Baby is a young man with a talent for driving and a love of music. As such, he uses his remarkable abilities as a getaway driver for a gang of criminals led by the ruthless Doc. Baby doesn't want to have to do this forever, but agrees to one more heist. Unfortunately, the probability of success is low, and his risk of death extremely high. When he meets a beautiful waitress named Deborah, he decides he wants to give up his life of crime once and for all - but Doc was never going to let him get away that easily. He risks life and limb attempting to leave town with the love of his life - trying his best to protect her because he knows that Doc wants to use her to get to him. He might be the best driver you'll find anywhere, but that doesn't give him much of a head start when an entire gang go after him.
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Jeff and Karen Gaffney live the suburban dream, Jeff works in HR in the city and Karen works from home as well as looking after their children. The summer finally arrives and the kids go off to summer camp but that leaves a huge gap in Karen's day to day life.
Though her work is busy, she isn't exactly stimulated and once their new neighbour move in to the house across the street, Karen can't help but envy the love the newlyweds appear to share.
Tim and Natalie Jones are the latest additions to the neighbourhood and they're about to add a new touch of glamour to the family friendly street. They're beautiful, sophisticated and educated and Karen is intrigued by them and decides to investigate further. She follows her new neighbour and finally convinces Jeff that there's more to the Joneses that they're letting on. Karen and Jeff break into their house and uncover some missile blueprints, a whole room full of spy gear and personal information on all the people in the street.
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Jon Hamm's 'Mad Men' contract reportedly prevented him from landing the starring role in 'Gone Girl'.
Jon Hamm could have starred in Gone Girl had Mad Men creator Matt Weiner allowed him out of his contractual obligation to the AMC show, sources claim. The role went instead to Ben Affleck and Hamm is reportedly still bitter about Weiner's decision.
Jon Hamm is reportedly bitter about Matt Weiner allegedly preventing him from starring in Gone Girl.
With the finale airing this season, Jon Hamm shared some insights about his character.
So, Jon Hamm is alive and well. After news surfaced this week that the Mad Men actor had entered a stint in rehab. According to E! News, the actor attended the Q&A just 24 hours after the news broke. And he had some pretty deep insights to share about the show and his future career.
Jon Hamm may have found redemption, but what about his character?
"I think that making questionable choices in life doesn't necessarily negate you from the pursuit of happiness," says Hamm. "I hope Don finds peace. I hope he does, honestly, I think he deserves it. He's had a pretty rough go, for a pretty long time. And you know, the process of working on oneself is never easy but hopefully it's beneficial in the long-term for not only you, but the people you love." "I think that making questionable choices in life doesn't necessarily negate you from the pursuit of happiness," says Hamm. "I hope Don finds peace. I hope he does, honestly, I think he deserves it. He's had a pretty rough go, for a pretty long time. And you know, the process of working on oneself is never easy but hopefully it's beneficial in the long-term for not only you, but the people you love."
It's was about time.
It’s been a long, sad winter, but with the approaching spring (it’s never too early to dream) comes new hope and new TV seasons and specifically, new Mad Men. The final season will start premiere on April.
The end of Don Draper's saga approaches.
This will be the second half of the season, aka the final seven episodes of the show. Ever. Cue existential crisis for Mad Men fans. The seventh and last season of the hit show chronicling the lives of New York advertising executives in the 1960s officially got under way last year, with seven episodes being shown.
Get ready to say your goodbyes to Don Draper and the rest of the gang at Sterling Cooper & Partners.
We knew it was coming, we just didn't known when, but the second half of ‘Mad Men’s’ final season has now been given a premiere date of, Sunday April 5th. The announcement was made by AMC on Saturday during the 2015 Winter TCA Press Tour. The first half of the final season finished last May with audiences left uncertain about the future of Sterling Cooper & Partners.
Jon Hamm's time as Don Draper is nearly over.
"What an incredible journey this has been. I take great pride in what the entire Mad Men team was able to create episode after episode, season after season,” series creator Matthew Weiner said in a statement. "We sincerely thank the fans for joining us on this ride and hope it has meant as much to them as it has to us,” he added.
Continue reading: The End Is Near For 'Mad Men' As Final Season Gets Air Date
Jon Hamm is taking on something new with 'Million Dollar Arm'
As Mad Men prepares to draw to a close, its star Jon Hamm is taking on new big-screen challenges. His biggest leading-man movie role to date is in this week's UK release Million Dollar Arm, which opened to warm reviews and soft box office in America in May and is just now expanding worldwide.
Jon Hamm in Million Dollar Arm
After making his debut at age 26 as "Gorgeous Guy at Bar" in a 1997 episode of Ally McBeal, Hamm's older appearance made it tricky for him to find work. "I always looked 10 years older than I was," he says. "So I was auditioning to play dads when I was 25."
Continue reading: 'Million Dollar Arm' Shifts Jon Hamm's Career
'Mad Men' will be ariing its final season next spring, but how does the 43 year-old actor feel about leaving Don Draper behind?
Jon Hamm's journey to become the superstar he is today wasn't any easy route, in fact he only gained widespread fame at 36 years of age when he landed hugely popular role as 'Mad Men's' Don Draper in 2007.
Hamm only found success very late on in his career
The AMC drama series, which has won seven Emmy awards since 2008, has been a great success, but the show will unfortunately air its final season next spring. So how is Hamm feeling about leaving the show that made him a Hollywood star?
Continue reading: Jon Hamm Opens Up About Leaving 'Mad Men' And What The Future Holds
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Ari Folman’s long awaited follow up to Waltz With Bashir has finally arrived; the Israeli film maker plays with live-action, animation and fantasy in a truly original way with ‘The Congress’, which sees Robin Wright play a version of herself.
Robin Wright lets herself be recorded for future use
Wright became hugely famous two decades ago with The Princess Bride, both in the film and reality, but unlike reality, the Robin Wright in ‘The Congress’ spends the next two decades struggling to find work. So a deal is struck: Hollywood offers her one more chance by preserving her entire image, meaning she’ll star in movies for evermore without ever having a act again.
Continue reading: The Congress Trailer - Robin Wright Sells Her Whole Self To Save Her Son
Is it Hamm or Draper? Who knows, who cares?
He took a selfie. Of course he did. When Jon Hamm met Jon Hamm, nothing else was ever going to happen. The Mad Men star couldn’t help snapping the moment next to himself as he unveiled a waxwork model of himself.
Whenever Jon Hamm poses for a photo, it's like Don Draper is advertising a time machine
"That's a no-brainer. I'm probably not done doing that either," he told The Associated Press regarding the selfie. He also turned up in a Mad Men-esque grey suit, which the Hammster himself was sporting when he arrived.
The 43 year-old actor confessed that the final scenes of the Oscar-winning animation made him very emotional.
Jon Hamm appears to be quite a sensitive man.
The 43 year-old actor recently took part in a candid interview with Vanity Fair's June Issue, in which he features on the front cover, and revealed many unknown facts about himself.
One of them turned out to be very surprising.
Continue reading: Jon Hamm Confesses To Crying When Watching Disney's 'Frozen'
There's certainly something to love, but it's not 'Moneyball'
Jon Hamm stars in 'Million Dollar Arm', a film that takes the underdog story and does very little to circumvent expectations surrounding it. And while some critics agree that this true story has merit on the silver screen, a 57% rating on Rotten Tomatoes suggests the director Craig Gillespie skewed his pitch.
Jon Hamm is a long way from Maddison Avenue
Hamm plays JB Bernstein, a sports agent whose business falls on hard times. In dire need of inspiration, he stumbles across an idea: To find the next baseball star amongst India’s millions of cricket players.
The 'Mad Men' star looks back to the days when he wasn't synonymous with Don Draper.
Jon Hamm will be featured on the cover of the June issue of Vanity Fair in which he opens up on his life before Mad Men fame. The 43 year-old actor has made his name playing the suave lead character Don Draper on the hit AMC series and has become synonymous with Old Hollywood glamour with his elegant red carpet looks.
Jon Hamm Has Revealed That He Once Worked As A Set Dresser For "Soft-Core Porn."
We were recently offered a unique glimpse into Hamm's past when a clip of him starring on a 1996 episode of reality TV dating show The Big Date surfaced and went viral. A young Hamm appeared on the show with a floppy middle parting and beige shirt/T shirt combo that would be deemed unforgivably unfashionable these days. It probably was back then too: he wasn't picked to go on "the big date."
The 43 year-old leading man describes working as a set-dresser on erotic Cinemax films as "soul-crushing."
Jon Hamm took the long road to become a leading man.
In the 90's the 43 year-old was just like any other struggling actor, worked low paying jobs while trying to find work.
Unfortunately for Hamm, his early days on television were quite memorable for all the wrong reasons, which he was reminded of last month when old footage surfaced of the actor appearing on a dating show called 'The Big Date' in 1996.
Continue reading: Jon Hamm Worked On Soft-Core Porn Films Before Making It Big
Don Draper found hostility from all angles during last night's episode, 'Field Trip.'
Poor Don Draper: episode three of the seventh season of the hit HBO series Mad Men saw the philandering advertising genius as drunk and as sad as ever as he was simultaneously pushed away by estranged wife Megan and SC&P, the company where he used to be king. Don's marriage was at breaking point when he received a call from LA informing him that Megan is having trouble dealing with rejection from auditions.
Megan Pushes Don Away In The Third Episode Of Season Seven.
The vulnerable actress tells Don "it's sunny here for everyone but me," and jokes about slitting her wrists in the bath tub and meets her husband's concern with sarcasm. Don tells her to "Stop acting like a lunatic" and reveals that he has been on a forced leave of absence. Upset that Don hasn't been in LA during his time of work, Megan sends him packing, saying "This is the way it ends. It's going to be so much easier for both of us."
Continue reading: 'Mad Men' Recap Season 7 Episode 3: It's Chilly At The Top
Finally a light at the end of the tunnel for Don. A tiny light.
Finally, after weeks of doom and gloom, the Mad Men writers stretched their comedic muscles with an Easter weekend episode that will make it into MM history. Not that it starts out that way, mind you. It’s February 13 and, as per tradition, Don Draper starts the day by sleeping in and watching a lot of television and binging on booze – but not too much, of course. He has a meeting, but it’s not until later in the day, so that leaves plenty of time to interrogate Dawn, who comes by mainly to keep him up to date on the goings on at SCP.
Don is still boozing, Megan's still a character, sort of.
Meanwhile at SCP, Peggy, ever the workaholic, is asking Stan to hand in some work before the end of the day. Doesn’t seem likely on Valentine’s Day, but you’ve got to admire her for trying. But let’s not forget that Peggy is A. a woman and B. very, very single. Obviously it all blows up in her face. Not only will she not get the work done, but she, along with the viewers has to endure a few painfully awkward minutes of V-Day banter.Needless to say, Ginsberg's crude assessment that Peggy had an evening of "masturb[ating] gloomily" lined up definitely was a new low for Peggy. But the worst is yet to come.
Continue reading: 'Mad Men' Recap: Everyone Still Hates Valentine's Day
Turns out nobody likes 'Mad Men' anymore.
We're not sure what everyone was watching on Sunday night, but the season seven premiere of Mad Men pulled in disappointing ratings - down 34 per cent, in fact. AMC's signature drama averaged just 2.3 million viewers at 10pm - that's down from 3.4 million who watched the premiere a year ago. It was the lowest premiere for Mad Men since its second season in 2008.
Don [L] is trying to save his marriage to Megan [R]
As it did with Breaking Bad, AMC has decided to split the final of Mad Men into two seven-episode runs, with the final set saved for Spring 2015. As the New York Times noted, the numbers may jump when delayed viewing is counted but it still represents a sharp and unusual falloff for a programme considered one of the biggest on U.S television.
Continue reading: Why Did Nobody Watch The 'Mad Men' Season 7 Premiere?
Sports agent JB Bernstein was once incredibly successful in his field, but now there's a bunch of serious new sporting entrepreneurs in town that look to be about to make his job very difficult. With his agency under the threat of closure, he and his partner Ash need to start thinking long and hard about fresh new ideas that could rake in the dollars. While watching a cricket match on the box, JB devises a crazy idea to find America's next huge baseball star in India by setting up a talent show for the nation's finest young cricketers. The finalists of the show entitled 'Million Dollar Arm' are Rinku and Dinesh, who subsequently fly over to the US to begin training in the art of baseball. However, things are less easy than they first appeared and JB finds himself in deep water when it becomes clear just how different baseball and cricket are.
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Jon Hamm compares Don Draper to Walter White, Tony Soprano and Omar from The Wire.
Mad Men returns with its sizzling finale season opener on Sunday (April 13, 2014) and having already seen preview copies, the critics have teased that Matthew Weiner's series bow could be something really, really special. The time we saw Jon Hamm's Don Draper, he was at a loose end, down on his luck and rudderless.
Jon Hamm as Don Draper
The sneak peeks we've seen of season seven suggests Don may have dusted himself down and got back on the wagon, but how will TV history remember the brash and brilliant creative director?
Continue reading: Mad Men's Jon Hamm: "There's Nothing Admirable About Don Draper"
Mad Men begins its seventh and final season on Sunday. But how will it end?
Matthew Weiner, the creator of AMC's Mad Men which begins its final season on Sunday (April 13, 2014), says he thought of a "fitting end" to the show several years ago and wants to ensure "to leave the characters in a place where they're going to be in viewers' imaginations forever."
Don Draper in Mad Men, Season 7
The looming end to the Madison Ave drama will conclude the story of creative director Don Draper - a character generally considered as one of the greatest television creations in history, after being played with aplomb by Jon Hamm.
Continue reading: Matthew Weiner Thought Of "Fitting" Mad Men End, Years Ago
Mad Men begins its concluding season next month, but how will Don Draper's story end?
AMC's signature drama series 'Mad Men' begins its long campaign to end the show this year, with Matt Weiner having the enviable job (or is that unenviable?) of bringing Don Draper's story to a close. The Emmy Award-winning drama airs seven-episodes in April 2014 before a final seven in April 2015 - 'Breaking Bad' style.
Don Draper In The 'Mad Men' Season 7 Teaser
Weiner - in conversation with Buzzfeed - hinted that the show may not wrap up in the late 1960's. When asked if it was always his plan for Mad Men to wrap up in 1969 - as is expected - Weiner offered up a shrewd response.
Continue reading: Is 'Mad Men' Planning A 'Sopranos' Style Ending?
Jon Hamm ain't dying, folks.
Jon Hamm has moved to reassure fans that he is absolutely, one-hundred-per-cent, categorically not dying of cancer. During an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! this week, the Mad Men actor clarified what's going on with his health.
Jon Hamm as Don Draper [L] in Mad Men
"I've got a polyp on my vocal cord," a raspy, bearded Hamm, 42, told the host, "It sounds worse than it is, although it doesn't sound as bad as how the National Enquirer reported it, which was that I was coughing up blood and probably have cancer.
Continue reading: Jon Hamm Is Not Dying Of Throat Cancer. So Shut Up, Internet.
The 'Mad Men' star is reportedly going under the knife next week, as he has apparently developed a large polyp on his vocal cords
Rocking a huge beard at the 65th Annual Emmy Awards on Sunday, 22 September, Mad Men star Jon Hamm was one of the toasts of the red carpet, however it was at the same event where it may have emerged that the actor will be undergoing throat surgery next week. According to Life & Style magazine, the bearded actor has developed a large polyp on his vocal cord and has been coughing up blood as a result. He will look to have it removed in surgery next week.
Jon with his partner Jennifer Westfeldt, and his awesome beard.
"January Jones was talking about it at the Governors Ball afterparty last night," an insider told Life & Style. According to further reports relayed by the magazine, the 42-year-old actor had been suffering in silence with the growth - which is an abnormal growth of tissue projecting from a mucous membrane that is prone to affecting people who regularly use their voice - but when he began coughing up blood he decided that enough was enough and it was time to get it sorted out.
Continue reading: Jon Hamm To Undergo Throat Surgery To Remove A Polyp From Vocal Cords
The Newsroom actor won against the odds at last night's Emmy awards.
Jeff Daniels has secured his television legacy with last night's best 'Lead Actor in a Drama Series' Emmy awards victory. The 58 year-old has had an outstanding year in television with political drama The Newsroom but came up against some stiff competition from Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston, House of Cards' Kevin Spacey, Homeland's Damian Lewis and Mad Men's Jon Hamm.
Jeff Daniels Festoons His Amazing Career With A Coveted Emmy Win.
Though Daniels may have seemed like a long shot for the prestigious award, his success goes to show that it's not always the more publicised actors who go on to win big at the annual television industry awards.
'The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones' actress has topped a poll of celebrities whose search engine results usually lead to websites containing malware, spyware, viruses and more
Lily Collins is a young, beautiful and talented actress who is gradually making her way to the top of the Hollywood hierarchy through her natural good looks and admirable acting talent. She also happens to be the biggest threat to the safety of your PC or laptop as the actress has been singled out as the 'most dangerous' celebrity name on the web.
Lily Collins, beautiful and dangerous
According to a report from anti-virus software McAfee, Collins poses the biggest threat of any celebrity on the internet in infecting your computer with a virus or malware. The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones star offers the biggest array of 'risky clicks' online, and if you were to add the terms 'nude images' or 'free apps' then the chances of accidentally stumbling on to a site chocked full of malicious threats is increased even further.
Continue reading: Lily Collins Is Officially The 'Most Dangerous' Person On The Web
'Mad Men' is following the trend setting 'Breaking Bad' series by splitting its final season into two parts that will air a year apart from one another.
Mad Men fans won't have to say goodbye anytime soon as the hit AMC series will be splitting its final season into two parts. Seven episodes will air in the spring of 2014 and another seven episodes will be shown in the following spring of 2015, the network announced on Tuesday (17 September 2013).
Don Draper and his son Bobby
AMC's decision to split the popular series into two instalments follows the strategy they implemented for the network's other hit series Breaking Bad, which saw the last series divided into two entirely different ones and spread over the course of a year. This format was a stroke of genius by AMC as the crime drama nearly doubled its viewers.
Is AMC making the right moves to maintain its stock?
AMC's signature drama Mad Men is following the trend set by Breaking Bad and will split its final season into two chunks. The network announced on Tuesday (September 17, 2013) that instead of a final season originally planned for next Spring, Mad Men would be divided into two - pushing back the finale for another year.
AMC is following the strategy it took with Breaking Bad in a dividing up a planned season into two entirely separate ones over an entire year.
Continue reading: 'Mad Men' Pulls A Breaking Bad With Split Final Season
The actress has replaced Emma Watson as the celeb most likely to get your computer a virus next time you go to 'research' her
Next time you need to do a little independent 'research' on the actress Lily Collins, you best be careful what you click on, as the actress has topped a poll ranking the most virus-friendly celebrity names on the web. According to a McAfee poll, the The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones-star poses the biggest risk of landing you on a malicious site should you go searching for her name for whatever purpose you may have in mind.
Lily Collins is a dangerous woman... on the web
Last year, it was Emma Watson that topped the chart as the most dangerous celebrity, but the Brit star was nowhere to be seen in the top ten of the female-dominated list of malware-friendly celebrity names. Avril Lavigne, Sandra Bullock, Kathy Griffin and Zoe Saldana completed the top five, whilst Jon Hamm was the only male star to get a name check in the top ten. The rest of the top ten was made up of Katy Perry, Britney Spears, Adriana Lima and Emma Roberts.
Continue reading: Lily Collins Tops The List As 'Most Dangerous Celeb' On The Web
Despite feverish internet rumors that Ryan Gosling will become the next Batman, it looks like it won't happen.
Ever since Zack Snyder announced a Superman/Batman film in the works at last weekend's Comic-Con, the internet has exploded with rumors; few of which have been about the movie and more about who should replace Christian Bale as Batman in the Man of Steel sequel.
Ryan Gosling's was a name that surfaced quickly and it's easy to see why: Gosling has great stage presence and, as we saw in Drive, the ability to flip from calm to guns blazing in mere seconds. What Culture say that the 32 year-old "perfectly fits this more brutal and tortured Batman, not to mention that he possesses the suave playboy looks to serve as the cover story." So it's a shame really that it's not going to be Ryan.
Sorry Gosling Fans, It's Probably Not Going To Be Ryan.
Continue reading: Tyler Hoechlin More Likely To Be Batman Than Ryan Gosling: Here's Why
Larry David has thrown the future of 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' into doubt.
Larry David has given the strongest hint yet that the eighth season of HBO comedy 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' was the show's last.
Appearing on-stage at the Television Critics Association press tour on Thursday (July 25, 2013) to promote his new movie Clear History, David indicated that the future of his award-winning comedy was in doubt.
"I don't know, I really couldn't say...Ask me in six months," he said when asked when audiences could expect the ninth season.
Gosling is 10/1 to be the next Batman, whilst The Dark Knight Rises star Joseph Gordon-Levitt is favorite to be the next Dark Knight
Since it was announced at the San Diego Comic Con over the weekend that Batman will be appearing alongside Superman in the follow-up to this years Man of Steel, the internet has been strife with discussion of who the next Batman should be. One of the leading contenders to done the famed black mask and cape is Ryan Gosling, who is one of the favourites to be the next saviour of Gotham City.
Ryan Gosling would make a good Batman
That said, many disagree that the Drive star should be the next actor to play the Dark Knight, and a slew of other actors are in serious contention to go toe-to-toe with Superman.
The Emmy Award nominations were revealed yesterday (Thursday 11th July). Breaking Bad; House of Cards; Modern Family; Game of Thrones and Mad Men all received multiple nominations. Netflix made history by becoming the first internet network to be nominated for a number of awards.
The Primetime Emmy Award nominations were announced yesterday (Thursday 18th July). The nomination ceremony was presented by Kate Mara and Aaron Paul via a live video stream on the Emmy's website.
Kate Mara at the Vanity Fair and Juicy Couture's Celebration of 2013 in L.A.
Netflix has managed to triumph with nominations for their shows: House of Cards; Hemlock Grove and Arrested Development. The company are developing this aspect of their business, which is proving hugely popular and profitable. The future does seem bright for the company which announced it was expanding into its 64th country. It also seems likely their awards over the next few years will increase especially with recent praise of Orange is the New Black.
Continue reading: Primetime Emmy Awards 2013: How Accurate Were Nomination Predictions?
'Despicable Me 2' has dominated in the UK and is set to storm the U.S. box office.
Despicable Me 2, the sequel to Illumination Entertainment's well-received 2010 animated movie starring Steve Carell as an evil genius, has stormed to the top of the UK box office to record the biggest opening weekend of the year. The sequel, starring Carell and Kristen Wigg, landed the top spot with takings of £14.8 million to oust Man of Steel and Brad Pitt's World War Z.
The Minions Are The Real Winners From Despicable Me 2
Despicable Me 2 took over £12 million more than the Superman movie, and demolished the likes of This Is The End, Hummingbird and Behind the Candelabra. The animated sequel once again revolves around Carell's Gru character, now a reformed father-figure who cares for three young children in suburbia.
Continue reading: 'Despicable Me 2' Breaks Box Office Records As Minion Fever Grips UK
All that's left for season six it to tie up the remaining loose ends.
As the penultimate season of Mad Men closed on AMC, we left old Don Draper completely disintegrated. While Don, probably one of the best, if morally questionable characters on TV at the moment, has always lived a double life throughout the series, this last episode was when all walls finally collapsed – it’s now time for rehab.
Everything begins at a crucial meeting between the team at Sterling Cooper and Partners and a potential client – Hershey’s Chocolate. Don starts out with his trademark charm and eloquence, painting an idyllic family scene – himself as a young boy, being rewarded with Hershey’s chocolate by his father for doing household chores. “Hershey’s is the currency of affection,” is one line that resonates with story arcs throughout this season and one that has the fictional Hershey execs caught up in Draper’s speech. But then it all starts going south, as Draper’s facade suddenly begins to crumble and he recalls the actual setting of his childhood - He was actually an orphan raised in a whorehouse, he revealed, where, trying to capture the experience of a normal kid, he would eat a Hershey bar he got from one of the girls "who made me go through her john's pockets while they screwed."
The clients are appalled and Don’s career is going down the drain, as his breakdown leads to a mandatory hiatus from the company. This story all began a few episodes ago, when Don was caught cheating on his wife by his teenage daughter. Now, with that relationship breaking down, Don loses any kind of support system. We see him cancel the move to Los Angeles and lie to his wife about it (“The agency decided it.”) which ultimately only leads to her leaving and the series closing with Don Draper’s life and lies in shambles and him broken and alone. Not the most uplifting season finale by far, but it sets the scene nicely for what’s to come in the final season.
'Mad Men' star Jon Hamm arrives at the New York studios for 'The Late Show With David Letterman' alongside his partner, 'Kissing Jessica Stein' actress Jennifer Westfeldt. As they smile at photographers before entering the building, Snoop Lion can be seen jogging over to hastily get into an awaiting car.
Characters find themselves thrust amongst the bigger picture
It was a momentous and sombre day for Mad Men’s latest episode, with the show revolving around Martin Luther King day – the day that he was killed to be specific. This was a pretty big issue for Mad Men to address, with past views about the racism of the plot line – which it has perhaps been to a point, given that it’s trying to reflect the divisions of white middle class America and its view of other ethnic groups at the time.
As Hollywood Gossip points out, the episode ‘The Flood’ echoes the season 3 episode The Grown-Ups, which was based around the subtext of the Kennedy assassination, though at that point the backdrop was used as a reminder to the characters in Mad Men that things in America were not as pristine perfect as they’d imagined, while the death of Luther King, and the impact that he had on American society, forces the characters to confront their demons and forcedly removes the barriers that the story lines operate in – that of rich, white, suburban porcelain.
So we’ve got Harry adjusting TV schedules in wake of the assassination, being accused of racism for doing so, while a bizarre advertising man approaches SCDP pitching an ad that plays off the death. Elsewhere, there’s awkward exchanges with the black characters in the show, with Don’s secretary Dawn coming into work when they’d assumed she wouldn’t, while an exchange with a black usher at a cinema also goes wrong. The episode, then, is about the awkwardness of these previously self-contained characters suddenly finding themselves pitched into the bigger picture, beyond their own bickering and arguments.
Continue reading: Mad Men Episode Recap: Martin Luther King Day Brings Home Truths With It
Spoilers for the latest of the new Mad Men season
The latest episode of Mad Men once again saw premier protagonist Don Draper parading around the place like a King, but for once during the season did he really have the right to be acting so confidently? Because it seems that, for once, Don has missed something going on right under his nose.
As NJ.com reports, Jon Hamm's Draper is currently having is cake and eating it too. He has his wife Megan, but is also sleeping with his neighbor’s wife from the floor below his apartment too, not to mention his mistress who he takes out for a lavish wine and dine during the course of the latest episode. However, Megan has big news about a pregnancy and a subsequent miscarriage – something she’s been too afraid to talk to Don about, in a sign of how distant their relationship has become. She makes a tentative effort to talk about having kids in the latest episode, only to be met with half-interest from Don. Just how much longer is she going to keep it quiet?
Don hasn’t been the only one gallivanting round with those he oughtn’t supposed to be with. Pete’s been cheating on his wife by having it off with Brenda from down the street. However, he doesn’t have nearly the intimidation factor that Don does to pull such a sleazy scheme off, and it doesn’t take long for Brenda to let Trudy know about what her husband’s been up to. Peter’s clearly fallen from his roost – will Don be far behind?
Continue reading: Is Don Draper Still On Top? Mad Men Season 6 Episode 3 Recap
Mad Men returned for its sixth season this week, though should show bosses be worried about the low audience figures?
Season six of Mad Men proved to be a hard sell for UK audiences this week, premiering to just 58,000 viewers on Sky Atlantic. Yep, that's just 58,000, in case you thought we meant 580,000, or 5.8 million. Just 58,000. The show, one of the most stylish and absorbing dramas in recent years, pulled in 98,000 fewer viewers than for its fifth season launch on the channel last year - but what does it all mean for Mad Men?
In fairness, the creators of the show shouldn't worry too much. Mad Men hasn't never fared particularly well in the UK, despite appealing to critics and a relatively small but dedicated fan-base. Bought by Sky last year, the show - starring Jon Hamm and Elisabeth Moss - has slumped in the ratings since it was last available on free-to-air TV. The launch of the fourth series on BBC4 in 2010 pulled in a sizeable audience of 355,000. Despite the small audience for Wednesday's return, it was still nearly triple Sky Atlantic's slot average over the last three months, up a massive 178%. Sky executives often play down the important of overnight ratings, arguing that the purpose of paying the big-bucks for shows like Mad Men is to pull in subscriber numbers.
Continue reading: Were You One Of The 58,000 Who Watched The Return Of 'Mad Men'?
Jon Hamm defends his privacy - and his privates - in this month's issue of Rolling Stone.
Well, folks, you might be over it, the world might be over it, but it isn’t over, because Jon Hamm is on the cover of Rolling Stone, due to hit stands this Friday.
And while there’s a bunch of things the article could have covered – Hamm’s influences, his run on Mad Men, his apparently very inspiring conversations with James Gandolfini (of “The Sopranos” fame), it looks like the piece will once again devolve into that hot button issue of late – Jon Hamm’s privates. Well, to be fair, in the article the Mad Men star actually talks about how unwarranted and intrusive all of the online attention towards his nether regions has been: "Most of it's tongue-in-cheek," he tells contributing editor Josh Eells in his first solo Rolling Stone cover story. "But it is a little rude. It just speaks to a broader freedom that people feel like they have - a prurience."
Jon Hamm is over it. It's time to follow that example.
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Matthew Weiner, creator of Mad Men, talks about the struggle to gain control over his life and career.
As the Mad Men cast embark on their sixth season together, we get to find out more about the show’s creator – Matthew Weiner.
The small, balding, excitable man, looks outwardly nothing like the handsome commanding Don Draper, played by John Hamm, but the two apparently have one thing in common – the need to control their worlds. It’s not surprising then, that Weiner takes quite a hands on approach to the show. He not only writes most of it, but also co-produces it alongside Scott Hornbacher and directs the final episode of each season.
Considering the success of Mad Men now, it’s hard to imagine that Weiner had any trouble pitching the concept in the beginning, and yet, the creator has told the story of his struggles so many times, that by now it sounds almost like the plot of a cult 90s show. “I got a lot of pity for basically moving to the Internet,” a casually dressed Mr. Weiner said earlier this month, sitting in his narrow office at the Los Angeles Center Studios where “Mad Men” is shot. “People would say, ‘Good luck on A&E,’ and I would have to say, ‘It’s AMC.’ I was an executive producer on ‘The Sopranos’ who went to this no-name network that had never produced a show. And the show had no stars in it. It’s like you were valedictorian and then suddenly you’re going for a semester at sea.”
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Mad Men Season 6 poster has got everyone excited
Mad Men season 6 will hit TV screens on April in both the U.S and the U.K, but an overnight release of an incredible poster has got people talking about the much-anticipated return of the show over a month early.
The poster is a beautifully designed acrylic affair, made by the 75-year-old British artist Brian Sanders. "Finally," Showrunner Matthew Weiner told the New York Times, "they just looked up the person who had done all these drawings that I really loved, and they said: 'Hey, we’ve got the guy who did them. And he’s still working. His name is Brian Sanders.'" For this Mad Men poster, he used an acrylic technique, which has been used for over 50 years. "It’s a style we refer to over here in England as bubble and streak," Sanders told the New York Times. "I don’t work in that manner now, and I was surprised how quickly it came back, the ability to use it in that particular way." We can see Don Draper in the poster, but there are so many questions upon further examination. Who is holding Don Draper’s hand? Are those police after him and his mystery hand holder? Are they near an airport; is that what the plane represents? We want to know now!
Jon Hamm is Don Draper, most of the time
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Jason (Scott) and his best friend Julie (Westfeldt) are a bit horrified when their coupled pals Leslie and Alex (Rudolph and O'Dowd) and Ben and Missy (Hamm and Wiig) have children. So they decide to have a child without the baggage of a relationship, freeing them to find the right person once they're already single parents. Their baby son is adorable, and raising him brings them closer as friends while allowing them to pursue romances with the hot Mary Jane (Fox) and the sexy Kurt (Burns). But no one else is buying it.
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Doug Macray is a professional thief. His gang are one of the best and most successful of their kind. Bank robberies is their general area of interest and in all the years they've been in the business they've kept a clean record and never been caught, part of their success is down to the lack of attachments. Their latest heist is at a bank where they end up taking the bank manager called Claire hostage. Eventually the robbers let the woman go but she's left unnerved by her experience. In the days following her experience, she meets a man called Doug, he seems unassuming and friendly and she's taken in by his seemingly charming personality. Their relationship begins to grow but Claire is unaware of Doug's dark side, he was one of the men who took Claire hostage.
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