The stars of Mad Men got together to discuss their hit show at The Paley Center for Media in NYC last night. Jon Hamm, January Jones, Vincent Kartheiser, and the rest of the cast sat down with show creator Matthew Weiner and moderator Brian Williams for a candid discussion about the new season. During the beginning of the panel, Brian joked with Matthew about an inaccuracy from Sunday's episode — don't forget to check out our Mad Men recap — where Joan, played by Christina Hendricks, said that she had made a reservation at Le Cirque, a real-life NYC restaurant that didn't exist in 1968, when the episode took place. Matthew laughed, "Christina Hendricks isn't here, but she ad-libbed that part." Brian also asked about another un-'60s moment when Don ordered an "Old Spanish," a made-up drink from 30 Rock, which Jon, Brian, and John Slattery have all guest-starred on. Matthew and Jon confirmed that the drink order was purely a nod to Tina Fey's former show. The event was the second big night out for the group this week after they attended a BAFTA celebration of Mad Men in the Big Apple on Monday. Stay tuned for our interview with the cast from the Paley Center panel!
The cast of Mad Men got together last night at The Harvard Club in NYC, where they were celebrated by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. The show's leading ladies January Jones, Jessica Paré, and Christina Hendricks all chose different looks for the occasion — who gets your best-dressed vote? Jon Hamm, John Slattery, Vincent Kartheiser, and creator Matthew Weiner were also on hand and got together with their costars for a group photo on the red carpet.
It's been a busy few days for the Mad Men actors, who have been making the press rounds in the Big Apple following the season six premiere of their series earlier this month. John Slattery stopped by CBS This Morning yesterday and joked about how Matthew keeps the cast from leaking new scripts, while January sat down for an interview on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. They'll continue promotions today when they attend a panel at the Paley Center, and we'll be on hand to get the latest.
Jimmy Kimmel was the master of ceremonies for another successful Primetime Emmy Awards in LA on Sunday evening. Jimmy kicked off the show with his latest star-studded skit which featured Zooey Deschanel, Connie Britton, Lena Dunham ,and more. Homeland and Modern Family were the big winners of the evening, though there were tons of fun and funny highlights throughout. Aaron Paul from Breaking Bad gave one of the most animated acceptance speeches of the evening, ending with a very emotional shout-out to his fiancé. Claire Danes also sent out some love to her "baby daddy," husband Hugh Dancy, without whom, she said, none of this would mean anything.
Seth MacFarlane had an actual onstage blunder when he didn't walk up to the correct mic stand, and Ellen DeGeneres had her own embarrassing moment when she stepped on stage without her pants on. In other highlights, Louis CK was a big winner of the night, Jon Stewart had to fight his way to the stage to accept his 10th Emmy for The Daily Show, and Michael J. Fox earned a standing ovation when he stepped on stage to present Modern Family with its best comedy series win. Stay tuned for our behind-the-scenes coverage and don't forget to check out all our Emmys fashion and beauty polls!
The cast of Mad Men came out for the season five premiere of their series at the ArcLight Cinemas in LA last night. January Jones and Jon Hamm were back on the carpet after promoting their Mad Men drama at PaleyFest on Tuesday. January chose a sexy black cutout look by Roland Mouret for the occasion and stopped to chat with us about life as a working mom. She said her costars were understanding even though it was sometimes hard to juggle baby Xander and the filming schedule. Jon Hamm, who brought a Kate Spade clad Jennifer Westfeldt, touched on the changes we can expect this year as the characters head later into the 1960s. Stay turned for more from our red carpet interviews in PopSugar Rush later today! Keirnan Shipka, John Slattery, and Robert Morse were also on hand, though Christina Hendricks and Elisabeth Moss didn't made the event.
January Jones and Jon Hamm teamed up last night to chat about their series Mad Men at PaleyFest. They were joined by the series's creator, Matthew Weiner, as well as costars Kiernan Shipka, John Slattery, and Vincent Kartheiser. January accented her blond bob with a streak of pink, and rocked a blue dress from designer Jenny Packham. Kiernan was decked out in Oscar de la Renta.
We caught a minute with the stars on their way into the panel discussion. Many had anecdotes to share about Jon's recent stint directing an episode. Kiernan said he was great at the job, while John recounted a funny story about a note Jon gave him during filming to stop moving his head so much. John joked that he doesn't want Jon directing anymore! Matthew explained his decision to move the series forward time-wise this season — make sure to stay tuned later for more from the cast in today's PopSugar Rush.
Mad Men will finally return on March 25 after 17 months of hiatus, but the cast and crew of the AMC series have been incredibly tight-lipped about what's to come for Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce. That is, until now. In the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly, we finally get some details about what we can expect from Don's engagement, Joan's pregnancy, and the rest of the cast. Here are more details about Mad Men's fifth season:
- Elisabeth Moss on season five: "I was completely, completely surprised by season five. For a few of the characters that have big things happen to them this year — big surprises and changes — the audience is going to look back and go, 'He said that in episode one! Or they hinted at that in episode three!' It's a brilliant writing season."
- Jon Hamm on what's in store: "This season is about getting everything back on track. The company is where we left it. It's in a bit of disarray. We get to see more of everybody doing their job. Peggy, Pete, Roger, Lane, Harry, Ken — everybody's reinvigorated."
- John Slattery on how Mad Men has evolved: "It's funnier. It's sadder. It's just amazing. Maybe it's because you know these people a little better than you did before. But not as well as you think."
- Creator Matthew Weiner on the time jump between seasons: "I want people to feel like they're going to visit their best friend, and they open the door and everything's been going on without them. The story is on page 30 when they open the door, so they'll have to catch up."
In the spirit of the new round of television programmes gearing up again this Autumn, I thought I'd get everyone as excited as I am about the drama, beauty, and fashion that is such a big part of each new season. I love Gossip Girl for its over-the-top New York looks; Made in Chelsea for its posh, yet current, British edge; and Mad Men for its impeccable attention to detail during the '60s era. The shows, of course, wouldn't be the same without the gorgeous leading ladies of the silver screen like Blake Lively, Caggie Dunlop, January Jones, Millie Mackintosh, and Leighton Meester, who all bring their own unique attitude along with style. Out of these five telly fashionistas, whose wardrobe do you like best?
Jon Hamm joined his Mad Men costars Kiernan Shipka and Elisabeth Moss for a TV academy screening hosted by AMC in LA last night. John Slattery was on hand along with the show's creator, Matthew Weiner, who revealed that he already has an idea of how Mad Men will ultimately end despite their having a contract for three more seasons. Absent from the event were leading ladies Christina Hendricks and Allure cover girl and X-Men: First Class star January Jones. Jon made it to the stage following a trip to Cannes, where he partied with longtime girlfriend Jennifer Westfeldt at the Paradis charity bash during the city's film festival. Jon also has been celebrating the success of his comedy Bridesmaids, which landed in second place at the box office on its opening weekend.
January Jones is back on the big screen soon with her thriller Unknown, which Buzz thinks is an entertaining ride. The Mad Men actress turned out on the black carpet earlier this week for the LA premiere with costars Diane Kruger and Liam Neeson, but around 10 years ago she had another buddy to keep her company at movie events. She and Ashton Kutcher were an item for some time, though January might not look back on their bond with fondness. Let's take a walk down memory lane, from before Ashton was Mr. Moore and January was Betty Draper — click through to see their '90s romance!