Karl keeps a watercooler cribsheet covering music, gossip, showbiz and animal stories for fans of Claude Pate (a defunct band of which he was not a member) and thousands of strangers. His day job is in the law. He has a special practice with only one client, but is not like Tom Hagen.

Basket of News, Feb. 7-13, 2015

 Posted by on February 13, 2015 at 9:00 am  Media-Web-News  9 Responses »
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The premiere of Better Call Saul was the biggest series premiere in cable history, while The Walking Dead‘s mid-season premiere was the highest performing regularly-scheduled entertainment program of 2015.

Better Call Saul‘s Peter Gould and Bob Odenkirk talk to Entertainment Weekly (and THR) about Tuco.  Raymond Cruz talked to THR and The Daily Beast about playing Tuco.

Michael Mando talks to the HuffPost about Nacho.

Bob Odenkirk also talked to THR about the “hell” of shooting in the desert and Jimmy’s path, while Peter Gould and Vince Gilligan provided a post-mortem on the premiere.

Jonathan Banks and Michael McKean talked to the HuffPost about what’s next for Saul.  Banks also talked to the WashPost, Forbes, and Metro about returning to Mike.

USA Today covers the BCS-Cinnabon connection.

Grantland finds Better Call Saul is very, very good…but asks whether it can be great. (via Hollis)

Elisabeth Moss enlisted Jon Hamm to help her throw a MLB pitch:

She also talked to Letterman briefly about the end of Mad Men. (via Polly Draper)

Jon Hamm reflects on the extensive audition process that led to him landing the role of Don Draper. (also via Polly Draper)

Jon Hamm also will join host Jon Stewart to raise funds for autism awareness on the Night of Too Many Stars.

Christina Hendricks will join Keanu Reeves in Nicolas Winding Refn’s The Neon Demon.  Hendricks and Refn previously worked on Drive.
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