Basket of News, Sept. 13-19, 2014

 Posted by on September 19, 2014 at 9:00 am  Media-Web-News  2 Responses »
Sep 192014

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 Men and A Young Doctor’s Notebook.  Jon Hamm also recorded the narration for Frontline for Hope Season 2.

Kiernan Shipka talks to W magazine about her first onscreen kiss. That’s some bonnet she’s wearing. (also via Polly Draper)

Elisabeth Moss will star in a Broadway revival of Wendy Wasserstein’s The Heidi Chronicles this spring. (also via Polly Draper)

Next month’s PaleyFest will feature The Walking Dead at a panel with Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Danai Gurira, Lauren Cohan, Steven Yeun, Melissa McBride, Robert Kirkman, Scott Gimple, Gale Anne Hurd and Greg Nicotero.

Entertainment Weekly got Andrew Lincoln, Danai Gurira, Lauren Cohan and Steven Yeun to spill some embarrassing secrets about Norman Reedus, Greg Nicotero and Scott Wilson.

Andrew Lincoln also joked with Entertainment Weekly about Sheriff Rick’s beard.

Michael Cudlitz talked to the Los Angeles Register about Abraham’s big personality.

Michael Sheen talked to the Associated Press about Masters Of Sex and why he loves variety in his career.

Common was interviewed by Deadline about “Elam Ferguson,” though you shouldn’t read it before viewing Hell On Wheels.

Uproxx compiles everything we know about Season 2 of Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Smiler G points us to an homage to McCauley Conner, an illustrator billed as “one of New York’s original ‘Mad Men.’ ” Hollis found a trove of vintage illustrations.

Some Basket faves are among Uproxx’s Five Actors Who Improved With Age.

Uproxx also noticed a split-second reference to Breaking Bad in the Godzilla reboot.

Basket of News is compiled by Deborah and Karl — and Basketcases like you.


Basket of News, Sept. 6-12, 2014

 Posted by on September 12, 2014 at 9:00 am  Media-Web-News  6 Responses »
Sep 122014

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 fundraiser, where he spoke about his mother, who passed away from colon cancer when he was 10 years old.

Elisabeth Moss talks to Styleite about Peggy’s Burger Chef pitch.

Kiernan Shipka tells New York magazine what she learned from Janie Bryant (and that she’s Netflixed Mad Men).

George Clooney is visiting Downton Abbey this Christmas.

AMC Networks CEO Josh Sapan at an investor conference in New York on Thursday compared The Walking Dead to the NFL.

Masters of Sex showrunner Michelle Ashford talks to the HuffPost about the show’s themes, her decision to shake up the characters’ lives substantially in Season 2, the drama’s secret agenda and the possible return of two beloved characters.

Bob Odenkirk tells E! Online that Better Call Saul will have all the tension Breaking Bad fans loved.

Bryan Cranston, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Aaron Paul… and a puppy.

Basket of News is compiled by Deborah and Karl — and Basketcases like you.


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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Basket of News, Jul. 12-18, 2014

Jul 18, 2014

Hey there, she’s an all-star: January Jones plays catch before the #CelebSoftball Game. — All-Star Game (@AllStarGame) July 14, 2014 January Jones was filling in for Jon Hamm at the Legends & Celebs Game. Robert Morse talks to Playbill about the reaction to Bert Cooper’s final curtain and his new play. (via Polly Draper) [...]

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Basket of News, Jul. 5-11, 2014

Jul 11, 2014

ICYMI: The Emmy Award nominations had plenty for Basketcases, though it appears The Americans was snubbed. Masters of Sex returns this week. Lizzy Caplan talked to the New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, and TIME about her Emmy nod and much more. Allison Janney also talked to EW. Jon Hamm also talked to the New York [...]

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Emmy Award Nominations Announced!

Emmy Award Nominations Announced!

Jul 10, 2014

The list of nominations for the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards was released this morning, and our shows represent (shows we actively blog in bold below)! The 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards air on August 25th. Read the full list below! Be outraged! Sound off! Outstanding Drama Series “Breaking Bad” (AMC) “Downton Abbey” (PBS) “Game of [...]

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Basket of News, Jun. 28-Jul. 4, 2014

Jul 4, 2014

AMC’s “Dead, White and Blue” marathon of every single episode of  The Walking Dead so far, starts today at 9AM/8c.  AMC has videos, quizzes and more connected to the marathon. Robert Kirkman says there will be “a ton of answers” in TWD‘s Season 5 premiere. Vulture has a behind-the-scenes video from the cast and crew of [...]

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