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Is Mad Men becoming That 70s Show?
It certainly seems that way based on some photos snapped this week from the set of the sixth season of the drama, which will premiere April 7 on AMC. We already know that Don and Megan will apparently be visiting Hawaii. Now it also appears Roger, Don and Harry will be in a car together, all at the same time, at some point this season. What could it all mean?
This is what happens when you don’t announce anything about the show, Matthew Weiner. We’re forced to speculate on the smallest details. Will Sterling Cooper Draper (Pryce?) land an ascot account this season? Will Don and Roger ever change their look? (Nope!) Are you wondering how much longer you can possibly wait without seeing a trailer that isn’t just pictures and the word “affair”?
Check out another photo below that shows viewers Harry is fully embracing the new era: READ FULL STORY
Near-freezing temps were no match for Sunday night Globe winners such as Quentin Tarantino and celebrities like Selena Gomez, who were determined to keep the party going following the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards.
Full of booze and ravenous for food, stars flocked to several bashes at the Beverly Hilton Hotel just after the awards ceremony, from HBO’s soiree at the downstairs Circa 55 restaurant and The Weinstein Company’s party at the old Trader Vic’s, to the NBC-Focus Features-Universal’s rooftop shindig, Warner Bros. InStyle‘s huge party in the Oasis Courtyard, and Fox’s tented bash just outside the hotel.
Will Ferrell, Jon Hamm, Sarah Silverman, and Aziz Ansari perform at the 'We Hate Hurricanes' benefit
“I didn’t realize the full on hatred people had for hurricanes,” Jon Hamm said to the sold out Club Nokia in Los Angeles on Monday night.
Alongside his friend Adam Scott, Hamm was there to host the “We Hate Hurricanes” benefit, a comedy fundraiser for the victims of Hurricane Sandy with proceeds going to the non-profit AmeriCares. For under $50, the audience was treated to an A-List variety show featuring a performance by Beck and standup sets by Sarah Silverman, Chelsea Peretti, and Aziz Ansari.
The biggest surprise of the night happened early on, when Hamm and Scott called someone named Dave Duncan to the stage. Click past the jump to read more.
Well, nerds, the time has finally come.
No, it’s not quite Anna Howard Shaw Day, but Liz is getting married tonight on 30 Rock, which means adios – finally – to many of her “truly terrible” boyfriends. Never having to deal with Mr. Settling or The Beeper King again? We’ll high-five a million angels in her honor. Check out the round-up of exes below, and then vote and tell us which one was truly the worst of all.
1. Dennis Duffy a.k.a The Beeper King a.k.a The Subway Hero (Dean Winters)
Low Point: Finding out that Dennis had also slept with Jenna. Dennis still has time to be the absolute worst. Reportedly, Dennis will be making one final appearance in Liz’s life/the show tonight.
Dealbreaker video: READ FULL STORY
Are Harry Potter and Don Draper two great tastes that taste great together? We’ll find out after the premiere of A Young Doctor’s Notebook, a British miniseries that features Jon Hamm and Daniel Radcliffe playing the titular doctor at different points in his life. Yes, the doctor is British; yes, that does mean Hamm will be speaking in an accent; yes, I understand if you need to go get your smelling salts.
Back? For your delicate constitution’s sake, you may be relieved to know that we don’t hear British Hamm in this behind-the-scenes video. We do, however, get to see both stars enthusing about the project, as well as a glimpse at its “darkly comic” situations — including Radcliffe nonchalantly saying “right then!” after sawing off a corpse’s leg and donning a dead doctor’s apron, then being told that the deceased “was a lot taller than you.”
All told, A Young Doctor’s Notebook looks pretty charming — but considering its stars, how could it not be? Take a look at the miniseries below, courtesy of The Guardian.
Jon Hamm is many things: Suave. Studly. Irresistible with a saxophone. But he’s also politically active. And he wants you to be, too! That is, if you’re a resident of the state of Colorado and an Obama supporter. The Mad Men star just released a YouTube video calling for Colorado voters to hit the polls early in advance of the Nov. 6 presidential election. It animates the whole process step-by-step, just in case viewers have forgotten how real mail works. Check it out after the jump.
We get it, Matthew Weiner: You really love the ’80s and ’90s. Last season, it became clear that Mad Men‘s showrunner has a penchant for the alumni of shows like The Secret World of Alex Mack and Clarissa Explains It All. And today, we learned that Weiner plans to kick off season 6 with a storyline familiar to anyone who once worshiped at the altars of TGIF and Nick at Nite: the Hawaiian vacation.
So what should Don and Megan Draper expect to do and see as they soak up the sun in Maui? Judging from the family sitcoms that have already covered this territory, they’ll be greeted by cursed tikis, jewel thieves, new (and quickly forgotten) love interests, and evil land developers, among other things. Oh, and Don: Watch for falling coconuts.
The Brady Bunch (1972)
Mike and Carol’s blended brood pioneered the “let’s all go to Hawaii!” plot during the Nixon administration. Their trip provided a template for the shows that would follow in their stead: multi-episode arcs, leis, exotic island magic, surfing mishaps, and bikinis galore.
Lesson for Don & Megan: If you find an ancient tiki in the sand, for the love of Oahu, toss it into the ocean!
The most handsome duo in TV history, Jon Hamm and Adam Scott, debuted their top-secret Adult Swim collaboration, The Greatest Event in Television History, last night. And boy was it great. Not Mad Men or Parks and Recreation great, but amusing and extremely handsome.
In the extremely meta special, hosted by a deadpan Jeff Probst, the two actors star in a shot-by-shot recreation of the opening title sequence from the 1980s detective series Simon & Simon. They even rented a helicopter crew to replicate the shot of Gerald McRaney and Jameson Parker driving to San Diego. The “greatest event in television history” — a.k.a. the one-minute credit sequence — is preceded by a faux behind-the-scenes video detailing the budgetary, psychological, and professional woes that troubled the cast and crew during filming. (No joke.)
My favorite line from the special was courtesy of “director” Paul Rudd (Scott and Lance Bangs actually directed the special) discussing why he cast Scott as AJ. “I actually have only seen one episode of Parks and Rec,” he said. “I thought when we were casting, that I was getting the little Indian guy from the show.”
Keep an eye out for appearances by Megan Mullally, Paul Scheer, and Kathryn Hahn and don’t feel too bad for the bullied Scott. He got the chance to hang out with Jon Hamm!
Watch the special below: READ FULL STORY
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