Basket of News, Aug. 23-29, 2014

 Posted by on August 29, 2014 at 9:00 am  Media-Web-News  4 Responses »
Aug 292014

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 Stan's beard! -K]

Aaron Paul organized a Breaking Bad-themed scavenger hunt ahead of the Emmys.

Breaking Bad dominated the Emmys’ social media, too.

Speaking of social media, January Jones is quite the Instagrammer.

THR cast alternative Emmys, nominating The Americans, Norman Reedus, John Slattery, and more.  People theorizes Robert Morse would have won if the Emmys were run by MTV.

Emmy Super Producers, from Matthew Weiner and Vince Gilligan to Carl Reiner and Norman Lear, got together for THR.

Matthew Weiner talks to Fast Company about decompressing and recharging after 92 hours of Mad Men.

Christina Hendricks feeds a cat (via Dragon Breath).

Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul appear in a “Before they Were Celebs” supercut.

Vincent Kartheiser will play the legendary Billy Wilder off Broadway.

Jay R. Ferguson has signed a development/talent deal with ABC Studios.

Sarah Silverman talks about her Masters of Sex role as only she can.

Lizzy Caplan is profiled by Rolling Stone.

The New York Daily News ranked Mad Men the No. 2 drama of all time; will No. 1 surprise you?

Greg Nicotero talks The Walking Dead at the HuffPost and Cinefantastique.

The fictional fortunes of Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones and Downton Abbey are calculated at Forbes (via Polly Draper).

Hell On WheelsAnson Mount has joined the voice cast of The Evil Within, a video game from Bethesda Softworks.

Better Call Saul is on the Twitter.

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


Basket of News, Aug. 16-22, 2014

 Posted by on August 22, 2014 at 9:00 am  Media-Web-News  10 Responses »
Aug 222014

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 can’t do it. I just can’t do it.

Elsewhere, Elisabeth tells Us Weekly 25 things you don’t know about her, talks to to the New York Daily News about the co-star’s reaction to the end of Mad Men that affected her the most, and to Metro about what it was like letting go of Peggy. Ms. M is also appearing in a GAP ad.

Matthew Weiner is also doing more press for Are You Here, and talking about the end of Mad Men.  He talks to Esquire about what he took from the set and which cast member got him most emotional.  He told HuffPost Live he had “strong feelings” about the way viewers perceive about the characters on MM. (There’s multiple clips at that link, btw.) Most of Matt’s chat with the L.A. Times is about his movie.  He has two segments on Late Night with Seth Meyers.  He even did a Nerdist podcast and a Reddit AMA (Rich Sommer has a cameo, and the fate of Chauncey is discussed).

Jon Hamm has timely words about the St. Louis community. And he goofs around in a fashion video for GQ (via Polly Draper).

Masters of Sex was renewed for a third season.

The Creative Arts Emmys were handed out last Saturday night; Basketcases will note Alison Janney won for Masters of Sex, while Downton Abbey won for hairstyles, and Breaking Bad won for editing.

Christina Hendricks talks Emmys with GoldDerby.

The Hollywood Reporter looks at all the Mad Men Emmys submissions.

John Slattery talks to the Irish Independent about Mad Men and God’s Pocket.  He’s also going to be in Marvel’s Ant-Man.

Agents of SHIELD is bringing in Adrianne Palicki to guest-star as Marvel superspy Bobbi Morse.

Janie Bryant tells Style how she’s spending her Summer Fridays.

Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul reunited on a new show together, Barely Legal Pawn. Julia-Louis Dreyfus guest stars.

Bryan Cranston realized his personal dream of meeting Vin Scully.

Aaron Paul talked to The Guardian about Jesse Pinkman, fame, etc.

Walter and Skyler were two of the most popular names for babies in England and Wales last year.

Hell On Wheels costume designer Carol Case talks to THR about getting the clothes properly dirty for the show.

MacKenzie Porter talks to the HuffPost about becoming the second actress to play Cullen’s wife, Naomi on Hell On Wheels.

In Chicago’s Splash, Sarah Wayne Callies talks about the aftermath of shooting her last The Walking Dead scene.

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


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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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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