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Quotable: Betty Draper Just Like All Our Mothers

“The question of Betty Draper’s motherhood is very peculiar to me. Because we were all raised by women like this. And I know it’s easy to hate her and think she seems childish and impulsive. We’re all here because of women like that. We’ll see how those kids turn out. They could end up being TV writers.”

— Matthew Weiner, “Mad Men” creator, defending Better Draper’s parenting skills. It’s unclear whether the “we” in “we’re all here because of women like that,” refers to writers, TV writers, entertainers, or, literally, everyone. I’ll speak for myself and say I am not here — as a person, a woman, a wife, or a writer — because of a woman like Betty Draper. My mother, like everyone else, isn’t without her flaws, but if she raised me the way Betty is raising her children, I think the only place I’d be right now is in serious psychotherapy. Weiner went on to say, “People must see a lot in themselves, or they wouldn’t be reacting so strongly [to Betty]. I guarantee one thing: If she weren’t so good-looking, they wouldn’t have a problem.” Uh, it’s not her beauty that’s disarming people. Keep reading »

Is Christina Hendricks Trying To Lose Weight?

We — and many, many others — have sung the praises of Christina Hendricks basically ad nauseam. She’s lovely and has a beautiful figure, but there’s a rumor that she, who has gone on record for loving her womanly body, is no longer happy being “the curviest woman in Hollywood.” A mysterious “source” explains, “For her it basically meant she was being called fat.” The source continues: “Now she’s gone against everything she believed in before by going on the first diet of her life. Christina’s cut out carbs, and alcohol, although she’s not a big drinker. She’s eating fish oil to break down fat and pak choi and edamame nearly every meal. She hopes the first [fifteen pounds] will fall off in the next month or so.” Keep reading »

In Defense Of “Mad Men”‘s Megan

Well, it wasn’t the fairytale ending many “Mad Men” viewers hoped for. But it was a fairytale ending for one character in particular — Megan, Don Draper‘s secretary and soon-to-be … well, let’s not spoil it for those of you who might have missed the episode. Spoilers after the jump! Keep reading »

“Mad Men” Theme Song Mash-Up

What happens when you take RJD2′s theme for “Mad Men” and add Nat King Cole’s “Nature Boy” lyrics? This track as sweet as Joan’s curves! Plus, Brian Williams’ daughter Allison is the singer. Check it out. Keep reading »

Quickies: Don Draper Rates His Sex Partners & Dora Is Suing Nickelodeon

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Sam Page Is “Most Certainly Into” Playing Christina Hendricks’ Husband

“I can’t say whether I am or am not into ‘plus size,’ but I am most certainly into beautiful women, and I think we can all agree that Christina is a — if not THE — definitively beautiful woman.”

– Sam Page, who plays Joan Holloway’s doctor husband on “Mad Men,” knows he’s got the sweetest job in showbiz playing opposite Christina Hendricks. Now, when are they going to kill him off already so Joan can be with Roger? [via Just Jared] Keep reading »

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