On the one hand, the women nominated for outstanding actress in a drama for the 2013 Emmy Awards play a diverse range of characters: a DC fixer, a country singer, a CIA operative, a motel owner, an advertising copywriter, a nonprofit exec and an English gentlewoman. But they are a lot alike too. These are all strong, smart women we think we’d like to have on our side in a fight. The question is, if we had to choose just one to have our back, who would it be?
This week I was hoping to get my Betty Drapes fix but, sadly, I did not. Instead, I got force-fed Heinz Ketchup and Don’s cheating AGAIN. Trust me, I love putting ketchup on a lot of things, but too much can just ruin a meal. We only get one scene with Peggy, but you definitely get a big whiff of her newly found attitude and balls. So without further ado, here are the top ten moments from Mad Men you’ll trade a pack of cigs for!
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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If you’re anything like us, you still occasionally stop in the middle of the produce aisle or on the elliptical to ponder out loud, “Why did Fred Armisen and Elisabeth Moss have to break up?” Apparently the SNL star is finally ready to reveal at least part of the truth behind his divorce from the Mad Men star. How they hooked up in the first place…well, that’s still anyone’s guess. “I think I was a terrible husband, I think I’m a terrible boyfriend,” Armisen revealed on Howard Stern. Howard Stern went on to conjecture that Moss must “f—king hate” Armisen to have once commented “the greatest impersonation he does is that of a normal person.” Fred replied, “I imagine so.” Yikes. So…the answer seems to be that Fred Armisen is just the worst?
“I want it all — fast,” the Portlandia star said by way of explanation. “I want to be married . . . the amount of girls I’ve lived with right away . . . and then somewhere around a year, two years, I get freaked out.” Okay, well. We’ve probably heard enough. Oh, we haven’t? “Do you feel entitled to more women?” Stern inquired. “I don’t want to admit that out loud to myself, but that probably is it,” Armisen replied. Oh double yikes. We could read that Al Roker poop story while eating beef chili, but hearing Fred Armisen say he wants “more women” makes our insides frown.
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Harry Potter starlet Bonnie Wright showed up at Jo Malone’s Thoroughly Proper Party in London on Wednesday lacking her long flowing locks. After years of being linked to her character Ginny Weasley with trademark titan tresses, maybe she followed in the footsteps of Emma Watson, who famously cropped her hair as soon as the series ended to get some distance from the franchise. Or she’s just hopping on the short hair band wagon!
It seems like ever A-lister has gotten the urge to hack of the hair this year. Some like Anne Hathaway, Charlize Theron and Evangeline Lilly went super short for film roles, whereas former American Idol singer Kellie Pickler got a buzz to support her friend being treated for cancer. And then there are music mama’s like Rihanna, Miley Cyrus and Alicia Keys who went short just for the hell of it. Head on down to the gallery below to see 20 lovely ladies who took the hair plunge in 2012!
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They say that less is more, and that’s definitely true for these lovely ladies who hit up the 2012 Emmys red carpet with short haircuts! Girls star Lena Dunham made her first big Hollywood event appearance since “Miley-ing” her hair a few weeks back, and just like Ms. Cyrus she looks ahhhh-mazing! We’re especially diggin’ the smokey eyes makeup. Mad Men‘s Elisabeth Moss also showed off her newly short ‘n’ blonde ‘do, while Julianne Hough had us fooled by pinning her long tresses in a cute 1920s flapper fringe. Ginnifer Goodwin loked adorable as ever with her trademark pixie, so there’s no surprise there. And then there’s Jeremy Davies, who apparently got into a fight with some hedge clipper wielding dude. Or maybe he just got run over by a lawn mower. In any event, it’s a dramatic look, similar to the hairstyle we rocked when we were three and cut our own hair. Get a closer look in the gallery below! And then cast your vote in our poll for who had the best short ‘do.
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Every day we wake up, run to the calender and see if it’s finally March 25. Why do we do this? Because that’s the day Mad Men finally returns to our TV sets! It’s been over a year, and we have so many questions that need to be answered, so many characters to catch up with…and so many sexy styles to feast our eyes upon. At least the cast has been helping us out on that last part, with Jon Hamm, January Jones, and Christina Hendricks appearing in an endless stream of sizzling spreads for magazines around the world. The latest comes from from Elisabeth Moss, who appeared on the cover of Page Six Magazine yesterday looking light-years away from her dowdy Peggy Olsen alter ego.
“Sometimes you just wanna wear somethin’ real tight and show it all off,” she says, donning a trench coat, bra and not much else for most of the shoot. “Lately I’ve been in that mood.” Despite this mood, Moss says she doesn’t regret having to stick to a much more subdued wardrobe for her role on the show. “I would much rather have an interesting character to play. I didn’t get into the business to be a model.” But one look at these red hot pics shows that she could definitely be at home on the catwalk. In fact, the show boasts perhaps the most attractive cast in TV history (sorry, Golden Girls).
It’s been a long year and a half since we’ve seen Don, Betty, Peggy and Joan and all of their glamorous glory, and we’re not sure if we can take another few weeks. So to fill the Draper-shaped hole in your heart, here are some of the hottest shots of everyone’s favorite 1960s crew (sorry, Beatles). Is it March 25 yet? How about now?
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Is it just us, or do there seem to be more and more televised award shows each year? That means one thing (and it has nothing to do with awards)—there’s more red carpet fashion than ever. When we compiled our list of favorite fashion moments from 2010, we had quite a crop to choose from. Gone are the days where the only shows worth mentioning were the Emmys, Grammys and Oscars. This year’s style compilation comes to you courtesy of the Creative Arts Emmys, the SAG Awards, and even the ESPYs. Oh, and a couple dozen film premieres, too. Check out who made our cut for best dressed celebs of 2010 in the gallery below—including just about everyone from Mad Men, a very GOOP-y celeb we love to hate, and the most famous half-vampire couple ever.
45. Carey On
43. Yes, We Cannes
42. Zoe’s Glowy
37. Sexy Sookie
35. Hot Mama
34. Lookin’ Liveley
32. With Honors
28. Glee-n With Envy
27. Berry Sparkly
24. Kelly, Re-Born
23. Pretty Peggy
21. Pretty On Pink
20. Mila Dollar Baby
19. Red Hot Rihanna
17. Morning Glorious
15. Katie Got Back
14. Leighton Up
12. Bewitching Emma
11. Dashing Don
10. Swift N’ Sparkly
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