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'Mad Men's' John Slattery Joins 'Arrested Development'

August 17th, 2012 9:06am EDT
John Slattery
John Slattery, who plays advertising executive Roger Sterling on "Mad Men," is joining the cast of "Arrested Development" for the show's fourth season.

According to TVLine.com, few details are known about Slattery's role except he has signed on for a multi-episode arc on the series.

After a six-year hiatus, the cast of the series started working on a new season this summer. The series aired on FOX from 2003 to 2006, and season four will be available on Netflix next year.

Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, Jeffrey Tambor, Portia de Rossi, David Cross and Will Arnett are all returning.
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Videogame 'Dishonored' Announces Award-Winning Cast, Including Sarandon & Slattery

August 6th, 2012 10:00am EDT
Susan Sarandon
Highly anticipated videogame "Dishonored" announced last week an incredible cast starring Academy Award, Golden Globe and Emmy winners and nominees.

For instance, Academy Award winner and five-time nominee Susan Sarandon makes her videogame acting debut as a former aristocrat, Granny Rags, who is now an old blind woman, deranged after years of life on the streets.

Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe-winner Brad Dourif will play inventor Piero, who creates a mask worn by main character Corvo, as well as other gadgets he’ll use. Emmy winner and Princess Leia herself, Carrie Fisher, will ...
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'Mad Men': 'Fees And Commissions' - And Beginnings And Endings

June 4th, 2012 8:57pm EDT
'Mad Men'
With ‘Fees and Commissions,’ ‘Mad Men’ did what it does best: Telling a melancholy – no, tragic – story quite matter-of-factly. It was shocking even though we all probably saw a lot of it coming. It was both sympathetic and heartless, and it showed how television can juxtapose images and storylines to masterful effect.

This episode is about beginnings and endings. The young and the not-so-young. It features characters rejuvenated with confidence and others completely drained of it. And at the center of the story, fittingly and sadly, is Lane Pryce.

In the beginning, it starts off quite al...
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'Mad Men' Recap: 'The Other Woman,' Joan's Sacrifice And Peggy's Bombshell

May 28th, 2012 6:03pm EDT
Mad Men
Who do you think is the identity of ‘The Other Woman’? Is it Joan, who offers herself to another man for enough money to change her life? Is it Peggy, who is in some way Don’s emotional mistress? Is it Pete’s love affair with Manhattan? Or is it Jaguar, that thing of beauty that can at last be truly owned?

Joan and Jaguar’s stories are intertwined. Don and his staff (excluding Peggy, who is in charge of all other accounts) are struggling to come up with a memorable and sellable tagline. It’s decided that the luxury car should be viewed as a mistress of sorts, but should never be mentioned ...
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'Mad Men' Recap: 'Christmas Waltz,' Flirting And Back Taxes

May 21st, 2012 7:18pm EDT
'Mad Men'
Is it just me, or is ‘Christmas Waltz’ one of the weakest ‘Mad Men’ episodes all season? It’s not because of the characters featured (Harry, Joan and Lane, primarily). I think it’s because one gets the sense that this episode is moving the show along toward the season finale, but as a dramatic arc in itself, it falls flat.

Let’s look back at what happens. Lane is informed by his attorney in England that he owes a crapload of back taxes. Lane panics and resorts to desperate measures. He gets SCDP’s bank manager to extend $50,000 in credit, then tells the execs that a $50,000 surplus should ...
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'Mad Men' Recap: 'Dark Shadows' And Desperation All Around

May 14th, 2012 8:57pm EDT
January Jones
In ‘Dark Shadows,’ Betty grows jealous and irritable while trying to watch her weight, Pete fantasizes about a virtual stranger amid his failures, and Don does something almost as underhanded as Betty. You know the end of the season is approaching when characters get evermore desperate.

Let’s start with Betty. She’s faithfully attending Weight Watchers meetings and seems slimmer since the last time we saw her. It’s clearly a strain on her: She catches herself spraying whipped cream into her mouth straight out of the fridge and results to telling Sally one of Don’s secrets out of jealousy ...
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'Mad Men' Recap: 'At The Codfish Ball' And Sally's Quick Adulthood

April 30th, 2012 9:59pm EDT
Kiernan Shipka
Sally Draper is perhaps the most mature person in many of her scenes in ‘Mad Men,’ even though she’s just a kid. There’s a lot going on behind those eyes, never more so than in ‘At the Codfish Ball.’ Sally is thrown into extremely adult situations, yet she remains composed. She appropriately calls everything she’s experienced in the city “dirty.”

The reason she’s involved in much of the episode is because Henry’s mother breaks her ankle after tripping over a cord, and Sally performs well under pressure. Betty and her husband are not mentioned, so they’re God-knows-where. Sally and her sibl...
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'Mad Men' Recap: 'Signal 30' And Pete's Downward Spiral

April 16th, 2012 8:27pm EDT
Mad Men
“I have everything,” Pete Campbell says to himself in ‘Signal 30.’ And by the finale, the petals have certainly fallen off the rose.

All seems to be going well for him. He’s attracted to a young student in his driver’s ed class, where they both laugh at the instructional video (titled ‘Signal 30’); he feels like a handyman after he fixes a leaky faucet in the middle of the night; and Don finally “accepts” his invitation to come over for dinner (“Accepts” meaning he calls to cancel, but Trudy won’t let him out of it).

Ken, meanwhile, somewhat secretly disses Peggy at a café, where she thin...
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'Mad Men' Recap: 'Mystery Date' And Don's Feverish Dream

April 9th, 2012 10:18pm EDT
Mad Men
Who is the ‘Mystery Date’ in the latest ‘Mad Men’ episode? In a way, this episode is all about strange companion pairings: Don and his former “acquaintance” Andrea; Peggy and Dawn; Sally and Henry’s mother; and, let’s say it, Joan and her husband.

Let’s start with Joan. Greg finally returns from his domestic tour, and it’s no surprise that he’s still a jerk. He’s barely acquainted with his son (well, not really his son, but you know what I mean) before he’s in the bedroom with Joan. (By the way, if she ever hosted a modern day sex talk show, not that she ever would, that would be a fitting...
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'Mad Men' Recap: 'Tea Leaves' - Betty Has Weight And Health Issues

April 2nd, 2012 8:05pm EDT
Mad Men
Here are two words I never thought would go together on ‘Mad Men’: Fat Betty. Unseen in the season premiere, Betty has indeed plumped up. She’s clearly upset about it and doesn’t seem to know what to do with herself. Her mother unhelpfully suggests she try diet pills, while her doctor at first tells her that sudden weight gain is a common problem for bored housewives. What a simple explanation.

But then he finds a lump in Betty’s throat, and then “Betty might have thyroid cancer” lingers through the episode. In the end, she apparently finds out she doesn’t have it and tells her husband she...
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'Mad Men' Recap: 'A Little Kiss'

March 26th, 2012 5:24pm EDT
Mad Men
After shrouds of secrecy and an agonizing 17-month wait, ‘Mad Men’ returned to the airwaves on Sunday with an episode titled ‘A Little Kiss.’ And it was worth the wait for fans to pucker up.

For ‘Mad Men’ watchers wondering how far in the future the plot would pick up, the question was answered fairly quickly. At Don and Megan’s new digs, Don’s three kids sit on bar stools for breakfast. Gene looks to be about two to three, so we can guess the action is perhaps a few months to a year or so into the future.

Betty is nowhere to be seen, although Don does drop the kids off at her ginormous h...
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Interview/Review: Linda Cardellini On Researching 'Return', Michael Shannon And Being A First-Time Mom

February 10th, 2012 12:00pm EST
Return photo
Diversity has never been a problem for actress Linda Cardellini. From her early work playing a curious teen in Judd Apatow's cult TV show "Freaks and Geeks" to doing duty as doctor on the hit series "ER" (and don't forget a little Velma action in the Scooby Doo flicks!), Cardellini has made a career out of keep the audience on their toes. Her latest project "Return" (in select theaters Feb. 10 from DADA Films Releasing) is no different with Cardellini playing a soldier back from a military tour of duty who has a hard time adjusting back to life with her family and friends. The film is th...
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Celebrities That Turn 50 In 2012

January 4th, 2012 8:00am EST
Celebrities That Turn 50 In 2012
The year was 1962, John F. Kennedy was President of the United States and the cold war with Russia was in full swing as the world witnessed the Cuban Missile Crisis. Also in 1962, Marilyn Monroe died of a drug overdose at the age of 36 and Johnny Carson took over the duties of "The Tonight Show." Landmark movies that hit the big screen in '62 included "Lawrence of Arabia" and "To Kill a Mockingbird." The Academy Award winner for best picture that year was none other than "West Side Story."

We think you'll be surprised at how young many of today's popular celebrities look who were born in ...
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'Mad Men' Cast Hosts Charity Fundraiser

September 27th, 2011 12:44pm EDT
Mad Men
The cast of hit drama show Mad Men raised money for a rape crisis center in California by hosting a gala brunch in the state on Sunday.

Stars of the Emmy-winning TV series, including Jon Hamm, Christina Hendricks and Elisabeth Moss, all turned out for the event, held at the home of a local businessman in Beverly Hills in aid of the Rape Treatment Center.

Spider-Man actor J.K. Simmons, who stars in TV show The Closer, acted as master of ceremonies at the brunch and took the chance to poke fun at the Mad Men actors, telling the crowd, "Today it is my privilege to introduce them, the men a...
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John Slattery: 'Betty Draper Is An Intimidating Woman'

August 25th, 2011 11:34am EDT
John Slattery
Actor John Slattery has defended his Mad Men co-star January Jones over comments her one-time TV son made about her in a recent magazine interview.

Jared Gilmore, who played Jones' character Betty Draper's kid Bobby in the show, offered his successor a few words of advice in a TV Guide article, stating, "Be careful around January. She's not as approachable as the others. She's really serious about what she does. Everyone else is so nice."

However, Slattery has brushed off the remarks, insisting young Gilmore must have felt intimidated by Jones' onscreen alter-ego.

He tells E! News, "S...
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Early 2011 Emmy Predictions: Here's Who Will Win

August 20th, 2011 6:00pm EDT
Mad Men
It may be a little early to predict the Emmy winners, but unlike the Oscars, not much changes in the Emmy Awards season once the nominations are out.

The Emmys can be very tough to predict, but we'll take our best shot. Here's who we think will go home with the gold on Sept. 18th. Do you agree?

Outstanding Drama Series
'Boardwalk Empire'
'Dexter'
'Friday Night Lights'
'Game of Thrones'
'The Good Wife'
'Mad Men'

After yet another outstanding season, it looks like 'Mad Men' may make it four in a row. Its only real competition is 'Boardwalk Empire,' which took the Golden Globe, and...
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'Mad Men' And 'Modern Family' Lead Critics Choice Television Awards Nominations

June 7th, 2011 8:39am EDT
Mad Men
Hit TV shows Mad Men and Modern Family are leading the nominations ahead of the inaugural Critics Choice Television Awards later this month.

The new prize-giving is a spin-off from the famous Critics Choice Movie Awards, which are often seen as a good indicator of which films will go on to Oscars glory.

The first ceremony will take place in Los Angeles on June 20th and Modern Family is leading the field with six nominations, in categories including Best Comedy Series, while Ty Burrell, Ed O'Neill and Eric Stonestreet will all compete for the Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series trop...
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'Mad Men' Star John Slattery Turning his Favorite Book Into a Movie

March 6th, 2011 12:17pm EST
John Slattery
Mad Men star John Slattery is convinced he's destined to turn a favorite book into a movie - after finding himself sitting next to the guy who owns the film rights at a concert.

The actor wanted to adapt the book for the big screen a decade ago and almost landed a production deal, before the project fell apart.

He'd largely forgotten about it until a chance meeting with the woman who was going to help him produce the film prompted him to take another look at his screenplay.

He adds, "I went to a concert and I ended up sitting next to a guy who controlled the rights to the movie and he as...
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Review: 'The Adjustment Bureau' 'Two Jews On Film' Say This One Needs An Adjustment (Video)

March 3rd, 2011 3:36pm EST
The Adjustment bureau
Do we control our destiny or do unseen forces manipulate us? That is the question 'The Adjustment Bureau' asks. The film is based loosely on a short story by Philip K. Dick and is directed and written by George Nolfi (co-writer of The Bourne Ultimatum).

Matt Damon plays ambitious New York politician, David Norris. David's just about to become the next Senator from New York, when a photo of him mooning a group of people, is brought to light. David loses the election but winds up meeting a beautiful ballet dancer (Emily blunt) in a Men's Room and...Yes it's love at first sight for both o...
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'Mad Men' Recap: 'Tomorrowland'

October 18th, 2010 9:24pm EDT
Betty
I’ve come to expect a lot from ‘Mad Men’ finales. As I’ve said before, ‘Mad Men’ is a show in which not a lot happens – but everything usually bubbles up at the end of the season, and the finales tend to hit it out of the park. Just think back on the Emmy-winning Season 3 finale, “Shut the Door. Have a Seat.” that set up the formation of Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce. It left the viewer captivated and dazed to have to wait several months to see where the action picked up.

Well, ‘Tomorrowland’ – the Season 4 finale – doesn’t live up to the hype. It may be the most disappointed I’ve ever...
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'Mad Men' Recap: Blowing Smoke

October 12th, 2010 8:45am EDT
Betty
“They can smell it on us” – desperation, that is. The senior officers of Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce know the bind they’re in – everyone in town knows they’ve lost 50% of their business, and no one wants to give them a job. The Heinz rep Faye hooked Don up with tells him, “I bet I could get a date with your mother right now” in response to Don’s surprisingly pathetic pleas. Ouch.

Speaking of pathetic, let’s get this out of the way: Don’s Ghost of Christmas Past materializes in the form of Midge, his mistress way back in Season One. (If by “mistress” you don’t have it narrowed down, pi...
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'Mad Men' Recap: 'Chinese Wall'

October 5th, 2010 9:09am EDT
Pete
Who was more pathetic in this episode of 'Mad Men' - Don or Roger? Don was up to his old tricks, so I'd vote Roger, who has reached a (scary) new low. Don reached a new low this season, and apparently so has Roger. But is he as resilient?

We learned last week from Lee Garner Jr. that Lucky Strike is striking out with Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce. But Roger is the only person with that knowledge - until now. Ken hears the news at a dinner with his fiance and her parents, from a competitor, no less. Ken wastes no time, cornering Pete in the hospital during Trudy's (long) labor. Cooper...
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'Mad Men' Recap: 'Hands And Knees'

September 28th, 2010 9:49am EDT
Pete of
Who in this episode doesn't reek of desperation? I guess I'd have to say Peggy - because she sat this one out entirely.

Where to start? The firm takes on a client affiliated with the government, prompting an investigation of everyone, including Don... or should I say Dick Whitman? Betty freaks out when two government agents show up at her door to ask about Don's history, but Don looks more stricken when she calls to tell him about it. Miraculously, when she later tells Henry about it, she keeps her trap shut about Don's questionable past, the very thing that drove Betty and Don apart.
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'Mad Men' Recap: 'The Beautiful Girls'

September 20th, 2010 9:40pm EDT
Mad Men The Beautiful Girls
This episode strongly features two favorite 'Mad Men' female characters: Don's daughter Sally and his unapologetic secretary Ida. Unfortunately, neither of them have a good time during this episode, but they are great fun to watch.

Let's start with Ida. After having some more good one-liners (to Don: "Are you going to the toilet??" and about Sally: "She looks so chubby in the pictures...") she dies so fast she doesn't even time to drop dead. Instead her head rolls back, her mouth agape, dark glasses pointed at the ceiling. The scene that ensues, featuring Pete attempting to wrap Ida's ...
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'Mad Men' Recap: 'The Suitcase'

September 7th, 2010 8:36am EDT
Mad Med - The Suitcase
The best episode this season – and perhaps one of the best ever – ‘The Suitcase’ could easily have been called ‘The Fight’ or ‘The Birthday.’ But ‘The Suitcase’ is apt, since Samsonite is strong and sturdy, and as Don says, “You always have to have it ready to go.”

If Elisabeth Moss doesn’t win an Emmy for this episode, she never will for this show. The same may be true for Jon Hamm. Peggy and Don make a remarkable evolution from the episode’s start to finish. Peggy goes from being sick and resentful of Don’s criticism to the one (living) person who truly understands him. And Don seem...
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'Mad Men' Recap: 'Waldorf Stories'

September 2nd, 2010 1:39am EDT
Mad Men
It's fitting that while Mad Men was presented with its third consecutive Emmy win for Best Drama Series on Sunday, in "Waldorf Stories," airing at the same time, Don Draper took home a Clio for best ad. Somehow, Mad Men's acceptance of its award was more graceful than Don could hope to be. More on that in a minute.

This episode featured many intricate plots. First, the flashbacks: Don, a fur salesman, approaches Roger about contributing to the firm. He invites him out for a drink (Roger's "At 10 o'clock in the morning?" response is both ironic and pathetic). Clearly these two are a match m...
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2010 Emmys: Who Should Win & Who Will Win

August 28th, 2010 1:00pm EDT
2010 Emmys
It’s a transitional year for the Emmys, meaning this is one of the more exciting races in recent memories. The flood of new nominees (brought on by a stellar development slate) means that we can no longer rely on the predictable Emmy voting to determine winners. Instead, this is a year where we can see many newcomers emerging and starting a whole new slate of predictable nominees.

Yes, that was a little cynical, but it’s the sad truth of the Emmys – habits are hard to break for the voters. Luckily, this year the virgin nominees have afforded them an extensive choice for brand new habits.

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Christina Hendricks Sexes Up London Fog's New Fall Campaign (Pics)

August 25th, 2010 4:45pm EDT
Christina Hendricks
Wow! Iconix Brand Group announced today that actress Christina Hendricks will appear in its London Fog brand's fall marketing campaign.

Hendricks stars in AMC's award winning series, Mad Men, and was recently named "Best-Looking Woman In America" by Esquire magazine. The multi-media marketing campaign will debut in October issues of fashion and lifestyle magazines such as Elle, Cosmopolitan and InStyle; outdoor and online.

Christina Hendricks stated, "London Fog is a classic brand, which I love. It also ties in to Mad Men, we used London Fog in the show and this was a nice way to tie eve...
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'Mad Men' Producers Auctioning Off Guest Part

August 13th, 2010 2:05pm EDT
Mad Men
Executives behind TV hit Mad Men are auctioning off a walk-on role on the critically-acclaimed drama to benefit a cancer charity.

The show, about life in the advertising world in 1960s New York, regularly features its leading actors, including Jon Hamm and John Slattery, puffing away on cigarettes and auction organizers are putting a twist on this aspect of the program - by donating a portion of the profits to the Lung Cancer Program at California's City of Hope.

Sandra Stern, chief operating officer at the Lionsgate production firm, says, "The smoking depicted in Mad Men was ubiquitous...
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'Glee,' HBO's 'The Pacific' Land Massive Emmy Nominations

July 8th, 2010 10:26am EDT
Glee
Hit TV musical "Glee" is set to be the toast of the 2010 Primetime Emmy Awards after landing a massive 19 nominations.

The comedy about a group of high school students in a choir club will fight for the Outstanding TV Comedy prize against "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Modern Family," "Nurse Jackie," "The Office" and "30 Rock," which has taken home the title for the last three years.

"Glee's" leading stars Matthew Morrison and Lea Michele have been nominated in the male and female categories for the outstanding comedy actor awards, while their co-star Chris Colfer has received a best supporting...
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