The cast of Mad Men got together at the Paley Center for Media’s PaleyFest 2014 honoring the show, but what’s really important is what they wore. Let’s take a look!
Sadly, my favorite January Jones wasn’t there. Not sure why. Maybe she’s shooting something. Like BIRDS IN HER BACKYARD, AM I RIGHT? (Mad Men joke, okay, moving on.)
March 23, 2014 at 8:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
Mad Men is FINALLY coming back on April 13, a Sunday. And they’ve unveiled the new artwork for its final season (technically they cut the final season into 2 parts to stretch it out). The artwork is above.
It’s very groovy and Bob Dylan inspired:
I am VERY excited for the return of Mad Men. Do you think they’ll finally be able to corral Jon’s Hamm? If ya know what I mean?
Also maybe this new hippie era will mean less shaving time for Mr. Hamm.
MAD MEN OPEN POST, TALK ABOUT IT!
March 9, 2014 at 10:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
Ellen DeGeneres wanted to do something for The Great American Smokeout that happened yesterday (you know, a whole day of “let’s not smoke, America”) so she gave us Mad Men with a twist. Instead of smoking cigarettes, you’ll see Don Draper blowing noisemakers. You know, like those HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! things. It’s pretty funny.
Now let’s see Kate Moss without cigarettes. Ha ha, funny joke!
November 23, 2013 at 10:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
Jon Hamm‘s Don Draper may have a lot of fans, but Hamm isn’t one of them. He thinks the Mad Men character he plays is actually “despicable”. He totally has a point but he may also be a little pissed that in order to play Draper, he has to shave 2-3 times per day. Here’s what he told the Observer about Draper, via Huffington Post:
I am very cognizant that I am playing a character. Don Draper is a pretty dismal, despicable guy, so why I would want to take him home with me I don’t know … It’s a strange thing. People tell me they look up to Don, like they look up to Tony Soprano or Walter White [in 'Breaking Bad']. People have these weird fascinations with people who in reality you would not want to be for a second. There seems to be that vicarious thrill. Maybe it is the fact of doing everything wrong and getting away with it.
[Mad Men] has been a solid 25 percent of my existence on the planet. But that’s enough, I think.
So yeah, Mr. Hamm is definitely ready to see Mr. Draper go. And we will all miss certain parts of him very much.
November 18, 2013 at 5:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives
Jon Hamm and Mad Men fans, this one’s for you. The rest of you can file it under Who Gives A F-ck? According to Mad Men makeup artist, Lana Horochowski, most of the makeup required for the men is face shaving. Frequently. As many as 2-3 times per DAY. Ouch. From Huffington Post:
For so long, they were all so clean-shaven. We shoot such long hours, and for Jon, [Hamm] we shave sometimes two, three times a day. Now that we’re in the later season, some of them are wearing fake facial hair. It’s more skin maintenance. We throw a little tinted moisturizer on them.
I would be remiss if I didn’t throw in a joke about Hamm’s monster dong, but I can’t think of any. Someone want to take the wheel?
This makeup artist sounds almost as meticulous as Nicole Kidman’s crazy hair stylist.
October 29, 2013 at 3:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives
Time once again for television, film’s ugly little sister, to get its dues! Here are the nominees for the millionth Emmy Awards. Or, at least the interesting noms. The rest can be found at USA Today. Who do YOU think is going to win? Who are you SURE is going to lose?
LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES:
Hugh Bonneville, Downton Abbey, PBS
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad, AMC (my guess for winner)
Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom, HBO
Jon Hamm, Mad Men, AMC
Damian Lewis, Homeland, Showtime
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards, Netflix
LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES:
Connie Britton, Nashville, ABC
Claire Danes, Homeland, Showtime (hope she wins so she doesn’t have to do interior decorating)
Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey, PBS
Vera Farmiga, Bates Motel, A&E
Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men, AMC (winner, maybe?)
Kerry Washington, Scandal, ABC (winner, more certain)
Robin Wright, House of Cards, Netflix
The Big Bang Theory, CBS
Louie, FX (maybe?)
Modern Family, ABC
30 Rock, NBC (definitely)
LEAD ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES: (I don’t know and I don’t care)
Jason Bateman, Arrested Development, Netflix
Louis C.K., Louie, FX
Don Cheadle, House of Lies, Showtime
Matt LeBlanc, Episodes, Showtime
Jim Parsons, Big Bang Theory, CBS
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock, NBC
LEAD ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES:
Lena Dunham, Girls, HBO
Laura Dern, Enlightened, HBO (hope it’s her)
Tiny Fey, 30 Rock, NBC (will be her)
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation, NBC
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep, HBO
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie, Showtime
SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES: (I don’t care)
Adam Driver, Girls, HBO
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family, ABC
Ed O’Neill, Modern Family, ABC
Ty Burrell, Modern Family, ABC
Bill Hader, Saturday Night Live, NBC
Tony Hale, Veep, HBO
SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES: (I don’t care)
Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory, CBS
Jane Lynch, Glee, Fox
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family, ABC
Julie Bowen, Modern Family, ABC
Merritt Wever, Nurse Jackie, Showtime
Jane Krakowski, 30 Rock, NBC
Anna Chlumsky, Veep, HBO
SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES:
Bobby Cannavale, Boardwalk Empire, HBO
Jonathan Banks, Breaking Bad, AMC (my guess for winner)
Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad, AMC
Jim Carter, Downton Abbey, PBS
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones, HBO
Mandy Patinkin, Homeland, Showtime
SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES:
Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad, AMC (my guess for winner)
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey, PBS
Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones, HBO
Christine Baranski, The Good Wife, CBS
Morena Baccarin, Homeland, Showtime
Christina Hendricks, Mad Men, AMC