Amy Adams visited “Good Morning America” in Times Square, looking a lot like her “Mad Men” character, Joan Holloway, in this promo photo. She must be as excited for season three as we are. [NYC, 7/30/09] Keep reading »
Oh, to be in the cast of “Mad Men,” hanging around Don Draper, sporting gorgeous, well-made clothing, and gracing the only program on television where the actresses are encouraged to be voluptuous. January Jones, who plays Betty Draper on the show, had to be asked by the producers to gain weight. “I got told a couple of days ago that I look too skinny, and I was in trouble,” she said. “I’m naturally pretty thin, so I’m trying. I eat whatever is at craft services.” Since women had more meat on their bones in the ’60s, “Mad Men” actresses are asked to not work out. “They want a soft, voluptuous woman which they were [back then] which is beautiful, as it should be,” said Jones. [OK! Magazine]
How refreshing—I’ve been prepping for January’s role all my life! I happen to be an expert on the subject of gaining weight. So here are five ideas for how January can soften up. Keep reading »
If you actually won a walk-on role on an episode of “Mad Men,” wouldn’t you be hyperventilating too heavily to do Sterling Cooper justice?
Probably, but apply to Banana Republic’s contest anyway! Starting today, upload a photo of yourself decked out in righteous ’60s style on AMC’s website, using a code number from Banana Republic stores before August 11. The lucky winner will receive a $1,000 gift certificate to Banana Republic and a scene-stealing cameo on “Mad Men.” So far the contest entries, available for viewing online, look like a lot of cheesy Hollywood-wannabes who uploaded head shots which aren’t in authentic ’60s style, so your chances look good! [Simcha, this looks like a contest for you! -- Editor]
But, if upstaging Don Draper isn’t your thing, whittle away the afternoon on MadMenYourself.com (Adobe Flash Player 10 required), where you can create your own “Mad Men”-style avatar and deck her out in ’60s threads. A fur stole? A pencil skirt? Cat eye glasses. We’re so on it. Keep reading »
The 2009 Primetime Emmy Nominations were announced this morning and I’m thrilled that all my favorites got nods (well, except “The Bachelor,” but I’m sure that was just an oversight). “The Office,” “30 Rock,” “Flight of the Conchords,” and “This American Life” all got nominated, and “Mad Men” cleaned house with a whopping 16 nominations, including one for best drama, best actor Jon Hamm and best actress Elisabeth Moss. How did your favorites do? The complete list is here. Keep reading »
Hey, want a little scoop on how things might be different on the third season of “Mad Men,” which (hopefully) returns to AMC in the fall? Click past the jump for a couple stills from an episode that was recently shot. You’ve been warned once, but just in case — SPOILER ALERT! Keep reading »
“To me, to pick the right blouse with the right sensibility feels in some ways like art. I’m an artist, but I’m painting with clothes.”
That’s totally the sort of obtuse thing Karl Lagerfeld would say, but it’s actually a quote from Eric Daman, the costume designer for “Gossip Girl.” Good, because we’d expect nothing less than putting Michaelangelo-esque precision into dressing Chuck Bass!
The New York Times‘s Television section [interviewed costume designers from hit shows like “Gossip Girl” and “Mad Men” and shook them down for some secrets. Our favorites after the jump… Keep reading »
Oh, no! The third season of “Mad Men” has been delayed. Variety is reporting the show began shooting this week, and the season premiere will be pushed back at least a month to August at the earliest. [Ace Showbiz] How are we going to go four months without all that repressed desire and those really fabulous clothes?
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You’d probably dress better if your dad was “Mad Men” creator, Matt Weiner, and you had all his “Mad Men” mad money to spend at the Top Hat Shop, the Plaid Pants Store and wherever else this dapper little lad gets his duds. But alas, your dad is not Matt Weiner and you are broke. But because envying the wardrobes of a fourth-grader somehow seems less pathetic than envying the wardrobe of, say, a Pussycat Doll, I’d like to introduce you to 8-year-old Arlo Weiner, pre-pubescent style icon. Click after the jump to look at more pictures of his stylish awesomeness, swoon, pinch his virtual cheek, and then plot how you can appropriate his style. (In Arlo’s elementary school parlance, that’s called “sharing.”) Keep reading »
“For some reason – and I love this – I keep hearing people say they have had more sex since watching ‘Mad Men.’”
— Christina Hendricks, aka Joan Holloway [Telegraph U.K.] Keep reading »
Phew! We were sweating a little about the future of our favorite TV show’s fate, but all is good in the land of pencil skirts and sweater sets. The show’s creator and executive producer, Matthew Weiner, finally came to an agreement with Lionsgate TV, so the third season will air this summer (with a fourth season agreed upon, too!). Of course, this means I have get to work watching the second season. P.S. The dress Betty is taking off in the above photo is my favorite ensemble of hers thus far. [Variety via NY Mag] Keep reading »