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Report: Jon Hamm Wanted to Be in Gone Girl

8 hours ago | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

"Page Six" reports that Jon Hamm was vying for Ben Affleck's starring Gone Girl role, but Matthew Weiner said no way. Mad Men's shooting schedule and contractual obligations proved to be insurmountable obstacles. "Jon was really upset about it at the time — and is still upset, because he's thinking about the future of his career as Mad Men comes to a close," one source said. Hamm, who recently finished a stint in rehab for alcohol addiction, told GQ in the magazine's April cover story: "The one constant thing I've had in my career is now removed. ... And that's an eye-opener: Are people still going to take me seriously? Am I just going to do romantic comedies for the rest of my life? What's next?" Momentum from that lead role would've been nice. »

- Sean Fitz-Gerald

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'Mad Men': How Megan Got Her Job And How Peggy Lost Hers, According to Matthew Weiner

23 hours ago | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Read More: In 'The Phantom,' 'Mad Men' is Haunted by the Ghosts of the Past As part of Film Independent at Lacma: A Tribute to Mad Men, showrunner Matthew Weiner and series star Jon Hamm sat down with Elvis Mitchell (the curator for Film independent's ongoing joint venture with Lacma) to talk about "The Phantom," also known as the Season 5 finale. They expounded on everything from the possibility of Bjork as Peggy ("That's totally going to trend," joked Hamm) to the reasoning behind Don's toothache storyline (as Weiner put it, "Dentistry has not progressed even slightly since then"). Weiner also talked at length about how Season 5 shook out careerwise for two of the show's leading ladies — after all, it was in Season 5 that both Peggy and Megan both quit their respective jobs to move to greener pastures. If the details are hazy for you, here's a (very »

- Rosie Narasaki

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'Mad Men': How Megan Got Her Job And How Peggy Lost Hers, According to Matthew Weiner

23 hours ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: In 'The Phantom,' 'Mad Men' is Haunted by the Ghosts of the Past As part of Film Independent at Lacma: A Tribute to Mad Men, showrunner Matthew Weiner and series star Jon Hamm sat down with Elvis Mitchell (the curator for Film independent's ongoing joint venture with Lacma) to talk about "The Phantom," also known as the Season 5 finale. They expounded on everything from the possibility of Bjork as Peggy ("That's totally going to trend," joked Hamm) to the reasoning behind Don's toothache storyline (as Weiner put it, "Dentistry has not progressed even slightly since then"). Weiner also talked at length about how Season 5 shook out careerwise for two of the show's leading ladies — after all, it was in Season 5 that both Peggy and Megan both quit their respective jobs to move to greener pastures. If the details are hazy for you, here's a (very »

- Rosie Narasaki

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Jon Hamm and Matt Weiner on 'Mad Men' and Emmys

27 March 2015 1:11 PM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Ah, that cool cat Don Draper never lets down his guard! When I chatted with Jon Hamm on the red carpet at the "Mad Men" bash Wednesday night at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, I asked him which one of the upcoming final episodes will be his submission in Emmy's Best Actor race. He demures, but does say that he'd like to pick up this discussion with us again after we've seen them all. -Break- When I chatted with "Mad Men" creator Matt Weiner, I asked him some rather unfair questions, including: which single Emmy victory was more important than all of the others? ' »

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A Björk Song Almost Ended Up on Mad Men

27 March 2015 1:05 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

You wouldn’t think Björk would come up during a panel discussion about Mad Men, but that’s just what happened at the Film Independent at “Lacma: A Tribute to Mad Men,” when Matthew Weiner and Jon Hamm chatted about the season-five finale episode “The Phantom.” The episode ends with Nancy Sinatra’s “You Only Live Twice” playing over a gorgeous tracking shot.The song became a hit when the Nancy Sinatra version was used in the 1967 James Bond film of the same name. Weiner noted that he almost used Björk’s cover of the song in the season-one pilot, and when the audience laughed at this notion, he said, “You can laugh. It’s amazing.” Jon Hamm quickly jumped in: “Björk was originally going to be Peggy. You laugh — she’s amazing.”  Weiner explained why he waited to play the song in season five: We were listening to this all the time, »

- Diane Gordon

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Listen: Chuck Klosterman Hosted 90-Minute Talk With 'Mad Men' Team Matthew Weiner, Jon Hamm, & More

27 March 2015 12:57 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

It’s a little over a week until the premiere of the final batch of “Mad Men” episodes, and to celebrate the occasion, last week the Film Society of Lincoln Center hosted creator Matthew Weiner and some of the cast for a long discussion about the show. Thankfully, for those of us that didn’t have the chance to attend, the Lincoln Center released a podcast version of the discussion. Titled “Mad Men: The End of an Era,” Chuck Klosterman hosts this week’s episode of the Lincoln Center’s long-running “The Close-Up” podcast, which runs just over 90 minutes. The discussion is anchored by clips from the show chosen by Weiner, Jon HammJanuary JonesChristina Hendricks, and John Slattery. The clip-centered structure allows Weiner and the cast to not only talk about the actual filming of the scenes, but about the nature of the characters, the malleability of identity in America, »

- Cain Rodriguez

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Listen: Chuck Klosterman Hosted 90-Minute Talk With 'Mad Men' Team Matthew Weiner, Jon Hamm, & More

27 March 2015 12:57 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

It’s a little over a week until the premiere of the final batch of “Mad Men” episodes, and to celebrate the occasion, last week the Film Society of Lincoln Center hosted creator Matthew Weiner and some of the cast for a long discussion about the show. Thankfully, for those of us that didn’t have the chance to attend, the Lincoln Center released a podcast version of the discussion. Titled “Mad Men: The End of an Era,” Chuck Klosterman hosts this week’s episode of the Lincoln Center’s long-running “The Close-Up” podcast, which runs just over 90 minutes. The discussion is anchored by clips from the show chosen by Weiner, Jon HammJanuary JonesChristina Hendricks, and John Slattery. The clip-centered structure allows Weiner and the cast to not only talk about the actual filming of the scenes, but about the nature of the characters, the malleability of identity in America, »

- Cain Rodriguez

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Sherlock Season 4: Steven Moffat Teases “Emotional Intensity” and Talks Fan Fiction

27 March 2015 11:45 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

When it comes to the BBC's Sherlock, series co-creator Steven Moffat is nearly in Matthew Weiner territory regarding secrecy. But in a recent interview with EW, the Sherlock scribe shared a few tidbits about what fans can expect from the new season, and his thoughts on piracy, fan fiction, and more: 1. The Format Let's get the basics down, first: Moffat says there will be three stand-alone films that are 90 minutes each, like the other seasons. There will also be an ongoing mystery (again, like the prior three seasons have had). The game is afoot! [caption id="attachment_311921" align="alignright" width="350"] Image via PBS[/caption] 2. The Story Regarding the trajectory of the Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch) / John Watson (Martin Freeman) relationship, that: The first series was all about the beginning of their friendship. Second about the formative stages, the love and fear and loss and all that. The third was good days, me and my pal and my pal’s wife. »

- Allison Keene

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'Mad Men' creator Matthew Weiner: 'I feel a sense of accomplishment'

27 March 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Matthew Weiner has always been more comfortable talking about the past of “Mad Men” rather than letting anyone know anything about the future — even when that future is only seven episodes long, starting Sunday, April 5 at 10 p.m. Having spent enough time over the years asking Weiner questions that he responded to with a very guarded, “Well, you’ve got to watch,” I knew enough to focus as much on the past as possible when we recently sat down for an hour-long interview to discuss the end of his Emmy-winning baby. We talked about the last days of production, looked back all the way to the show’s origins when Weiner was a staff writer on “Becker” looking for a different kind of career in television, the show’s long acting Emmy drought, and more. And I made it almost to the end without a single “You’ve got to watch. »

- Alan Sepinwall

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Matt Weiner: Finale’s Premiere Is First-Ever ‘Mad Men’ Convention

26 March 2015 10:29 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Mad Men,” the critically acclaimed television series that popularized everything from period dramas to pear-shaped figures, is coming to an end. To celebrate the launch of the series’  final seven episodes, AMC and Lionsgate TV hosted a high-fashion Black & Red Ball at downtown Los Angeles’ Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on Wednesday night that was only befitting the stylish show known for highballs, hemlines and hijinks in the 1960s advertising world.

“‘Mad Men’ has changed the lives of hundreds of men and women who created 92 hours; 92 successful one-hour works of art,” AMC president and g.m. Charlie Collier said before the screening of the first of the final episodes, as he called to the stage the writers, stars and many production department heads responsible for bringing creator Matthew Weiner’s series to the screen.

Weiner, who received a standing ovation upon taking the stage, opened his speech by joking that “people will stand for anything. »

- Whitney Friedlander

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10 Movies You Had to Watch to Work on Mad Men

26 March 2015 8:27 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

If you worked on Mad Men, these were the ten movies that Matthew Weiner made you watch. Spoiler: they're all awesome.

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- Scott Beggs

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Christina Hendricks Reveals Mad Men Annoyance and Undressed Regrets

26 March 2015 6:48 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Christina Hendricks is coming clean. The Mad Men star is moving on from the Emmy-winning AMC series and she's ready to spill about her boss Matthew Weiner. Weiner has won nine Emmys—two for The Sopranos and seven for Mad Men—and he's known for being meticulous when it comes to his writing and spoilers. So what got under Hendricks' skin? "I would say the one thing that annoyed me, which I've told him to his face is that he would write every direction so intensely that it would say, 'Joan breathes in', 'Joan breathes out,' 'Joan picks up the cup', 'Joan puts a cup down,'" Hendricks said on Watch What Happens Live. "I said, 'You can trust me to know when »

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How Will Jon Hamm Rehab News Impact ‘Mad Men’ Promotional Campaign?

24 March 2015 8:26 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

In a surreal case of life imitating art, news broke today that Jon Hamm, who plays alcoholic Don Draper on AMC’s Mad Men, has completed a 30-day rehab program for alcohol abuse. The stint in rehab was completed before the start of the launch campaign for the final Mad Men episodes and has not interfered with Hamm’s promotional duties. (Production on the final episodes wrapped back in July.) Hamm has been working hard, joining the rest of the cast and creator Matt Weiner… »

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Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Arrow, NCIS, Empire, Game of Thrones, Grimm, Orphan Black, Bones, The 100 and More!

24 March 2015 3:38 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Got a scoop request? An anonymous tip you’re dying to share? Send any/all of the above to askausiello@tvline.com

Question: Arrow‘s Oliver and Felicity got a little flirt going last week… I’m so glad to finally see them interacting again. Can you tease anything about their future scenes together?  —Jewel

Ausiello: We asked Stephen Amell to ID his favorite moment from this Wednesday’s wedded hour, and he offered this: “I have a great scene with Emily [Bett Rickards] in the latter part of that episode where we’re really at odds with one another,” he previews. »

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'Mad Men' Videos: The Cast Talks Final Episodes

24 March 2015 2:05 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

AMC's Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning drama Mad Men kicks off its final seven episodes on Sunday, April 5 at 10:00Pm Et/Pt. Created by Emmy Award winner Matthew Weiner and produced by Lionsgate, Mad Men's highly anticipated series conclusion will, for the last time, follow the complex lives of Don, Peggy, Roger, Joan, Betty and Pete, and their families, colleagues, rivals and love interests, as their stories come to an end. To help celebrate the end of this era, AMC has released behind-the scenes interviews with several members of the cast and crew.

Mad Men has earned seven Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Drama Series, leading to four wins; three Golden Globe Awards for Best Television Drama Series; a Peabody Award; three Producers Guild Awards; four Writers Guild Awards; two BAFTA Awards; five Television Critics Association Awards, including Program of the Year; and for seven consecutive years has »

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7 Clips That Define 'Mad Men,' And What the Cast Has to Say About Them

24 March 2015 11:08 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Read More: Review: The Final 'Mad Men' Season Premiere Asks if Don, or Anyone, Can Ever Be Happy As part of New York City's ongoing tribute to "Mad Men," a full house squeezed into Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center for a look back at some of the cast's favorite moments from the series. On hand to select and discuss the clips were stars Jon Hamm, January Jones, Christina Hendricks and John Slattery, as well as creator Matthew Weiner.  Each "Mad Men" team member seemed very affected by the nostalgia, reflecting on several iconic moments from the very first season as well as some of the series' more controversial storytelling choices. Below are the seven most notable scenes chosen, with excerpts of what Weiner and his cast had to say about them.  "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" (Season 1, Episode 1)What happens in the clip: Peggy arrives at »

- David Canfield

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7 Clips That Define 'Mad Men,' And What the Cast Has to Say About Them

24 March 2015 11:08 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Review: The Final 'Mad Men' Season Premiere Asks if Don, or Anyone, Can Ever Be Happy As part of New York City's ongoing tribute to "Mad Men," a full house squeezed into Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center for a look back at some of the cast's favorite moments from the series. On hand to select and discuss the clips were stars Jon Hamm, January Jones, Christina Hendricks and John Slattery, as well as creator Matthew Weiner.  Each "Mad Men" team member seemed very affected by the nostalgia, reflecting on several iconic moments from the very first season as well as some of the series' more controversial storytelling choices. Below are the seven most notable scenes chosen, with excerpts of what Weiner and his cast had to say about them.  "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" (Season 1, Episode 1)What happens in the clip: Peggy arrives at »

- David Canfield

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'Mad Men' Stars on the End of an Era: 'None of Us Wanted to Go Home'

23 March 2015 4:16 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

AMC's Mad Men starts their final countdown on April 5, but the cast already said goodbye to the set after they wrapped shooting last year. Et got the scoop on the mood for their last day of filming.

"The last shot and set up -- we got it and said that's a wrap and I looked up and there were probably 300 people behind the thing and it was like, 'Oh yeah!' I forgot how big it was," Jon Hamm told Et.

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"It was just a lot of tears and a lot of champagne," January Jones said. "We just stayed there after we were done. We just stayed there. None of us wanted to go home. It was really sad."

For six and a half seasons fans have been captivated by the swoon-worthy Don Draper, but show creator Matthew Weiner said the part almost went to someone else.

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The Mad Men Cast on the Backstories of the Show’s Most Memorable Scenes (and the Ones That Didn’t Make It In)

23 March 2015 3:38 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

As part of the many events taking place around the city to gear up for Mad Men's April 5 final season premiere, Matthew Weiner, Jon Hamm, Christina Hendricks, January Jones, and John Slattery joined moderator Chuck Klosterman for a panel discussion at Lincoln Center Saturday night. Fans eagerly listened as the cast discussed the stories behind some of their favorite Mad Men scenes, and Matthew Weiner—known for his "renowned secrecy" according to Slattery—even told the audience about a few ideas that never made the final cut.Season 3, Episode 3, “My Old Kentucky Home” In this now-infamous Derby Day scene from season three, Roger Sterling dons blackface and sings to his new bride, Jane, which irritates Pete and Don, who leaves the performance early. “I never figured Roger would be the guy to go through all he’s gone through. I couldn't have guessed LSD or blackface. I called Hamm and said, »

- Brooke Marine

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6 Career Paths Jon Hamm Should Consider After 'Mad Men'

23 March 2015 2:51 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Review: The Final 'Mad Men' Season Premiere Asks If Don, or Anyone, Can Ever Be Happy The ending of AMC's critically-acclaimed series "Mad Men" has been kept tightly under wraps, with the early reviews revealing very little in regard to plot and characterization, as is the standard. It's what we've come to expect from creator Matthew Weiner, whose drama of epic subtlety — its quiet intrigue often screams volumes more than even the likes of a more brutally upfront show like "Breaking Bad" — comes to an end beginning with the Season 7b premiere on April 5. The fate of "Mad Men" and its dashing, beautifully fleshed out characters may be unknown, but what about its leading man? Jon Hamm has had an amazingly twisted run as the show's brilliant ad man/self-destructive womanizer Don Draper. In a recent GQ feature, the actor, now 44, talks about his thoughts on »

- Travis Clark

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