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“Mad Men” Spoiler: Betty Draper Is “Fat” Now

Well, for those of us wondering how Matthew Weiner would work in and/or conceal January Jones’ pregnancy on the new season of “Mad Men,” last night we got our answer. Betty is fat now! I won’t reveal anything else about last night’s episode, but I will show you some photos. I am glad to see the makeup team from “Shallow Hal” has a new gig. One more, after the jump! Keep reading »

Zou Bisou Bisou: 10 Things To Know About “Mad Men”‘s Jessica Paré

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Like most “Mad Men” fans, I was not sure about Don Draper boning, then abruptly marrying, his new secretary, Megan. I wasn’t surprised he got under Megan’s skirt so quickly, of course. But given Don record of getting the golden ticket and then discarding women, I puzzled over why he saw Megan as a keeper.   

Sunday night’s episode let us see that it’s not just Megan’s beauty drawing Don in. She’s sweet with his kids. She knows how to manipulate him in his pissy moments.  They seem to share a slightly sadomasochistic sex drive. She’s upbeat and positive and unlike his ex-wife Betty, she’s a career girl. (Well, a budding one, anyway.) It’s easy to see how Megan makes him feel young again. Call us officially “Team Megan.”

It seems like Megan will be sticking around — at least for awhile, Don is still Don after all — so let’s take a closer look at Jessica Paré, the 29-year-old (ukelele-playing!) French-Canadian actress who plays her onscreen. Keep reading »

Watch Megan’s Rendition Of “Zou Bisou Bisou” On “Mad Men”

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I’m not so into recapping shows, but let me just say this of last night’s “Mad Men” season five premiere: I liked it! And what’s more, I liked Megan, Don’s former secretary and the new Mrs. Draper. Don’s still f**ked in the head, of course, but Megan has a certain way with him that I have a newfound appreciation for. Or maybe I was just intrigued by that vaguely sadomasochistic sex scene at the end. Anyway, the highlight of the episode for me — besides deciding that, henceforth, I shall refer to farting as “going to the bean ballet” — was Megan’s rendition of the French tune “Zou Bisou Bisou” at Don’s surprise birthday party. (The clip above is a little crappy, but I’m working on getting a better version.) Enjoy! 

John Slattery Has A Bobby Draper Problem

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"Mad Men"'s falling man ad gets graffitied up. Read More »
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An interview with actor Bryan Batt, who plays Sal Romano. Read More »

“Coincidentally, that kid doesn’t play Bobby Draper any more. Not because of what he said, but because … well, for other reasons. They’ve had about five Bobby Drapers and they can’t seem to find one who doesn’t look straight into the lens.”

–”Mad Men”‘s amazing John Slattery on the proliferation of Bobby Drapers on the show. The last one referred to January Jones as “unapproachable.” [Shortlist]

Where Are The Black Folks On “Mad Men”? Matt Weiner Explains

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Forget for a second that every guest on “Charlie Rose,” a PBS news program for wonks, looks like they’re struggling to stay awake. The cast of “Mad Men” appeared last night with guest host Gayle King and she pressed the show’s creator, Matt Weiner, with a good question: where are the black folks? “As you move through time, I’m wondering will we see some black people?” Gayle asked. Matt Weiner’s response is worth a listen in its entirety.    Keep reading »

Don Draper’s Relationships On “Mad Men,” From Most To Least Dysfunctional

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As a woman who loves “Mad Men,” which returns to AMC this Sunday, I’m both besotted with and disgusted by Don Draper, who somehow manages to be both tenderly flawed and nakedly brutal at the same time. Don burns through women faster than some people change socks. Some of those women try to change him (and fail). Some try to redeem him (and fail). Some try to find some spark of humanity in him to connect with (and fail disastrously). Many have amazing sex with him, but so far, none have saved him. Don and his women are often so damaged by their encounters that we thought it would be interesting to rank these relationships by how healthy they are for both players. Below, Don Draper’s sexual relationships, ranked from most to least dysfunctional. Keep reading »

Vincent Kartheiser Stands Up For Jon Hamm’s “Idiots” Kardashian Comment

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Jon Hamm called Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian "idiots." Read More »
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Kim Kardashian called Jon Hamm "careless" for trashing her. Read More »
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Vincent Kartheiser has made the choice to be childless. Read More »
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“I don’t think [Jon Hamm was] wrong. It’s OK to look at something and say what it is. It’s OK to look at a McDonald’s hamburger and say, ‘Yeah, I like the taste of them, but they’re not good for me.’ We live in a time where everyone’s very aware that there’s people who are celebrities because of their fathers or celebrities because of this machine that’s selling something very simple and very ordinary, and people are buying it. It’s not an awful thing, but I think it’s OK to say it’s not a splendid thing, either.”

– More from Vincent Kartheiser, who plays Pete Campbell on “Mad Men,” after the jump: Keep reading »

January Jones Comes Down Hard On Public Childhood Masturbation

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“You know, Sally shouldn’t be masturbating at other people’s houses or she’s going to get slapped.”

– January Jones defends Betty Draper — specifically her decision to smack tween daughter Sally after she was busted diddling herself at a neighbor’s house — in an interview with The Daily. You know, I could easily write, like, 1000 words on why this quote annoys me, especially because it pretty clearly reads like January is also speaking for herself and not just her ’60s-era housewife character, but I’ll keep it brief… Keep reading »

What’s Your “Mad Men” Dating Style?

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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 »

“Mad Men”‘s Don Draper And Roger Sterling, A Love Story

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Jon Hamm Talks Rape
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Jon Hamm advocates rape prevention education. Sigh. Read More »
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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]

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