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Quote of the Day: ‘Mad Men’ Makeup Artist on Hamm’s Clean-Shaven Face

Posted by Robin Paulson Categories: Drama, Prime Time, Cable, Features,

Don Draper

"For so long, they were all so clean-shaven. We shoot such long hours, and for Jon, [Hamm] we shave sometimes two, three times a day."

- Mad Men's makeup artist Lana Horochowski reveals that the series lead had to go extra lengths to maintain his smooth appearance.

(Make sure to check out our other notable quotes.)

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Sneak Peek: Mad Men Season 6 Travels to Hawaii

Posted by Robin Paulson Categories: Drama, Prime Time, Cable, Gossip, Internet,

Jessica Pare and Jon HammWhile November approaches and everyone starts reaching for scarves and hot cocoa, Mr. and Mrs. Draper are showing off their groovy swimwear for the upcoming season premiere of Mad Men.

Jon Hamm and Jessica Pare were photographed in Hawaii filming for the AMC series, but that's unfortunately all that has been revealed for the show's sixth season!

Hamm and Pare's onscreen alter egos seemed to be on the verge of breaking up at the end of last season, but they appear to still be together while vacationing in Hawaii, with Megan sipping some colorful drinks and Don smoking his cigarettes and reading Dante's Inferno.

Mad Men fans can sleep a little easier tonight knowing that the next season should be airing soon, even if the official premiere date hasn't yet been set. Which characters are you most looking forward to catching up with?

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Jon Hamm Tells Mad Men Fans to Smoke and Drink

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Drama, Prime Time, Features,

Jon Hamm as Don DraperJon Hamm is proud that Mad Men makes people want to booze and smoke. The 41-year-old actor plays hard-drinking and hard-smoking character Don Draper in the 1960s advertising drama and he admits he has to smoke "a lot" of herbal cigarettes for the part.

Jon doesn't care that the show seemingly inspires viewers to live unhealthy lifestyles and he instead encourages it: "Someone actually watched the pilot and counted the number of cigarettes I smoked in that episode and it was something like 74. You can hear it in my voice, it is a debilitating endeavor. But we're being realistic - people did smoke back then. My father smoked everywhere, even in the car, in the summertime, with the windows up - it was part of life. I have read that watching the show makes some people at home want to smoke and drink. I think, well, knock yourself out."

Rather than find it difficult to play someone so different from himself, Jon enjoys it. He says it's particularly fun to shoot womanizer Don's love scenes because he has been in a committed relationship with actress-and-screenwriter Jennifer Westfeldt for 15 years.

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January Jones Thinks Betty Criticism is ‘Harsh’

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January Jones as Betty DraperJanuary Jones feels her Mad Men character is "harshly" judged.

The actress plays the feisty Betty Draper in the hit show and she says the fans' reaction to her actions as been unfair because Betty's husband Don Draper spent most of their marriage having affairs,

"She's judged so harshly. I remember, at the end of season two, she had that random affair in a bar, and the reaction was, 'How could she she have an affair? How could she do that to Don?' I was like, 'Do you watch the show?' I mean the guy has been sleeping with so many other women, talking to Betty's therapist behind her back and all these things... Betty finally gets hers in a bar, and it's like, 'What?'" January said, speaking of Betty's fling with another man.

Betty has also faced criticism for her mothering skills - especially when she slapped her daughter - and January admits the audience is now becoming scared of Betty as the 1960s drama goes on: "I used to have more people come up to me in series one and two, and they were a bit more sympathetic to Betty. I guess when she was more internal with her feelings, you pitied her more. Lately, though, the fans are scared of Betty a bit more - most people are just shielding me from their children."


Elisabeth Moss Loves ‘Complicated’ Character

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Elisabeth Moss as Peggy OlsonElisabeth Moss was attracted to Mad Men because of her character's "delicious complications."

The 29-year-old actress - who plays secretary-turned-copywriter Peggy Olson in the TV series - took on the role because she relished the opportunity to play a quiet, "naïve" secretary who sleeps her way to the top.

"I loved the fact that she was this really naive, inexperienced, wide-eyed woman - she didn't even know how to use a typewriter - and then, at the end of the pilot, she sleeps with one of her bosses."

Peggy has risen up through the ranks at the fictional 1960s Sterling Cooper advertising agency eventually progressing to effectively be main character Don Draper's [Jon Hamm] second-in-command in the creative department, but Elisabeth doesn't believe her alter-ego is out to clinch the creative director's job: "She's moving up and they're passing each other on the way. I have no idea but I don't think she wants [the job]. I think she wants her own job, her own life, her own power."

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Netflix secures syndication rights for ‘Mad Men’ on Watch Instantly

Netflix Mad Men"Mad Men" fans might not get a new dose of Don Draper until 2012, but Netflix has inked a deal with Lionsgate to stream all seasons of the show via Watch Instantly.

The first four seasons of the AMC drama will be available to U.S. viewers on Netflix starting July 27. Canadian customers already have streaming access to the show.

"Mad Men has been and continues to be a representation of TV at its best and Netflix is proud to be the syndication home for this acclaimed series," Ted Sarandos, chief content officer at Netflix, said in a statement. "This deal secures long term instant access to an iconic show for Netflix members for years to come."

The deal is noteworthy because Netflix is paying for the syndication rights to "Mad Men"; reruns will not air on other broadcast or cable TV channels.

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VIDEO: Three Seasons of Mad Men Smoking

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Drama, Prime Time, Cable, Video,


NOTE: This post is

not

an attempt to encourage anyone to smoke. So just relax and make yourself a drink.

As we previously learned from Don Draper’s Guide to Picking Up Women, there are key things you should know how to do if you want to “have affairs with many women.” “Smoke constantly” is one of these lessons.

Smoking is, of course, a (nasty) vice that looks entirely different when done by a handsome character like Don Draper. Therefore, it couldn’t hurt to copy some of his techniques. Maybe this clip featuring all of the cigarettes ever smoked during the previous seasons of can help you get started.

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Mad Men…as Done by Sesame Street

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Daytime, Kids, PBS, Video,


This may be the widest range of emotions I’ve ever seen “Don Draper” display.

For their show’s 40th season, the characters of parody the execs of Madison Avenue.

What would it look like if the advertising sycophants tackled a honey account? Watch EMC’s version of and find out!

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Learn How to Pick Up Women from Mad Men’s Don Draper


In the event you’re not a follower of AMC’s (there are many of you out there), you can still benefit from Don Draper’s personal selling techniques.

In this sketch from yesterday’s Saturday Night Live, actor shows us why the ladies are so drawn to his character.


AMC’s ‘Mad Men’ Renewed

Mad MenHave you see AMC Mad Men? Interesting, smart… different. Yep, I didn’t think it would make it past season one either. But, I stand corrected. AMC has picked up the series for a second season—13 more episodes. If you haven’t seen it, it takes place in the advertising world of 1960. That alone is interesting enough (to me, anyway), but the characters are intriguing and acting is top-notch too. And why not? Created by Sopranos writer and producer Matthew Weiner, you couldn’t possibly expect a sub-par series. The ratings, however, have been less than stellar, with 1.1 million viewers tuning in initially. Of course, it is AMC we’re talking about, so I don’t think they can count on ratings gold, plus this is the network’s first original series, so cut them some slack. Catch dashing Jon Hamm as Don Draper, the ad agency’s creative director and man of mystery (and adultery); Vincent Kartheiser, Elisabeth Moss, January Jones, Christina Hendricks and John Slattery (I’m guessing that means we’ll be seeing less of him on Desperate Housewives this season?) also star. The next season of Mad Men will air in summer 2008.

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