Ryan Gosling was hard at work on the set of his directorial debut, How to Catch a Monster, in Detroit last night. He shot a scene with Mad Men star Christina Hendricks and Matt Smith, who looked decidedly different from his usual Dr. Who garb. Ryan was in serious work mode on set, even though he recently became the subject of yet another meme. A Vine user hit the Internet jackpot when he started making clips of Ryan Gosling refusing to eat cereal and posting them on the new social networking app. Meme-ification aside, Ryan has a big Summer ahead of him as he prepares for the release of his new film Only God Forgives — don't forget to check out Ryan and more hot stars in Summer blockbusters!
Ryan Gosling grinned while working on the Detroit set of How to Catch a Monster on Wednesday. He's on location getting ready for filming to begin on the thriller, which follows a single mom and her family as they are swept into a fantasy underworld. The project, also written by Ryan, puts him behind the camera as a director for the first time. His debut will star Christina Hendricks, who also made an appearance on set this week, as well as his real-life girlfriend, Eva Mendes, and Saoirse Ronan. Ryan himself won't be getting any screen time, since he declared in March that he needs a "break" from himself as much as "the audience does." He's not staying completely out of the spotlight, though, with Only God Forgives hitting theaters in July.
Happy birthday, Christina Hendricks! The voluptuous actress turns 38 years old today, and while we know she's full of great zingers as Joan on Mad Men, her real-life quotes are just as smart and sexy. Birthday girl Christina isn't shy about addressing the public's obsession with her curvaceous shape. And we love the confidence and sex appeal she exudes in interviews, whether she's opening up about her marriage, getting honest about her body image, or sharing advice on relationships. Check out some of our favorite quotes from the Mad Men vixen now!
A few select cast members from Mad Men — Jon Hamm, Christina Hendricks, January Jones, and Jessica Paré — visited talk show Katie this week to talk about this season of their hit show, and Katie Couric couldn't resist putting Hamm in the hot seat over why Don "can't keep it in his pants." Watch to see Hamm's funny response, along with Jones and Hamm addressing the work it takes to make Jones's character, Betty, look heavier than usual.
At last night's BAFTA New York celebration of Mad Men, the female cast members each showed off a different version of the metallic smoky eye. While their characters on the series would rarely be seen in such a dramatic beauty look, the modern-day women all wore the universal trend in a unique way. Christina Hendricks mixed a brown shadow with hints of shimmering pink to bring out her red hair and lipstick. Jessica Paré picked smudged eyeliner and taupe eye makeup for a classic sultry look. Finally, January Jones complemented her bright blue eyes with an indigo hue. Each star showed us how to customize the smoky eye look for different hair colors and features.
Any fans of Mad Men and the determined Joan Holloway Harris lamented the fact that she had to sleep her way to a partnership last season. Christina Hendricks stopped by Live With Kelly and Michael on Tuesday to talk about her character and explained that given the era, this was Joan's only path to an executive role that would support her son. This opened up into a discussion on workplace sexism at the time and today. Watch now to get Christina's perspective.
The cast of Mad Men got together last night at The Harvard Club in NYC, where they were celebrated by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. The show's leading ladies January Jones, Jessica Paré, and Christina Hendricks all chose different looks for the occasion — who gets your best-dressed vote? Jon Hamm, John Slattery, Vincent Kartheiser, and creator Matthew Weiner were also on hand and got together with their costars for a group photo on the red carpet.
It's been a busy few days for the Mad Men actors, who have been making the press rounds in the Big Apple following the season six premiere of their series earlier this month. John Slattery stopped by CBS This Morning yesterday and joked about how Matthew keeps the cast from leaking new scripts, while January sat down for an interview on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. They'll continue promotions today when they attend a panel at the Paley Center, and we'll be on hand to get the latest.
Last night's BAFTA NY celebration for Mad Men was the perfect excuse for the series's leading ladies to show off their offscreen style. January Jones, Jessica Paré, and Christina Hendricks proved that they're just as chic when they're not in costume — though some of their cocktail attire borrowed from their characters' retro-inspired glamour. In a formfitting emerald-green L'Wren Scott sheath with gold-beaded trim, Jessica channeled Megan Draper's '60s-era chic. Meanwhile, January was a far cry from her Betty Francis persona in a moto-style leather jacket by Versace, a printed miniskirt, and classic black pumps. As for Christina, the actress opted for a classic-feeling LBD (a staple in any fashion era), complete with a sheer inset at the neckline and finished with a pair of understated heels. That's the rundown on who wore what, now it's time to cast your vote: which Mad Men star was last night's best dressed?
Mad Men returns for its sixth season tonight, and we caught up with the show's stars at the AMC hit's big premiere party last month. Check out Jon Hamm talking about his love for the cast, Christina Hendricks revealing which mad men she admires, and Elisabeth Moss on what it's been like to watch her character, Peggy, grow up.
Find out more, from them and other cast members, before season six premieres tonight at 9 p.m. / 8 p.m. Central.
Brace yourself for 30 seconds of Mad Men bliss — even though bliss for us may mean tragedy for the characters. A new, short trailer for the sixth season is out, and though we see Don and friends in some moments of glee last season, it wouldn't be Mad Men without the drama. As Don muses, "What is happiness? It's a moment before you need more happiness." I still want to see new footage from the season, but this has my interest piqued for now.
Take a look, and in case you're wondering what that perfectly haunting backtrack is, it's Elle King's "Playing For Keeps." The new season debuts April 7, but until then, check out the trailer after the jump.