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The Soapbox: “Mad Men,” Pregnancy, And The Nuance Of Choice

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Sunday nights are no longer full of Monday dread. I have something to look forward to at the very end of the weekend: a mind-bending episode of “Mad Men.” The show you love, full of characters you hate, and issues you hope to only deal with through barrier of your TV screen: infidelity, corporate hell, violence, and mortality.

For an office drama centered around a 1960s advertising agency, “Mad Men” has tackled very nuanced issues that remain relevant topics in our day and age. Anyone who watches the show knows the terrible way that women are treated: sexual harassment, rape, sexism, domestic violence, infidelity. And as of Sunday, all of the major female characters have experienced pregnancy. Keep reading »

Face-Off: “Real Housewife” Teresa Giudice & “Mad Men”‘s Betty Draper Are Kind Of The Same Person

The other day, I was stuck in a k-hole (aka a hangover) and watched, like, 7,000 episodes of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey.” I then topped it off with some “Mad Men” and had a revelation: Teresa Giudice of “RHONJ” — she of the bankruptcy troubles and the ostentatious house, and the feud with sister-in-law Melissa Gorga — is just like “Mad Men”‘s meanie mom Betty Draper! They’re both grown ass children who try and manipulate everybody around them. Don’t believe me? Check out this handy comparative chart.

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The Rise Of Weight Watchers In The 1960′s

This week on “Mad Men“‘s “Dark Shadows” episode, Weight Watchers serves as a type of therapy for Betty Francis, who can definitely use it. Boredom, jealousy, and insecurity dominate Betty’s life as a 1960s housewife on her second marriage, and she’s turned to bags of Bugles to pass the time. Now determined to lose the weight, the former model turns to a new diet plan gaining popularity with women like her, Weight Watchers. Considering Betty’s mother-in-law already tried to push diet pills on her, which contained amphetamines at the time, the group meetings are the responsible approach to weight loss for Betty Francis. Read more …

Fat Betty Draper Gets Her Own Song

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Normally I’d be peeved by a song about how fat a lady TV character has gotten. But I prefer to see this  ”Fat Betty” song by SOUTH Music & Sound Design in another light: an ode to those of us who love our ice cream. Blam-a-blam! (Also, spoiler alert, if you are way behind on your TiVo.)  [Uproxx]

Evening Quickies: Why Do We Care So Much About Fat Betty?

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  • Why do people care so much about that Betty Draper Francis has gotten fat in order to conceal actress January Jones’ pregnancy on “Mad Men”? I know it’s a shocking look for Betty, but people on the interwebs are really freaking out about it. [Personally, I just enjoy a fat suit. -- Editor] [Huffington Post]
  • Darren Criss and Matt Bomer singing Goyte’s “Somebody That I Used To Know” on “Glee” has me crying at my desk. [Nerve]
  • “30 Rock”‘s Alec Baldwin pitched a fit on Twitter after a newspaper reporter showed up at his new fianceé’s yoga class, presumably to get a peek at the ring. [Gothamist]
  • Frisky pal Julianne Smolinski presents the thinking woman’s guide to the bestselling e-book, Fifty Shades Of Grey. [NYMag.com]
  • Dancing made this chick finally love and appreciate her belly. [Gurl.com]
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“Mad Men” Spoiler: Betty Draper Is “Fat” Now

Well, for those of us wondering how Matthew Weiner would work in and/or conceal January Jones’ pregnancy on the new season of “Mad Men,” last night we got our answer. Betty is fat now! I won’t reveal anything else about last night’s episode, but I will show you some photos. I am glad to see the makeup team from “Shallow Hal” has a new gig. One more, after the jump! Keep reading »

John Slattery Has A Bobby Draper Problem

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“Coincidentally, that kid doesn’t play Bobby Draper any more. Not because of what he said, but because … well, for other reasons. They’ve had about five Bobby Drapers and they can’t seem to find one who doesn’t look straight into the lens.”

–”Mad Men”‘s amazing John Slattery on the proliferation of Bobby Drapers on the show. The last one referred to January Jones as “unapproachable.” [Shortlist]

January Jones Comes Down Hard On Public Childhood Masturbation

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“You know, Sally shouldn’t be masturbating at other people’s houses or she’s going to get slapped.”

– January Jones defends Betty Draper — specifically her decision to smack tween daughter Sally after she was busted diddling herself at a neighbor’s house — in an interview with The Daily. You know, I could easily write, like, 1000 words on why this quote annoys me, especially because it pretty clearly reads like January is also speaking for herself and not just her ’60s-era housewife character, but I’ll keep it brief… Keep reading »

January Jones Admits “Everybody Hates Me”

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“I find it really interesting that people think that, like, in seasons three and four, she’s become unlikable because she’s become more independent. Everybody liked Betty when she was, like, in a living hell in season one and two, and now they hate her. … I think as an audience member you can empathize with her struggling to find happiness — I think it’s an ongoing process. … I think it’s funny that it carries over into my life, my actual life, when [show creator] Matt [Weiner] writes a storyline that Betty’s unlikable, all of a sudden, everybody hates me. I hope she gets a little more well received.”

– Well, well, well. January Jones is more self-aware than I expected. I assumed, like a lot of people, that she herself was as oblivious and filled with denial as her “Mad Men” character, Betty Draper Francis, whom everybody loves to hate. I have news for you, January: I don’t hate you. Keep reading »

Betty Draper Wasn’t In The Original “Mad Men” Pilot

January Jones opened up to W magazine and revealed that when it came to casting the role of secretary Peggy Olsen on “Mad Men,” she was thisclose to getting the part, but also that the role she eventually was cast for — Betty Draper, the icy blonde homemaker wife of anti-hero Don Draper — wasn’t even written into the pilot yet. Instead, series creator Matthew Weiner cast January Jones as Betty Draper and basically wrote the character around her.

Whoa. Whoa. Whoa. This is huge, people. Keep reading »

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