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The Daily Show Brings Jon Hamm Into Politics; Steven Spielberg Casts Jared Harris in Lincoln


This week, Jon Stewart invokes Jon Hamm’s name to play a prank on a political candidate, Englishman Jared Harris lands a role as an American president, and The New York Times suggests Elisabeth Moss might be soon back on Broadway. Read on for more Mad Men news.

The Daily Show‘s Jon Stewart pulls a prank by calling on Mad Men fans to submit questions for Jon Hamm to Republican presidential hopeful Jon Huntsman’s “Twitter Town Hall.”

• Steven Spielberg has cast Jared Harris as Ulysses S. Grant in the film, Lincoln, Variety reports. (No Link.)

The New York Times speculates that Elisabeth Moss could be up for the lead role in a planned Broadway revival of The Heiress.

Zap2it has a clip of Jon Hamm from the upcoming season of IFC’s The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret making robot noises.

Movieline is thankful for the Bridesmaids blooper reel because you can see “Jon Hamm raise the bar on sexual humor.”

Janie Bryant tells Vogue the secret to the Mad Men look: “In those days, it was all about longline bras, girdles or garter belts, stockings, and slips.”

Jezebel highlights John Slattery’s recent turn on The Simpsons, where he voiced a modern day Mad Men-esque sales guy.

The New York Post includes the Mad Men Season 4 premiere as a favorite Thanksgiving episode: “It makes your dry turkey seem like less of a catastrophe.”

January Jones writes about the problem of shark overfishing in the Huffington Post: “We should be scared for sharks — not of them.” asks Jon Hamm for a movie recommendation. His suggestions: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and Working Girl.

Screen Junkies lauds AMC’s shows as better than all other TV combined, calling Mad Men “quite possibly the best show to ever be on television.”

The New Zealand Herald considers Kiernan Shipka a “tweenage style icon.”

Assignment X shares a photo of Shipka on the red carpet at the premiere of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1.

Entertainment Weekly reports that Darren Pettie (Lee Garner, Jr.) will have a recurring role on ABC’s Pan Am. interviews RJD2 (composer of Mad Men‘s theme song), who says “A Beautiful Mine” was created during “the only time in my life where I could completely let my hair down.”

Miles Fisher (who plays Paul’s marijuana-dealing friend) talks to the Huffington Post about how his Mad Men role continues to play a part in auditions.

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