Basket of News, Oct. 25-31, 2014

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Jessica Paré and boyfriend John Kastner are expecting their first child together.

Matthew Weiner, picking up his “Outstanding Television Writer” award from the Austin Film Festival, took time out to honor Rod Serling’s The Twilight Zone as a major formative influence on his work.  He also talks about Serling at length in this vintage interview at TV Time Machine.

Elisabeth Moss discusses Mad Men, breaking up, and getting career advice from Bryan Cranston.

Rich Sommer talks to Pedestrian about Matthew Weiner and his castmates. Rich also talked to Moviehole about Harry Crane and Michael Gladis.

Jon Hamm cracks up Lisa Kudrow on Web Therapy. (via Polly Draper)

Vincent Kartheiser talks to WABC and Playbill about his new off-Broadway play, Billy and Ray.

Teyonah Parris talks to BuzzFeed about her newest projects, Dear White People and Survivor’s Remorse.

Kiernan Shipka has joined the cast of  Fan Girl, with Meg Ryan.

Kevin Rahm will have a recurring role in Season 3 of A&E’s Bates Motel.

On The Walking Dead front, Andrew Lincoln talks to TV Guide about Gareth and Rick, and to Details about Season 5.  The Daily Beast thinks Rick is the perfect modern mythical hero.

Andrew J. West (Gareth) talks to AMC about his first day on The Walking Dead set and his character’s true nature. He also talked to THR about the reaction to Gareth, and to Entertainment Weekly about his experience on the show. Continue reading »


Basket of News, Oct. 18-24, 2014

 Posted by on October 24, 2014 at 9:00 am  Media-Web-News  4 Responses »
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A Florida mom petitioned to stop Toys R Us from selling Breaking Bad action figures.  The chain compliedAaron Paul and Bryan Cranston tweeted about the kerfuffle.

As Mad Men was inducted into the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame, Matthew Weiner and Kiernan Shipka talked to Vulture about the final season (and whether they shoot drunk). (via Polly Draper)

Matt talked about Mad Men and soap opera on WNYC, and a bit on life after Mad Men with the New York Daily News.

Vulture pitches Mad Men spinoffs (as do Vulture readers in the comments). (via Hollis)

Matt talked about feminism, success, and more at an event on “Women at Work” on television, kinda schooling Spiral creator Alexandra Clert in the process.

Vincent Kartheiser talks about Billy & Ray, and the end of MM with Vulture.

Elisabeth Moss tells Buzzfeed what she learned from playing Peggy, discusses Peggy’s ending at CraveOnline, gives her terms for spinoff to Indiewire, and lists her five fave films for Rotten Tomatoes.

Stephanie Drake talks to about which baseball teams she and Meredith support.

Last Sunday’s episode of The Walking Dead had a Biblical Easter egg.

The Boston Herald interviews The Walking Dead‘s Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus and Steven Yeun about their wild ride. Continue reading »


Basket of News, Oct. 11-17, 2014

Oct 17, 2014

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 [...]

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Basket of News, Oct. 4-10, 2014

Basket of News, Oct. 4-10, 2014

Oct 10, 2014

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 [...]

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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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