joneses:

First up, Empire Online has an exclusive first look at the film. Slate and Entertainment Weekly also weigh in.

Here’s  a video of Zach Galifianakis saying co-star Jon Hamm is “frustratingly funny”. Cinema Blend also has an interview about why Jon Hamm infuriated Zach Galifianakis.

And a producer from Keeping Up With the Joneses also has his say.

Here’s a slightly spoilery set visit, as well as the trailer.

In other post-Mad Men star news:

Talia Balsam will appear in Sarah Jessica Parker’s new HBO show Divorce – something Mona Sterling knows something about.

Maggie Siff talks about her roles opposite handsome leading men and playing a strong woman in Billions.

Actor Joseph Culp channeling Archie Whitman in his latest project?  This movie suggests the modern man is ready for a new father archetype.

Here’s a couple of great finds for music fans: All songs from all episodes of Mad Men, organized by year and episode. And NPR’s “nearly comprehensive” guide to the music of Mad Men.

Basketcase Gregg found us a ranking of AMC title sequences.

Anson Mount discusses last week’s episode of Hell on Wheels: Return to the Garden.

Better Call Saul also hit the news feed:

Michael Mando, who plays Nacho on Better Call Saul, will be in the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming movie.

Basketcase ruthie found A 23-minute conversation with Michael McKean discussing his role as Chuck McGill.

Also from ruthie, this discussion among Better Call Saul writers.


And some other show news:

Jessica Jones showrunner Melissa Rosenberg has clear ideas about defying sexist tropes.

Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston will be in the Power Rangers movie. Of all things.

Vinyl has been cancelled.

Julian Fellowes discusses his life and, of course, Downton Abbey.

Basket of News is brought to you by Deborah Lipp, Polly Draper, and helpful Basketcases in the comments section!


  6 Responses to “Basket of News, June 24, 2016”

  1. I just watched “The Last Tycoon” last night. Janie Bryant just knocks it out of the park with the luscious, beautiful, and unique costumes for that show! Also good to see Rosemarie DeWitt in the show.

  2. Hi, Deborah (and everyone)! Sorry I haven’t been around much lately.

    I heard about “Vinyl” being cancelled yesterday. I was bummed. I know the ratings weren’t great but I’m annoyed at HBO for renewing it and then cancelling it. Seems to me a “renewal” should be more of an official thing that doesn’t get re-negged. I was mad at VH1 for doing this to the show “Hindsight” in 2015, too.

    I had even been planning to write a little thing about Vinyl (for here) but now that it’s cancelled, I guess I won’t bother. However I have another show in mind that I wanted to write something about, so will email you about that this week.

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