Basket of News, Jul. 19-25, 2014

 Posted by on July 25, 2014 at 9:00 am  Media-Web-News  No Responses »
Jul 252014

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 Shipka talked to MTV about the end of Mad Men: “It’s been such an amazing run and I’ve had such a fun time, but to have it end, it’s emotional, it’s so emotional.” [There's no link because the story led with a MM location spoiler. -K]

Janie Bryant will be skipping the Emmys… to give a TED talk! (via Polly Draper)

Homeland Season 4 has a premiere date, a poster, and a trailer.

Homeland co-creator Alex Gansa, along with fellow writers Alexander Cary and Meredith Stiehm, preview Season 4…and defend Season 3.

Breaking Bad was the Television Critics Association’s Program Of The Year.

The Walking Dead Comic-Con banner is pretty boss.

Norman Reedus talks to the HuffPost about his “character specific episode” in Season 5, his bromance with Andrew Lincoln, and tells viewers to “Grab your tissues” during Season 5.

AMC and Next Games have teamed up to present a mobile game, developed exclusively for smartphones and tablet devices, The Walking Dead: No Man’s Land

AMC announced the regular cast and released new pics for Better Caul Saul.

Times Higher Education surveys TV’s antiheroes, including Don Draper and Walter White.

The Don Draper apartment” caps a curving, futuristic spaceship of a building currently being constructed in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood. (via Hollis)

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


Basket of News, Jul. 12-18, 2014

 Posted by on July 18, 2014 at 9:00 am  Media-Web-News  9 Responses »
Jul 182014

Hey there, she’s an all-star:

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)

Wired makes the case for giving Christina Hendricks an Emmy (and picks Breaking Bad, Bryan Cranston and Peter Dinklage).

Five Reasons Why Pete Campbell is Still King. [Real Reason No. 1 -- Vincent Kartheiser -K]

Ben Feldman tells Access Hollywood he wasn’t surprised about Michael Ginsberg’s fate. HitFix looks at Ben’s new show, NBC’s A to Z.

Teyonah Parris talks to the HuffPost about integrating SC&P.

Cara Buono is a Person of Interest to CBS.

Bryan Cranston‘s Tony-winning turn as President Lyndon B. Johnson in Broadway’s Best Play–winning All the Way is being adapted at HBO.

Indiewire thinks Cranston is a lock for an Emmy; GoldDerby thinks Cranston and Matthew McConaughey are in a tight race. Alright, alright alright.

The cast and crew of Hell On Wheels tease Season 4.

Robert Kirkman has a dispatch from the set of The Walking Dead, Season 5.

Steven Yeun talks to Chris Hardwick about Glenn and to E! Online about Terminus.

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


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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Basket of News, Jun. 21-27, 2014

Jun 27, 2014

So, this happened: Joan! Christina Hendricks of Mad Men speaks at White House Summit on Working Families via @AP_Images — Charles Dharapak (@Dharapak) June 23, 2014 And this: “Peggy and Joan…I’m always rooting for them.” —Obama on how the issues these Mad Men characters face remind him of his grandmother #EqualPay — The White [...]

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Basket of News, Jun. 7-20, 2014

Jun 20, 2014

Matthew Weiner, Robert Morse, Christina Hendricks, Elisabeth Moss, January Jones, Jessica Pare, Vincent Kartheiser, and Kiernan Shipka participated in a Q&A after a screening of “Waterloo.” Jon Hamm joined THR’s drama actors’ roundtable to talk Typecasting, among other things.  Jon was also part of a L.A. Times roundtable (with Norman Reedus and Lizzy Caplan), including [...]

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Basket of News, May 17-23, 2014

May 23, 2014

Gothamist unpacks the cultural references in “The Strategy,” including Burger Chef ads like this. Also, MAD Magazine‘s Mort Drucker gets a feature from AMC that refers to the parody “My Fair Ad-Man.” (via Hollis) Megan Draper death theories, also courtesy of Gothamist. Matthew Weiner guests on The Colbert Report.  Matt also spoke to the Jewish Journal about the show’s Jewish characters, casting his son [...]

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Basket of News, May 10-16, 2014

May 16, 2014

Today Jon Hamm hits the big screen in Million Dollar Arm, while Bryan Cranston stars in Godzilla. Box office prognosticators give the edge to the latter; Jon should have sought a cameo from King Kong. Riffing on Million Dollar Arm, Major League Baseball mock drafts the SC&P softball team. (via Polly Draper) Bryan Cranston handicapped a Godzilla vs. Walter White battle, [...]

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Basket of News, May 3-9, 2014

May 9, 2014

Matthew Weiner talked to Terry Gross on NPR’s Fresh Air. He’s writing Episode 712! (h/t nancy)  Matt also hit the National Cable & Telecommunications Association Cable Show to talk about The Sopranos. Gothamist rounds up the cultural references in “The Monolith.” [Kudos to you Basketcases who thought the hippie commune looked familiar! -K] AMC has a bit more on the IBM [...]

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Basket of News, Apr. 26-May 2, 2014

May 2, 2014

Gothamist unpacks the cultural references in “Field Trip.” Matthew Weiner talks to the New York Times about the books and authors that have influenced him and Mad Men.  Matt was also interviewed by the show’s own Semi Challas for the The Paris Review.  He took Interior Design on a tour of the show’s award-winning sets. Jon Hamm‘s comedic chops get praise from Parks and [...]

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Basket of News, Apr. 12-18, 2014

Apr 18, 2014

The Season 7 premiere of Mad Men had its lowest premiere ratings since 2008.  Sounds bad, right?  But looking at the premiere numbers for past seasons, particularly the large jump between Seasons 4 and 5, one might hypothesize that the two-hour “event” premieres in Seasons 5 and 6 might have had inflated numbers relative to [...]

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Basket of News, April 5-11, 2014

Apr 11, 2014

The Mad Men Season 7 premiere is just days away… did you see Deborah’s spoiler-free review? Diane Sawyer went behind the scenes at SC&P with Matthew Weiner & Co.  Matt also talked to CBS, and at length to Rolling Stone about where the show’s been and where it’s going: “I always kind of see the [...]

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