Basket of News, August 28, 2015

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Christina Hendricks on Watch What Happens Live answering the question, “How did Mad Men Really End?” (video) The Wrap also interviews Ms. Hendricks on the end of Mad Men.

John Slattery’s next role.

The Wall Street Journal interviews Elisabeth Moss about her new movie, Queen of Earth.

Coca-Cola is figuring out that leveraging the Mad Men finale might be a good idea.

Congratulations to Alison Brie, who has become engaged to Dave Franco.

Matthew Weiner joins 98 prominent Hollywood Jews to back Iran Nuclear Deal. Continue reading »


Basket of News, August 21, 2015

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Photos and talk about the last season of Downton Abbey.

Mad Men‘s Matthew Weiner and Homeland‘s Alex Gansa talk about being great showrunners. Matt and Alec Berg also talk about their Emmy-nominated writing.

Here’s a great interview with Matt Weiner talking about his collaboration with Jon Hamm.

The Daily Beast interviews Kiernan Shipka (thanks Polly Draper!).

Don Draper’s influence on cocktail culture.

Elisabeth Moss talks about her new movie, Queen of Earth, and about female relationships on-screen. Continue reading »


Basket of News, August 14, 2015

Aug 14, 2015

The TCA (Television Critics Association) announced their winners. That Mad Men didn’t win show of the year (that went to Empire) might give us pause in our Emmy hopes. Here’s a round-up of winners that we blog here at the Basket: Best New Program: Better Call Saul Outstanding Achievement in Drama: Mad Men Individual Achievement […]

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It will shock you how much you want this book.

It will shock you how much you want this book.

Aug 12, 2015

You guys! We’ve hinted at this to-die-for Mad Men news here and there, but now it’s all official-like, and we are so excited about this we could plotz. Available now for pre-order, with a release date of November 10th, is Mad Men Carousel: The Complete Critical Companion by Matt Zoller Seitz. With a whole lot […]

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Basket of News, August 7, 2015

Aug 7, 2015

It’s a light news week. Remember, people, we depend on you dropping items you find in comments or emailing me at deborah (at) lippsisters (dot) com. For years, we’ve been reporting on January Jones’s involvement with Oceana. This time, she reunites with Jon Hamm and Kiernan Shipka at an Oceana fundraising party. Polly Draper provides […]

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Basket of News, July 31, 2015

Jul 31, 2015

Ellie Kemper talks about having Jon Hamm as a teacher in high school and having him guest star on her show Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Elisabeth Moss stars in the indie movie Queen of Earth, which opens in August. Moss will also return for Season 2 of Jane Campion’s acclaimed Top of the Lake. John Slattery […]

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Basket of News, July 24, 2015

Jul 24, 2015

Jon Hamm will co-star with Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl, Die Another Day) in High Wire Act, an espionage thriller. Kiernan Shipka is interviewed about her first post-Mad Men project, One & Two. The trailer is interesting, and Elisabeth Reaser plays her mom. (Thanks, Polly Draper!) Quotes from happy Emmy nominees, including Mad Men‘s Matthew Weiner […]

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Basket of News, July 17, 2015

Basket of News, July 17, 2015

Jul 17, 2015

Lots of news this week! There were Emmy nominations! And also, Comic-Con. Hell on Wheels premieres tomorrow! In Season 5, we’ll spend time with the Chinese railroad workers for the first time–here’s the low down. Screen Crush has a sneak peak at the season. Jon Hamm pretends to be Bill Hader. It’s a little raunchy. […]

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Basket of News, July 10, 2015

Jul 10, 2015

AMC released Fear the Walking Dead key art for Comic Con International: San Diego 2015. Fear the Walking Dead clips are also here and here and here. Jon Hamm on Access Hollywood discusses his poker face when an AH producer accurately guessed the Mad Men ending (hat tip to Polly Draper). Also, Jon Hamm talks about working in animation […]

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Basket of News: June 26, 2015

Jun 26, 2015

Variety has a great article about directors working on period dramas. The illustration is Jennifer Getzinger working on a Mad Men scene, and several of our other shows are mentioned. Three really fun Jon Hamm clips from Jimmy Kimmel, with bonus Lizzy Caplan! First, some baseball stuff because sports. Next, we revisit the gummy bears […]

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Basket of News, June 19, 2015

Jun 19, 2015

Do you want to see Jon Hamm feed gummy bears to Belle & Sebastian? Of course you do. If that doesn’t float your boat, Hamm also answers questions for The Wrap. When Hamm left Bonnarroo, he gave his wristband to a waitress. Because he’s awesome. Here’s a nice article on the Mad Men exhibit at […]

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Basket of News, June 12, 2015

Jun 12, 2015

Elisabeth Moss talks about filming the badass walk into McCann in The Milk & Honey Route, and the scene on the phone with Jon Hamm in Person to Person. January Jones got all weepy when she saw Person to Person. Four of the five shows featured in this article about costume designers’ favorites are Basket […]

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Basket of News, June 5, 2015

Jun 5, 2015

Matthew Weiner’s Mad Men wish list will keep us talking: Please join our Monday discussion group! The TCA Award nominations are out! 3 nominations for Mad Men, including program of the year; Basket show The Americans is also nominated in that category. Outstanding New Program recognition for Better Call Saul, and both Better Call Saul […]

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