01:02 PM EDT 04/16/2013
Originally posted 04/07/2013 08:40AM
At some point ad executive Don Draper (Jon Hamm) is going to grow sideburns or a Fu Manchu mustache. He'll buy his first pair of bell-bottoms, possibly a paisley pair.
Either that, or I'm going to throw a can of Fresca at the TV.
As Mad Men starts its sixth and next-to-last season (AMC, Sunday, April 7, 9 p.m. ET/PT), writer-creator Matthew Weiner has advanced the show far enough into the '60s that its fundamental philosophical question begins to generates its own oppressive suspense: How can Don, a man who built a career surfing the pop zeitgeist, be so disconnected from – even indifferent to – his own times? How can he sell so much happiness and never purchase any for himself?
The two-hour premiere finds middle-aged Don in paradise, lying on the beach at a Hawaiian resort beside his younger wife, Megan (Jessica Paré), who has the Day-Glo zest of a Peter Max print. He's reading Dante's Inferno.
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 07:25PM
The Mad Men star admits he digs the way Timberlake dresses
Originally posted 11/12/2012 03:30PM
It doesn't matter if he's your classmate or a Hollywood heavy hitter, there's nothing sexier than an unshaven guy.
Jon Hamm, Ryan Reynolds and Jesse Williams have all been been known to sport some scruff, but who should be awarded the title of sexiest scruff is up to you. Vote below!
Recently, Hamm rocked a five o'clock shadow on the set of Mad Men, as he filmed scenes in Hawaii with on-screen wife Jessica Paré.
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 09/22/2012 06:40PM
If you ask why I am crying, it's because Madeleine Stowe, star of ABC's Revenge, is not among the Emmy nominees. In fact, I am crying just as she would: My eyes are ringed with big, ready-to-drop tears of wrath and sorrow.
Otherwise, the latest batch of nominees is pretty satisfying.
It's great to see Lena Dunham and her fantastic HBO comedy Girls up for best actress and show. (But nothing for the supporting cast?) Dunham, who plays a smart, funny, self-absorbed young writer, is running against her comic antithesis: Zooey Deschanel of FOX's New Girl, on which she plays (and plays very well) a cupcake.
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.
Originally posted 07/19/2012 09:20AM
The men are still mad, breaking is still bad – and announcer Jimmy Kimmel isn't ashamed to let you see him in his pajamas. So it went as the 64th annual Primetime Emmy nominations were revealed early Thursday morning.
When the dust settled, not only was Kimmel himself nominated for hosting Jimmy Kimmel Live, but Mad Men and American Horror Story led the pack – with 17 nominations each.
The race is also on between top dramatic series lead actor contenders Jon Hamm, for Mad Men, and Bryan Cranston, for Breaking Bad – while both of their shows are also in the running for best dramatic series, along with Boardwalk Empire, Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones and Homeland.
The other actor nominees are Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey); Steve Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire); Michael C. Hall (Dexter); and Damian Lewis (Homeland).
Originally posted 04/20/2012 06:00AM
Don Draper may enjoy a three-martini lunch, but Mad Men star Jon Hamm opted for a more low-key meal when he headed out solo on New York's Upper West Side.
Going incognito in a baseball cap and black sunglasses, the Mad Men star popped into Lansky's Jewish Deli, where he ordered a big bowl of matzo ball soup.
"He was quiet throughout his meal, but was very polite," an onlooker tells PEOPLE, adding that Hamm read the newspaper while dining. "He walked into Lansky's and knew exactly where he wanted to sit and what he wanted to eat."
– Lesley Messer
Originally posted 04/02/2012 09:45AM
Jessica Paré appeared only at the end of Mad Men's fourth season as Megan, but her character certainly kept busy in the hiatus, marrying Jon Hamm's Don Draper.
By the end of the season 5 premiere, the Canadian actress had created a sensation – on TV and on the Internet.
Clad in a black mini-dress, the sexy Paré, 29, belted out a killer performance of "Zou Bisou Bisou" for Don's birthday in an episode of AMC's hit show. Suddenly, Google lit up with searches for the French song.
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