Basket of News, Oct. 11-17, 2014

 Posted by on October 17, 2014 at 9:00 am  Media-Web-News  2 Responses »
Oct 172014

The Walking Dead Season 5 premiere delivered the highest ratings in series history. even beating the NFL among the key demo.

The Walking Dead‘s executive producers Robert Kirkman and Scott M. Gimple tease Season 5.  Gimple and Robert Kirkman dissected the premiere with THR.  Gimple also talks about the premiere’s mystery villain, and is named one of The Hollywood Reporter‘s 50 power showrunners.

Forbes is excited for Morgan’s return.

AMC catalogs the major fatalities of The Walking Dead.

TWD creator Robert Kirkman revealed that character Daryl Dixon could be gay, saying viewers shouldn’t count out the possibility.

American Horror Story alum Alexandra Breckenridge has joined TWD.

TWD‘s cast and crew did a panel at New York Comic Con and opened this year’s PaleyFest New York.

Andrew Lincoln talks Season 5 Rick with The Hollywood Reporter and The Daily Beast.

Laurie Holden helped free 55 Colombian sex slaves. Really.

Polly Draper reminds us that Mad Men Season 7.1 comes out on home video on Oct. 21st.

Matthew Weiner is one of The Hollywood Reporter‘s power showrunners.  Matt also participated in Vanity Fair’s New Establishment Summit.

TIME nominated Kiernan Shipka as one of the 25 most influential teens of 2014.  She talks to Elle about binge-watching her show. Continue reading »


Basket of News, Oct. 4-10, 2014

 Posted by on October 10, 2014 at 9:00 am  Media-Web-News  3 Responses »
Oct 102014

Bryan Batt wed Tom Cianfichi on Sept. 28 in New Orleans; Christina Hendricks attended the ceremony.


The Walking Dead, which starts Season 5 this Sunday, has already been renewed for Season 6.

Lauren Cohan shamelessly flirted with Craig Ferguson. She also did a GQ photo shoot, and talks to Entertainment Weekly about Maggie.

Norman Reedus visited Jimmy Kimmel Live! to talk about his fans.

The Washington Post spoke with Norman Reedus, Andrew Lincoln and Steven Yeun about fan mail and on-set pranks.

Andrew Lincoln tells Entertainment Weekly that Season 5 has been by far the most fun season for him to play.

Robert Kirkman warns Entertainment Weekly that Gareth is far from the only threat in Season 5.

Josh McDermitt talks to Under The Radar about the way people watch TWD. Chad Coleman, Melissa McBride and Alanna Masterson also talk to UTR about Tyreese, Carol and Tara, respectively.

Bryan Cranston vs. Jon Hamm and other Dodgers-Cardinals NLDS matchups to watch. (via Polly Draper)

Bryan Cranston is attached to star in the thriller The Infiltrator.

Jon Hamm is up for a Voice Artists Award, as one of the narrators of the audiobook of The New York Stories by John O’Hara. (via Polly Draper)

USA Today has Jon Hamm bloopers from Million Dollar Arm.

Elisabeth Moss is on the cover of the fall issue of Marie Claire‘s Branché; she’s also interviewed about guest-judging Project Runway and more.

Vincent Kartheiser has started previews of Billy & Ray, an off-Broadway play directed by Garry Marshall that’s slated to open Oct. 20th.

Ben Feldman talks to the L.A. Times about Mad Men, A to Z, nipples and online dating.

Standby, a movie starring Jessica Paré, has a trailer online.

SundanceTV has launched a mini-site for The Captive, a 2008 web series starring Michael Gladis.

To promote Better Call Saul, AMC has released a music video for a song about attorney Saul Goodman. (via Polly Draper) Breaking Bad composer Dave Porter — responsible for the song’s music with Adam Dornblum — will be scoring the spinoff.

Sarah Wayne Callies is going from fighting zombies to aliens on USA Network’s Carlton Cuse alien drama pilot Colony.

Giancarlo Esposito has joined the cast of Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials.

Why Game of Thrones Actors Get More Movie Roles Than Walking Dead Stars.

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Basket of News, Sept. 27-Oct. 3, 2014

Oct 3, 2014

The Homeland Season 4 premiere gets thumbs-up from THR. Remember Homeland will be recapped here at the Basket! The Walking Dead‘s Season 5 premiere gets kudos at Variety. TWD‘s Scott Gimple, Melissa McBride, Michael Cudlitz, Andrew J. West, Emily Kinney, and Norman Reedus all talk to Entertainment Weekly ahead of the S5 debut. Andrew Lincoln talks [...]

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Basket of News, Sept. 20-26, 2014

Sep 26, 2014

AMC is making a seven-figure pitch to advertisers who want to be part of the final episode of Mad Men next year. (via Polly Draper) AMC is also looking for people (mostly Los Angelinos) to appear in a documentary promo for Mad Men. The Season 5 premiere of Downton Abbey drew an average audience of 8.4 million [...]

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Basket of News, Sept. 13-19, 2014

Sep 19, 2014

At The New York Times, A.O. Scott features Mad Men in his essay in the death of adulthood in American culture. Edge magazine features Vincent Kartheiser in an interview and photoshoot, Harry Hamlin in a full interview, and Rich Sommer in a shorter one. (via Polly Draper) Jon Hamm talks to Australia’s Daily Telegraph about Mad [...]

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Basket of News, Sept. 6-12, 2014

Sep 12, 2014

The Walking Dead dropped a full trailer for Season 5: Andrew Lincoln, Danai Gurira, Norman Reedus, Lauren Cohan and Steven Yeun all talked about their TWD characters with Entertainment Weekly. Robert Kirkman tells Entertainment Weekly he knows how The Walking Dead comic will end. Jon Hamm was a presenter at the Stand Up to Cancer [...]

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Basket of News, Aug. 30-Sept. 5, 2014

Sep 5, 2014

Christina Hendricks talking to Variety about the end of Mad Men? Yes, please: And here’s the trailer for Downton Abbey, Series 5: Jon Hamm has been doing overseas press for Million Dollar Arm, but he also talks about Mad Men, life after Don Draper, and A Young Doctor’s Notebook along the way with HeraldScotland, Ireland’s [...]

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Basket of News, Aug. 23-29, 2014

Aug 29, 2014

So, the Emmys. Congrats to Breaking Bad and its cast; condolences to Mad Men and…well, just about everyone else. The impeccably groomed Jon Hamm was serenaded by Weird Al Yankovic and part of some uncomfortable humor. And here they all are, dressed to the nines at the AMC afterparty. [I thought Jay R. Ferguson shaved off [...]

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Basket of News, Aug. 16-22, 2014

Aug 22, 2014

Jon Hamm interviews Elisabeth Moss for Gotham, where they talk about future projects (via Polly Draper): JH: I have a really good project I’ve been developing. It’s about a secretary in the 1960s and how she grows and does this whole evolution. I think it would be fun for you to look at. EM: I [...]

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Basket of News, Aug. 9-15, 2014

Aug 15, 2014

Matthew Weiner appeared on CBS This Morning to talk about the end of Mad Men, as well as Are You Here: Jon Hamm talks to Matt Lauer about the St. Louis Cardinals, A Young Doctor’s Notebook, Mad Men… and surreptitiously photographing Lauer (h/t Polly Draper and Jahn Ghalt): Visit for breaking news, world news, [...]

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Basket of News, Aug 2-8, 2014

Aug 8, 2014

Vincent Kartheiser quietly married Alexis Bledel earlier this summer. Congrats! Elisabeth Moss may be the female lead in Season 2 of HBO’s True Detective.  Ms. M talks about The One I Love, the last day of Mad Men, and more at HuffPost Live.  Elisabeth has also joined the casts of Queen of Earth, and Meadowland. [...]

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Basket of News, Jul. 26-Aug. 1, 2014

Aug 1, 2014

Donielle Artese, who played Paul Kinsey’s girfriend Sheila White, needs a new kidney; they’re taking crowdfunding now. The Hell on Wheels Season 4 premiere airs this Saturday; AMC is marathoning the series starting today at 3 ET. The Walking Dead Season 5 premieres on Sunday, October 12 at 9pm ET/PT. The Walking Dead‘s official Season [...]

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Basket of News, Jul. 19-25, 2014

Jul 25, 2014

Christina Hendricks talks to Vulture about what she’s buying from the Mad Men sets, and how, after the show wrapped, “We partied for about a week straight.” Gold Derby looked at the odds that Robert Morse will take home an Emmy this year.  The Sundance Channel lists Morse’s “Top 5 Movies from the ‘60s.” Kiernan [...]

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