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Variety on Mad Men‘s Cultural Impact; Video of Jon Hamm’s Surprise Cameo on The Daily Show

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This week, Variety spotlights Matthew Weiner and Mad Men‘s influence on social trends, while Jon Hamm makes a cameo to promote The Campaign on The Daily Show. Read on for more Mad Men news:

Variety includes Matthew Weiner in a showrunners round-up, highlighting Mad Men‘s cultural influence: “It’s inspired a cocktail renaissance, Banana Republic clothing line, limited-edition Barbies and the ‘draping’ craze. Even President Obama is a fan.” (No Link)

• Check out Entertainment Weekly to watch a video of Jon Stewart calling in Jon Hamm for comedy reinforcement on The Daily Show.

E! Online creates a photo gallery to examine each of Mad Men‘s 17 Emmy nominations. Meanwhile, viewers can cast their own votes for Mad Men at the Gold Derby TV Awards.

Matthew Weiner confirms to TVLine that Elisabeth Moss will definitely appear in Season 6 of Mad Men.

Variety credits Christopher Manley, Mad Men‘s cinematographer, with giving the drama “a retro-fresh look and cinematic scope.” (No Link)

Jon Hamm jokes to New York Magazine about having an affair with The Campaign writer Chris Henchy and Hamm’s willingness to play Chris O’Dowd’s love interest.

The Hollywood Reporter divulges the location where Matthew Weiner shot his film, You Are Here.

Harper’s Bazaar‘s “The Look” takes a peek into Kiernan Shipka’s closet.

Vincent Kartheiser tells the StarTribune that he’s not often recognized when he’s home in Minnesota. Mr Porter styles Kartheiser, who ruminates on Pete, noting, “He’s perpetually unsatisfied, and that’s a trait I share.”

• The Toronto Star talks to Jon Hamm for an article about TV stars who also direct episodes. (No Link)

Scott Hornbacher — profiled by his hometown paper, the Detroit Lakes (Minn.) Tribune — is pleased by the series’ continued Emmy nominations: “It’s remarkable to have such large scale support this far in the series.”

The Daily Blam showcases the cover art for Mad Men‘s Season 5 Blu-ray and DVD, which will be released on Oct. 16.

Digital Spy‘s BBC drama trailer features Elisabeth Moss in the six-part series, Top of the Lake.

• According to Entertainment Weekly, Ben Feldman is returning to Lifetime’s Drop Dead Diva in the Season 4 finale.

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