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This Is How Mad Men Changed the Way We Dress

Lee Garner Jr. (Darren Pettie) and Pete Campbell (Vincent Kartheiser) - Mad Men - Season 3,  Episode 9 - Photo Credit: Carin Baer/AMC
Carin Baer / AMC Lee Garner Jr. (Darren Pettie) and Pete Campbell (Vincent Kartheiser) in Mad Men

Suit sales have surged since 1998

While Mad Men may be over, its effect on menswear will no doubt live on in the U.S. and abroad. The show has long been charged with inspiring a fashion trend for men and women harkening back to the show’s 1960s setting. In a recent article, The Guardian said the Mad Men effect is very real. In fact, when the show began eight years ago, menswear was already seeing a surge in sales. Between 1998 and 2014, for example, suit sales doubles in the U.S.

Quartz, too, reported on the fashion effect inspired by the show. Tailored articles of men’s clothing sells for $4.8 billion each year, Quartz said, citing data from NPD Group. In fact, some of the biggest fashion brands, such as J. Crew, used the show as inspiration for new lines. Per the article:

Mad Men‘s brilliant costume design helped fuel that demand. It bred obsession among menswear publications, such as GQ, and created a crowd of guys wanting to emulate Draper’s dapper look. And then J.Crew stepped in to satisfy it, in the form of its slim-cut Ludlow suit.

The Guardian, meanwhile, characterized the men’s fashion that appears on the show as follows:

  • Michael Ginsberg embodied the style plate, or extroverted fashion sense
  • Don Draper was the traditionalist, or the person who sticks with what he already enjoys
  • Pete Campbell served as the old soul, or the man who dresses in older fashions
  • Roger Sterling was the rake, or the person inspired by fun menswear
  • Stan Rizzo dressed as the rebel, or the casual dresser

For the full list and explanations from the newspaper, see here.

Interestingly, Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner explained the premise behind the 1971 Coca-Cola ad that played in the show’s final minutes in a recent interview.

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A Gilmore Girls Reunion Could Be Heading Our Way

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Warner Bros./Getty Images Lauren Graham as Lorelai and Alexis Bledel as Rory in Gilmore Girls

Scott Patterson just hinted that dreams may come true in Stars Hollow

Scott Patterson a.k.a. Luke Danes, a.k.a. Mr. Right or Mr. Wrong depending on your feelings about Lorelei’s relationships, just dropped some serious hints about a possible Gilmore Girls reunion.

Patterson stopped by the Gilmore Guys podcast and hinted that fans might soon get to see a cast reunion from the beloved show. “I will say this, there are talks going on at the moment,” Patterson said, before clamming up. “I can’t really go into any details, but there is some activity. I’m hopeful, and I’m in. I think it would be a big event, and I think it would be a great fan celebration.”

Did Patterson mean that Rory (Alexis Bledel) and Lorelei (Lauren Graham) would be heading back to Stars Hollow? Or was Patterson just reminding fans that the cast will be reuniting next month at the ATX Television Festival in Texas? It will be a big reunion with Patterson, Graham, Bledel expected to be joined by Kelly Bishop, Danny Strong, Todd Lowe, Jackson Douglas, Matt Czuchry and more. Also on hand will be Jared Padelecki, who played Dean. (In the podcast, Patterson revealed that he is firmly on Team Dean, even though he played the uncle of rival love interest Jess on the show.)

To fully parse Patterson’s statements for clues, listen to his full interview on the podcast on iTunes.

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Watch The Kardashians and The Real Housewives Get the Bad Lip Reading Treatment

Thank Red Nose Day for this

Kourtney Kardashian really wants to share her fish sticks with her sister, Kim. At least according to a bad lip reading of their conversation courtesy of Red Nose Day. Of course they weren’t the only members of the Keeping Up With the Kardashian crew saying strange things in the clip above.

“I put weird stuff in my ear,” “said” Bruce Jenner, according to the expert lip readers used in the video. “Like what?” asked Kris Jenner. “Like Doritos,” Bruce Jenner replied. “That’s where you put it,” Kris replied matter-of-factly.

Other highlights of the poorly interpreted conversations include Real Housewives stars NeNe Leakes, Kim Richards, and more talking nonsense (well, more nonsense than usual).

It’s all good fun for a good cause. Specifically, Red Nose Day a fundraising event that just debuted in the United States, decades after it launched in the U.K. in 1985. The special, which aired on NBC on Thursday, also featured the likes of Julia Roberts, Will Ferrell, Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, Jodie Foster, Jimmy Fallon, Neil Patrick Harris, Coldplay, Julianne Moore and the cast of Game of Thrones. And, of course, The Real Housewives.

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Who Are the Duggars? Meet the 19 Kids and Counting Family

Josh Duggar's molestation allegations are casting his famous family in a new light

Fans of TLC’s 19 Kids and Counting series were surprised Thursday when news broke that Josh Duggar admitted to having molested five girls when he was a teenager. The eldest son of the Duggar family promptly resigned from his position with the conservative Christian lobbying organization Family Research Council, noting that he regretted bringing the group “negative attention.”

But for those unfamiliar with the TLC program and the Duggar family, the news prompted a few questions about this unconventional clan.

So who are the Duggars?

The Duggars are an Arkansas family consisting, like the show’s title suggests, of 19 kids (and counting). The patriarch, Jim Bob Duggar, 49, and matriarch, Michelle Duggar, 48, have been married since 1984. They have 10 sons and nine daughters, several of whom are now married themselves. All 19 have names that begin with the letter “J”: Joshua, Jana and John-David (who are twins), Jill, Jessa, Jinger, Joseph, Josiah, Joy-Anna, Jedidiah and Jeremiah (also twins), Jason, James, Justin, Jackson, Johannah, Jennifer, Jordyn-Grace and Josie.

Why so many children?

Jim Bob and Michelle say they used birth control for a time when they first got married, then had Joshua, but went back on the pill after. Michelle nevertheless became pregnant, but miscarried. After that, they decided never to use birth control again, reinforcing their conservative Christian values. Their children are homeschooled, maintain modest dress and avoid sources of entertainment their parents deem inappropriate. When Jessa married in a recent special on the show, she and her husband shared their first kiss on their wedding day.

How do they look after all of them?

The family uses a “buddy system” in which an older child is assigned a younger child to look after, taking care of tasks like tying shoes, choosing outfits and helping out with homework.

What’s Josh’s role in the family?

Josh, 27, is the eldest son of the family. His wife Anna and their three children (all with “M” names) are featured on the show. Anna is pregnant again, with a baby girl who is due in July.

What’s next for the family?

TLC hasn’t yet issued a statement on the future of 19 Kids and Counting (the network previously pulled the plug on Here Comes Honey Boo Boo after the mother in that reality show rekindled a romance with a convicted child molester). Jim Bob and Michelle gave a statement to PEOPLE saying, “We pray that as people watch our lives they see that we are not a perfect family. We have challenges and struggles every day.”

Whether this development can be presented as a story of redemption for the Duggar family remains to be seen.

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Watch Bill Murray in a Teaser for Netflix’s A Very Murray Christmas

Spend the holiday season with Bill Murray on Netflix

Have yourself a melancholy little Christmas with Bill Murray.

Netflix released a teaser on Friday for A Very Murray Christmas, which admittedly doesn’t tell us much. Murray, wearing a reindeer headpiece, stares out a window, before turning around, sighing a little and walking away.

If this seems a little like Lost in Translation: The Christmas Special, that may not be that far off. A Very Murray Christmas is co-written and directed by Sofia Coppola, Netflix announced. It’s described as an “an homage to the classic variety show featuring Bill Murray playing himself, as he worries no one will show up to his TV show due to a terrible snow storm in New York City. Through luck and perseverance, guests arrive at the Carlyle hotel to help him; dancing and singing in holiday spirit.”

George Clooney, Amy Poehler, Chris Rock, Maya Rudolph, Jason Schwartzman and Miley Cyrus are among those also appearing in the special.

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Hear What Game of Thrones’ Red Wedding Sounds Like as Interpreted by Coldplay

The band joined forces with the cast for NBC's "Red Nose Day"

Coldplay and Game of Thrones both have devoted fan bases. Bring them together and what do you get? A goofy yet adorable musical interpretation of the HBO series that’s sure to be enjoyed by both of their constituencies.

The band teased a musical version of the show’s infamous “red wedding” that, so far, looks a lot less tragic, violent and bloody than the George R.R. Martin version. Still, those “Bum, bum, bum, buppa duppa bums” must be building up to something sinister.

The musical interlude was a part of NBC’s Red Nose Day, a telethon to raise funds for children’s charities that has been a huge success in the U.K. for some 30 years. Coldplay penned several other songs for the event, including a Peter Dinklage piece about his character’s survival on Game of Thrones and a reggae number by Emilia Clarke about being a “Rastafarian Targaryen.” Variety reports that NBC raised more than $10 million in the Thursday broadcast.

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Watch Emilia Clarke Sing Reggae About Being Khaleesi

The actress took to the mic for NBC's "Red Nose Day"

We’ve seen Daenerys Targaryen spend time in tropical climates, but this is ridiculous. Game of Thrones actress Emilia Clarke sang a reggae song about being a “Rastafarian Targaryen” as part of NBC’s “Red Nose Day” telethon to raise money for children’s charities.

The clip is a one of several songs penned by Coldplay for a Game of Thrones-themed musical, with other sketches including a song by Peter Dinklage celebrating his character’s longevity on the show.

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Watch Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant Reveal Their ‘True’ Voices

The gag was a sketch for NBC's "Red Nose Day"

We’ve come a long way from the days when certain silent movie actors couldn’t keep their careers alive after the arrival of talkies because their voices just didn’t work. But is it possible that some of our favorite actors really do have awful voices and are simply dubbed over to sound more appealing?

That’s the premise of one of NBC’s “Red Nose Day” comedy sketches, featuring Julia Roberts, Hugh Grant, Daniel Craig and Liam Neeson admitting that their voices are very different from what moviegoers have come to expect. Somehow, those romantic scenes in Notting Hill don’t work quite as well without their melodic tones.

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Fans Investigate Mad Men Retreat Center After Finale

Don Draper’s coastal retreat getaway in the Mad Men series finale has triggered a massive surge in curiosity around Big Sur’s famed Esalen Institute, the likely inspiration for the tranquil retreat center depicted in the show.

An Esalen representative tells The Hollywood Reporter that the institute’s website and social media platforms have experienced record-breaking spikes since the Mad Men finale aired on May 17.

“We normally have around 1,000 sessions per day on the Esalen website, and on Sunday that increased to 2,583,” the Esalen representative says. “Monday it peaked at 6,238, but Tuesday it was still at 3,230. There has also been an increase in calls to our reservations line.”

The likes on posts published on Esalen’s Facebook is up 73 percent over the last week and the “post reach” metric — the number of users reached by each post — is up 3,672 percent. Esalen’s total reach on Facebook is up 835 percent from the week before the finale.

“We love the increased attention because it drives people to our website and our catalog,” Esalen president Gordon Wheeler tells THR. “We appreciate the traffic.”

Wheeler says their registrations are at near capacity almost all of the time, and that interest in the retreat center and educational institute has grown especially in the past decade. They can house about 140 people on-site, with any overflow accommodated at hotels nearby. (Wheeler recommends that people book their stay at least a month in advance in order to secure a spot.)

As for Mad Men, Wheeler says he was approached about filming at the retreat last year and turned the producers down, so they found an alternate venue nearby. “Because we are a mission-driven nonprofit and we’re interested in our guests experience,” he says. “Our guests are here to become more effective in their own lives and their own personal missions. We don’t want them disturbed in that process.”

A stay at Esalen ranges widely in price. A weekend in a sleeping bag can cost as little as $405, but an all-inclusive, seven-day stay in a deluxe single room can cost $4,975. The rates include tuition, accommodations, meals, movement program and use of facilities.

Wheeler enjoyed seeing the Esalen-esque retreat in the finale and says he thinks the episode showed that Don Draper found his creativity at the retreat.

“Don Draper all through that series has had a great capacity to touch authentic feeling, and then to revert to type and not himself be too transformed by it,” says Wheeler. “But it seemed like what was happening to him was he was getting in touch with the zeitgeist, the spirit of the times, and the ’70s. Even commercial media messaging had to shift to accommodate that burgeoning whole-world consciousness.”

This article originally appeared on Hollywoodreporter.com

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Is The Bachelorette Already Slut-Shaming Kaitlyn Bristowe?

A promo for the upcoming season suggests a double standard is still at play

At the end of this week’s season premiere of The Bachelorette, the producers gave a sneak peak at all the drama to come in the new season of the show. In the promo, the producers document newly-minted Bachelorette Kaitlyn Bristowe’s fairytale journey to find love complete with canoeing, celebrity guest appearances (hi Amy Schumer!) and sumo wrestling. It’s all rose petals and romance—until around the 1:30 mark, when things get darker. The men start to get jealous watching Kaitlyn kiss other beaus. Not helping the situation is the return of Nick Viall, a finalist from Andi Dorfman’s season, who’s been vocal about his feelings about pre-marital sex. (In case you missed it: He deemed Andi’s decision to have sex with him in the Fantasy Suite “not appropriate.”)

Kaitlyn seems to shrug it off, though, saying: “If the physical part of a relationship isn’t there for me, that is a deal breaker.” Fair enough—that’s how most of the world functions when it comes to romance. As emotions rise, one man soothes his friend’s feelings, “It’s just kissing.” And it is just kissing—until suddenly, it’s not. The lights go out, there’s the sound of heavy breathing, and it becomes clear that an adult woman on a dating reality show had sex. Cut to a picture of a crying Kaitlyn.

In the video, Kaitlyn clearly states that she’s not a bad person and she’s not ashamed of herself. So why does it seem like the producers want to make her look like she is? The next few minutes of the promo are just Kaitlyn crying, curling up in a ball, hiding her face and then admitting her actions to the other men for public pillorying. The men are shocked. One stalks off: “Don’t talk to me!”

Let’s get real: This is not the first time that someone has had sex on this show. The show’s “journey to love” culminates in three back-to-back overnight dates in a Fantasy Suite. We all know what happens there, even if it’s not documented for the camera. This isn’t even the first time that someone has had sex outside of the Fantasy Suites. Remember Courtney’s and Ben’s tryst in the ocean? Or Clare and Juan Pablo? Bachelor Bob Guiney supposedly had sex with at least five different women on his season. Host Chris Harrison low-balled that 67% of couples have sex on the show. Despite that, Courtney is still considered a villain; Clare was blasted on blogs and Twitter for her night with Juan Pablo.

But, of course, those infamous encounters all took place on The Bachelor, not The Bachelorette. Does the show have a double standard when it comes to the perception of its Bachelorette? Maybe. Bachelorette Andi Dorfman certainly got her share of slut-shaming after her Fantasy Suite encounter with Nick Viall came up on After the Final Rose. (To her credit, Andi was having none of it.) Based on the promo, it seems like Kaitlyn is in for similar treatment. Some viewers definitely thought so; many took to Twitter to express their dismay over the producers’ perceived slut-shaming of Kaitlyn.

“I made a mistake. That doesn’t mean I’m a bad person,” Kaitlyn wails in the video. Let’s hope the producers remember that this season.

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