Like always, there was a lot of smoking, drinking and sex this week on Mad Men. On top of that, there was North Korea dinner chat, awkward brothel scenes, and Heinz ketchup got all over everything. We missed #BettyWhatTheHell, but hopefully next week we’ll catch up with her shenanigans. Here are the Top 10 moments from Mad Men the Women’s Movement is trying to forget about. Here we go!
APRIL 7 APRIL 7 APRIL 7! Did you get that? You better mark that date in your calendar with ink (no, no, with blood!) because that’s the day our beloved Mad Men returns to the airwaves for its 6th season on AMC! Show creator and drama virtuoso Matthew Weiner has been doing the press rounds, opening up on the latest developments and what we can expect from the surely-epic 2-hour premiere.
“This year it’s really constructed like a film,” he tells Entertainment Weekly. “It is its own story and hopefully it foreshadows the rest of the season…You should know what happened at the end of last season before you see the episode. The whole season is in reference to last season.” OK, sounds good Matt. But what about the plot!? Does Don cheat on his new wife Megan? Will Peggy return to the Sterling Cooper fold? Not surprisingly, he’s staying rather tight-lipped on the subject. But we’ll be counting down the days until we find out! These moody black and white promo photos will have to hold us over.
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Look, Internet, it’s time we have an honest conversation about our shared desire to get it on with Homeland star Damian Lewis. Because I know it’s not just me and Carrie Mathison going crazy over the ginger, who plays Sargent Brody on Showtime’s jazzy, one-hour mind-f—. Onscreen, he’s a brooding and terrifyingly sociopathic terrorist and yet oh-so vulnerable and tender; a kind dad who somehow tolerates the world’s most annoying teen daughter in the world.
Off-screen he’s goofy and gregarious, and that gravelly voice is even sexier because — surprise! — he’s British. Let’s celebrate our sexiest man of 2012, shall we?
If Mad Men’s Jessica Pare only cultural contribution was the musical Prozac known as “Zou Bisou Bisou,” she’d still definitely deserve special mention on this site (and in the history books). But as it happens, she is also incredibly gorgeous and has gone on to become our TV heartthrob of the season. Yes we admit it: We have a crush on Don Draper’s new wife. And if he found out, he’d probably make this face.
Thanks to the sixties setting of the show, we’re used to seeing Jessica rocking seriously groovy classic vintage styles. In fact, it’s kind of gotten to the point that we sometimes totally forget that Ms. Pare exists right now in 2012! And she still looks just as gorgeous as she did in 1966. How many people can say that!? (OK, maybe Cher…) In honor of Jessica’s 30th birthday today, we’ve assembled 20 pictures of her being wayyy too hot for the old fashion world of Mad Men, where the miniskirt is still causing heart attacks. We can’t even imagine what Don would say if he ever saw her scandalous not-safe-for-Sterling-Cooper scene in Hot Tub Time Machine. But whatever he does, it would probably also involve this face.
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When we found out that Frankie Muniz had suffered a stroke, we made a pained and confused face very similar to his trademark expression on Malcolm In The Middle. Because last time we checked, isn’t this dude, like, nine years old? OK, it’s been a long time since he’s played the precocious pre-teen on the long running show. But he’s still wayyy too young to be having strokes. He turns 27 tomorrow for goodness sake. Let’s hope he’s well enough for some cake.
The former child star posted his health update to his twitter early this morning. “I was in the hospital last Friday. I suffered a “Mini Stroke”, which was not fun at all,” he wrote. “Have to start taking care of my body! Getting old!” Awww, be careful Frankie! If anything happens to you, we’ll be bawling harder than we were at the end of My Dog Skip.
Frankie (as we guess he’s still known) has had an eventful life out of the spotlight since his teen movie heyday. He’s famously tried his hand at professional race-car driving, and more recently joined the band Kingsfoil. But he hasn’t totally retired from acting. Just this year he put in guest spots on Last Man Standing and Don’t Trust The B—– In Apartment 23. We don’t have any further updates on him at the moment, but we’ll let you know.
Want to find out how the rest of his television family is doing? Head on down to the gallery below and find out!
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VH1′s very own Halle Kiefer called it yesterday: Miley Cyrus may become Two And A Half Men‘s newest “half man.” If you believe the latest reports from our friends over at Celebuzz, that is! Television insiders are telling the site that Miley is being courted to fill Angus T. Jones’ role on the long running series after he likely departs at the end of the season.
“There are talks to replace Angus and the perfect person would be Miley Cyrus,” says the source. “The episodes that she appeared on brought in the highest ratings of the season.” Miley appeared in two episodes last month as southern firecracker Missi, the daughter of Walter’s old friend. “When she was on set she was pleasant and very enjoyable to work with. She won everyone over. Now the whispers are growing louder. People involved in the show want Miley to replace Angus.”
This all comes on the heals of Angus making a taped statement in which he made disparaging remarks against the show that has been his steady job for the past decade. He dismissed the show as “filth” and urged his fans to stop watching. He has since issued the world’s most half-hearted apology for his Sheen-esque outburst, but it’s generally accepted that he will “likely” leave the show after the 10th season wraps.
American Horror Story’s second season, “Asylum”, premiered last night with with more scares, sex, and mystery than ever. While returning cast members like Jessica Lange and Evan Peters are back in full creepy mode, there are many new faces to this season, which can only mean new characters to enter into the twisted world that is Ryan Murphy’s imagination. Among the new cast includes Maroon 5 front man Adam Levine! In honor of his smooth transition from the soulful crooner to brooding actor, we are recapping this season’s premiere episode with corresponding Maroon 5 songs because, come on, some of these dark characters might just need a bit of upbeat rhythm in their lives!
As someone who had to stop watching The Walking Dead because I was having weekly zombie nightmares, I have no idea how I managed to last through an entire season of American Horror Story. Every time the credits would roll and I’d see those awful baby faces, my stomach would churn. And yet I lasted right down to the bitter, bloddy end, and tonight I am back for more. The second season is a complete departure from the first, which is weird but also…cool? It’s titled “Asylum,” which should tell you everything you need to know about the setting and all the horrifying things we’re about to bear witness too. Just in case you need ‘em, we’ve got five other reasons to tune in tonight (just be sure to have a blanket to hide under when things get creepy).
1. Jessica Lange plays a nun. A crazy, ranting nun with a Boston-ish accent — aka something just about every kid who grew up in Massachusetts has experienced firsthand.
2. Evan Peters is back as Tate and still killing people, which is how we like our Evan Peters. The only way I’d like him more is if his character somehow gets together with the Asylum version of Taissa Farmiga‘s Violet. Sure they were a doomed couple, but I’m holding out for their HEA anyway.
3. There is a serial killer named Bloody Face, which is the most obvious and cliched name for a serial killer, but also the most awesome and terrifying.
4. Dylan McDermott is set to return this season, per a tweet from Ryan Murphy today. If Murphy knows what he’s doing, this should most definitely mean a return of Dylan’s bare butt checks too.
5. “Adam Levine‘s on a payphoneee trying to call home, as a serial killer tries to murder him with an ax.” Yes, the Maroon Five lead singer is a star on AHS this season, alongside Jenna Dewan, Chloe Sevigny and Mark Consuelos. Even better — Zachary Quinto and his furrowed brow is back on the show, too.
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You can always count on VH1 to ask celebrities the most important questions on the red carpet. We headed to the Emmys with one mission and one mission only: to get as many stars as possible to sing their favorite TV theme songs. After all there are SO many good ones! Just try to pick your favorite. Cheers, Friends, The Jeffersons, Punky Brewster, Facts of Life, Welcome Back Kotter, New Girl, the amazing instrumental jams of The Cosby Show and Beverly Hills, 90210 — can you choose just one? The stars we talked to at the Emmys gave it their best shot and some even sang their picks because really, that’s the only way to do it. Wanna see what it looks like when Hank (Dean Norris) from Breaking Bad sings The Brady Bunch theme song? How about The Amazing Race’s Phil Keoghan singing Gilligan’s Island? Yeah, we thought so. Click on, friends.
I consider myself a veteran Honey Boo Boo Child fan, frantically cutting together this montage the morning after her amazing, hysterical, breakout Toddlers & Tiaras episode. Since then, the Go-Go-Juiced sassafrass [legal, rarely-heard name: Alana Holler], along with her coupon-cutting mamma June and daddy Sugar Bear, have scored their own reality series that infamously garnered more viewers than the RNC and has spawned catchphrases like “You Betta Redneckognize!” In light of the show’s success, Honey Boo Boo’s veering more and more into the mainstream with a recent, hilarious interview on Anderson Live and a sketch featured on SNL‘s Weekend Update, starring Vanessa Bayer and Bobby Moynihan.
Love ‘em or hate ‘em, this family isn’t going anywhere. The only natural step is a featured role for Boo Boo on one of television’s hottest Emmy-nominated shows. Right? No? Whatever, let us dream.
Show: Downton Abbey
Character Summary: Lady Mary enters the Big Sister program and is assigned to Alana, or as she will be known on the show, “Lady Boo Boo.”
Character Summary: Alana and her belly become a key element in Carrie Mathison’s case against Brody.