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Emmys: Mad Men's Matt Weiner on January Jones' Pregnancy and the Story Behind "The Suitcase"

Matthew Weiner

Let's get it out of the way: Yes, Mad Men executive producer Matt Weiner has a plan to deal with January Jones' pregnancy, and no, he doesn't want to talk about it yet.

Mad Men received a leading 19 Emmy nominations among scripted series, and the show's writing staff is in the middle of breaking Episode 6 of the delayed fifth season — which means by now, a decision about Jones' baby bump, and what it means for Betty, has been made. But, per usual, Weiner is keeping all details on lockdown. "I'm not going to say what I'm going to do, but I am going to have to do something! So, that's all I can say. It's really, I mean, you'll have to watch the show," he says. "It was two choices really: Either I hide it or I'm gonna go with it. I made a decision. She told me before the world knew, so I had some time to think about it. The real thing is, she's so cute! She looks great. She looks so great! It's very disappointing."

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Cheers & Jeers: Mad About Miss Blankenship

Randee Heller

Cheers to Randee Heller for creating the summer's hottest breakout character: Mad Men's Miss Blankenship.

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Don Draper's incompetent yet snark-tastic new secretary — perhaps the first one ever at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce whom he doesn't want to sleep with, and vice versa — has stolen every scene she's been in. Even her smallest gestures, like adjusting her wig or barking "I don't work for you!" at a hungry job seeker, drive viewers mad with laughter. No wonder she's got her own... read more

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