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Mad Men Season 4 Countdown Week: Betty Draper’s Divorce Ranch in Reno?

"I meant FLY to Reno, not drive, dear."

There’s a fascinating story over at Slate about the infamous “divorce ranches” in Reno, the same kind that Betty Draper and Henry Francis were no doubt flying to at the close of Mad Men Season 3.

From the 1930s to the early 1960s, Nevada—and Reno in particular—served as the divorce capital of the United States. Few other places made ending a marriage so easy. New York, for example, would grant a divorce only if one spouse could prove that the other had been adulterous—with pictures, perhaps, or an eyewitness. Continue reading

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Mad Men Season Four Premiere in Hollywood! Red Carpet Interviews (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

I attended the red carpet premiere event for Mad Men Season 4 in Hollywood, CA at the Mann Chinese Theater 6 on July 20, 2010. Below is a 2-minute highlights reel from my interviews with the cast, which includes: Jon Hamm, Christina Hendricks, Rich Sommer, Aaron Staton, Vincent Kartheiser, Joel Murray and Kiernan Shipka (individual interview links, including Robert Morse, to be posted soon). Continue reading

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“Ken Cosgrove would be in jail” says Aaron Staton at Mad Men Season 4 Premiere in Hollywood

"Yeah, Ken would be in jail."

I had a blast covering the red carpet at the Mad Men Season 4 Premiere in Hollywood on July 20, 2010.

My favorite interview was with the hilarious Aaron Staton, a.k.a. Ken Cosgrove (“It’s Ken…Cosgrove…Accounts.“). Staton is one of those actors who has that infectiously likable charm that just makes you want to be in the room with him.

He’s like the Vince Vaughn of basic cable dramas.

When Aaron noticed my little Flip Ultra HD camera and praised it, I couldn’t help but remember when Timothy Olyphant made fun of it at the Justified premiere (which I will keep getting mileage out of until the day I die, thank you very little) so I had Aaron call out Timothy.

I’ve included the Olyphant clip in the interview here with Aaron…and hang around until the end when I ask Aaron about Ken and a potential sexual harassment lawsuit.

Related: Natalie Zea of Justified jokingly calls Timothy Olyphant a “dick”

Related: Mad Men Season 4 Premiere Red Carpet Highlights Reel and Photos

Related: All Mad Men Coverage on Telematic Dan

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