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Elisabeth Moss Celebrates a Big First

'It's been going really well,' 41-year-old star of 'Handmaid's Tale' tells Jimmy Kimmel of pregnancy

(Newser) - Her characters have been with child on Mad Men and The Handmaid's Tale, but the real-life pregnancy of Elisabeth Moss is decidedly a much happier occasion. Page Six notes that the 41-year-old actor has been the topic of pregnancy speculation since December, when she was spotted rubbing her tummy...

Jon Hamm Is a Married Man
Jon Hamm Weds
Mad Men Co-Star

Jon Hamm Weds Mad Men Co-Star

He met Anna Osceola while filming series finale

(Newser) - Nearly eight years after splitting with his partner of 18 years , Jon Hamm is a married man. Hamm, 52, wed Anna Osceola, 35, Saturday in what TMZ refers to as a "Mad Men-inspired wedding." Their nuptials took place in Anderson Canyon, the same part of California's Big...

Nation's Last HoJos Closes
Nation's Last
HoJos Closes

Nation's Last HoJos Closes

The Lake George diner, serving 28 flavors of ice cream, was built in 1953

(Newser) - Once the largest restaurant chain in the US, the Howard Johnson's diners were down to their last orange roof by 2016 . Now that location, in Lake George, New York, has shut its doors. The restaurant had served visitors to the Adirondack Mountains region for nearly 70 years, per CNN...

'Bert Cooper' of Mad Men Dies at 90
Robert Morse of Mad Men,
Broadway Fame Is Dead

Robert Morse of Mad Men, Broadway Fame Is Dead

Actor who portrayed Bertram Cooper was 90

(Newser) - He gained fame late in his career for his portrayal of Bert Cooper on Mad Men, but Robert Morse had a successful Broadway career long before that. The 90-year-old died Wednesday at his home in Los Angeles after a short, unspecified illness, reports People . Morse became a familiar face to...

Mad Men Star, Husband Taking 'Separate Paths'
Mad Men Star,
Husband Are Kaput

Mad Men Star, Husband Are Kaput

Christina Hendricks, Geoffrey Arendt are splitting after 10 years of marriage

(Newser) - On Wednesday, Christina Hendricks put up a favorite Halloween photo of herself and husband Geoffrey Arend on Instagram . On Thursday, an entirely different post appeared from Hendricks, one announcing her split from Arend—a development confirmed by Us Weekly . "Twelve years ago we fell in love and became partners,...

Mad Men Creator Ends 28-Year Marriage

Matthew Weiner files for divorce from Linda Brettler

(Newser) - They made it through the Don Draper years together, but their marriage is now going the same route as the Mad Men character's own. The Blast reports Matthew Weiner, creator of the hit AMC show, filed for divorce Wednesday from wife Linda Brettler after almost three decades of marriage....

Ex-Mad Men Writer on Creator: He Wanted to See Me Naked

She says Matthew Weiner told her during a late-night work session she owed it to him

(Newser) - An Emmy-winning writer for AMC's Mad Men once thought her award would solidify a successful career path, but she was let go from the show a year later—and she's now accusing show creator Matthew Weiner of sexual harassment, the Hollywood Reporter reports. Kater Gordon, who started as...

Heinz Finally OKs Don Draper's Ketchup Ad

Good things come to those who wait, 'Mad Men'

(Newser) - Don Draper just landed a big account at the ripe old age of 91, as Heinz has decided that the fictional version of itself depicted in a 2013 Mad Men episode made a judgment error in rejecting his 1960s ketchup idea. Draper's pitch—the burger, the fries, the steak,...

10 Best TV Shows of All Time
10 Best TV Shows
of All Time

10 Best TV Shows of All Time

'The Sopranos' takes the No. 1 spot

(Newser) - Getting people to agree on the greatest TV show of all time is about as futile as trying to sway people to your side in a political argument on Facebook. Undaunted, Rolling Stone adds its thoughts to the mix with what it calls its "definitive ranking of the game-changing...

Trump Campaign Paid $35K to 'Draper Sterling' for Advertising

And it only gets weirder

(Newser) - Among the revelations in the Trump campaign's May FEC report—it spent more than $200,000 on hats, is basically broke —was the intriguing detail that it paid $35,000 to Mad Men characters. ThinkProgress reports the campaign made four total payments on the same day to "...

'Gilmore Girl' Has Had a Secret Baby for Months

Alexis Bledel and 'Mad Men' hubby Vincent Kartheiser kept mad secret from press

(Newser) - Alexis Bledel is a new mom—though that statement shouldn't imply that she just became a mom. Because the ex-Gilmore Girls star apparently had a baby boy with husband Vincent Kartheiser of Mad Men last fall, keeping both the pregnancy and the birth under tight wraps, Entertainment Tonight reports....

Man Behind World's 'Most Famous Ad' Dead at 89

Bill Backer known for Coca-Cola commercial, among many others

(Newser) - If you were alive in the early '70s, you knew the ad. Even if you weren't, you probably do: "I'd Like to Buy the World a Coke" was such a hit upon its Feb. 12, 1971, debut that radio DJs were flooded with calls to play...

Jennifer Westfeldt, Jon Hamm Call It Quits

The actors have '18 years of love and shared history'

(Newser) - Cue the Kleenex boxes, folks: Jennifer Westfeldt and Jon Hamm are pulling the cord following months of breakup rumors, People reports. The 44-year-old Mad Men star and 45-year-old actress, last seen canoodling at a New York party on July 22, have issued a statement: "With great sadness, we have...

Game of Thrones Captures 24 Emmy Noms

What rape controversy?

(Newser) - Game of Thrones declared victory, at least in the race for Emmy nominations, receiving a whopping 24 as they were announced today. The drama wasn't hurt with TV academy voters by controversy over its depiction of rape, earning five more nominations than it did last year. It's a...

Jon Hamm Explains Mad Men Ending

'I'll see you on The Love Boat '

(Newser) - Confused by the finale of Mad Men ? In a spoiler-laden New York Times interview, Jon Hamm admits the final scene is a "little bit ambiguous" and gives his own take on Don Draper's fate. When the scene cuts from Draper meditating at a California retreat to Coke'...

Why the Mad Men Finale 'Sucked'
 Why the Mad Men 
 Finale 'Sucked' 

Why the Mad Men Finale 'Sucked'

No Don and Sally?! Come on

(Newser) - The series finale of Mad Men aired last night, wrapping up the show's seven seasons on AMC. The overwhelming reaction on social media: division. Some loved it , some hated it , but many critics appear to be siding more with the naysayers. What they're saying:
  • Mad Men may be

Jon Hamm Completes Alcohol Rehab

He seeks help ahead of final 'Mad Men' season debut

(Newser) - Jon Hamm, who stars as hard-drinking Don Draper in Mad Men, has taken steps to deal with issues of his own. He has completed a 30-day rehab program for alcohol addiction at what TMZ calls a "high-end facility" in Connecticut, just ahead of the April 5 debut of the...

Jon Hamm Gets Awkward Warning Over Tight Pants

Please wear underwear, 'Mad Men' producers beg

(Newser) - Producers had to have an awkward, but possibly flattering, conversation with Jon Hamm on the set of Mad Men, an AMC insider tells the New York Daily News . "This season takes place in the 1960s, where the pants are very tight and leave little to the imagination," the...

Model Sues Over Mad Men's Use of 50-Year-Old Photo

Gita Hall May's image appears in title sequence

(Newser) - Gita Hall May, a model and actress in the 1950s and 1960s, says Mad Men used her image in its title sequence without her permission, and now she's suing Lionsgate. May, who was known as just Gita Hall when the photograph was taken by Richard Avedon more than 50...

Weird Math Fuels Great TV —for Now

TV's current 'golden age' may not last: Adam Davidson

(Newser) - The cable industry is raking it in: With NBC Universal and Viacom set to each score profit margins of around 50% this year, it's "arguably America's single-most-profitable big business," writes Adam Davidson in the New York Times —for now. The co-founder of NPR's "...

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