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“Mad Men”‘s Kiernan Shipka Is A Riot Grrrl

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Kiernan Shipka Is A Riot Grrrl

Well, this photo sure does fill me with joy. Kiernan Shipka — best known as Sally Draper on “Mad Men” — may only be 13 years old, and thus not alive when riot grrrl was in its hey day, but its influence lives on. I wonder what she’s listening to on her iPod. Bikini Kill? L7? Hole? Bratmobile? Soooo many badass possibilities. [Photo: Fame/Flynet]

Update: Want Kiernan’s Riot Grrrl T-shirt for yourself? I found it!

“Mad Men” Costume Designer, Janie Bryant, Lands Reality Show

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  • In a time when there is a TV show about pretty much everything, Janie Bryant, costume designer for “Mad Men,” has landed her own reality show called “Janie Bryant’s Hollywood.” The show is now being pitched to cable channels like Bravo, E!, and Lifetime. Hopefully this just means seeing even more rad ‘60s fashion from Bryant. [Styleite]
  • Real Life “Psych”: Police claim that Pam Ragland’s visions led them to the body of a missing boy. [Huffington Post]
  • Getting in touch with her philanthropic side, RiRi has donated $5,000 to an Illinois high school so that they can purchase new equipment. Awww. How sweet. [E!]
  • Kate Middleton’s hospital suite sounds nicer than any hotel I have ever set foot in. There’s even a romantic post-birth date for the new parents. [E!] Keep reading »

For The Sylvia In All Of Us: Almie Rose’s Drunken “Mad Men” Makeup Tutorial

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I May Not Be Conventionally Pretty, But I Have A Nice Couch

Our dear friend Almie Rose is back and with a new drunken makeup tutorial for how to look like “Mad Men”‘s resident married upstairs apartment hussy Sylvia Rosen. You want to look like Sylvia, right? With the lips, and the eyeshadow, and the potentially explosive extramarital affair with Don Draper? Well, regardless, Almie has a thing or two to teach you about a thing or two.

Oh also, Almie has a book out! What do you do when your ex leaves you for his A-list actress ex girlfriend? How do you land a musician boyfriend? What’s it like to make a total jackass of yourself when you meet that actor you’ve had a crush on for years? What would When Harry Met Sally… look like in 2013? Am I hungry? These questions and more are answered and explored by Almie Rose in I Forgot To Be Famous, essays and how-to’s about dating, relationships, living in Los Angeles, and how they all crash into each other, like the car chase scene in the mall in the Blues Brothers movie, which she hasn’t seen, but is not at all opposed to. I Forgot to Be Famous will be available for pre-order tomorrow and on-sale on Monday!

 

Almie: Wanking tips
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On Don Draper, Dick Whitman & Consent

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  • SPOILER: Why wasn’t there more of a discussion about the prostitute who nursed a young Dick Whitman back to health and then took sexual advantage of him? [The Atlantic]
  • There’s an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal today by editorial board member James Taranto that posits the military’s effort to clean up sexual assault is a “war on male sexuality.” As blogger Amanda Marcotte put it so well on Twitter, “Most men don’t rape, actually, James Taranto. But implying that they do emboldens rapists who want to believe they’re normal.” [Wall Street Journal]
  • Senator Claire McCaskill of Missouri announced a Support For Hillary political action committee to encourage former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to run for president in 2016. [Guardian UK] Keep reading »

“Mad Men” Recap: Joan Holloway Leans In

Nobody Puts Joan Holloway In A Corner!

If you made it through “Game Of Thrones” last night and still had the emotional stamina to watch “Mad Men,” you were at least rewarded with an amazing Joan Holloway episode. Joan has been given quite a bit of side-eye from her fellow partners for the way in which she snagged her position (you know, sleeping with that icky executive from Jaguar), and she’s not going to take their disrespect anymore! When Joan meets an Avon executive who wants to do business with the agency (“I thought it was a date, but it was even better!”), she refuses to usurp power over the relationship to Pete. Meanwhile, Peggy is initially resistant to bending the standard rules of hierarchy — possibly because she, too, has been judgmental of Joan’s rise to prominence — she eventually realizes that they both, as women, have had to seize what opportunities they could to “lean in.” It’s a BAMF moment for all the women of the newly dubbed Sterling, Cooper & Partners. Four clips above!

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7 TV Shows That Have Seriously Sexy Sex

With TV getting raunchier and more graphic every year, are you satisfied with the sex on your screen? The New York Times says that the sex on TV isn’t sexy anymore. We disagree. The Joylessness of Sex on TV discusses shows like “Homeland,” “The Americans,” and “House of Cards,” where sex is used as a ploy for personal gain instead of pleasure. It’s a valid point, but it doesn’t cover that broad of a spectrum. There are plenty of other shows out there doing sex in innovative and, well, sexy ways. Look at “Girls,” where the sex is pure awkwardness, and “Arrested Development,” where the sex is openly comical.

But what are we doing naming shows where the sex isn’t sexy? That’s just silly. You came here to find the best sex on television. These are the shows that are doing sex right. A collection of the shows with the hottest, steamiest, most salacious scenes that won’t inspire any critical analyses in newspapers. Keep reading »

5 Things I Learned From Last Night’s “Mad Men” Episode

With the merging companies, there is trouble, tension and transition everywhere. Merging clients and jobs, dealing with logistics of job security and office space — the office is in turmoil, and so is everyone’s life around it. And this is all before the assassination of Bobby Kennedy. Unlike the MLK Jr. assassination, ”Mad Men” chose to put this assassination at the tail end of an episode that centered on the chaos of the character’s lives, rather than the chaos associated with this tragedy.

When did Ted become such a bad ass? Loved, loved, loved Ted this episode. It took him a little bit to find his groove—but you’d be hard pressed to find someone who wouldn’t act this way at first when becoming business partners with Don Draper. I mean, DON DRAPER. Ted feels insignificant, I think he feels a little bit like a phoney—as a fraud. He can’t drink like Don. He doesn’t have the same confidence. But once he is reminded that, yes, he owns half this building. He’s a goddamn pilot and he is the only chivalrous man that works at this ad agency, he gets his swagger back. Don put it best: “No matter what I say, you’re the guy who flew us up here in his own plane.” Period. Read more on College Candy…

The Most Valuable Lesson I Learned From Last Night’s “Mad Men”

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Blow Jobs, Ladies!

Blow job, ladies. Blow. Jobs.

In last night’s episode of “Mad Men,” Megan Draper’s saucy French-speaking minx of a mother was back in town, and she had some advice for Megan, whose distance from husband Don was all but obvious. “He may think you belong more to other people than he does to you,” Marie says, having just seen her daughter sign autographs for two teen girls. Her advice for Megan, if she wants to keep her husband interested in her, is to stop dressing like his wife. “The only thought he should have at this dinner is how quickly he can get between your legs,” she says in a bit of TMI sex advice. Megan giggles but complies, and sure enough, after a hilariously uncomfy business dinner with clients, to which Megan wore a chocha-showing dress, Don is rarin’ to go.

I don’t think Marie is wrong that Don has become distant from Megan as her own star has risen — but I certainly don’t think that that is her fault or that it’s her responsibility alone to keep their marriage hot and spicy. But I won’t deny that Marie’s advice worked, at least for the time being. A little while later in the episode, when Don returns home late, Megan gives what I think is the first blow job in the show’s history. Correct me if I’m wrong though.

Anyway, check out two clips above and some GIFs of the episode’s other great moments (spoilers ahead!) after the jump! Keep reading »

Separated At Birth? Sarah Polley & Elisabeth Moss

Yesterday, I looked at the picture on the left, of actress/director Sarah Polley, and thought, It’s Peggy from “Mad Men.” So then I looked up pictures of Elisabeth Moss, who plays Peggy. And while they may not look exactly alike, they do sort of resemble each other, don’t you think?

What “Mad Men” Characters Would Look Like Today

Remember at the beginning of season two of “Mad Men” when Don went to visit the doctor for an insurance physical? The doctor told him that he “lives too hard” and then told him to take it easy. So what did Don do next? Tucked down a full, high-cholesterol breakfast like a man.

There are no fruit smoothies, standing desks or low-carb diets to be found anywhere within the offices of Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce. So we decided to enlist Photoshop wizard Kristy Puchko to come up with what the characters of Mad Men would look like today if they really subsisted off a diet of nothing but cigarettes, scotch, steak and casual flings. Check out the surprising results at The FW…

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