Oof, last night’s episode of “Mad Men” was a bit of a heart-breaker, especially for sweet, rebellious, misunderstood Sally Draper. All I want is for Don to let her come live with him, or for her mom to suddenly stop being an evil word-that-rhymes-with-runt. I want to put my arm around Sally and tell her, “Don’t worry, sugar, someday you’re going to rule the world and this rotten time in your life will be but a memory.” Since I can’t do that, I mocked up a T-shirt that sums up my support for Sally. Just gotta get it made. Keep reading »
It would be easy to hate Bryan Batt.
He breathes the same air as Jon Hamm, playing the closeted gay art director Salvatore Romano on “Mad Men.” He counts Christina Hendricks and Jane Krakowski from “30 Rock” among his besties. And you wouldn’t know it from “Mad Men,” but this Louisiana native has the dreamiest thick Southern accent.
But how could you hate someone who is just so darn nice? Bryan profusely apologized for playing phone tag with me because he was busy taking care of his elderly mom (aww!) and then generously chatted from the back room of the home furnishings store, Hazelnut, he owns in uptown New Orleans with his partner of 20+ years, Tom Cianichi. Can you say “down-to-earth”?
After the jump, find out if Bryan thinks Sal will ever return to “Mad Men,” what it was like playing Lumiere the candlestick on Broadway’s “Beauty & The Beast,” and how he felt seeing Jon Hamm’s handsome mug for the first time. (Answer: amazing.) Keep reading »
Don Draper — alpha male, top ad guy and … diary writer? We never imagined that Don Draper would do anything as sissified as keeping a journal, and yet, on last night’s episode of “Mad Men,” he did just that. I guess he and Angela Chase and Doogie Howser have something in common.
We’ve unearthed a few secret entries from Draper’s most private pages, and are sharing them with you after the jump. Keep reading »
When Don Draper has a sad, the whole world has a sad. Witness the blog devoted to Don Draper’s miseries, where the lonely “Mad Men” character cries about kittens, cigarettes and Christina Hendricks’ marriage to a guy that is not him. [Sad Don Draper] Keep reading »
“People have been saying some nice, wonderful things about me. Yet not one designer in town will loan me a dress. They only lend out a size 0 or 2. So I’m still struggling for someone to give me a darn dress.”
— Christina Hendricks, a reported size 12, talks dress size and fashion with Scottish newspaper The Daily Record. At this past weekend’s Emmy Awards show, Hendricks (in)famously wore a very revealing Zac Posen gown. As someone who once had boobs as big as hers (before my breast reduction surgery 14 years ago) and still has pretty big ones, I feel her pain. It’s so hard to find pretty dresses that fit a big rack in a flattering way. But she always looks so great on “Mad Men.” If I were her, I’d get the show’s costume designers to whip up something for the big award shows. [via Daily Mail and NY Daily News] Keep reading »