March 21st, 2012
04:28 PM ET
"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."
March 14th, 2012
04:03 PM ET
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.
March 13th, 2012
11:13 AM ET
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.”
January 25th, 2012
10:38 AM ET
And this is a solution that doesn't involve kidnapping.
Thanks to the creative minds behind the Hamm-O-Gram, now you or someone you know can receive a little love (of sorts) from the "Mad Men" actor on Valentine's Day.
According to the site, Hamm-O-Grams are "individually-crafted" love notes that have been "tailored for maximum sexiness."
November 30th, 2011
09:33 AM ET
Another president has been cast in Steven Spielberg’s upcoming historical drama “Lincoln,” and it's another Brit actor. Variety reports that “Mad Men” star Jared Harris has signed on to play Ulysses S. Grant.
Hollywood heavyweight Daniel Day-Lewis landed the role of Abraham Lincoln, while Harris (Lane Pryce on AMC's "Mad Men") will portray Civil War general Grant. Grant became the country’s 18th president four years after Lincoln’s assassination.
Sally Field has also been cast in the DreamWorks film as First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln. “Lincoln” is said to begin shooting soon, but doesn’t have a release date yet.
Writer Tony Kushner ("Angels in America," "Munich") penned the film’s screenplay, which is based on "Team of Rivals" by Doris Kearns Goodwin. The story will center on Lincoln’s conflicts with his cabinet as they moved toward abolition and the resolution of the Civil War.
November 16th, 2011
03:09 PM ET
As "Mad Men" prepares for its fifth season to bow in March, fans can rest assured that showrunner Matthew Weiner indeed has a destination in mind.
Grantland reports that he explained at a recent L.A. event that the grand finale - which he expects will arrive in about three more seasons - came to him in the middle of last season, and we at least know that Don Draper will live to see the end.
"I always felt like it would be the whole experience of human life. And human life is a destination," Weiner said. "It doesn't mean Don's gonna die. What I'm looking for, and how I hope to end the show, is like....It's 2011. Don Draper would be 84 right now. I want to leave the show in a place where you have an idea of what it meant and how it's related to you."
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