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'Mad Men' Star Vincent Kartheiser: 'I Like This Season Most Of All, It's Really, Really Brilliant'

August 13th, 2009 10:31am EDT
Vincent Kartheiser
The critically acclaimed and Emmy award winning series "Mad Men" is returning for its third season (Sunday, August 16 at 10 p.m. on AMC). Vincent Kartheiser, who plays the dastardly, at times, Pete Campbell -- who we last saw left alone on his office couch, rejected by Peggy Olsen (Elisabeth Moss) after being told that he not only had a child with her, but she had given the child away -- joins us to discuss the motivations behind Pete's actions and looks ahead to this upcoming third season.

Mike: I want your opinion on this. Why do I, in this weird way and I don't think I'm supposed to, ...
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Lucinda Williams' 'Little Honey' Out Oct. 14; On Tour Now

October 3rd, 2008 7:30pm EDT
Lucinda Williams
Lucinda Williams has always been adept at painting landscapes of the soul, illuminating the spirit's shadowy nooks and shimmering crannies— but she's never captured the sun breaking through the clouds as purely as on her new Lost Highway release, Little Honey.

"I'm in a different phase of my life, so there are more happy moments on this album," the singer-songwriter says of her ninth studio set. " 'Darkly introspective,' is one phrase people have used to describe a lot of my songs. There are moody songs, but I'm looking outside myself a little bit more. These aren't 'boy meets girl, b...
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Matthew Sweet's 'Sunshine Lies' In Stores August 26

August 21st, 2008 11:30pm EDT
Matthew Sweet
On August 26, Matthew Sweet will release his 10th studio album, Sunshine Lies, in a new alliance with Shout! Factory. Fans who have eagerly awaited the album's arrival (and have been tracking its progress under the working title "Rock Bottom") will not be disappointed.

Call it what you wish--Sweet terms it "power-pop-folk-rock-psychedelic-melodic-singer-songwriter-type stuff"--listeners will marvel at the depth and clarity of vision here. The album will also be released as a 2 LP set including four previously unreleased bonus tracks not available on the CD. For customer convenience, a...
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Celebrity Birthdays, October 6

October 6th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Elisabeth Shue
Happy Birthday to Pink Power Ranger Amy Jo Johnson (1970), singer/songwriter Matthew Sweet (1964), actress Elisabeth Shue (1963), Swedish Bond girl Britt Ekland (1935), and actress Carole Lombard (1908).
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First Live Performance Collection From The Bangles Available On DVD August 14

August 9th, 2007 8:00pm EDT
The Bangles
Los Angeles, CA - One of the most successful female groups of all time, The Bangles make a triumphant return to their hometown of Los Angeles with their first-ever concert DVD, available August 14 on Shout! Factory.

Return To Bangleonia was recorded in September 2000 at the House of Blues on the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles with the original lineup of Susanna Hoffs (Vocals/Guitar), Debbi Peterson (Vocals/Drums), Vicki Peterson (Vocals/Lead Guitar), and Michael Steele (Vocals/Bass). The DVD includes 18 songs as well as extras and a commentary track by the band.

The queens of power ...
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Celebrity Birthdays, October 6

October 6th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Elisabeth Shue
Happy Birthday to Pink Power Ranger Amy Jo Johnson (1970), singer/songwriter Matthew Sweet (1964), actress Elisabeth Shue (1963), Swedish Bond girl Britt Ekland (1935), and actress Carole Lombard (1908).
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"My Name Is Earl" Soundtrack Features Exclusive New Recordings From Uncle Kracker, Matthew Sweet, and John Hiatt; Plus Earl's Own Picks

September 18th, 2006 12:29pm EDT
My Name Is Earl
"My Name Is Earl - The Album" features brand new, never before released tracks from Matthew Sweet, Uncle Kracker, John Hiatt and rock newcomers Van Nuys, recorded exclusively for the soundtrack. In addition, the album includes some of Earl's favorite songs used in episodes which aired during the premiere '05-'06 season. Shout! Factory worked with Earl (Jason Lee) and the show's creator Greg Garcia to put together the soundtrack, which also includes key sound bytes from the show, and an unheard vocal version of the "My Name Is Earl" theme song. "My Name Is Earl - The Album" arrives in sto...
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Fantastic Selection Of Tunes On New Collaboration From Matthew Sweet & Susanna Hoffs

March 30th, 2006 11:05am EST
Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs
Two of pop music's darlings - Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs of The Bangles - have joined voices in celebration of one of the most important eras in pop music. Featuring 15 of the duo's favorite pop tunes from the 1960s, Under The Covers Vol. 1 combines popular hits and obscure gems from such important names in music as The Beatles, Bob Dylan, The Beach Boys, The Who, Neil Young and Crazy Horse, The Zombies, The Mamas And The Papas, The Left Banke, The Bee Gees, The Marmalade, Fairport Convention, Love, The Stone Poneys, and The Velvet Underground. Sweet and Hoffs, each with a stunning a...
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