"Mad Men" star Crista Flanagan has become the latest TV star to bare all for Playboy magazine. The actress, who plays secretary Lois Sadler on the hit show, has peeled off for a spread in the August issue of the men's magazine. She says, "Part of the reason (I decided to pose) was because it scared me, and I thought it was exciting that something still scared me. I was really nervous about it, and then I thought the only thing that would be embarrassing would be if I hated my body." Professionally, Crista Flanagan made his movie acting debut by playing HermioneGranger in "Epic Movie". She later appeared in other big screen projects such as "Meet the Spartans", "Disaster Movie" and will be seen in upcoming movie "Vampires Suck" in which she will play as Esme Cullen. Source Here
'Mad Men''s Sally Draper is one of the greatest kids on TV -- period -- and that's thanks in large part to the talented 10-year-old who plays her, Kiernan Shipka. Now, I get the opportunity to interview some of the biggest stars, but I was positively giddy about having Kiernan in studio for this interview. She showed up ready to answer all (OK, most) of my questions, including what we should expect from Sally and the Drapers in season 4 (premieres Sun., July 25, 10PM ET on AMC) and who's the biggest goofball on the swanky 'Mad Men' set. Kiernan also dished about which 'Mad Men' lady she'd like to have more scenes with. And just as I was listening to her sharp, intelligent answers, forgetting how young she actually is, she admitted that she doesn't exactly get to watch the whole show when it airs -- her mom, Erin, gives it a first pass to make sure it's age-appropriate. Now if only Betty Draper would be so doting ... Source & Video
The framed letter from President Obama hangs in the hallway outside Matt Weiner's office. "He wrote to say he enjoyed Season 3," the Mad Men creator says, giggling in disbelief. "He was congratulating me on my and the show's success, and I wanted to say, 'But wait, you're the successful person.'" The president was merely speaking for the quality-TV nation. In three seasons, Mad Men has gone from being a cool retro diversion to one of the most stylish, seductive shows in TV history. Last season ended in a mushroom cloud of hope and despair. Don Draper (Jon Hamm) and his most trusted companions in advertising walked away from the Sterling Cooper agency to launch a risky start-up. But Don's personal life imploded as his wife, Betty (January Jones), slapped down divorce papers and flew off to Reno with political aide Henry Francis (Christopher Stanley). Last we saw, Don was moving to Greenwich Village to start over. To Read More Click Here .
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What a reaction Mad Men's Jon Hamm got to his nomination for best actor in a drama: "I was in bed with [girlfriend] Jennifer [Westfeldt] and my mutt Cora, who farted in my face. Not cool. She's sort of over it all." After that special acknowledgement, Hamm says, "there was a flurry of texts between John Slattery, Lizzy Moss and Christina Hendricks and I. And I sent a text to Miss [January] Jones, but have not heard a response yet. I am very certain she is still asleep." Hamm's favorite episode of last season was "The Gypsy and The Hobo," in which his character's secret double life exposed to wife Betty. "It was beautifully written and shot." He's equally thrilled for pal Kyle Chandler's first nomination for Friday Night Lights. "I can't believe it finally happened. I was so happy to see him and Connie [Britton] recognized because they've been doing it so long and so great. I wish them the moon! Kyle and I had small parts in The Day the Earth Stood Still so we had a lot of time to get to know each other. But I may have lost his phone number, so if he reads this - please call me!" Source Here
Nominated again for best supporting actor for Mad Men, John Slattery was already on a high, celebrating his first time directing an episode (the fourth) of Mad Men's new season, which returns July 25. "It was challenging - a bit of an out of body experience to direct myself," he tells TV Guide Magazine. "I remember Lizzy Moss [Peggy] laughing in my face and apologizing every time I tried giving her direction. She said, 'I'm sorry, I can't take you seriously.' We have a table read today for episode nine, so I'll be seeing everybody again." Though he can't say anything about the new season, Slattery calls the firm's new office environment "fantastic," with a few holdovers from his character Roger's old office. "Everybody has brought in a little something familiar." Wouldn't an Emmy look nice in Roger's digs? Source Here
While Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner likes to keep everything secret until the night the show airs, with season 4 set to begin July 25th, AMC has released a number of images from the first episode. So if you need a Mad Men fix without spoilers, hit the jump. And if you havenât yet seen this brilliant show, youâre missing out on something special. Mad Men stars Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, Christina Hendricks, Robert Morse, January Jones, Aaron Staton, Michael Gladis, Rich Sommer, John Slattery, Robert Morse and Kiernan Shipka. Source & More Photos
New faces and old veterans highlighted the prime-time Emmy nominations Thursday as freshmen series Glee , Modern Family and The Good Wife entered the ballot that includes The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien . Glee led all series with 19 nominations, followed by two-time defending drama series winner Mad Men with 17. HBO received a leading 101 nominations. The Fox hit, which earned lead comedy acting nominations for stars Matthew Morrison and Lea Michele, is up for comedy series, alongside Modern Family , Curb Your Enthusiasm , Nurse Jackie , The Office and three-time defending champion 30 Rock . In the drama series race, The Good Wife and Mad Men will face off against Breaking Bad , Dexter , Lost and True Blood . O'Brien, who entered his Tonight Show for Emmy consideration himself, nabbed a nomination for comedy/variety series, while The Tonight Show with Jay Leno - submitted by NBC - was snubbed. The Emmys air on NBC this year. To Read More Click Here .
Another week, another Mad Men photo for us to overanalyze. After releasing a promo poster last week featuring Don Draper (Jon Hamm) in an empty office, AMC has unveiled the Season 4 cast photo that may offer some insight into the new season. (Click here to see a larger version of the photo.) What does the new Mad Men poster tell us? Here's what we're thinking: 1. First and foremost, Aaron Staton (Ken Cosgrove) is in it. At the end of the third season, Don, Roger Sterling (John Slattery), Bert Cooper (Robert Morse) and Lane Pryce (Jared Harris) defected from Sterling Cooper to form Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce. They brought along Peggy (Elisabeth Moss), Joan (Christina Hendricks), Pete (Vincent Kartheiser) and Harry (Rich Sommer) - but not Ken or Paul Kinsey (Michael Gladis). So what is Ken doing there? Is he going to find a way into SCDP (imagine archrival Pete's reaction)? And if he's there, where's Paul? To Read More Click Here .
Remember when your step mom sent you a JibJab Christmas card with family members heads superimposed onto dancing elves? That got a chuckle, right? Well, now JibJab is in on Mad Men fever - working itself up into a gin fizz in anticipation of the July 25 premiere. All those Facebook friends who last summer changed their profile pictures to avatars of slinky, smoking secretaries and dapper Dans can get a little refresh on events past while stepping into their beloved characters selves. Warning: Be careful whose heads you paste on the Betty and Don bodies because you're basically foretelling the real-life couple's doom. But it's always a safe bet to make someone fan favorite Joan or Roger. Me, I would've liked a spin on the runaway lawn mower, so I don't understand why JibJab won't let me be Lois. What say you Mad Men fans? Will you indulge? Which character have you missed the most during the hiatus? How many friends do you have that dressed up as Joan on Halloween? Source Here