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'Mad Men's' Season 7 Images - What Do They Mean?

March 14th, 2014 3:00am EDT
'Mad Men's' Season 7 Images - What Do They Mean?
New promotional images from the upcoming season of "Mad Men" center on aviation. Don Draper (Jon Hamm) is pictured walking off a plane and also hanging out in an airport with Peggy Olson (Elisabeth Moss). He has Roger Sterling (John Slattery) as a seatmate and looks as if he's leaving the airport with Megan (Jessica Pare) clinging to his arm.

So what do they all mean? Not much.

According to show creator Matthew Weiner, they don't really mean anything - they're just meant to "evoke a feeling." The show's creator told The Wrap that the photos aren't from an episode nor do they "hint at plot...
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Elisabeth Moss On Marriage With Fred Armisen: 'Traumatic, Awful, Horrible'

March 10th, 2014 3:07pm EDT
Elisabeth Moss
Mad Men star Elisabeth Moss learned a lot from her brief marriage to SNL alum Fred Armisen.

In an interview with New York magazine, Moss says of the one year relationship, "Looking back, I feel like I was a really young, and at the time I didn't think that I was that young. It was extremely traumatic and awful and horrible.

"At the same time, it turned out for the best. I'm glad that I'm not there. I'm glad that it didn't happen when I was 50. I'm glad I didn't have kids. And I got that out of the way. Hopefully. Like, that's probably not going to happen again."

Moss also learned what it...
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'Mad Men' Key Art Revealed: 'The Final Season Begins'

March 10th, 2014 10:48am EDT
'Mad Men' Key Art Revealed: 'The Final Season Begins'
It’s here! The first crop of advertising materials for the final season of AMC’s Mad Men has arrived and finally we can scrutinize over every detail and overanalyze every aspect in attempts to make sense of the usually cryptic images. Mad Men is a show infamous for the wild speculation it elicits in its fan base. The sixth season alone inspired many a crazy theory: from Megan’s imminent death to a time-traveling Bobby Draper. Of course, we don’t really need actual episodes to come up with insane theories and predictions, so as we await the season premiere in April 13, the promotional materi...
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VIDEO: Writers Guild Awards Heat Up The Oscars Race

February 3rd, 2014 11:14am EST
VIDEO: Writers Guild Awards Heat Up The Oscars Race
Saturday night was the final awards show from one of the guilds that might indicate who will win that Oscar on March 2. Starpulse hit the red carpet at the Writers Guild Awards and talked to presenters, honorees and nominees about the show and what to expect from them next in the entertainment industry.

True Blood's Joe Manganiello gave us the inside scoop on his directorial debut, La Bare, which debuted and found distribution at Slamdance last month. Oscar nominee June Squibb told us what she's most excited about with her honor and Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner gave us an exclusive on M...
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10 Toughest Female Characters On TV

October 27th, 2013 1:00pm EDT
Arya Stark
We’ve come up with a list of the Top 10 Toughest Women on TV. See who made the cut below and let us know yours in the comments section.

10. Arya Stark, Game of Thrones (HBO)

This girl is not yet a woman but she is definitely worthy of this list. Arya Stark has gone through a lot in her youth, she’s seen things no normal 13-year old should see. She’s been on her own since the first season (we’re now heading into the fourth. Throughout her everlasting search for her family, she’s had to pretend being a boy (up until this season where it’s clear she’s becoming a woman). She hasn’t gotten a f...
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Final Season Of Mad Men To Be Split In Two, End in 2015

September 17th, 2013 11:07pm EDT
Mad Men
AMC has found a winning formula by splitting up the seasons of its most popular shows. Now, it's been reported that Mad Men will extend its final season across two years.

AMC President Charlie Collier said in a statement, "This approach has worked well for many programs across multiple networks, and, most recently for us with Breaking Bad, which attracted nearly double the number of viewers to its second-half premiere than had watched any previous episode. We are determined to bring 'Mad Men' a similar showcase."

The final season of Breaking Bad was stretched from July 15, 2012 to Septemb...
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Emmy Nominations: 'American Horror Story' Gets 17 Noms, Netflix's 'House Of Cards' Also Dominates

July 18th, 2013 10:01am EDT
House of Cards
After picking up nine nominations, Kevin Spacey's Netflix series "House Of Cards" will be a big contender at the 2013 Primetime Emmy Awards. The political thriller was recognized in the Outstanding Drama Series category and picked up dramatic acting nominations for its leads, Spacey and Robin Wright. It received a total of nine nominations.

The Netflix series will be facing stiff competition from last year's big winners "Homeland" and "Breaking Bad" as well as "Mad Men", "Game of Thrones" and "Downton Abbey."

In the lead actor category, Spacey will face off against "Homeland's" Damian Lew...
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Mad Men Finale: 'In Care Of' Review

June 25th, 2013 12:00am EDT
Mad Men
Every season of Mad Men inspires thought-provoking episodes from smart critics across the interweb. Mad Men inspires more than thought-provoking episodes, though. Fan theories exploded during the sixth season. Scenes are captured in GIFs. Memes are created. Grantland updates their Mad Men power rankings weekly. Matt Weiner came out of the shed last week to shoot down a number of theories. Mad Men's a ferocious tempest for three months every year. People find themselves in a frenzy over it. Critics will whine about the show's overt themes in nearly every review, feeling somewhat insulted by ...
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January Jones On Identity Of Child's Father: 'It's Not The Public's Business'

May 21st, 2013 9:07pm EDT
January Jones
If you are waiting for January Jones to have a tell-all press tour revealing the father of her son Xander, don't hold your breath.

The Mad Men star has kept quiet since the revelation she was pregnant back in 2011. Rumors of the child's father included her most recent boyfriends, most notably Ashton Kutcher, Josh Groban, and Jason Sudeikis.

She tells the New York Times that the name of the father won't be hitting the news any time soon. "That's my son's business. It's not the public's business."

Jones also revealed none other than Jack Nicholson advised her to keep her personal business ...
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'Mad Men' Star Alison Brie Loves Sex, Money And Her Second Grade Teacher

April 16th, 2013 9:05pm EDT
Alison Brie
Actress Alison Brie, who does double-duty starring on AMC's hit series Mad Men and on NBC's Community, shows her sexy curves in the May 2013 issue of Esquire magazine.

The 30-year-old actress shared a long list of the things she loves with the magazine, from sex to her second grade teacher, Mrs. Carlson.

Alison, whose real last name is Schermerhorn, says she loves her surname, but can't stand it when people don't pronounce it correctly.

"[T]he mispronunciation of it is like nails on a chalkboard," she says. "It starts S-c-h, so everybody pronounces it as if it were Shermerhorn. But it sh...
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Christina Hendricks Worked As Florist During 'Mad Men' Break

April 5th, 2013 11:09am EDT
Christina Hendricks
Mad Men star Christina Hendricks indulged her passion for flowers by working as a florist during a break from shooting the hit TV show.

Hendricks, who shot to fame playing officer manager Joan in the drama, has always harbored an ambition to show off her green-fingered skills, so she took a job in a flower shop during her time off. The actress admits her co-stars were stunned when they spotted her working in the store, but she was happy to arrange bouquets for them.

She tells Flare magazine, "I always wanted to be a florist. Unless you're buying flowers for a funeral, you're only going ...
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Are Jon Hamm's Private Parts A Problem For 'Mad Men's' Wardrobe Department?

March 21st, 2013 5:00pm EDT
Jon Hamm in Mad Men
Apparently Jon Hamm has a problem most men would like. His private parts are so prominent, the people behind "Mad Men" have asked him to put on underwear while filming.

An AMC insider told the New York Daily News: "This season takes place in the 1960s, where the pants are very tight and leave little to the imagination. Jon's impressive anatomy is so distracting that they politely insisted on underwear."

The source added that Hamm's "privates are the inside joke" on the show, and he "knows what he's got." Well now apparently the whole world knows too!

In the past, the marketing team has a...
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Christina Hendricks, January Jones & More Ladies Heat Up The 'Mad Men' Season 6 Premiere

March 21st, 2013 9:38am EDT
Christina Hendricks
Several celebrities attended the season 6 premiere of "Mad Men" in Los Angeles on Wednesday. Christina Hendricks showed off her curves in a black velvet dress and ruby red shoes.

Elisabeth Moss, who plays Peggy Olson, looked anything but dowdy in a low-cut little black dress and peep-toe heels. January Jones (Betty Draper) wore a simple blue and white sleeveless dress, while Jessica Pare (Megan Draper) made a statement in a vibrant, blue and pink floral gown.

The new season of "Mad Men" kicks off Sunday, April 7 at 9 p.m. ET with a two-hour premiere. The following week, the series will re...
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First Look: New 'Mad Men' Glamorous Season 6 Photos Released

January 24th, 2013 8:20pm EST
New 'Mad Men' Glamorous Season 6 Photos Released
Yesterday, AMC announced a starting date of April 7 for the return of 'Mad Men' and now that your calendar is marked, you need to check out these glamorous new photos. The newly released black and white photos are 60's vintage era and quite chic to say the least. Dan looks dapper, Betty is slimmer, Pete Campbell is sporting some new sideburns, and Peggy looks like she's here to stay.

April 7 seems like a life time away at this point - so don't forget to catch up on AMC On Demand beginning February 11, with season five episodes rolling out each week up to the season six premiere. Viewers ca...
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AMC Sets 'Mad Men' Season Six Two-Hour Premiere Date

January 23rd, 2013 10:38am EST
Mad Men
AMC announced this morning that Mad Men will return for its sixth season on Sunday, April 7 at 9 pm ET with a two-hour premiere written by creator and executive producer Matthew Weiner. The following week, Mad Men will return to its regular timeslot at 10 pm ET with an episode directed by series star Jon Hamm.

“To be able to continue exploring the stories of these characters for a sixth season is an amazing opportunity,” said Weiner in a statement. “We love mining this world and look forward to bringing the audience stories that we hope will continue to both surprise and entertain them.”

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2012 DVD & Blu-ray Holiday Gift Guide

November 22nd, 2012 8:00pm EST
Starpulse holiday gift guide
Hollywood has put out some great home entertainment releases over the past few months, and we have some suggestions for the film lover, TV fanatic, secret santa and more!

Not sure what to buy your picky uncle or reclusive sibling? Do you need something for the office grab bag? Check out our list of this season's must-have DVDs and Blu-ray discs...

FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

THE AVENGERS

The premium 4-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack provides 5-unique ways to enjoy “Marvel’s The Avengers” (on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Copy and Digital Download of “Avengers Assembled” Music from and inspired by...
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'Mad Men' Star Elisabeth Moss Debuts New Blonde Pixie Cut

August 22nd, 2012 8:50am EDT
Elisabeth Moss
The bottled blonde pixie cut seems to be a popular hairstyle these days. Elisabeth Moss attended the "For a Good Time, Call..." New York City premiere yesterday showing off her new 'do.

The actress, a natural brunette, wore a black lace gown with beige pumps. Her "Mad Men" character, Peggy Olson, appears to have been written off the series, so perhaps that gave Moss the freedom to experiment with her hair.

She isn't the only actress who has recently opted for a drastic hairstyle change. Earlier this month Miley Cyrus chopped her hair off and tweeted various photos of her newly shorn blond...
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Multiple HBO Series, 'Mad Men,' & 'Downton Abbey' Among 2012 Emmy Nominees

July 19th, 2012 10:00am EDT
Mad Men
Early this morning Jimmy Kimmell and Kerry Washington announced the nominees for the 2012 Primetime Emmy Awards. Multiple nominees include "Mad Men," "Downton Abbey" and "30 Rock."

Battling it out for the Outstanding Drama Series award will be "Mad Men," "Homeland," "Downton Abbey," "Dexter," "Breaking Bad," and "Boardwalk Empire."

Outstanding Comedy Series nods go to "30 Rock," "Girls," "Modern Family," "The Big Bang Theory," "Veep," and "Curb Your Enthusiasm."

Notable nominees include Zooey Deschanel from fledging series "New Girl," Julia Louis-Dreyfus from HBO's "Veep," Claire Danes f...
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Alex Bledel Finds Love With 'Mad Men' Co-Star Vincent Kartheiser

June 21st, 2012 12:17am EDT
CELEBNAME
Actress Alexis Bledel has found love with her Mad Men co-star Vincent Kartheiser.

The Gilmore Girls star made a guest appearance on the hit TV drama as the sex-starved mistress of Kartheiser's business executive character Pete Campbell earlier this year - and the pair's onscreen chemistry has now spilled over into real life.

The 33 year old was spotted in the audience at a performance of Off-Broadway show Regrets, which features Bledel, in March, and just last week the couple was reportedly caught sharing a smooch during a Los Angeles-bound flight from New York.

A source tells Us Weekly ...
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TV Ratings: 'Mad Men' Ends Up, 'True Blood' Premieres Down

June 13th, 2012 8:41pm EDT
'Mad Men'
CBS dominated an early summer week with reruns. Lots of reruns. Which CBS shows made the Top 20? The better question is, which show didn’t? Programs at the top include ‘NCIS,’ ‘The Big Bang Theory,’ ‘Person of Interest’ and ‘Mike & Molly.’

The other networks could boast a little bit, too. The two editions of ‘America’s Got Talent’ took the top two spots, while ABC scored with ‘The Bachelorette’ on Monday and ‘Concert for the Queen.’ And FOX registered with summer stalwart ‘So You Think You Can Dance,’ which was good for 11th place.

On cable, ‘True Blood’ returned with 5.2 million viewers,...
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'Mad Men's' Fifth Season Finale Drew Biggest Audience Ever

June 12th, 2012 8:23am EDT
Mad Men
For AMC, "Mad Men" has been a resounding success. And now the show has added another feather to its cap.

On the fifth season finale on Sunday night, 2.7 million viewers tuned in to see how Don, Peter, Joan, Roger et al dealt with the suicide of their colleague Lane Pryce, according to The Telegraph.

This season an average of 2.6 million people tuned in to each episode, an increase of 15 percent over the fourth season. It's rare for a show that's been around so long to draw additional viewers. Some credit the long stretch between seasons and the availability of previous seasons on DVD and ...
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'Mad Men' Finale: 'The Phantom' Of A Season Ender

June 11th, 2012 8:33pm EDT
'Mad Men'
‘Mad Men’ showrunner and writer Matthew Weiner clearly enjoys ambiguity. There are no easy answers on the show, and if he wants viewers to talk about the meaning of things, he usually succeeds. With last night’s season finale, ‘The Phantom,’ he does it again, although as a finale the episode wasn’t particularly eventful, and some might say it lacked… finality.

So what is that “phantom,” anyway? Is it that unease gnawing at Don after Lane’s suicide that takes the form of pain from a toothache? Is it Lane? Is it Pete’s mistress, Beth, who is a ghost of her former self after electro-shock the...
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Study In Scarlett: Get To Know 'Mad Men's' Sadie Alexandru

June 10th, 2012 12:00pm EDT
Sadie Alexandru
Who was that new secretary in the boardroom this season on Mad Men? That's actress Sadie Alexandru as Scarlett on the critically acclaimed AMC series. Before tonight's season finale, I took the opportunity to get to know her a little better.

Although she's sworn to secrecy when it comes to what you'll see tonight, "It was beyond cool," she said of the experience. "I couldn't be more thrilled. At this point in my life, it really was my dream job. I've been a fan of the show since the beginning.

"I had many people over the years tell me, "You know, you look like you could be on Mad Men." Wh...
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'Mad Men' Star Jared Harris Shocked By Season Finale

June 4th, 2012 11:51pm EDT
Jared Harris
*** Spoiler Alert *** Actor Jared Harris was left shocked and stunned when he learned his Mad Men character Lane Pryce would be found hanging from the ceiling of his office in the hit drama series.

The British star's shocking exit aired on Sunday night and he still recalls the awkward chat he had with series creator Matthew Weiner when he first realized his character would be departing the show.

He tells The Hollywood Reporter, "Matt told me after the read-through for episode 10. He always asks people to stick around after the read-through to answer questions you may have. He said, 'Hang ...
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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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Jessica Pare Thought 'Mad Men' Role Was Going To Be Short-Term

May 15th, 2012 11:25pm EDT
Jessica Pare
Mad Men star Jessica Pare had no idea how big a part she had landed when she was first cast as Jon Hamm's receptionist on the hit TV show and was convinced her character would be fired from episode to episode.

The actress was brought in as advertising executive Don Draper's office assistant Megan in the fourth season of the period drama, and the two characters embarked on a love affair which resulted in marriage, bringing Pare back for the current season five.

But Pare insists she wasn't worried about being written out of the program - she was content just watching Hamm and his leading co...
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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: 'Lady Lazarus' And Office Angst

May 7th, 2012 8:26pm EDT
Mad Men
There’s a lot of angst at the heart of ‘Lady Lazarus.’ Megan can’t stand advertising and yearns to return to acting; Pete is apparently unhappy in his marriage and seeks another lover; and Peggy grows upset about Megan’s departure and the way she thinks Don takes it out on her.

Let’s back up. Megan is downright secretive throughout the first half of the episode. She’s clearly hiding something from everyone, but just what is unclear until Peggy catches her in a lie. Megan tells Don that she’s working late, but then tells Peggy that Don wants her home for dinner. A flustered Peggy avoids mul...
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