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Mad Men’s Sally Draper Goes Glam For Grazia Photoshoot

Kiernan Shipka’s life must be pretty awesome. At the age of 12, she’s just wrapped her fifth season playing Sally Draper on the record-busting Mad Men, and has a department store-size closet of haute couture which she gets to wear to glitzy Hollywood balls. She’s done more than most adults, but her parents still won’t let her watch her own series. “I’m not allowed to watch the show, apart from my own scenes,” she told Grazia Magazine. “I’ll start watching it when I’m older. I’ll have a lot of DVD marathons.” So what does she do with the time the rest of us spend endlessly watching the Draper family on Netflix Instant? Develop her killer style sense! Just check out the glam photos from her Grazia shoot. “I am a huge fashion fan. It’s a really cool way to express yourself. I’m always excited to get to set and see what I’m wearing,” she says. She has guest-blogged for Lucky, and cites Papo D’Anjo and Ralph Lauren among her favorite brands. “My style is constantly changing. At the moment I look preppy, but with an edge.”

She looked less edgy and more classy as she strolled the red carpet last night at the PaleyFest’s 2012 tribute to Mad Men in Beverly Hills. There she was reunited with her TV parents Jon Hamm and January Jones, along with fellow cast mates John Slattery, Vincent Kartheiser and Robert Morse. Show creator Matthew Weiner was also on hand, and spoke about where he sees the series going, and eventually ending. “I think the plan is for [Mad Men to run for] seven years,” he told the press panel. “Seven years sounds like the right amount. My whole thing is, I don’t want to overstay our welcome. And it’s really hard.” He cited The Sopranos as an example of what not to do with a series. “I was with The Sopranos the last three seasons of the show, and what happens is you just start running into the places where you’ve been over and over again and it just becomes impossible.” How he’s gonna paint himself out of season four’s cliffhanger is anybody’s guess. Is it March 25 yet!?

[Photo: Grazia Magazine/Getty Images]

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John Slattery Defends January Jones Alleged Ice-Cold Divatude

So is she or isn’t she sweetness and light? Little Bobby Draper on Mad Men aka Jared Gilmore thinks January Jones — his TV Mom — totally isn’t. He recently told TV Guide, “She’s not as approachable as the others. She’s really serious about what she does. Everyone else is so nice.” The kid’s eleven! They normally don’t have any sort of filter at that age which means he probably meant what he said. Which, FYI, totally backs up Zach Galifianakis‘ claim that January is a meanie.

With all the reports pouring in about Ms Betty, her co-star’s done her a solid by leaping to her defense. Standing up for her, John Slattery has said of January, “Well, it’s an intimidating character. I mean, that’s the character. Betty Draper is an intimidating woman I suppose, if you were a 7-year-old boy [or] her so. No, she’s a sweetheart. We got lucky. We don’t have anybody like that. I have no doubts she’ll make a great mother.” Sounds sincere to us, but then again, she may have terrified him into saying that!

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The Stars Of Mad Men: Before They Landed Roles On TV’s Hottest Show

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Despite withdrawal shakes looming for Monday morning, we’re counting the minutes to the season 4 finale of Mad Men. For the last 12 weeks, we’ve looked forward to 10PM EST every Sunday, when we unabashedly gaze at the beauty and talent that is Jon Hamm, January Jones, Christina Hendricks and Elisabeth Moss. The critically-acclaimed and audience-adored show has launched these four actors, among others, from unrecognizable to A-List. From commercials and guest spots to blockbusters and glamorous gowns, the stars of Mad Men have hit the big time.

With its spotlight rookies, Mad Men also hosts some onscreen vets like John Slattery, Robert Morse, and Cara Buono. Where were they before the mod offices of Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce? Check out our before and after gallery to find out. [Photos: Getty Images, Disney]

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