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Christina Hendricks Tells The Hollywood Reporter About Sexy New Character

This week in Mad Men news, Christina Hendricks talks about her sexy, strong new video game character, while the show’s effect on cable continues to be felt.

Christina Hendricks talks with the Hollywood Reporter about her part in the video game “Need for Speed: The Run,” saying her character is “powerful and she’s strong and she’s smart.”

The Wall Street Journal says AMC changed the cable TV business model by developing programs like Mad Men that viewers care so much about “they might cancel their subscriptions without them.”

BlackBook praises the AMC iPhone app, which includes Mad Men content: “Now you can kiss the shakes good-bye during those dreaded between-seasons hiatuses.”

Variety looks to the 2012-13 television season and sees more period pieces à la Mad Men. They can be “risky,” it notes, but the success of Mad Men has made them an “irresistible challenge.”

A Philadelphia Inquirer fashion columnist admits the Mad Men era wasn’t the best time for women and minorities but confesses, “I can’t wait to buy a 1963-esque herringbone shift dress with thick belt and nude pumps.”

Deadline Hollywood points out that not-yet-launched video site Vdio.com appears to be positioning itself to take on Netflix by displaying images from Breaking Bad and Mad Men.

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