'Mad Men's' murder mystery
April 9th, 2012
12:48 PM ET

'Mad Men's' murder mystery

[The following post contains spoilers for the April 8 episode of AMC’s "Mad Men."]

Divorce! Murder! Sleeping pills!

With its share of “Did that just happen?” moments, Sunday’s episode of "Mad Men" was more daytime soap than primetime drama.

We opened with an awkward elevator encounter between Megan, an ailing Don and Andrea, one of his past conquests. This wasn't the first time Megan had met one of Don’s former flings, and she expressed her concerns about his adulterous past. He assured her that he was committed to their marriage, and went about his mission to germ up the office.

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Betty's got a big surprise on 'Mad Men'
April 2nd, 2012
09:31 AM ET

Betty's got a big surprise on 'Mad Men'

Editor's Note: The following post contains spoilers for the April 1 episode of AMC's "Mad Men."

Much of the debate in the weeks and months leading up to season 5 of "Mad Men" was how January Jones’ pregnancy would be written into the show, if at all.

On Sunday night, we got our answer. Betty is…fat.

Internet rejoicing aside, a more genteel (read: 1960s) way of putting it would be to say that she’s simply let herself go after becoming too comfortable with Henry and life in their house on the hill.

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'Mad Men’s’ premiere celebrates the big 4-0
March 26th, 2012
11:30 AM ET

'Mad Men’s’ premiere celebrates the big 4-0

Editor's Note: The following post contains spoilers for the March 25 episode of AMC's "Mad Men."

The fifth season of AMC's "Mad Men" is officially underway, and spoiler alert: it was a total downer.

But that's not to say that it wasn't also completely terrific. Some of us might have even staged an impromptu conga line through our living rooms in celebration.

As with many season premieres, we were put through the old "Hey! Remember this storyline?" rigmarole, and since the gang at SCDP has been MIA for so long, we were in definite need of an FYI.

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March 21st, 2012
04:28 PM ET

'Mad Men's' Matt Weiner on negotiations: I walked away

"Mad Men" fans recall all too well the contract negotiations that delayed the AMC show's fifth season to this weekend's March start, but creator Matthew Weiner says the show itself was never in jeopardy.

Having him on board...that's another story.

"The show always had a future, but whether I was going to be a part of it was definitely in question," Weiner told CNN recently at "Mad Men's" season 5 launch party in Los Angeles. "I walked away, and it was a hard thing to do."

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Jon Hamm on Kim K. comment: It wasn't personal
March 14th, 2012
04:03 PM ET

Jon Hamm on Kim K. comment: It wasn't personal

Kim Kardashian didn't take kindly to Jon Hamm's assertion that she's among those who are celebrated for being stupid, but the "Mad Men" actor says his remarks in a recent interview weren't a personal attack.

In the April issue of Elle UK, Hamm said that when it comes to celebrities like Kardashian and Paris Hilton, "stupidity is certainly being celebrated," as "being a f*****g idiot is a valuable commodity in this culture."

When Kardashian got wind of what he said, she tweeted that she found it to be "careless" commentary.

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March 13th, 2012
11:13 AM ET

Kim K. to Jon Hamm: Calling me stupid is careless

Reality TV diva Kim Kardashian is firing back at "Mad Men" star Jon Hamm after he name-checked her as being among those who are celebrated for being stupid.

"We're at a place now where being 'elite' is somehow considered negative," Hamm, 41, said in the April issue of Elle UK.

"Whether it’s Paris Hilton or Kim Kardashian or whoever, stupidity is certainly celebrated. Being a f*****g idiot is a valuable commodity in this culture because you’re rewarded significantly. It’s celebrated. It doesn’t make sense to me.”

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