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Mad Men, American Horror Story Lead Emmy Noms

And 'Mad Men' could set record

(Newser) - Mad Men could soon become the most-honored drama in television history: Emmy nominations were announced this morning, and the AMC show is in the lead with a whopping 17 nominations, including lead acting honors for Jon Hamm and Elisabeth Moss, as well as a Best Drama nod. American Horror Story...

AMC, Dish Battle Gets Nasty

 AMC, Dish Battle Gets Nasty 

AMC, Dish Battle Gets Nasty

Dish retaliates after AMC goes public with disagreement

(Newser) - If you actually watched the commercials during Sunday night's Mad Men (instead of skipping them with your DVR like the rest of us), you saw the behind-the-scenes battle between AMC and Dish Network go nuclear. AMC aired a 16-second spot warning viewers that unless they intervened, Dish would drop...

Why Bad Actors Do Well on TV

 Why Bad Actors 
 Do Well on TV 

Why Bad Actors Do Well on TV

Willa Paskin argues that we learn to accept our TV family, flaws and all

(Newser) - Mad Men is one of TV's best shows, even though January Jones isn't a very good actress. Stana Katic is roughly as bad as the romantic lead on Castle, yet that show's fine, too. "Television is very kind to bad actors," observes Willa Paskin of...

Obama Camp Depicts Romney as Don Draper

Strategy is to depict him as living in the past: Politico

(Newser) - The political story generating the most buzz today seems to be "The Draperizing of Mitt Romney" by Politico . In it, the writers make the case that team Obama is trying to equate Romney with Don Draper of Mad Men, basically "a hopelessly retro figure who, on policy and...

Axelrod: Mad Men Is the 'Evening News' to Romney

He's 'oblivious' and 'in a time warp' says Obama campaign adviser

(Newser) - Dmitry Medvedev thinks Mitt Romney is stuck in the 1970s ... and David Axelrod apparently disagrees. It's more like the 1960s, he says. In an appearance on CBS This Morning , the Obama campaign honcho quipped that Romney "must watch Mad Men and think it's the evening news. He...

Mad Men Releasing 'Zou Bisou Bisou'

Sexy earworm single a sign of their times

(Newser) - It's a product campaign worthy of Madison Avenue brains: Introduce a catchy "earworm" song during a popular TV series, then release it as a single. That's what Mad Men is doing with the addictive sexy French ditty everyone is humming: "Zou Bisou Bisou," sung to...

January Jones: I'm Eating My Son's Placenta

'I suggest it to all moms,' says Mad Men actress

(Newser) - Yikes. Seems like the former Betty Draper is a bit of a scary ice princess after all. Mad Men actress January Jones, who plays Don's chilly ex , reveals to People that she's eating her baby boy's placenta. The placenta "gets dehydrated and made into vitamins,”...

Mad Men Return Slow but Satisfying
 Mad Men 
 Return Slow 
 but Satisfying 
tv review

Mad Men Return Slow but Satisfying

Critics just happy Don Draper is back

(Newser) - Critics eager for the return of Mad Men weren't blown away by the first episode of the fifth season—but that doesn't mean the show has lost its magic. What they're saying:
  • "I'm glad to have Mad Men back, but 'A Little Kiss' was

Mad Men &#39;s Back With a Bang
 Mad Men's Back With a Bang 
in case you missed it

Mad Men's Back With a Bang

Fifth season debuts tomorrow

(Newser) - Get ready for the booze-guzzling, nicotine-addicted, super suave sexists to grapple with the '60s again as Mad Men launches its fifth season. Devoted fans waiting 17 long months for the Madison Avenue ad men—and Peggy—to strut again will be rewarded tomorrow with a "brilliant" two-hour debut,...

Give Your Valentine a ... 'Hamm-O-Gram'

$5 gets you Jon Hamm's face and a unique love note

(Newser) - Roses. Chocolate. Scented Candles. Jon Hamm's face. These are the perfect Valentine's Day gifts. The first three you'll have to take care of yourself, but for only $5, you can send your sweetheart a Hamm-O-Gram , a valentine card featuring the handsome mug of Mad Men's Don...

Modern Family , Mad Men Grab Top Emmys
 Modern Family
 Mad Men Grab 
 Top Emmys 
Emmy Night

Modern Family, Mad Men Grab Top Emmys

Julianna Margulies, Kyle Chandler, Kate Winslet, Daily Show all score

(Newser) - The Emmy Awards theme: Mad Men and Modern Family dominated. The ABC series about hilariously quirky family relationships swept honors for Best Comedy (for the second year), Outstanding Supporting Actor and Actress in a comedy series (for Ty Burell and Julie Bowen), Best Writing, and Best Direction. Mad Men grabbed...

Kid Actor Slams Chilly January Jones

Be careful around her, 'son' Jared Gilmore warns replacement

(Newser) - Sounds like January Jones is as icy as the mom she portrays on Mad Men. Kid actor Jared Gilmore, who plays the son of Jones' Betty and Don Draper, had some dissing words of advice for his replacement. "Be careful around January. She's not as approachable as the...

Reality TV Examines Ad World and ... Homeland Security?

AMC plans two new shows

(Newser) - Do real ad men look like Don Draper? How many threats does the Department of Homeland Security investigate on a daily basis? The answers to these questions and more will be discovered with AMC's first foray into reality TV. The Mad Men network plans two new, real-life series: The ...

Netflix to Stream Mad Men
 Netflix to Stream Mad Men

Netflix to Stream Mad Men

First four seasons of AMC show will be available this summer

(Newser) - Netflix is flexing its muscles again: It bought the rights to stream episodes of Mad Men starting this summer, reports the Wall Street Journal . The deal with show producer Lions Gate Entertainment is worth somewhere between $75 million and $100 million, which means Netlfix is paying about $1 million per...

Deal Signed for 3 More Seasons of Mad Men
 Deal Secures Mad Men's Future 

Deal Secures Mad Men's Future

Creator Matthew Weiner signs contract for 3 more seasons

(Newser) - Mad Men will be back with creator Matthew Weiner at the helm for two more seasons and possibly a third. After tough negotiations, Weiner has signed a deal with AMC and Lionsgate believed to be worth around $30 million, reports the New York Times . The cable hit's fifth season will...

AMC: No More Mad Men Til 2012

Negotiations with Matthew Weiner force delay

(Newser) - Shut the door and have a seat, Mad Men fans, because we’ve got some bad news: Thanks to tense negotiations between AMC and show creator Matthew Weiner, Season 5 will be pushed back from this summer to early 2012. AMC today announced that it had exercised its option with...

Black Swan, 127 Hours, The Social Network: American Film Institute Names Best Movies, TV Shows of 2010
127 Hours, Black Swan, Glee
Among AFI's Faves
best of 2010

127 Hours, Black Swan, Glee Among AFI's Faves

Honors will be doled out Jan. 14

(Newser) - The American Film Institute bestowed its annual honors on the 10 best US movies and TV programs of the year. The best films include Black Swan , Inception , 127 Hours , The Social Network , and Toy Story 3 . Top TV programs include The Big C , Boardwalk Empire , Glee , Mad Men , and Modern ...

UK Minister: Curvy Mad Men Star 'Great Role Model'

We 'need more Christina Hendricks-size models'

(Newser) - Mad Men vamp Christina Hendricks' curvy figure makes her a great role model for girls, according to Britain's Equalities Minister. Lynne Featherstone says super-skinny models are overexposed in the media, creating a crisis in body confidence in young women and leading to eating disorders like anorexia, the Telegraph reports.

Modern Women, Don't Laugh at Mad Men Fashion

In some ways, you're more oppressed today

(Newser) - Modern women may watch Mad Men and laugh at the cinched waists, gloved arms, and missile-like bras, no doubt relieved they got a pass on the seemingly oppressive fashion era. Hold that thought, writes Meghan Daum. "For all the ways those clothes remind us how far women have come,...

Here Come the '60s: Be Fair, Mad Men
Here Come the '60s:
Be Fair, Mad Men

Here Come the '60s: Be Fair, Mad Men

Conservatives, liberals see the show through different eyes

(Newser) - The fourth season of Mad Men starts Sunday, providing a political litmus test of sorts for viewers. The shift from the 1950s to the '60s fills conservatives with "apprehension" and liberals with "anticipation," writes Natasha Simons for the National Review . Each camp sees it through the prism...

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