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Don..and Joan?!??!

February 16, 2012 20:31:32 Posted at February 16, 2012 20:31:32
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Here’s how my mother, the Chinese Squawking Chicken, says “first of all”: first ataw.So, first ataw, please enjoy Jon Hamm in London yesterday promoting Mad Men Season 5, premiering on March 25. We are ALMOST there!Yesterday Jon participated in a Q&A about his character, Don Draper, and what we can expect from new episodes. Full Story

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Jon Hamm: Mad Men in March

January 11, 2012 20:54:17 Posted at January 11, 2012 20:54:17
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Why am I the asshole who thought that Mad Men would be back this month? It won’t. Not until March 25 per Jon Hamm who revealed the date during a podcast even though AMC hasn’t confirmed it. Was he supposed to say? I’m not sure. But it’s out there now and AMC publicists are probably all like, f-ck Jon Hamm for screwing up our media plan. Full Story

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Mad Men countdown

December 1, 2011 20:07:41 Posted at December 1, 2011 20:07:41
Lainey Posted by Lainey
Flynet, Splash

I'm still hosting the luncheon so I can't get to my laptop but I saw these photos this morning and you don't need much from me anyway since it's Jon Hamm and, well, look at him. He's Don Draper. On set of Mad Men. Which is allllllmost back. After the holidays, we come right out of the gate into award season where Jon will no doubt factor, especially at the Globes, and then it's the season premiere. Full Story

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The AfterMadth

April 1, 2011 12:21:40 Posted at April 1, 2011 12:21:40
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Written by Duana (I certainly hope you groaned at the worst pun I’ve ever made) So – the deal is done! Mad Men is happening! Matthew Weiner’s reported $25-30 million is actually spread over three years, instead of two – so while Seasons 5 and 6 are guaranteed - imagine Joan with a toddler! – Season 7 might not be beyond the realm of possibillty. Full Story

What’s Your Price?

March 29, 2011 07:39:39 Posted at March 29, 2011 07:39:39
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Written by Duana Nikki Finke is reporting that talks between AMC and Matthew Weiner might be disintegrating. There are three items of contention: 1) Product placement 2) Shortening the show by two minutes – enough to fit one more commercial break and 3) losing two cast members in an effort to save budget for the show. Full Story

Whither Mad Men?

March 23, 2011 10:56:12 Posted at March 23, 2011 10:56:12
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Written by Duana So the panicky panicky news yesterday was that negotiations surrounding Mad Men are at such a standstill that the show may not come on until 2012. As people everywhere bemoaned their summer Sunday nights, when Don, Joan, and Peggy provided a little buffer against the ominous approach of Monday morning, the fatalists start their cries. Full Story

So that happened.

October 18, 2010 11:41:25 Posted at October 18, 2010 11:41:25
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Written by Duana Lainey called last night around 9:30 and I cautioned her that I couldn’t talk long, Mad Men was soon. I remember saying, in so many words, that I felt ‘nervous and anticipatory’. She knew what I meant but we still marveled over it – that a television show fictional, no less, can elicit this kind of reaction. Full Story

Who Do You Know?

October 11, 2010 10:48:25 Posted at October 11, 2010 10:48:25
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Written by Duana I don't think it’s an accident that so many guys are in love with Sally Draper. Not in a creepy way, but ask the average 30 something male Mad Men viewer and he will talk about Sally Draper with a sort of sad affection, half-paternal and half-loving, because guys have met girls like this before: intrinsically sweet, but beaten down by the basic unfairnesses of life, doesn't trust her own instincts as much anymore (because if we follow the Sally story I can guarantee that's where it's all going), that girl who's always a bit sad. Full Story

French Riviera Lighting

October 5, 2010 08:56:42 Posted at October 5, 2010 08:56:42
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Whatever is happening today in Cannes, it’s producing beautiful photographs, goddamn. Not that it’s a challenge to shoot Jon Hamm, of course not. But an extra beautiful Jon Hamm is nothing to complain about. And look what this French Riviera lighting is doing for Elisabeth Moss. Her skin, it’s radiant. Full Story

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When You Are Engulfed In Flames

October 4, 2010 09:25:57 Posted at October 4, 2010 09:25:57
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Written by Duana It’s not a Mad Men reference, it’s a David Sedaris one. But it might well have worked for this week’s episode. When the true sh-t rolls down, you will know a person by the way they weather the storm. Despite the action-packedness that was this episode, I didn’t feel like it told us a lot that was new about the people we love. Full Story

No Third Option

September 27, 2010 10:52:00 Posted at September 27, 2010 10:52:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Written by Duana Oh man. I say it too often, but buckle up. The week we just had at SDCP was enough to make me apologize for ever even thinking my life was boring, if the alternative is this. While last week showed us these beautiful girls – and the lives they have to navigate because of some men – this week explores these men in all their messed-up, petulant glory. Full Story