Basket of News, February 5, 2016

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Feb 052016

Yikes! There is a Russian Mad Men, and Matt Zoller Seitz is all over it. Seitz has also written video essays about four movies that inspired Mad Men.

Lots of SAG news, including a lavish fashion spread in PopSugar, a Kristen Wiig/Jon Hamm reunion (they co-starred in Bridesmaids and Friends With Kids), and ICYMI, Roberta talks about Jon Hamm presenting but not winning.

Also at the SAGs, Vincent Kartheiser and Alexis Bledel on the red carpet following news of a Gilmore Girls revival.

Christina Hendricks didn’t think Mad Men would ever get picked up. Continue reading »


Basket of News, January 29, 2016

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Jan 292016

Jon Hamm received a Golden Globe labeled “John Hamm”. You can’t make these things up.

Elisabeth Moss confirms that Season 2 of Top of the Lake will begin filming in the spring.

Jared Harris (Lane Pryce of Mad Men, and currently killing it on The Expanse) will be a part of Robert Zemeckis’s new Brad Pitt thriller.

The final season of Mad Men, and the first season of Better Call Saul will be available on Netflix starting Monday. Continue reading »


Basket of News, January 22, 2016

Jan 22, 2016

This year, Mad Men is included among the Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA) award winners. Here’s an interview with GALECA’s president about the awards. This article on casting opens with a discussion of auditioning for Don Draper. The ‘Golden Age’ Of Television, Casting Directors Expand Their Reach For anyone who is nerdy about […]

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Basket of News, January 15, 2016

Jan 15, 2016

In case you missed it, Jon Hamm was recognized by the HFPA for his work on Mad Men. Adweek reminds us that he did win one other. Rami Malek’s mom agrees that Hamm deserved the award more than her son (thanks, Polly). Matthew Weiner has been nominated for a DGA (Director’s Guild Award) for Person […]

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Basket of News, January 8, 2016

Jan 8, 2016

Alison Brie is interviewed about her current movie work. Mad Men and Community get mentioned. Christina Hendricks has been cast in Bad Santa 2. The Clio Awards are trying to capitalize on the recognition they gained from Mad Men. Mad Man meets (sort of) A Charlie Brown Christmas.

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Basket of News, December 25, 2015

Dec 25, 2015

Merry Christmas to all those who celebrate! Teyonah Parris (Mad Men‘s Dawn) is set to star in a biopic of musician Miki Howard. Jon Hamm stars in a Christmas episode of Black Mirror, which hits Netflix today. Grim. (Thanks, Polly Draper.) Jon Hamm rumors abound. This article debunks a couple of them.

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Basket of News, December 18, 2015

Dec 18, 2015

Our deepest condolences to Downton Abbey‘s Michelle Dockery, whose fiance has passed away. EW interviews Jon Hamm about his amazing year. Hamm also joins the film Aardvark. (Thanks, Polly Draper). Fame10 looks at Mad Men‘s stars’ “worth” — both financially and how they’re doing with getting work. Mad Men exists in the alternate universe of The […]

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Basket of News, December 11, 2015

Dec 11, 2015

Rich Sommer (Mad Men‘s Harry Crane) is returning to Broadway in a revival of Sam Shephard’s Buried Child (thanks, Roberta). Jon Hamm is filming Baby Driver in Atlanta, GA (thanks, Polly Draper). ICYMI, Polly Draper is providing us with a list of Top Ten Lists upon which Mad Men appears. A passionate (!) fan of […]

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Basket of News, December 4, 2015

Dec 4, 2015

Matthew Weiner, in his first post-Mad Men project, will direct an episode of Orange is the New Black. Squee! The Saturday Evening Post loves Mad Men Carousel, and links to Basket of Kisses. Thanks, Bob! WGA (Writer’s Guild of America) award nominations are out, and they include Basket favorites Mad Men and Better Call Saul. […]

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Basket of News, November 27, 2015

Nov 27, 2015

Patrick Adams, star of Suits, has an amusing story about auditioning for Mad Men. On this SNL clip, celebrities, including Jon Hamm, audition for Star Wars. Vincent Kartheiser has strong opinions on Pete Campbell’s post-Person to Person fate. Teyonah Parris (Mad Men‘s Dawn) is getting rave reviews in Spike Lee’s new film, Chi-Raq. The Wiz […]

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Podcasty fun with Matt Zoller Seitz

Podcasty fun with Matt Zoller Seitz

Nov 25, 2015

The swirl around the release of Mad Men Carousel is ongoing and big fun. Matt Zoller Seitz (MZS, ‘round these parts) kicked off his book tour in the NYC area, and Deborah and I, along with other contributors to the book, joined him for some of the booksigning/panel events. On this Very Special Episode of […]

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Basket of News, November 20, 2015

Basket of News, November 20, 2015

Nov 20, 2015

AMC has released key art for Better Call Saul season 2, which premieres Monday, February 15, 2016, at 10pm Eastern. Kiernan Shipka’s memories of all the boys who played Bobby Draper, per Basketcase Maryann. The Toronto Sun interviews John Slattery on his new movie, Spotlight.

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Basket of News, November 13, 2015

Nov 13, 2015

Congratulations to Vincent Kartheiser and Alexis Bledel, who are expecting their first child. All the best! And more happy news. Alanna Masterson (Tara on The Walking Dead), whose pregnancy we previously announced, has given birth. Here’s John Slattery on his new film, Spotlight, as well as Mad Men (video). Season 2 trailer for Better Call […]

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