Five Ways to Get Ready for the Mad Men Season 5 Finale This Sunday
Mad Men's Season 5 Finale, "The Phantom," airs this Sun., Jun. 10 at 10/9c on
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Receives Three TCA Nominations
Today the Television Critics Association announced their nominees for the 2012
TCA Awards, and Mad Men was honored with a total of three nominations in the
Outstanding Achievement in Drama, Program of the Year and Outstanding Individual
Achievement in Drama categories.
The nominations are part of six total that AMC received this year, with Breaking
Bad earning nods in the exact same categories.
In the Drama and Program of the Year categories, Mad Men and Breaking Bad will
face such competition as HBO's Game of Thrones, Showtime's Homeland, FX's
Justified, and PBS' Downton Abbey.
Jon Hamm received a nomination in the Outstanding Individual Achievement
category (his fourth nomination after winning the award in 2011), for which
he'll face Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston, Homeland's Claire Danes, Game of
Thrones's Peter Dinklage and American Horror Story's Jessica Lange.
The awards will be presented during a non-televised ceremony Sat., Jul. 28
during the TCA summer press tour.
Note: If you have DISH network, AMC has moved to channel 9609 because of a
contract dispute between AMC and DISH.
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Passing along a fun item from Xfinity TV about Jon Hamm, since Mad Men returned to television last night.
Kelly Lynch Recalls Jon Hamm's Days as a Bartender; Says Women Would Line
Up to "See Him Shake His Martini Shaker"
Last night, households all over the country gathered for the return of
AMC's Mad Men and to watch Jon Hamm return as everyone's favorite Creative
Director Don Draper. Before Hamm was throwing back drinks (an
Old-Fashioned, of course) at the office, he was mixing them as a bartender
at parties held by Kelly Lynch and her husband Mitch Glazer. XfinityTV.com
recently spoke with Kelly Lynch, one of the stars of the upcoming Starz
drama Magic City, who recalled how she and her husband used to hire Hamm
to work all their house parties during his days of moonlighting as a
bartender. "He was the most gorgeous and adorable guy we'd ever met,"
Lynch said. "All of the women would be lined up at the bar like alcoholics
just to see him shake his martini shaker." Read more about Hamm's
bartending days for Lynch and Glazer on XfinityTV.com:
Link and be sure to visit XfinityTV.com
starting March 31st to catch the first three episodes of Magic City before
it premieres on Starz on April 6th.
And for those who missed out on last night's two-hour Mad Men premiere,
Xfinity has the episode available today on
Link (even if you're not a Comcast subscriber) and Xfinity On Demand. Xfinity will continue to have all Mad Men episodes this
season immediately following the next day on Xfinity On Demand and on
XfinityTV.com (note: only the first two episodes are available nationally,
otherwise you must log in with your Comcast customer ID).
Magazine sat down with the cast of Mad Men
series creator Matthew Weiner and got the scoop
on Season 5:
On what fans can expect from the new season
(premiering March 25):
Matthew Weiner: "It's about trying to make sense
of the world as things change. We're deeper into
the 1960s and everything's shifting. But I'm not
spoiling anything by saying we did not get a new
set. I would keep an eye on the hierarchy of the
Jon Hamm: "Season 5 is about deepening what we
started and trying to figure out if there's more
to life. The fifth season is about putting the
pieces back together."
John Slattery: "There are some surprises coming
this season that are so out of control, I wish
we had cameras in people's houses and could
watch them go, "No way!" as they watch the
On how Betty Draper has affected her public
January Jones: "I'm confused by the reaction. I
read on the Internet that I'm an icy blonde in
real life. I'm not icy."
On playing Betty:
January Jones: "I don't know if Betty knows what
happiness means. She's not in touch with who she
is. Selfishly, I hope Betty stays miserable,
angry, and complex. It's more fun to play."
On Don Draper's relationship with Megan:
Matthew Weiner: "I think everyone only likes the
beginning of things. [But] maybe Don's going to
have a shot at happiness."
On Sally Draper:
Matthew Weiner: "I take her character very
seriously. I never miss the chance to see the
world through her eyes. Yeah, she's going to be
growing up. Absolutely."
On what Don Draper would think of the world
today (he would be 86 years old):
Jon Hamm: "I don't think Don's making it to 86,
to be honest. I think he's long gone by then.
The guy's just lived too hard a life."
Ten Ways to Get Ready for the Mad Men Season 5
Premiere This Sunday
Mad Men's special two-hour premiere for Season 5
arrives this Sunday at 9/8c on AMC. Looking for
ways to keep busy until then? Here are ten
things to do in preparation.
Mad Men Season 5 Premiere Online Party Planner
The big night is approaching fast. Are you
planning a Mad Men Season 5 Premiere Party? Have
you considered getting '60s-style tumblers or
arranging your living room just like Betty
would? Whatever the scope of your soiree, the
Mad Men Online Party Planner is here to make it
easy. Click through for tips on how to decorate,
how to dress, what music to play and what to
serve -- both food and drink.
Photos - Sneak Peek of Mad Men Season 5
Each day, you're another step closer to Mad Men
Season 5. Here's a preview of what's to come.
Check out three sneak peek photos from the
Season Premiere, "A Little Kiss."
Tune in to the special 2-hour Season 5 Premiere
this Sunday night at 9/8c.
Where Season 4 Left Off: Inside Mad Men
How Well Do You Know Jared Harris?
Take the Ultimate Fan Quiz and Find Out
On AMC's Mad Men, Jared Harris plays Lane Pryce,
a partner at SCDP. As to Harris himself, the
British actor has also found success on this
side of the pond. He's headlined award-winning
movies and starred in cultishly revered TV
shows. How much do you know of his illustrious
past? Do you know which ground-breaking artist
he once played on film? Or which Oscar-winning
flick netted him a Screen Actors Guild
nomination? Find out how well-acquainted you are
with Jared Harris in this Ultimate Fan Quiz.
Mad About Style: Suits
Hamm Interviewed by Esquire and Chatted up by
Hey! Was Jon Hamm Ever on CSI: Miami? Yes, and
Other AMC Stars Too
On Mon., Jan. 2, AMC debuted the newest addition
to its drama lineup: CSI: Miami. The show's lead
detective, Horatio Caine (David Caruso), and his
team of forensic investigators have been solving
crimes since 2002. So you know what that means:
good-guy, bad-guy, and dead-guy roles to fill
for many years. This month, AMC viewers will
recognize Mad Men's own Jon Hamm and Breaking
Bad's Giancarlo Esposito in two episodes.
They're not alone. See who else from AMC appears
on CSI: Miami in January.Wed., Jan. 11, at 5PM |
4C ("Prey") Sam Page -- better known as Joan's
husband, Greg Harris, to Mad Men fans -- plays
Jeff Marshall, a much richer man. (He owns a
yacht.)Thu., Jan. 12, at 6PM | 5C ("Felony
Flight") Mad Men's Peyton List (a.k.a. Jane
Sterling) guest stars on this episode about an
escaped serial killer who sabotages a plane.Fri.,
Jan. 13, at 7PM | 6C ("Payback")None other than
Mad Men's Jon Hamm suits up for a very different
profession, playing the role of Dr. Brent
Kessler.Fri., Jan. 20, at 7PM | 6C ("Rio")
Happy New Year! Mad Men's Most Memorable Kisses
The beginning of a new year is always a cause
for kissing. Mad Men features plenty of that
particular activity. If you need a refresher,
here is a random sampling of memorable Mad Men
kisses to get you in a Mad Men frame of mind for
2012. Remember a kiss that isn't listed here?
Share it in the comments section below.
Don and Rachel Menken in Season 1, Episode 3,
"Marriage of Figaro" With the Manhattan skyline
as a backdrop, Don and Rachel share their first
kiss on the Menken's rooftop. As a bonus, Rachel
gets a doggie kiss from one of her German
Pete and Peggy in Season 1, Episode 8, "The Hobo
Code" Pete and Peggy arrive early for work at
Sterling Cooper, which provides a perfect
opportunity for whispered confessions and a
Sal and Joan in Season 1, Episode 12,
"Nixon vs. Kennedy" Sal and Joan kiss while
performing a reading of Paul's play at Sterling
Cooper's election party. Afterward, Sal basks in
the whistles and cheers while Joan casts her
Mad Men Rules: Live Like There's No Tomorrow
The Most Read Mad Men Supporting Cast Interviews
Candid Photos of Jon Hamm; Jared Harris Talks
Lane Pryce With LA Times
Mad Men Celebrates the Holidays All Year Round
Over the course of four seasons, Mad Men's characters have seen the years
fly by and during every one of those years, the characters have been
celebrating many of the major holidays -- from New Year's Day to
Thanksgiving to Christmas. Check out this list of some of the series' more
noteworthy holiday experiences.New Year's Day
Don Draper spends New Year's Day with Lane Pryce in Season 4's "The Good
News" by marking the start of 1965 with a Japanese monster movie, a steak
dinner, a comedy show and the company of a couple of "lady friends."
In the Season 2 premiere, a still-married Don and Betty book a romantic
Valentine's Day at the Savoy but end up spending the night viewing
Jacqueline Kennedy's White House tour on TV (despite Betty's black
EasterFather Gill asks Peggy's advice for his Palm Sunday sermon in Season
2's "Three Sundays," then gives Peggy an egg "for the little one" at the
parish egg hunt on Easter.
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A Toast to the Great Drunk Scenes of Mad Men Mad Men Snags Fourth PGA Nomination; Hamm Featured in EW's
Entertainers of the Year Issue
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The Mad Men Holiday Gift Guide
As the year's end fast approaches, AMC can ease
your holiday shopping anxiety with gift ideas
for Mad Men fans. Whether you're shopping for a
fashion junkie or a music buff, there's a gift
idea for all types of Maddicts.
For the Busy Maddict: Mad Men 2012 Calendar
You'll never forget a date (or a Mad Men Sunday
morning encore) when you've got Don Draper's
face to remind you. Manage your daily life with
this 16-month calendar featuring your favorite
Mad Men characters from Season 4. From Don and
Roger to Peggy and Joan -- the gang's all there.
For the Mad Men Newbie: Mad Men: Seasons 1-4 DVD
Do you know anyone who has Mad Men on their list
of must-watch shows but has yet to actually
watch it? Offer them the gift of this complete
DVD set. With all four seasons at their
fingertips, they'll have no excuses (and love
you forever after). Also available in Blu-ray.
For the Obsessive Maddict: Mad Men: Season Four
Gear up for Season 5 by re-watching all of
Season 4, then keep going with special DVD
features like "Divorce: Circa 1960s" and "How to
Succeed in Business Draper Style." Completists
will appreciate the audio commentary for all 13
episodes. Also available in Blu-ray.
Featured Video -
Inside Mad Men's Wardrobe
Features -Hendricks in Leather. Staton as a
Gumshoe. Five Video
Games Starring Mad Men Actors
Denver Post Eagerly Awaits Season 5; Jared
Harris Talks Lane Pryce With NY Mag
How Well Do You
Know Vincent Kartheiser?
Take the Ultimate Fan Quiz and Find Out
Vincent Kartheiser has been an actor for almost
his entire life, but he's most recognized for
the role of ad man Pete Campbell on Mad Men. You
know all about his character on the show, but
how much do you about Kartheiser himself? Do you
know what his very first big-screen role was? Or
how he changed the life of his Mad Men co-star,
Christina Hendricks? How about which dancing
legend he was compared to by The New York Times?
Take the Vincent Kartheiser Ultimate Fan Quiz
and prove it.
Inside Mad Men:
Creating the Pilot
The Daily Show Brings Jon Hamm Into Politics;
Steven Spielberg Casts
Jared Harris in Lincoln
Why Just Watch Mad Men When You Can Wear It Too?
Christina Hendricks was chosen for The 2011 TV
Guide Magazine Hot List in this week's issue!
"Mad Men" won the Emmy for "Outstanding
Drama Series" this year (2011)!
Other Emmy nominees were: Elisabeth Moss (Peggy) for Outstanding
Lead Actress in a Drama Series; Cara Buono (Faye) and Randee Heller (Miss
Blankenship) both nominated for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama
Series; Robert Morse (Bert) nominated for Outstanding
Guest Actor in a Drama Series;
(Don) nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series; Christina Hendricks (Joan) nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress; and John
Slattery (Roger) nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor!
This Emmy season, "Mad Men" fans are cheering on Don Draper's elderly
secretary and comedic relief "Ida Blankenship" played by chameleon Randee
Heller who is Emmy nominated for "Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama."
Dubbed "The Queen of Perversions" by Roger Sterling (John Slattery),
Randee Heller starred as Don Draper's (Jon Hamm) incompetent yet
snark-tastic bespectacled secretary-from-hell. Heller's memorable stint
and unforgettable exit on the 4th Season of "Mad Men" earned her the
praise: "An Emmy Nomination For Miss Blankenship Is A Win For Us All" by
With a recurring role on this season of USA
Network's "In Plain Sight" alongside Mary McCormack and Frederick Weller,
Heller is also known for her iconic role as the mother of Ralph Macchio in
THE KARATE KID and THE KARATE KID 3. She made history for playing the
first lesbian ever on television in the series "Soap" alongside Billy
Crystal. Heller's stage career parallels her astounding resume of
television work including roles in "Grease," "Cabaret" and Bermuda Avenue
Triangle," and most notably as Barbra Streisand's mother in the stage
performance of Streisand's "Timeless" 2000 concert series.
A breast cancer survivor, Heller is an active volunteer at the American
Cancer Society's Reach to Recovery, a program that has helped people cope
with their breast cancer experience. We would love to secure Randee Heller
as a guest to discuss her road to the Emmy's and look forward to hearing
No bartender at the TCA Awards? MAD MEN Creator
Matt Weiner takes matters into his own hands.
MAD MEN, FRINGE, MODERN FAMILY, COMMUNITY,
JUSTIFIED, FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS Lead Critics
http://bit.ly/m1FXaj Jon Hamm, Elisabeth
Moss, John Slattery, Christina Hendricks, and
the show are all nominated. Watch the show
Monday, June, 20 on VH1.
Mad Men actress Christina Hendricks recently talked to Parade.com about
returning to the Mad Men set next month, the drama behind the show's
hiatus, her years as a "goth" kid in high school, and much more more.
Here are some highlights:
Heading back to the 1960s for season five...
"Yes, we're going to get back to filming next month. We don't have an
exact date, but we're all very anxious and excited. I want to get the show
back on the air because I know lots of people are waiting!"
Any doubt that the series would get back on track?
"I always had faith that everything was going to go fine. [Series creator]
Matt Weiner is an incredible producer and writer and creator of our show.
He's very passionate about it and really held firm to what he wanted and
what was best for the show. There wouldn't be a show without him, so I
knew it was going to work out. It just took a little while."
Will both Christina and co-star January Jones be sporting baby bumps this
season? "That's a good question! I don't know what's going to happen yet.
I know the writers are in the room working away and I'm going to go in and
try to get some hints, but generally we don't know what's going to happen
until we get that first script. So that makes me really excited to find
out because I don't even know."
On having her own wish of becoming an actress come true...
"I've always been sort of a ham. I was always attracted to the arts, even
at a very young age. I was in dance classes and in theater productions.
It's something that came really naturally to me. I was a little Goth kid
in high school and dyed my hair purple, but I was still doing performances
and acting. I just looked very dramatic with my purple hair!
Here's the link to the full interview
"Mad Men" star January Jones talks to AOL's Moviefone about the new
season as Betty Draper and upcoming movies including Unknown (which
opens this weekend) and X-Men: First Class (which opens in June). In her
interview she also discusses the comparisons to Grace Kelly and her
revealing costume in the new X-Men movie. Quote highlights are available
below and to read the entire article you can
On Grace Kelly comparisons:
"The Grace Kelly comparison, I take that with a grain of salt. She was
really beautiful and great and philanthropic. I don't know how I'm
supposed to live up to that."
On how revealing her Emma Frost costume in 'X-Men' is:
"I'm naked. [Laughs.] In the comics, the costume is pretty much just
painted on and she has a pretty unrealistic body. So it was a challenge
for me. I literally went from 'Mad Men,' packed the next day and flew to
[the set in] London -- so there wasn't any time for me to do a lot of
toning up or getting fit. I just had to wing it.
But we had a lot of fun with the costumes in that we wanted to make them
very revealing and sexy, and they're always white and pearlized.
We got that Emma Frost look, but with a '60s twist -- and a lot of
sparkles, because she turns into a diamond. We did all the research from
the comic books and took bits and pieces of her costumes from different
time periods and meshed it all together. We did a lot of leather."
On being involved in coming up with the costume:
"Definitely. I have to feel good in it. I'm the one who's got to wear it
18 hours a day. It was a lot of boots, a lot of hair, a lot of boobs. You
can't please everyone, but the goal is to not disappoint everyone."
On what's next for Betty in 'Mad Men':
"Everybody assumes I'd like to see her happy, but it's not fun to play
out. [Laughs.] I never really think about that and I never really try to
guess -- because I'm always wrong."
LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON
January Jones (2/14/11)
Jimmy and January talk about Valentine's Day and
her new film, 'Unknown.'
Valentine's Crossbow with January Jones
Jimmy and January play Cupid and shoot arrows
for points and shots of champagne.
30 Rock live show vet and
experienced host Jon Hamm makes it a treble this
weekend as he hosts his third SNL on Saturday
(10/30)! Even though he spends most of his time
as super-serious Don Draper, I think we all know
by now that Jon knows how to make us laugh, as
proven by his first promo.
SNL Promo: Jon Hamm
Jon Hamm hosts SNL 10/30 with musical guest
Megan Fox Joins Jon Hamm,
Kristen Wiig in 'Friends With Kids'
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon: Jimmy was
joined by Mad Men's January Jones on
Friday. January dishes on the new season of the
hit series and takes on
Jimmy in a beer pong rematch! Friday's full
episode is also available
January Jones (7/23/10)
The Mad Men star talks about the new season.
January Jones Beer Pong
January and Jimmy face-off for a beer pong
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