02:11 PM EDT 04/19/2013
Originally posted 04/18/2013 05:00PM
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Originally posted 04/05/2013 06:45PM
Pop quiz, Mad Men fans: What does popular L.A. restaurant Border Grill have to do with the hit series?
Turns out there are a few connections. The series films across the street from Border Grill's downtown Los Angeles location. Actor Ben Feldman, who plays opinionated copywriter Michael Ginsberg on the show, is chef Susan Feniger's nephew. And the show's breakout star Jon Hamm used to work for years for Feniger and her business partner, chef Mary Sue Milliken, as a waiter.
That, of course, makes Feniger and Milliken the perfect chefs to recommend some culinary treats to serve at your Mad Men viewing party Sunday night.
Feniger suggests a ceviche dish inspired by her nephew's favorite on the Border Grill menu.
"Ben is a total foodie and because I'm the good Jewish aunt, I always feed him way too much,” she tells PEOPLE. "Although the ceviche has tons of strong flavors, it's light and really satisfying."
Adds the chef, "It's also the perfect dish to have with a martini, and what is more Mad Men than a martini?"
Milliken recommends treating your guests to a yummy torta de tres leches.
"When Jon worked at the Border Grill in the late '90s long before he became Don Draper, he ate platefuls of our torta de tres leches," Milliken says. "It also had a '60s N.Y.C. look and feel to it and is always a crowd pleaser."
Read on to create the perfect full meal to dine like a Mad Men character:
Originally posted 03/21/2013 03:30PM
Like any good actor, Vincent Kartheiser knows the importance of the rehearsal process.
Before popping the question to girlfriend Alexis Bledel, the Mad Men actor (who plays Pete Campbell) jokingly practiced his proposal on set with costars Elisabeth Moss and Jessica Paré.
"It was purely comedic but he was giving [Elisabeth] and I a facetious rendition of his planned proposal," Paré told PEOPLE at the season 6 premiere of the hit AMC show Wednesday night. "We were like, 'Great! Lets do this one without cursing and without yelling!' "
All joking aside, Kartheiser's costars could not be happier to hear the news of the engagement to Bledel, who plays Beth Dawes on series, which returns to AMC April 7 (9 p.m. ET).
Originally posted 03/20/2013 01:05PM
Life imitates ad art.
Last season on Mad Men, the Pete Campbell character played by Vincent Kartheiser had an extra-marital affair with the character Beth Dawes, played by Gilmore Girls star Alexis Bledel.
Now, on brink of the April 7 new season premiere of the AMC series, PEOPLE confirms the news that in real life the couple are to be married!
This will be a first marriage for both Bledel, 31, and Kartheiser, 33.
Originally posted 03/15/2013 06:40PM
Last song I sang
I was singing "At Last" by Etta James this morning. My husband [Geoffrey Arend, 35] and I sing a lot at home. We just make up songs. It’s sort of like living in a musical.
I treated myself to an Alexander McQueen cape. I went into the shop intending to court a pair of pants, [but] I walked out with something way more extravagant. I wear it pretty much every day.
Originally posted 12/12/2012 06:00AM
Just call Christina Aguilera a Jingle Belle!
The Voice coach stepped out on Saturday with boyfriend Matthew Rutler for film and television producer Jennifer Klein's annual private holiday party in Los Angeles.
Arriving around 11:30 p.m. with a small group of friends, the duo "looked to be in the best of moods, sitting in a corner, happily sipping on Russian Standard Vodka Moscow mules while their friends sang and dance to Michael Jackson," an onlooker tells PEOPLE. "They seemed to be quite in love and happy!"
Other guests included Chris Evans and girlfriend Minka Kelly, who donned "giant smiles" as they stayed close throughout the evening.
Meanwhile, Mad Men's Christina Hendricks dressed for the holiday theme in a red plaid dress and enjoyed cocktails with her husband Geoffrey Arend and friends.
– Jennifer Garcia
Originally posted 10/25/2012 10:35AM
Most of the country may be cooling off as fall creeps towards winter, but the sun is shining in Hawaii!
And that's where Jon Hamm and his Mad Men wife, beauty Jessica Paré, were filming scenes Wednesday for the season 6 premiere of AMC's hit show.
Leaving his buttoned-up business attire on the mainland (but without a hair out of place), Hamm, 41, disrobed and revealed a pair of colorful trunks – and a tan line.
Originally posted 10/21/2012 02:00PM
Christina Hendricks and husband Geoffrey Arend visited the House of Walker in Los Angeles on Thursday night.
The Emmy nominated Mad Men actress – who is a Johnnie Walker Scotch Whisky Ambassador – wore a black satin Temperly London dress and jewels by Tacori. Much to the surprise of guests, Hendricks was there to lead a Black Label tasting and guided a group through the ins and outs of whiskey.
Once the tasting was over, Hendricks and Arend sat in a VIP area with a group of close friends.
Originally posted 10/05/2012 06:00PM
What was supposed to be an interview about glasses quickly turned into a tense exchange about Christina Hendricks's hourglass silhouette.
During a promotional trip Down Under to host the Specsavers 2012 Spectacle Wearer of the Year awards, the Mad Men bombshell looked miffed when Australia's Sun-Herald Fashion Editor Kate Waterhouse used the F word to describe the actress's body.
"You have been an inspiration as a full-figured woman. What has been the most inspiring story that you can remember, where you've inspired someone?" Waterhouse asked.
Originally posted 09/22/2012 04:30PM
Only the accountants at Ernst & Young – the official vote-counters for the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences – know who will take home an Emmy during Sunday's ceremony.
Until then it's anyone's guess. But we can tell you which Emmy nominees are getting the most buzz among 170.89 million Facebook users in the U.S.
Based on the number of "Likes" and the number of mentions on the social networking site, it seems Sofia Vergara is a fan favorite. The Modern Family star leads over Kristen Wiig, Mayim Bialik, Julie Bowen, Merritt Wever and Kathryn Joosten for the supporting comedy actress category.
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