Basket of News, May 20, 2016

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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). Continue reading »


Basket of News, May 13, 2016

 Posted by on May 13, 2016 at 3:13 pm  Media-Web-News  2 Responses »
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Mad Men’s Jay Ferguson’s comedy, The Real O’Neals, has been renewed for a second season.

The film High Wire Act, which Jon Hamm starts shooting in Tangiers next month, is already on the Cannes “hot titles of 2016” list

Jon Hamm will appear at Joe’s Pub in Manhattan for Employee of the Month on May 19th.

This random fashion/star event features three Mad Men actresses, two in the first picture (who were never together on the show, for the record).  Continue reading »


Basket of News, May 6, 2016

May 6, 2016

The big, fat, expensive, awesome Mad Men series boxed sets will be available in the UK. Basketcase Karl found us this wonderful oral history of the infamous lawnmower incident. Vincent Kartheiser may get his Emmy nomination after all. Emmy-nominated Mad Men writer Semi Chellas is the writer on a forthcoming Naomi Watts/Daisy Ridley film, Ophelia.

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Basket of News, April 29, 2015

Apr 29, 2016

 Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner talked with a very small audience at UPenn. Weiner also participated in a cool poetry event. This in-depth interview with Better Call Saul producers Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould discusses hints they’ve dropped in the show, and how astute fans are at picking them up. This article speculates on Better […]

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Basket of News, April 15, 2016

Apr 15, 2016

There is much Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt news, much of it involving Jon Hamm. First, the news that Jon Hamm will return for Season 2 of the show. Next, this Sepinwall interview with Ellie Kemper. Not to be outdone, the New York Times also speaks with Kemper. This is way cool: Explore Don Draper’s apartment with […]

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Basket of News, April 8, 2016

Apr 8, 2016

Jon Hamm’s film, Baby Driver will include more locations in Georgia. If you read French, here’s an article about Jon Hamm’s upcoming film High Wire, a political thriller. Ferguson, MO schools superintendent reaches out to Jon Hamm (in English). January Jones talks about Mad Men and her new beauty product endorsement. She also discusses her […]

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Basket of News, April 1, 2016

Apr 1, 2016

Did the late appearance of Basket of News and the absence of a Better Call Saul recap strike you as an April Fool’s trick? Nah, I don’t go in for that. I’m just sick in bed. Set your DVR! Matthew Weiner will appear on Celebrity Jeopardy in May. The governor of Georgia vetoed an anti-LGBT […]

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Basket of News, March 25, 2016

Mar 25, 2016

If you can trust the National Enquirer (big “if”) this is a lovely story about Jon Hamm. Ann-Margret talks movies, music, men and motorcycles on eve of 75th birthday, including her reaction to Mad Men’s use of Bye Bye Birdie. Fear the Walking Dead’s Frank Dillane wants a Mad Men cross-over. John Slattery is part […]

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Basket of News, March 18, 2016

Mar 18, 2016

Elisabeth Moss talks Mad Men and Top of the Lake. Lots of Rich Sommer (Harry Crane) news this week! First, Basketcase Gregg found a New York Times article about Firewatch, an interactive drama video game with Rich voicing one of the main characters. Rich, an avid gamer, is also a part of the web series […]

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Basket of News, March 11, 2016

Mar 11, 2016

Kevin Rahm (Mad Men‘s Ted Chaough) is set to co-star in a Fox pilot based on the movie Lethal Weapon. Mad Men‘s Vincent Kartheiser has signed on to a new series; Debt, a WGN America drama. Christina Hendricks on talks about confronting the femme fatale stereotype in Hap and Leonard. Charlie Hofheimer (Mad Men‘s Abe) has been […]

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Basket of News, March 4, 2016

Mar 4, 2016

Christina Hendricks has a new TV show (Hap and Leonard), so she’s doing the interview rounds: The Observer and Sepinwall both weigh in. The best part about this mini-interview with Hendricks is when they start getting her character’s name mixed up. Basketcase Jahngalt found a meaty NPR interview with Joe R. Lansdale, who created the […]

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Basket of News, February 26, 2016

Feb 26, 2016

Mad Men‘s Christina Hendricks talks about her new role on Sundance’s Hap and Leonard, which is starting to get good reviews. It’s probably a relief to be in a comedy, since working in an emotionally draining movie, Dark Places, was tough for her. Basketcase Gregg found an older interview (from May, when finale madness kept […]

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Basket of News, February 19, 2016

Feb 19, 2016

Mad Men’s Jennifer Getzinger (a Basket of Kisses favorite) will direct the pilot Miranda’s Rights. The article pointed out she’s the only woman directing a network pilot. …Which makes this article even more important: Made By Women is an organization founded to mentor women directors, and it includes Leslie Linka Glatter (Mad Men, Homeland). Alison […]

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