NEW YORK – “Mad Men” creator Matthew Weiner has a message for critics of season six of the AMC hit: “Fans don’t run the show.”
After waiting nearly a year for this month’s premiere, some viewers have expressed disappointment with the new season. Speaking before a “Mad Men” panel event at the Paley Media Center in Manhattan Tuesday night, Weiner likened fan reaction to the show to the arcade game Whac-A-Mole.
“There’s not enough agency advertising. There’s too much advertising,” Weiner said of previous fan gripes. “There’s not enough Betty. There’s too much Betty. Who is Megan? Why isn’t there more Megan?”
Weiner noted people are still watching and advised fans to “sit back and enjoy where we’re going.” He said he opened the season in 1968 because he believes it was one of the worst years in U.S. history, and while he remained tight-lipped about where the journey is headed he did promise it “might be a little salacious, but that’s what the show is.”
‘3 Doors’ bass player checks into rehab
The bassist for the rock band 3 Doors Down has checked himself into a drug treatment facility after bonding out of jail, the musician’s lawyer said Wednesday. Robert Todd Harrell is accused of driving under the influence and causing a fatal crash last weekend in a Nashville suburb. Police say the 41-year-old bassist admitted to drinking and taking prescription drugs before the wreck on Friday. Harrell faces multiple charges, including vehicular homicide by intoxication, unlawful possession of a controlled substance, violation of the implied consent law and possession of contraband. A publicist for the group announced this week that the band was canceling four of its upcoming appearances out of respect for the victim.
She’s the fairest of them all: People magazine has named Gwyneth Paltrow as the World’s Most Beautiful Woman for 2013.
The 40-year-old actress tops the magazine’s annual list of the “World’s Most Beautiful,” announced Wednesday.
Commenting on her selection, Paltrow says: “Around the house, I’m in jeans and a T-shirt. I don’t really wear makeup.”
She credits her workout routine for keeping her looking young and feeling strong.
Paltrow is married to Coldplay rocker Chris Martin. They have two children, Apple, 8, and Moses, 7.