Sep 302016

Rolling Stone has listed the 100 greatest tv shows of all timeMad Men and Breaking Bad are right there in the illustration!  I count four additional Basket shows in the mix. The Hartford Courant criticizes the list, in part for leaving off Better Call Saul.

Mad Men cast included in “really big Emmy snubs”.

Matthew Weiner, as well as The Walking Dead producer Glen Mazzara, have been elected to the WGA board.

Jon Hamm will guest star on Billy on the Street.

From Basketcase Susan F: Jon Hamm had a cameo on Last Man on Earth (which stars January Jones). Behind the scenes photos of that!

Apparently, Hamm has made enough cameos that they’re now called “Hammeos”: Here’s a hilarious compilation. But that’s not enough for him! Continue reading »

Sep 162016

Multiple Basketcases let me know that Matthew Weiner is writing a novel to be released fall 2017.

Magnolia Pictures will distribute the Elisabeth Moss film The Square.

In another new film, The Free World, Moss may or may not be a killer.

While at the US Open Jon Hamm shows he is master of the photobomb.

Here’s the first teaser for Marjorie Prime with Jon Hamm as a handsome robot. Continue reading »


Basket of News, September 2, 2016

Sep 2, 2016

Jon Hamm will “Stand Up for Cancer” on September 9th. Jon Hamm appears on social media to endorse Wilco’s new album. Keeping Up With the Joneses director Greg Mottola tweets a poster featuring Jon Hamm. Here’s a fun interview with Jon Hamm and Zach Galafanakis. Alison Brie, known to Mad Men fans as Trudy Campbell, has […]

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Basket of News, August 26, 2016

Aug 26, 2016

Here’s an interesting piece by Matthew Weiner on mentors and career advice. Homeland and Mad Men director Lesli Linka Glatter is on the shortlist to direct Captain Marvel. (I guess women directors are suddenly okay if the superhero is also a woman?) Glatter and Marti Noxon (also a Mad Men veteran) talk about directing “Peak […]

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Aug 19, 2016

The Daily Mail makes much of the fact that Jon Hamm and Jennifer Westfeldt appear to be sharing custody of their dog. Kiernan Shipka (Sally Draper of Mad Men) on feminism and fashion. Spoof new television show:  “Where’s the Hamm?” A lovely essay about Elisabeth Moss’s new movie, The Bleeder. Sam Page, the vile Dr. […]

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Basket of News, August 5, 2016

Aug 5, 2016

Jon Hamm shows up on Billy on the Street. Mercedes ulls a potentially confusing ad that Jon Hamm provided voicework for. Variety thinks Jon Hamm should be cast for the Frank Zappa biopic. Jon Hamm’s film, Keeping Up With the Joneses, coming out on October 21st, is being scored.

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Basket of News, July 29, 2016

Jul 29, 2016

Now that you’ve seen the Hell on Wheels series finale, read this interview with star Anson Mount. Jon Hamm is listed as a celebrity late bloomer. Netflix announces new Black Mirror episodes, including Jon Hamm. Vanity Fair chronicles January Jones’ friendship with Rose Byrne via Instagram. In more January Jones news, here’s Last Man on Earth […]

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Basket of News, July 22, 2016

Jul 22, 2016

The Amazon series All or Nothing, narrated by Jon Hamm, has been renewed for a second season. Don Draper is featured in this listicle about Archer. Jon Hamm’s latest film, High Wire Act, has wrapped shooting in Morocco. Here’s several stories about Jon Hamm and the Absolutely Fabulous movie premiere in NYC: Joanna Lumley tells […]

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Basket of News, July 15, 2016

Jul 15, 2016

In case you missed it, the Emmy nominations are out. Congratulations to Mad Men’s Michael Gladis on his engagement. Don’t tell my sister. The “John” Hamm/Ryan Gosling crime spree. Don Draper is still not DB Cooper.

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Basket of News, July 8, 2016

Jul 8, 2016

It’s a light news week, doldrums of summer and all that, but here’s what we’ve got: Matthew Weiner talks about Frank O’Hara’s poetry (“Meditations in an Emergency”) and Mad Men. Jon Hamm’s new movie, Keeping Up With the Joneses, sparks interviews and a set visit. As a writer on the subject of 007, let me […]

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Basket of News, July 1, 2016

Jul 1, 2016

Any and all articles about Matthew Weiner directing episode 12 of this season of Orange is the New Black are going to be spoilers, and we can’t control that, given how Netflix series work, but you know he gives good interview! No sooner did we report on Draper Sterling than a parody appeared. Jon Hamm […]

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Basket of News, June 24, 2016

Jun 24, 2016

It’s a busy news week at the Basket! Here’s a very weird story about financial shenanigans in the Trump campaign that manages to bring Mad Men into the mix. Everyone sent me this! Thank you all! Matthew Weiner has been nominated for the Writers Guild of America West board of directors. You go, Matt! Costume […]

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Basket of News, June 17, 2016

Jun 17, 2016

The Atlanta Ad Club hosts a Mad Men Art Show. The revitalized Whose Line Is It Anyway? features Mad Men‘s Joel Murray. President Obama made a Mad Men reference. Danny Strong, creator of Empire and Danny Siegel on Mad Men, has a big new deal with Fox. 

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