Animator OnlyLeigh on YouTube recreated the openings for popular television shows in honor of her husband Oren’s birthday. She spoofs on popular shows like Mad Men, Lost, Arrested Development and Adventure Time just to name a few. Leigh has single-handedly upped the ante when it comes to birthday gifts because, damn, you can’t top this one.
Community and Mad Men’s Alison Brie is a flawless individual. Asides from being ridiculously funny and a great actress (can you believe she plays Pete Campbell’s wife on Mad Men?!), she can sing, do the Charleston and do really good impersonations of popular Internet memes. Watch as she imitates Grumpy Cat, Overly Attached Girlfriend and does a little Hadouken-ing of her own.
Hey, Alison! Can we be BFFs already? (Don’t worry JLaw, Imaginary BFF is a tier.)
Now that Gossip Girl is over, are you wondering where you’ll get your weekly T.V. fashion fix? The end of Gossip Girl has left a big fashion hole in the land of television so we’ll be going through a couple of options for you to try. Some of these shows might fill the void, but only time will tell.
The Carrie Diaries
This is the most likely successor to fill the space Gossip Girl has left on our T.V. schedules. Probably because Gossip Girl was the show that succeeded the fashionable and iconic Sex and the City. So with The Carrie Diaries being a prequel to SATC, this new show has all the elements of being your new T.V. fashion fix. As viewers we’ll get to witness the young Carrie Bradshaw (played by the excellent AnnaSophia Robb) discover her voice and love of fashion and we’ll get to see how she became the style icon that we know and love (i.e. Sarah Jessica Parker).
Pros: Fun 80s fashion and a glimpse of a wilder, funkier, and grittier New York City that is long gone. Plus Carrie Bradshaw is back in our lives!
Cons: NYC = fashion and the city was a character in itself for SATC and Gossip Girl but The Carrie Diaries only partially takes place in NYC. Plus being stuck in the 80s means less chances for modern and fashion forward moments.
The Beverly Hills 90210 reboot has somewhat lived in the shadows of Gossip Girl. The original 90210 was a major fashion fix in the 90s, making the Californian ZIP Code the most fashionably coveted place to live during its early run on television. The show put sunny Hollywood Californian style on the map but in the fashion world the West Coast is not actually the Best Coast. NYC is couture while L.A. is Hollywood glam. The new 90210 has all the elements of taking the fashion reigns from Gossip Girl but those are quite big shoes to fill and the window for viewers to get on board on already established show is small (you’re going to have to play a lot of catch-up).
Pros: Its young, beautiful, and stylish cast. Plus the show’s a fashion fix legacy (never forget the amazing shoulder pads of Brenda, Kelly, and Donna).
Cons: The shadow from Gossip Girl still looms, while The O.C. set the standard high for young Californian style in the new Millennium.
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At a recent photoshoot for Nylon Guy’s November issue, doe-eyed Alison Brie was asked to dougie so naturally, she performed the Charleston instead.
They try not to sexualize her (ahem, Kate Upton).
“Did you say the dougie?” the Community star asked. “I don’t know if I really know the Dougie. You know, the Charleston is like my dance. I haven’t done it in a while.”
Despite her disclaimer, Brie’s Charleston was as good a roaring 20s romp as I’ve ever seen. Do you think she picked up some dance skills on Mad Men? Though the show takes place in the 50s and 60s, Pete and Trudy Campbell showed off some mad 1920s dance skills at Roger Sterling’s wedding bash.
Watch it here
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That was the question asked by Put Zombies Back On TV. AMC dressed up some willing New Yorkers as zombies and had them stumble through the city among unknowing pedestrians. The roamers look pretty convincing, with fake blood streaming down their faces and yellowed teeth. They even got a couple screams.
Dish recently dropped AMC’s programming, including The Walking Dead, Mad Men and Breaking Bad. So they did the experiment to prove that zombies don’t belong on the street, but they do belong on television. Let’s put them back there people!
In “Reasons Why We Love Jon Hamm” news, I present this interview with Rookie, in which he manages to give dating advice to teenagers without sounding like a creepy internet stalker. Consider that he has bedhead, a morning rasp and some scruff (completely different from his Mad Men polish) and still look dayam good.
The 41-year-old offers his age old wisdom on topics like sex, dating and farting, sounding slightly like your protective dad but more like the cool uncle.
We swoon when he tells a girl to slow her roll when it comes to having sex and “doing stuff.”
“I’m going to have to know what this other ‘stuff’ is,” Hamm says. “If it’s making out, he should want to do that. It’s super fun. If it’s having sex, that has other things to deal with. He’s probably right in saying slow your roll.”
The interview was for Rookie’s “Grown Man Series.” So listen to Don Draper. You hear?
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This was a big weekend in the world of
naked scantily clad photo leaks. The two newest celebrity victims of phone hackers are Mad Men’s Christina Hendricks and her “I Don’t Know How She Does It” co-star Olivia Munn.
Munn claims the full frontal nude pictures were taken by a look-a-like claiming to be her. If they’re fake that would sure be a lot of wasted time on the photographers’ part. Other than stirring the pot it’s a fruitless venture… unless she has some secret vengeance against Munn. Munn laughed it off and tweeted that she doesn’t keep nude pics on her phone.
Then Hendricks’ stole her thunder with leaked photos of her dressed in lingerie. The rep for the Mad Men star told TMZ that her phone was recently hacked and multiple self-shots were stolen. But apparently the topless picture is an impostor.
The two ladies join the leaked-photo controversy club with Scarlett Johansson, Mila Kunis, Blacke Lively and Ashley Greene among other A-listers.
In my second year of university I went through an obsession with Mad Men, watching every episode back-to-back to the detriment of my school work. Then the Mad Men hiatus came, and like the couple in Portlandia’s Battlestar Galactica episode I went ballistic without my daily fill.
The newly released trailers are teasing me, but at least I can take comfort that the new season starts on March 25. The three promos from AMC are called “Don Is Back,” “Roger Is Back,” and “Mad Men Is Back.”
It looks like there’s tons of style, debauchery, deception and adultery to look forward to. I can’t wait to see how Don deals with his shotgun wedding to French-Canadian Jessica Paré. I actually like his new wife (though I’m a biased Canadian) but I feel the relationship is doomed. What do you think?
After announcing last week that she was pregnant, January Jones’ ex Jason Sudeikis is left speechless about the news.
Even though the Saturday Night Live star can flawlessly recite a whole new set of dialogue each week, he was tongue tied when asked about his ex’s pregnancy and declined to say much at all when it came to talking about Jones, whom he broke up with in January.
“I’d rather — yes but no,” he said to the Washington Post when their interview shifted from his career to Jones’ unborn baby.
And when the actor was asked if he was surprised to hear about the pregnancy, his response was even more non-responsive.
“No, I–…No, I didn’t have anything [else to say].”
But it seems like he knows just as much as we do.
Jones, who stars as Betty Draper on AMC’s Mad Men, has said that she will be a single mother and has not announced the identity of the father of the child.
Well, in that case, Sudeikis can breathe a sigh of relief…for now at least?
Finally fans of one of the greatest, most original shows on television, Mad Men, have an answer as to whether Don Draper will be back sipping scotch and neglecting second-hand smoke precautions. And the answer is YES.
Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner has reportedly accepted a $30 million offer to continue with the cult hit for another 3 seasons, and had the following to say:
“These will be the last 3 seasons of the period drama. I’m going to take it one year at a time without the distraction to ever have to go through this again. I’m incredibly grateful for the outpouring of support and overwhelmed that I get to finish telling the stories I want to tell.”
It sounds like Weiner must have an idea of where he wants the story arc of the show to go, especially if he knows it will conclude in 3 seasons. If Don Draper dies however, something tells me it won’t be from esophageal cancer.
Savour these next 3 seasons!
“Women hit on me. My husband thinks it’s so odd that so many women hit on me,” the ravishing Mad Men redhead tells Harper’s Bazaar in its November issue, on newsstands Oct. 26.
And its all gay men as well. “They say to me, ‘Well, I’m not straight, but if I was …’ ” Hendricks says. “I think it’s so flattering.”
After watching the Lakers lose Thursday night, Mad Man star, January Jones, got into a car accident while driving home, reports TMZ.
The LAPD tells TMZ that Jones had been watching the game at a hotel and on her way back home several paparazzi began trailing her and she ended up driving her car straight into three other parked vehicles.
Jones then allegedly left the scene, leaving her license behind and walking to her house nearby to call the police. She was told that the police had arrived, and so she went back to the location of the accident. Jones says that the reason she fled was because the paparazzi were harassing her.
No arrest was made and no drugs or alcohol were suspected to have been involved. Also, the police have said that this will not be treated as a hit-and-run investigation.
Mad Men won best television drama, 30 Rock was saluted as best comedy and The Colbert Report got the award for best live entertainment and competition show. 60 Minutes was recognized in the non-fiction television category.
The awards were held at the Hollywood Palladium and honoured television writer Joss Whedon and studio heads Michael Lynton, Amy Pascal and John Lasseter with lifetime achievement awards.
Mad Menstar Christina Hendricks married her boyfriend actor Geoffrey Arend Sunday at Il Buco restaurant in New York City, reports E! News. The couple was introduced by Hendrick’s Mad Menco-star Vincent Kartheiser and became engaged in December 2008.
Hendricks, 34, said Arend, 31, wanted to keep the ceremony small. “We really waned it to be filled with our absolute best friends and our family,” she said. “We didn’t want to spread ourselves too thin and we really wanted it to have a warm environment, so we kept it with the tightest people.”
Full Winners List:
Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series – Alec Baldwin (30 Rock)
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series – Toni Collette (United States Of Tara)
Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series – Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad)
Outstanding Lead Actor In A Mini-Series Or A Movie – Brendan Gleeson (Into The Storm)
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Mini-Series Or A Movie – Jessica Lange (Grey Gardens)
Outstanding Comedy Series – 30 Rock
Outstanding Drama Series – Mad Men
Outstanding Made For Television Movie – Grey Gardens
Outstanding Miniseries – Little Dorrit
Outstanding Reality – Competition Program – The Amazing Race
Outstanding Variety, Music, Or Comedy Series – The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
“Mad Men” star Jon Hamm has hopped aboard “Howl,” an upcoming indie feature about the obscenity trial provoked by Allen Ginsberg’s famous poem.
According to Variety, the Golden Globe-winning actor will play Jake Ehrlich, the defence attorney in the trial whose life was also the inspiration for the TV series “Perry Mason.”
As previously reported, James Franco is starring as Ginsberg, while Mary-Louise Parker, David Strathairn, Jeff Daniels, Treat Williams and Alessandro Nivola round out the supporting cast.
CTV has picked up the critically-acclaimed series “Mad Men,” about a group of ad executives working in 1960s-era New York amid changing social attitudes.
The private Canadian broadcaster announced it has bought the first and yet-to-be-produced second seasons of the show, which was recently nominated for two Golden Globes ? best dramatic series and best actor in a TV drama for Jon Hamm.
In addition to Hamm, the show stars Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones and Christina Hendricks.
“Mad Men” originally aired on American cable network AMC, debuting in July 2007.
It was created by Matthew Weiner, a writer and producer on “The Sopranos.”
The show has found its way onto dozens of “Best of” TV critics’ lists this year, including Entertainment Weekly, The Toronto Star and The Globe and Mail.
CTV says the show will be a mid-season replacement. The move is part of the network’s plan to add more original shows to its lineup in light of the ongoing Hollywood writers’ strike, which has resulted in a lack of U.S. programming to simulcast.