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People v Politicians: When an Irresistible Force Meets an Immovable Object

Guy Corbet | Posted 12.04.2015 | UK Politics
Guy Corbet

One of life's big philosophical questions is what happens when an irresistible force meets an immovable object. In UK politics over the coming weeks w...

'Mad Men' Star Jon Hamm 'Set Student On Fire And Dragged Him By The Genitals'

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 20.04.2015 | UK Entertainment

Golden Globe winner and 'Mad Men' star Jon Hamm has been accused of taking part on a "sickening" initiation ritual while at university which resulted ...

Smoking Is Cool But It Will Kill You

Nicole Ettinger | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Nicole Ettinger

Terrified of flying, I was delighted when the plane back from Thailand landed safely at Heathrow. I darted for the exit and began to rummage through my bag in search of a lighter and cigarettes to celebrate survival, but then I remembered that promise to myself, to stay alive longer.

Jon Hamm Completes 30-Day Rehab Stint

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Entertainment

‘Mad Men’ actor Jon Hamm has recently completed a stint in rehab, where he was being treated for alcohol addiction, his rep has confirmed. SEE ...

The Classic TV Dramas Everyone Else Has Watched Apart From You

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.03.2015 | UK Entertainment

They're also known as 'water cooler' shows - despite the fact that, as Seinfeld's George Costanza once remarked, "Nobody drinks from a water cooler a...

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Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK Entertainment


What Makes 1960s Villain Don Draper A Proper 21st Century Hero

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK Entertainment

As the great ode to Manhattan's ad men of the 1950s, 'Mad Men' is everyone's favourite nostalgia-fest. And such is the attention to detail of creator ...

How Don Draper Can Teach You To Be An Adult

Posted 27.02.2015 | UK Entertainment

Mad Men’s anti-hero Don Draper is a pure 1960s villain of the most urbane order. Draper, who drapes himself around the offices of the Sterling Coope...

Caroline Frost

'Everybody Who Meets Me Is Disappointed' | Caroline Frost | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK Entertainment

“Everybody who meets me is tremendously disappointed,” Jon Hamm tells me. I don't believe him. He’s discussing the mistake people make by as...

Caroline Frost

'Philip Seymour Hoffman Should Have Been Sitting Here With Me' | Caroline Frost | Posted 08.08.2014 | UK Entertainment

John Slattery, 'Mad Men' star and director of his debut feature 'God's Pocket', admits that the death of his leading man Philip Seymour Hoffman has ma...

Mad Men: Still TV's Gold Standard

Christopher Jackson | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Christopher Jackson

It's easy to forget, given that we view it every week in our homes, that a TV show can be art. Mad Men is a work of art which is great whether you believe art should be appreciated for its style alone or also for its content.

Slange Var!

Crispin Reed | Posted 14.06.2014 | UK
Crispin Reed

Last week, we saw the announcement that David Beckham is to partner with The Haig Club to promote its new whisky. A fantastic looking bottle and an internationally regarded under 40 style icon looks like a smart move by Diageo in broadening the appeal to a younger demographic.

Jon Hamm - To Beard Or Not To Beard?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.02.2014 | UK Entertainment

Jon Hamm has been caught on camera sporting a beard that would make Brian Blessed green with envy. The 'Mad Men' star is the latest A-lister to go ...

WATCH: 'Mad Men' Without Smoking

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.11.2013 | UK Comedy

In which Ellen DeGeneres and her team celebrate the Great American Smokeout by imagining what 'Mad Men' would be like without cigarettes - with very s...

Which TV Protagonist Would Make the Best Santa IRL?

Brett Janes | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Brett Janes

Television companies are looking to pick a completely fictional character from one of their many favourite TV shows to act as a replacement, using social buzz instead of Christmas cheer to deliver presents. Here are the candidates...

Think You've Read Every Blog Post There Is on Buying Box Sets? Here's Another ...

Neil Durkin | Posted 16.12.2013 | UK Entertainment
Neil Durkin

In the age of instant streaming and catch-up TV, who on earth bothers with box sets anymore? Clunky, brick-like things destined to take up far too much room on your sagging shelves. Er, well, the answer seems to be - a lot of people.

Obsessed with Mad Men and Game of Thrones? Is the UK Ready for Bolano

Ian Stanley | Posted 17.09.2013 | UK Entertainment
Ian Stanley

Today's major TV shows are stuffed with the rich plots and tangential characters that Chilean novelist, Roberto Bolano excelled at - and we're running...

British TV: A National Embarrassment?

India Ross | Posted 09.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
India Ross

The growing interest in American TV as a substitute for our own is not simply an idiosyncrasy, it signifies of Britain's failure to keep pace with the cultural market. The relative incompetence of home-produced programming becomes apparent in the context of the global marketplace - beyond the iPlayer horizon, Britain is punching well above its weight.

Reality TV Is as Fictional as 'True Blood', But Nowhere Near as Good

Xavier Toby | Posted 07.08.2013 | UK Comedy
Xavier Toby

We're told reality TV is reality, but it's as scripted and manufactured as any episode of True Blood or Dexter or Mad Men. Except nowhere near as good. Those shows have vampires, serial killers and far better looking people. Watch them instead.

Fashion's Love of Social Media

Maz Nadjm | Posted 05.08.2013 | UK Tech
Maz Nadjm

Instead of being shut out or feeling excluded, customers are now connecting with the brands they love and feeling that they are part of an industry which has traditionally been closed off to outsiders. This increased level of interaction is allowing brands to monetize through awareness, engagement, passion and brand loyalty.

Sex, Sciatica And My Don Draper Moment

Grant Feller | Posted 05.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Grant Feller

I often think I could have been (could be?) Don Draper - obviously - and always want to endure the train commute in and out of town dressed in an immaculate Mad Men outfit. And one day, most importantly, I'll add the stiff-brimmed Fedora. That's the important bit.

WATCH: Telly Geek? You'll Love This!

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.04.2013 | UK Comedy

Oren, you are one lucky man. For Oren, you see, is married to Leigh - and Leigh (and friends) made the video above for her husband's birthday. ...

'Mad Men': Is There a Little Bit of Betty in All of Us?

Justin Myers | Posted 14.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Justin Myers

Although her realm is the 1960s, Betty would, in fact, have been perfect for the Twitter generation - half the time she'd be posting cutesy Instagram pictures of cakes she'd baked or boasting about her home decor, and the rest throwing out shock-jock curveball rants about politicians, immigrants and Honey Boo Boo.

Design Work Of The 'Real' Mad Men Up For Auction

The Huffington Post UK | Matthew Tucker | Posted 11.04.2013 | UK Entertainment

Many have grown to love the ruthless antics of the men and women seen in Madison Avenue advertising on AMC's drama Mad Men, including the sassy Christ...

Liars, Damned Liars and 'Mad Men'

India Ross | Posted 26.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
India Ross

The show has taken a critical beating over its token treatment of socio-political issues. Such complaints are wrongly based on a model of Mad Men as a broad cultural statement - The Wire for the WASP.