Posts tagged "mad men"

Christina Ricci Says “Pan Am” Isn’t A “Mad Men” Knockoff

"It’s a great comparison to get; 'Mad Men' is a great show and I’m a huge fan. But that does focus more on a man’s experience of that time period and this is much more about these women. These were really women who were taking control of their lives and living in a very…
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 19, 2011

Less Is More In These “Mad Men” Season 5 Posters

"Mad Men" season five is still months and months away, and these unofficial promo posters are only adding to the anticipation. Whose lipstick is that? What's in those letters? Do the sunglasses mean Don is going to California again? Am I just overthinking everything? Probably. Like I said, these posters are not official but…
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 8, 2011

Bobby Draper Warns His Replacement About January Jones

"Be careful around January [Jones] … She's not as approachable as the others. She's really serious about what she does. Everyone else is so nice." —Jared Gilmore who plays Bobby Draper on "Mad Men" gives words of advice to his replacement. Yes, Jared is moving on to bigger and better gigs than being…
By: Ami Angelowicz / August 23, 2011

Julianne Moore To Star In A New “Mad Men”-esque Show

"Dope" is a new television show that sounds like the perfect combination of everything I love—one part "Mad Men," one part "Breaking Bad," one part "Bored to Death," and one part "The Good Wife." And even better—it will be produced by and star the amazing Julianne Moore. Julianne is developing the show for…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / August 17, 2011

A “Mad Men” Rap? Watch Kellee Maize’s Feminist-Inspired Rhymes

  LOVE! Rapper Kellee Maize sampled the "Mad Men" theme song for a song called "Mad Humans." It's sorta all about feminism: "Puttin' the patriarchy to bed / yeah, you heard right, that's what I said!" Maize is rolling deep with '60s housewives wearing strings of pearls and vacant stares. Just wait till…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 27, 2011

How Matthew Weiner Will Work January Jones’ Pregnancy Into “Mad Men”

"She has wanted this very badly. She's got a big heart and she's been talking about having children since I met her, which is not always common with actresses. She is going to be someone who is so devoted ... I have to do something about [the pregnancy on 'Mad Men'] but I'm not going…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / June 23, 2011

“Mad Men”‘s Kiernan Shipka Makes Her Own Clothes

So, aside from getting to play future-lesbian (we think, anyway) daughter Sally Draper on "Mad Men," the extremely articulate and thoughtful Kiernan Shipka has a couple other tricks up her sleeve. The 11-year-old actress mostly dresses in vintage-y frocks from Portuguese designer Papo d'Anjo, but she also designs and wears her own bespoke creations, inspired…
By: Julie Gerstein / June 23, 2011

Jon Hamm To Direct Season Premiere Of “Mad Men”

Speaking of hot, self-directed guys, today we get some exciting news from the set of "Mad Men." After months of tenuous negotiation, the new season is now in production. And apparently, Jon Hamm—aka Don Draper—will be directing the season premiere. "The wheels have officially been set in motion to make that…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / May 28, 2011

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…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 12, 2011

“Mad Men” Season Five Is A Go

"Mad Men" season four was released today on DVD. So I felt ultra sad this morning when I read that season five was still in limbo and might not be happening due to creative differences between AMC and show creator Matthew Weiner—mainly, that the network was asking him to cut two minutes per episode,…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / March 29, 2011

“Mad Men” Designer Janie Bryant Unveils Spring QVC Collection

Betty Draper, eat your jealous heart out. "Mad Men" costume designer Janie Bryant is unveiling her latest MOD collection for QVC as part of the shopping network's Academy Awards-themed red-carpet show from Los Angeles on Feb. 26 Bryant gave StyleList a sneak peek of some looks before the show's premiere. One look at her lace…
By: StyleList Home / February 24, 2011

“Mad Men” Sucks! Yeah, Somebody Went There

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By: Jessica Wakeman / February 8, 2011

Christina Hendricks Posed For Playboy In 1999

Hey, now! Playboy magazine has unearthed some "rare" photos of flame-haired, "Mad Men" star Christina Hendricks taken for the July 1999 issue. Apparently, the photo featuring the not-yet-famous actress was part of a spread on "summer shooters," i.e., drinks. It looks like she wasn't having a hard time getting that Jersey boy to take…
By: Susannah Breslin / January 13, 2011

Jessica’s Favorite Things Of 2010

The blog Your It List has asked a bunch of cool tastemaker types to reveal their favorite things of 2010. They didn’t ask us for ours, but we’re going to share ‘em anyway. You’ve read Amelia’s, Julie's, Joanne's and Kate's. Now here's Jessica's ...
By: Jessica Wakeman / December 23, 2010

And The Prize Goes To … The Best Roger Sterling Quip

You know we're huge "Mad Men" fans here, so we were truly excited to read your favorite quips from the resident silver fox of Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce, Roger Sterling, Jr. Thank you for taking us on a short trip down "Mad Men" memory lane and for providing your insight into the character.
By: Annika Harris / November 24, 2010

A Scientific Study Of Who Is The Biggest Drunk On TV

Recently, The Daily Beast has kept a careful eye on the small screen, tallying the number of drinks imbibed during primetime television shows. No, they're not conducting some parent watchdog study—they're just trying to determine who's the biggest drunk on TV. Kara Cutruzzula rewatched the entirety of season four of "Mad Men"…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / November 22, 2010

Win This! A Copy Of Roger Sterling’s Book

We heard bits and pieces of Sterling’s Gold: Wit and Wisdom of an Ad Man by Roger Sterling, Jr. on the last season of "Mad Men." We didn't think we'd be able to read Roger's book, especially since he couldn't get any publishers to bite. But he's quite the character and is know…
By: Annika Harris / November 19, 2010

Vincent Kartheiser Doesn’t Want To Have Your Babies

"I've been a vegetarian for four years and I have chosen not to have children, which are both green choices in my life. I also xeriscaped my lawn." —Mega minimalist Vincent Kartheiser, aka Pete Campbell on "Mad Men," says he won't be breeding anytime soon, lest his spawn further wreck the planet. Oh,…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / November 18, 2010

Vincent Kartheiser Says Pete’s No Rapist

“It says in the scene, ‘she kisses him back.' After she kisses me back, then we’re supposed to copulate. I don’t know why but she wouldn’t kiss me back! […] That actress just didn’t want to smooch me. She changed the whole course of Pete Campbell. And Matthew [Weiner] was all, ‘You didn’t rape her!
By: Julie Gerstein / November 9, 2010

Conan O’Brien Gets Interviewed By Don Draper

Last night, Conan O'Brien returned to late-night television, and here are the first four minutes of the show. My favorite moment is when, while trying to find a job, Conan interviews with Don Draper at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce. Don looks at his resume and says, "It's 1965—you're 2 years old. Get out…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / November 9, 2010
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