We all like to think we’re a Don or a Joan, but which “Mad Men” character truly represents your dating style? In honor “Mad Men”‘s much-anticipated season five premiere this Sunday, we’ll help you find out… Keep reading »
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Is it true that the real love story on “Mad Men” is actually between Roger Sterling and Don Draper? Perhaps it is, perhaps it is. I know I’d like that to be true, and so does Elisa Kreisinger, who created this awesomely subversive take on the show. “The goal was to tell a story about two men who once preserved concepts of manhood and masculinity but then found relief and happiness in each other, becoming a threat to the very same patriarchal system on which their power and privilege was based,” writes Elisa on her blog. “Queer Men: Don Loves Roger is a story about Don subverting rather than selling traditional masculinity.” [Pop Culture Pirate]
T-minus five days until “Mad Men” is back on-air and this will get you pumped! Video artists Elisa Kreisinger and Marc Faletti have remixed the ladies of “Mad Men” singing a kickass mashup of The Supremes song “You Keep Me Hangin’ On.” You’ve probably heard the song before — but you’ve never heard it like this. [Vimeo]
- The cast of “Mad Men” hit “The Today Show” and of course they asked Jon Hamm about his recent remarks implying that Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian are “f**king idiots,” which Kim did not appreciate. “It’s a part of our culture that I certainly don’t identify with and I don’t really understand the appeal of it other than that car-crash sensibility,” said Hamm. His co-star Vincent Kartheiser then spoke up and said “I agree with everything [Hamm]. I mean, I think our society enjoys to turn on the television and seeing someone who is awful; they can say, ‘At least I’m not as terrible as that person.’” That’s just the “Mad Men” cast, spittin’ truth. [The FW]
- What do we think of Katy Perry’s cover of Jay-Z and Kanye’s song “Ni**as In Paris”? At least she said “ninjas” instead of the N-word and didn’t really try to rap … [Stupid Celebrities]
- Justin Bieber gets beaten to a bloody pulp on the cover of Complex. (Warning: it’s gross.) [Complex]
- Awesome outfits inspired by Katniss Everdeen. [Betty Confidential]
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Alison Brie is the cutest. And in this outfit she wore to the premiere of “Mad Men” earlier this week, she’s really channeled her character Trudy Campbell. But is it too much? Does she look costume-y instead of retro-inspired? What do you say?
Okay, so this dress, with just a bunch of side cut outs would have been great. Or just a bunch of weird ruffles on the bottom. Sure, I’d abide. But the combo of the two might just qualify for over-complicating what could be a very pretty garment. Either way, she’s a pretty bangin’ MILF, wouldn’t you say? And we’ll definitely be watching when “Mad Men” returns to AMC on March 25, stupid dress or no.
“One of the greatest things I heard someone say about him is, ‘He’s so great at doing impersonations. But the greatest impersonation he does is that of a normal person.’ To me that sums it up … I don’t want to waste any more of my life talking about it.”
– “Mad Men”‘s Elisabeth Moss opens up for the first time about her short marriage to “Saturday Night Live”/”Portlandia” comedian Fred Armisen in Page Six Magazine. Oooh, burn. As for whether the two keep in touch? “Oh, god, no,” Moss said. Yikes. [Page Six]
Elisabeth Moss: People are constantly asking if [Don Draper and Peggy Olsen are] gonna sleep together. I always get annoyed, because their relationship is more than that. And to keep that going over five years without selling out and having something else happen — that to me is really interesting and rarely done well.
Jon Hamm: People want to put us in a “Sam and Diane” box, but it’s about their mutual appreciation for the work. That’s where the material strikes its resonant chord, when it’s ostensibly about one thing and then it becomes about so much more. That’s the fun thing about Don and Peggy, and that’s the deeper thing about “Mad Men.”
Every week it seems like there is new art for the “Mad Men” season five premiere, not that we mind. This is the “official” art and it sure is perplexing. Don Draper is staring at a pair of mannequins, including a naked female mannequin, and his own reflection in a department store window. What does it all mean?! Series creator Matt Weiner told The New York Times the ad is “a dreamlike image” and “a nonverbal representation of where my head is at and where the show will be.” Well, that doesn’t help. “By the end of the season, I guarantee you’ll know what it is about,” Weiner promised. Hope so. [NY Times]
“Mad Men” returns from its eons-long hiatus on March 25. That gives us just a month to get back into all the couplings, breakups and make ups that Don Draper and pals were embroiled in. Luckily, the folks at Wired have created this handy relationship map — which includes trysts we’d like to see — to help get us back in the game.