10:12 PM EDT 06/19/2013
Originally posted 06/19/2013 01:30PM
Linda Cardellini says she's living out a sweet and an old-fashioned story: She's marrying her childhood sweetheart.
Speaking to PEOPLE at a Clinique event in New York Tuesday, the Mad Men star, 37, said she first met fiancé Steven Rodriguez when she was just 10 years old and in grade school.
"He was 11. He was the new kid at my school," she said. "He could do amazing bike tricks and I was impressed. Not afraid to say it."
Originally posted 06/10/2013 11:20AM
That's one blinged-out baby.
After announcing her engagement Friday morning, Linda Cardellini gave fans a peek at her ring – but let her 15-month-old baby girl do the honors.
"My daughter Lilah-Rose wants everyone to know that her mommy and daddy are getting married..." Cardellini Tweeted that evening, sharing a photo of her little one wearing the diamond.
Originally posted 06/07/2013 08:40PM
Apparently engagements are contagious amongst the Mad Men cast.
Just three days after news broke that the show's former actor Jared Harris proposed to Allegra Riggio, one of the show's current stars, Linda Cardellini, has also announced she's a spouse-to-be!
"I was surprised that it was happening at that moment," Cardellini, 37, said on Friday's episode of The View, of fiancé Steven Rodriguez's proposal.
"We were actually with some of the people I love most: my sister, and my cousins and one of my best friends Maura [Tierney] … and we were sitting, and he started getting choked up and then got on his knee. It was very beautiful."
Originally posted 06/04/2013 07:00PM
Jared Harris should be feeling anything but Mad right now.
The former Mad Men star, 51, is engaged to his longtime girlfriend, Allegra Riggio, 38.
Riggio couldn't hold back her excitement on social media, posting a Vine of her heart-shaped Erica Courtney sparkler and Tweeting up a storm about the engagement, which was first confirmed by an E! News source.
"SOOOOOOOO HAAAAAAAPPYYYYYYYY AAAAAAAA!" the brunette beauty wrote to one of her followers.
Originally posted 05/02/2013 11:30AM
"I had a really scary pregnancy – my daughter and I are lucky to be alive," the Mad Men star tels PEOPLE
Originally posted 04/18/2013 05:00PM
As journalists we are, of necessity, all about what's happening RIGHT NOW. So it's nice to take a step back and lose ourselves in stories that have stood the test of time. Tell us what you think of our vintage choices – and let us know what you're reading.
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.
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