While Mad Men is tipped to score multiple Emmy nominations (ballots are in voters' hands; here's more about the voting process), shooting won't get under way until late July, Hamm estimates; he will direct the first episode of the fifth season, following in the path of co-star John Slattery, who directed two episodes last time around. (Here's Scott Feinberg's video interview with Slattery and TOH's flip cam interview with Hamm and partner Jennifer Westfeldt at Cannes.)
Celebrities, Twitter titans, and Tracy Morgan’s 30 Rock co-stars continue to state their disapproval of Morgan’s homophobic rant during a stand-up act on Thursday night in Nashville. Although Morgan has apologized for saying he would “pull out a knife and stab” his son if he were gay, the backlash is heated. On Friday, Tiny Fey and NBC apologized and condemned his remarks. Said Fey: Tracy Morgan is “not a hateful man and is generally much too sleepy and self-centered to ever hurt another person.” 30 Rock star Alec Baldwin tweeted his disapproval, while Cheyenne Jackson said: “I am disgusted and appalled.” Wanda Sykes and Chris Rock have also made public their criticism. UPDATE: Morgan called into GLAAD, which issued a press release.
As Raiders of the Lost Ark celebrates its 30-year anniversary (the world premiere was June 12, 1981), Entertainment Weekly reports that Indiana Jones might be based on a professor at Yale. During research for his upcoming book,Turn Right at Machu Picchu: Rediscovering the Lost City One Step at a Time, journalist Mark Adams discovered a debonair Hiram Bingham III, professor of history at Yale, who discovered the Machu Picchu ruins. Read Adams’ comparison of the two professors here.