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USA Today Talks Season 7 With Matthew Weiner; Jon Hamm Throws Post-Emmys Bash

mm601-602-megan-don-325This week, USA Today tries to get some Season 7 scoop from Matthew Weiner, while Jon Hamm and Amy Poehler throw a post-Emmys party for the nominees who didn’t win. Plus, Kiernan Shipka talks Sally with Vanity Fair. Read on for more:

Matthew Weiner talks to USA Today about airing Season 7 in two parts, saying, “I only think of it creatively and it’s a challenge.” And Jon Hamm shares that his very full beard is an indication of “a year of laziness.”

The Associated Press reports on Jon Hamm and Amy Poehler’s Emmy “losers” party. The Atlantic and E! Online showed up to the event too.

• Because Sally caught Don with Sylvia and now has a lot of power over him, Kiernan Shipka tells Vanity Fair, “I am really excited to see what she does with it. I think she could do so much bad stuff. Maybe some blackmail.”

Variety reports that Aaron Staton is set to star in a psychological horror/thriller called Preservation, to be directed by Chris Denham from his own script.

Matthew Weiner shares with the Emmys website that the writers’ room for Season 7 is open and they’re “trying to make sure that everything we wanted to do we get to do.”

The Associated Press compliments the Mad Men crew for its Emmy fashion choices, even though Jon Hamm “came with a full beard, shielding the face that his fans have been waiting to see again during the show’s long hiatus.” The Los Angeles Times also enjoyed a pre-Emmy event look from Kiernan Shipka, while GQ names Rich Sommer to its Emmy best-dressed men’s list.

Speaking with USA Today about voicing a part in Disney’s Pirate Fairy, Christina Hendricks says, “This is definitely my first pirate part, but hopefully not my last one.”

Jessica Paré and Linda Cardellini talk Mad Men fashion with Elle.

Matthew Weiner discloses to Wetpaint that his dream guest star is Jack Nicholson: “I would like Jack Nicholson to come by and be on the show. He could play the president of anything.”

Showbiz 411 learns that John Slattery will appear in more episodes of Arrested Development.

• Talking to her hometown paper, The Baltimore Sun, Peyton List calls the members of the Mad Men cast “such incredibly intelligent people.”

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