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Aly Semigran
Staff editor Aly Semigran is a New York City native who grew up in Philadelphia and spent the better part of her youth trying to figure out what the Philly Phanatic was (an anteater?), quoting 'The Simpsons,' and learning all about movies from her dad. After graduating from Temple University, where she studied journalism, she moved back to NYC and began her career as a freelance entertainment journalist. Her work has been published in Entertainment Weekly, Maxim, Philadelphia Weekly, Philadelphia City Paper, MTV.com, and iVillage.com. She is thrilled to be a part of the Hollywood.com team and she is still quoting 'The Simpsons.' ('I'm Idaho!')
  • Vince Vaughn Buddies Up To Bobby Moynihan in 'Saturday Night Live' Promo
    By: Aly Semigran Apr 10, 2013
    Vince Vaughn has always worked best in pairs. He was the boisterous yin to Owen Wilson's calmer yang in Wedding Crashers...and to Jon Favreau in Swingers....and to Jennifer Aniston in The Break-Up....and so on. In the promo spot for Vaughn's Saturday Night Live hosting gig, the actor is now paired up with cast member Bobby Moynihan, but for once, it looks like the roles are reversed: here Vaughn is playing the straight man.  Vaughn — who is returning to host SNL for the first time since 1998 (!!) to promote his upcoming comedy The Internship — is calm, cool, and collected as the animated Moynihan asks him how to pick up (literal) chicks, plays with with control room buttons, and gets him alone in the dark. ("I just want to hear you breathe"). That's not to say the actor doesn't get a few laughs in (he plays off of the gag that Jay Pharoah will be his stunt double in case he can't make it on Saturday night) but it's safe to a lot has changed since 1998, including Vaughn.  Watch the video in which the star does, in fact, pull out some old school Vaughn-isms ("The sweater is everything!") below:  Vaughn's episode of SNL, which features Miguel as the musical guest, airs this Saturday, April 13 at 11:30 PM ET on NBC.  More:Wedding Crashers Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson to Reteam for 'The Internship''Anchorman 2' and the Event Horizon of Movie Star Cameos 'Saturday Night Live' Recap: Melissa McCarthy's Second Time Around
  • Marc Maron Puts All His Famous Friends (and His Neurosis) On Display in 'Maron' Trailer
    By: Aly Semigran Apr 10, 2013
    The upcoming IFC comedy series Maron looks to be one part of comedian Marc Maron's wildly popular WTF podcast, one part celebrity guest showcase, and one part fictionalization of his own neurotic take on life, success, dating, and friendships. Imagine an even more pessimestic Louie (which Maron has appeared on) combined with a live-action Ricky Gervais Show, if you can. At least, that's what we've gathered from the first trailer of the show, which kicks off its first ten-episode season on Friday, May 3 on IFC.  The minute-long clip wastes no time in showing who Maron got on board for his series. In addition to Judd Hirsch and Sally Kellerman playing his crazy parents, his famous friends like Adam Scott, Gina Gershon, Illeana Douglas, Denis Leary, Danny Trejo, Dave Foley, Mark Duplass, Audrey Plaza, Jeff Garlin, and Anthony Jeselnik are just a few of the familiar faces that pop up.  If Maron's sense of humor is already your particular cup of dry and witty tea, then Maron should be just your taste and it should tide you over until Portlandia brings back its own brand of smart snark to the network. Watch the star-filled video here:  More:Dan Harmon Talks 'Community' Firing with Marc Maron — VIDEO  Mike Birbiglia Talks About the Past, Present and Future State of Comedy 'Louie' Season 4 Won't Air On FX Until 2014   From Our PartnersJessica Alba Bikinis in St. Barts (Celebuzz)Pics of The Rock Making Things Look Small (Vulture)
  • Nate Berkus Is Engaged To Jeremiah Brent
    By: Aly Semigran Apr 10, 2013
    Nate Berkus is on his way to becoming a married man. Berkus' rep confirms for Hollywood.com that the 41-year-old reality television star — who found fame when his friend and fan Oprah Winfrey introduced him to the world — became engaged to his boyfriend of nearly a year, fellow designer Jeremiah Brent on Monday. Brent shared the joyous news with his Twitter followers when he posted a photo of the "life changing" proposal that took place at Machu Picchu with loved ones by their side.  The engagement news comes as a happy ending for Berkus, who endured tragedy in 2004 when his longtime partner Fernando Bengoechea died in the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami when the two were vacationing in Sri Lanka. Berkus shared the emotional story with Winfrey during an appearance on her show in 2005. Berkus called his survival in the tragedy a "miracle".  A heartfelt congrats to Berkus and Brent.  Reporting by Lindsey DiMattina. More: Jesse Tyler Ferguson is Engaged: 'I Popped the Question' Sara Gilbert Announces Surprise Engagement to Linda Perry on 'The Talk'Heather Morris is Having a Girl? A 'Glee' Co-Star Dreams It's So — EXCLUSIVE  From Our Partners:Eva Longoria Bikinis on Spring Break (Celebuzz)33 Child Stars: Where Are They Now? (Celebuzz)
  • Molly Ringwald Covers 'Don't You (Forget About Me)': Is She the Best Brat Pack Crooner?
    By: Aly Semigran Apr 10, 2013
    Simple Minds' "Don't You (Forget About Me)" is the song synonymous with The Breakfast Club, the movie that's synonymous with great '80s high school movies, and it just got a jazzy makeover. (Hey, sort of like Allison at the end of said movie!)  Molly Ringwald, who played Claire "the princess" in the John Hughes classic, grew up to be an actress/jazz singer (who knew?) and released an album called Except Sometimes which features a cover of that very same Breakfast Club theme song. While the song sounds noticeably different when performed by Ringwald (not worse, not better, per se... just different) and it probably won't make you dance around the library during detention, it's still pretty impressive — almost as impressive as being able to put on lipstick with your bra.  You can listen to a snippet of Ringwald's cover of the Simple Minds tune here:  Ringwald's album doesn't come out until April 13, but it seems as though she has the chops to round up the rest of her Brat Pack cohorts to create a singing Rat Pack of their own. Her Breakfast Club co-star Anthony Michael Hall formed his own band in the late '90s called Hall of Mirrors who released a song called... "Hall of Mirrors." If nothing else, you've gotta give him credit for staying in character. There may be nothing nerdier than calling your band Hall of Mirrors when your last name is Hall. Listen here:  Demi Moore apparently had some unreleased pop songs in the '80s but she's also been heard on soundtracks before, including this lounge rendition of "Louie Louie" from Bobby. It sounds pretty great actually, but would have totally rocked if there had been some sweet St. Elmo's Fire sax blaring in the background.  Then, of course, there was Rob Lowe's short-lived venture into music with his disastrous Oscars duet with Snow White. Watch and listen again, if you dare.   Yep, it's official, Molly Ringwald is the best singer of the Brat Pack. (Note: Patrick Swayze wasn't technically one of the main Brat Packers, more of an off-shoot, or else this would have been his for the taking). Even her Pretty In Pink co-star Andrew McCarthy would have to agree, telling fans on Twitter, "First heard @MollyRingwald sing at the Pretty in Pink wrap party. I'll be buying her CD." Aw, you're not so bad after all, Blane.  More: Molly Ringwald Outed One of Her '80s Co-stars Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo to Return For 'Vacation' Reboot Is Ed Helms the Next Chevy Chase?  From Our Partners:Eva Longoria Bikinis on Spring Break (Celebuzz)33 Child Stars: Where Are They Now? (Celebuzz)
  • 'New Girl' Recap: Cece's Bachelorette Party and Nick's D**k Pic
    By: Aly Semigran Apr 09, 2013
    Well, they can't all be perfect. No, I'm not talking about bachelorette parties with sky high expectations, or reunions with college flames, or even d**ks. (Though, apparently, Nick Miller boasts a "prize hog," so some things can be perfect beyond reason). Rather, New Girl episodes can't all be perfect. Sad, but true, especially considering the show's recent track record.  While Tuesday night's new — albeit, out of chronological order — episode "Bachelorette Party" wasn't a bad episode, per se, it wasn't up to snuff with the episodes from the past few weeks. That's largely because Nick and Jess weren't the center of attention, Winston and Schmidt were off doing their own things (well, Schmidt was... Winston was basically a prop), and the focus was on the show's least interesting character, Cece. To be fair, Cece works when she's interacting with Schmidt or Jess, but the storyline about her and her fiancé Shivrang (Satya Bhabha) is just so uninspired. Sort of like their relationship.  Jess threw Cece the surprise bachelorette party of her dreams, which  turned out to be something of a nightmare when her guests (a mixture of models, one lawyer, and Jess' very pregnant lesbian gynocologist friend) don't mesh, Cece's fiancé Shivrang's conservative Indian aunt tags along and judges the lot, the stripper Alfredo breaks down in tears, and the bride-to-be admits that she is freaked out that she hasn't seen her future husband's manhood.  The whole thing, like their upcoming marriage, feels incredibly rushed. Why is Cece getting married so quickly? (Probably to avoid overthinking what a mistake this will be, no?) Why does she suddenly care so much about seeing Shivrang's penis? Even her fight with Jess happens out of nowherem and is resolved in record time, allowing Cece to ask Jess to be her maid of honor. Cece just as quickly reconciles with Shivrang, declaring their "love" a leap of faith and her willingness to jump blindly into the great unknown with her new mate. Granted, they have to get all this stuff out in time for Cece and Shivrang's wedding to take place during the Season 2 finale... but who are they kidding? It's all about Nick and Jess this season.  An on that topic, Nick and Jess don't have much screen time together in "Bachelorette Party." Still, Jake Johnson earns his keep as MVP. Nick pulls out the old Dead Dad Pass to wear his late father's yellow track suit, which makes him look like both a "homeless pencil" and "Jane Lynch," but hey, the DDP trumps all! ... Except for when Jess tries to ask him for a favor (apparently, doing favors for the girl you love will override the DDP) to get a photo of Shivrang's penis for an upset Cece. Instead, Winston (who has taken Nick's place as the crazed wild card of the bunch) sends a pick of Nick's d**k. Jess has now seen Nick's d**k (and is impressed) ... can we please just get back to these two and their sexual tension again?  And, yes, of course, Nick and Jess are the couple we've been rooting for to get together for a long time running, but am I crazy for wanting Schmidt to get back together with his old college girlfriend Elizabeth, who we meet in this episode, rather than reuniting with Cece? Schmidt reconnects with her after her desperately tried to get a girlfriend in time to have a plus one to Cece's wedding.  Instantly, I like Elizabeth. I like how she knows Schmidt is only at her door because he needed something, I like how she calls him on his s**t for the mean stuff her did to her in their relationship when he got thin. And I like how she makes him the happiest we've seen him in ages by forcing him to eat a pizza. Schmidt could use someone as grounded as Elizabeth, and he seems to become his old self (no, not just Fat Schmidt) around her. I hope he really does take her on a date, not to Cece's wedding, but a proper one. She seems to bring out the good side in Schmidt. Not even Cece could do that.  "Bachelorette Party" has a few moments that warrant genuine laughter ("Cream cheese in bulk?!"), and showsNew Girl's continual progress and amazing self-awareness as a network sitcom (Nick and Winston wonder how Schmidt just instinctively knows to find and bother them at the bar). But overall, it just doesn't even come close to the calibre of recent eps like "Chicago" and "Quick Hardening Caulk." Even worse, the four friends are still all split up from each other. Can't we get the original gang back together before the season comes to a close? Especially now that Winston is a full-blown kook who blows raspberries on people's bellies and sets trash cans on fire. (You're welcome, Lamorne Morris).  Speaking of memorable moments and lines in an otherwise unmemorable, and rather disappointing episode, here are the rest that make "Bachelorette Party" worthwhile:  - "I'm Gerard Depardieu! Who do you think I am lady? I'm Schmidt!" - Schmidt, making a good first impression with Cece's future in-laws.  - Winston's failed attempted to "kidnap" Shivrang, by actually trying to kidnap him instead of just get him away from the girls' party. (He brought a bat! Winston is crazy!) - Schmidt being upset that a lady would throw his advances back at him "like a comedy pie."  - Nick pulling the DDP no less than a dozen times throughout the episode. (Not to mention claiming he has recently been "one-half orphaned"). If only he could have used it in college when he had to watch Schmidt and Elizabeth make out in their dorm.  - "When you question my pajama sets, you question our friendship!"- Jess' cry to Cece.  - The fact that Schmidt noticed Alfredo the stripper was crying in the elevator, which means Schmidt knows Alfredo the stripper.  - "Hello, Jew"- Nadia getting reacquainted with Schmidt.  - "Welcome home, melted cheese"- Schmidt, getting reacquainted with pizza.  More: 'New Girl' Recap: Nick and Jess' Infinite Sexual Tension'New Girl' Recap: A Death in the Family'New Girl' Recap: The One Where Nick and Jess Almost... From Our PartnersJessica Alba Bikinis in St. Barts (Celebuzz)Pics of The Rock Making Things Look Small (Vulture)
  • 15 Character Deaths That Take You Out of the Movie
    By: Aly Semigran Apr 09, 2013
    To date, Derek Cianfrance's epic, generation-spanning crime saga The Place Beyond The Pines has only made over $1 million at the U.S. box office. But the drama with a big running time has a small theatrical release (it's currently only playing on 30 screens across the country), so the well-received film may not reach as many audiences as it could or should. Of course, there's something that could be preventing the ambitious movie from really taking off with moviegoers: one of the film's big stars dies a jarring death in the first half of the film and the story never quite recovers from it. We won't spoil who it is here, but really, when the cast is comprised of Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, or Eva Mendes , who wants anyone to croak in the movie?  But The Place Beyond The Pines is hardly the only film to suffer from killing its own momentum by killing one of its own characters. From The Departed to Zombieland, check out our gallery of character deaths that take you out of the movie. Fair warning though: MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD! [Photo credit: Focus Features] More: Ryan Gosling: 'What a Nightmare It Would Be Like to Work With Someone Like Me' Why Eva Mendes Walked Off the 'Place Beyond the Pines' Set 'The Place Beyond the Pines' Review  From Our Partners:Eva Longoria Bikinis on Spring Break (Celebuzz)33 Child Stars: Where Are They Now? (Celebuzz)
  • Stephen Colbert Got President Bill Clinton To Send Out His First-Ever Tweet On 'The Colbert Report'
    By: Aly Semigran Apr 09, 2013
    Even Stephen T. Colbert, leader of the Colbert Nation and the newly founded Colbert Galactic Initiative, can't deny the charms of former President Bill Clinton. The two world leaders met up on Monday night's edition of The Colbert Report — which was filmed at the Clinton Global Initiative at the Washington University in St. Louis — and it was as thoughtful, hilarious, and, yes, charming a conversation as you'd imagine.  Colbert, who continues to prove he is the best man in late night television, didn't give up his schtick for Clinton (who played nicely off of the host's routine). While he played a little more softball with Clinton (he introduced him as his "future personal friend") than he does most of his liberal guests, it didn't mean Colbert didn't throw some hilarious curveballs to the former President. Although he did warn him, "This is not Charlie Rose, buddy!" and "If you start filibustering, I will cut you off."  Still, for every intentionally silly question ("Why help other people?", "Who wants help from Sweden?"), the President gave sincere answers that made Colbert realize even he is powerless to those Clinton charms. I mean, how can you not like a guy who says he wants to make the world a better place for "my daughter and the grandchildren I hope to have"? The guy that says he has done so much good post-Presidency because "for the life I've been give by the American people I'd be kind of a slug if I didnt do it"? That said, Colbert took some of his power back when he got Clinton to send his first-ever tweet from the amazing handle he created for him, @PrezBillyJeff. Clinton admitted he doesn't tweet because "I'm so insecure... what if you tweet and nobody tweets back? There's nothing worst than a friendless tweeter, just wandering around in cyber space." Still, even Clinton had to succumb to the Colbert charms and told the world on Twitter, in 140 characters or less, "Just spent amazing time with Colbert. is he sane? He is cool! #CGIU." Seriously, how can you not love both of these guys?  You can watch the entire fascinating and funny exchange between Clinton and Colbert below. While the interview is almost the entire half hour, it's worth your time, if only to hear Clinton talk about how his saxophone skills are no longer up to snuff. Also, be sure to look out for when Colbert asks the former President of the United States if he's ever considered having his Clinton Global Initiative join forces with TED Talks to create "Bill and Ted's Excellent Initiative." Check it out all three parts of this most excellent meeting of the minds here:  The Colbert Report Get More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,Indecision Political Humor,Video Archive   The Colbert Report Get More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,Indecision Political Humor,Video Archive   The Colbert Report Get More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,Indecision Political Humor,Video Archive  More:   More:The Presidents of the United States As Seen On TV and Movies — INFOGRAPHIC Bill Clinton Makes An Appearance at the 2013 Golden GlobesStephen Colbert's Sister is Running for Congress From Our Partners Jessica Alba Bikinis in St. Barts (Celebuzz)Pics of The Rock Making Things Look Small (Vulture)
  • Brad Paisley's New Song 'Accidental Racist' Is (Whoops!) Completely Racist
    By: Aly Semigran Apr 08, 2013
    Over the last few years, Internet memes and comedians like Louis C.K. have been joking about the "plight" of the white person. The hashtag #WhitePeopleProblems on Twitter has been a forum to complain about  problems that are innocuous in the grand scheme of things, like iPhones dropping calls or that Game of Thrones airs the same time as Mad Men (no, seriously, who let this happen?).  But in the midst of all this tongue-in-cheek humor, we as a people actually forgot about the real, serious plight of the upper-class white guy. (Can't wait for that telethon!) Thankfully, Brad Paisley has stepped up to the microphone to speak for those who have had the prominent voice in society since, oh, forever. In his new, presumably very real song "Accidental Racist," Paisley sings about the horrors of the South. No, not those horrors. I mean, those were, like, a really long time ago and we should probably just let them go. No, it's about the horrors of being a white guy who gets judgmental looks for wearing a shirt with the Confederate flag on it. He just wants to take pride in the South, y'all!  But, don't you see, people of color? Those Confederate flags shouldn't have a negative connotation anymore despite having some very upsetting associations — everyone who has one is just a Lynyrd Skynrd fan! And they shouldn't have to pay for mistakes made by "a bunch of folks made long before we came." Time to forgive and forget. Here's some particularly choice lines from "Accidental Racist":  "Our generation didnt start this nation/We're still picking up the pieces, walking on egg shells, fighting over yesterday/ and caught between southern pride and southern blame." No, this generation didn't start this mess, but racism still definitely exists and until that mindset is completely gone in the South maybe it will be impossible to differentiate the two.  "It ain't like I can walk a mile in someone else's skin." Buffalo Bill would beg to differ. In the meantime, take empathy out for a spin!  But, the most mind-boggling part of the song doesn't even come from the country star (he's the victim, after all, "Just a white man coming to you from the Southland trying to understand"), but rapper LL Cool J, who inexplicably appears on this track to tell white guys like Paisley that they can "let bygones be bygones" if "you don't judge my gold chains, I'll forget the iron chains." It's just that easy, guys!  LL Cool J, who refers to himself as a "new-fangled Django" and a "black Yankee," is totally cool with leaving the injustices of the past in the past and would "love to buy you a beer, conversate, and clear the air." After all, as LL explains, they're just as guilty of judging a book by its cover. You see, everyone is in the wrong here, not white guys. You can listen to this jaw-droppingly offensive little ditty here (make sure you make it to the end, if only to hear LL Cool J give a shout-out to Robert E. Lee) and take pride in knowing, because of this, all is forgiven and racism will cease to exist. We can all go back to worrying about real problems like if we remembered our yoga mats and if this muffin is gluten-free.  More: Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town Get Top Honors at Academy of Country Music Awards Rating the 2013 Grammys: From the Best to LL Cool J MTV VMAs Move to Brooklyn From Our Partners:Eva Longoria Bikinis on Spring Break (Celebuzz)33 Child Stars: Where Are They Now? (Celebuzz)
  • The 'Beautiful Ruins' Movie Officially in Perfect Hands
    By: Aly Semigran Apr 08, 2013
    We here at Hollywood.com are awfully big fans of the 2012 global and generation-spanning novel Beautiful Ruins, to say the least. In fact, we declared the book's writer Jess Walter (The Financial Lives of the Poets) our breakout author of that year and the book itself one of the year's 10 best. So our expectations for a film adaptation of the funny, heartbreaking, and beautifully written piece of literature were awfully big, to say the least.  Mind you, this is a story that's almost too perfect fit for the big screen: from its glorious locations like a picturesque hotel on the Ligurian Sea, to the fact that a large portion of the story is a love letter to old Hollywood love stories, Beautiful Ruins  would be a sensory delight, with a (hopefully great) ensemble cast to boot.  So imagine our utter delight when it was announced on Monday that Oscar-nominated actor/writer/director Todd Field would be getting behind the camera for the first time since 2006's devastatingly good Little Children to bring Beautiful Ruins to a theater near you. Even better, Field will not only direct and produce, but he'll co-write the screenplay with Walter. As far as turning beloved books into full-length features that not only do the text justice, but stand on their own as great pieces of work, Field is two for two. Not only did his take on Little Children  pick up on all of intricacies Tom Perrotta's darkly funny, sexy, and oft depressing slice of suburban Americana, but he also made one of the most darkly funny, sexy, and oft depressing movies of that year. Plus, he got Kate Winslet to turn out one of her all-time great performances as a bored housewife.  Five years prior to Little Children, Field made his full-length directorial debut with In the Bedroom (which he also co-wrote), which also did its original text justice (here, from Andre Dubus' short story collection of the same name), as well as being a visually-captivating, shocking, memorable, Oscar-nominated film which got its already-impressive cast to turn out even more impressive performances. (Tom Wilkinson, Sissy Spacek, and Marisa Tomei all earned nods).  While it's more than fair to say that Field knows what he's doing with adapting brilliant books into equally brilliant films, Beautiful Ruins is actually a bit out of the director's realm. Walter's novel, in comparison to Little Children and In the Bedroom is less heavy fare (that's not to say it doesn't pack emotional wallops, because it most certainly does) and it trades cold suburban landscapes for sunny locations in Italy and California.  Still, Field is an expert on picking up on the little things, and getting us in the minds of the characters. Beautiful Ruins may be a grander, more sweeping story than his previous efforts, but what made that book such a hit with readers (including us) was the getting to know all of the characters over the span of years and thousands of miles. Field can tell a big story that can shifts from harrowing drama to razor-sharp comedy, whether its on a seemingly quiet suburban street or the Hollywood hills and from the perspective of the young and old, the hopeful and the hopeless. It's a thing of beauty, really.  [Photo credit: Harper Collins]  More: Jess Walter, 'Beautiful Ruins' Writer: Hollywood.com Breakout Author of 2012 Hollywood.com's Picks for the 10 Best Books of 2012 20 Hot (and Horrifying) Sex Scenes in Movies
  • 'Mad Men' Preview Predictor: "What Are You Talking About?" Exactly.
    By: Aly Semigran Apr 08, 2013
    The Season 6 premiere of Mad Men was an exceptionally compelling one, but it was not a subtle one. Death was everywhere: it was taking Roger's mother and his shoe shine guy; it was foreshadowed to (Don standing by the window in his office was yet another nod to the falling man in the opening credits); it was waxed poetically about in therapy sessions; and it was even pitched in meetings (maybe Don won't jump out of a window, but he'll definitely jump into the ocean). Hell, even the title of the episode, "The Doorway," was alluded to literally and metaphorically throughout. Mad Men is a show that can lay it on pretty thick... except when it comes to those comically vague promotional trailers.  RELATED: 'Mad Men' Premiere Recap: Don Draper Has No Idea Who He Is Or Why He's Sleeping With That Woman The Mad Men previews have become something of a joke among fans of the show. We get and appreciate that Matthew Weiner wants to fiercely protect his baby, but watching snippets of the characters saying blanket statements ("Don't do that!") week after week is more ridiculous than Betty's new hairdo. There's no double meaning in these clips, there's simply no meaning at all. Sunday night's sneak peek for next week's episode was especially absurd, even by Mad Men standards. (At this rate, we should pretty much expect to see characters saying "Hello?" or sneezing or taking a nap to leave us guessing at what's to come.)  RELATED: 10 Things You Should Know About the 'Mad Men' Season 6 Premiere  Just like last season, I'll try to decode those purposefully cryptic videos with my Mad Men Preview Predictor and you can check back to see how I fared each week and come up with your own theories. On the next episode of Mad Men.... - Pete changes the television channel with his clicker, clearly frustrated. Ugh, leave it to Pete to somehow be a brat while watching TV. I don't think it's something he's watching (Pete doesn't care about anything that much) but I do think he's irritated that his wife Trudy would have the nerve to talk to him about anything.  - Roger: "I didn't know you were capable of being that bad." Conventional theory would tell me he's talking to Don. After all, Don kind of f**ked up this week's pitch (who knew a company wouldn't want their ad associated with thoughts of suicide?) and that phrase could conjure up the Mad Men double meaning (he actually is a bad guy). But I'm venturing to guess this is a Harry Crane-patented mistake being reprimanded, as Sideburns himself is later seen saying "I will have to double check" during a business meeting.  - Ken: "What can we do for you? We'd do anything to make you happy." Ah, happiness: the one thing no one on Mad Men can seem to achieve. Leave it to Ken Cosgrove, the only marginally decent man left at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce, to try and offer it to someone. It's pretty much a guarantee he's saying this to a client in this moment. No one at that office would offer that kind of thing to their colleague, not even Ken.  - Pete: "Don't do that." Ugh, leave it to Pete to tell someone what to do and want things to just go his way. Since he has no scruples about who he's talking to anymore, I'm guessing he has the brass ones to say this to Don.  - Megan: "Yes, sir." Megan is saying this to Don, which should actually bode pretty well for her, since Don clearly likes to be the one in control. I doubt this is her being submissive, though.  - Don: "That's how it works," and "What are you talking about?" Oooh, lucky us. Another Don Draper "What?" Actually, I think he's directing these vague statements to over-excited new guy Bob Benson (guest star James Wolk), who is getting a harsh dose of unimpressed Don Draper.  - Peggy: "Well, he doesn't know that." Please, Peggy could write a book on what the men around her don't know, so this could be anyone. My guess, one of the poor saps she made stay late on New Year's Eve. (She really is the better version of Don, isn't she?)  - Pete: "It's all about what it looks like, isn't it?" Ah, now there's the double-meaning Mad Men statement we know and love. While Pete complaining about something could be directed towards anyone, since it's his only means of communication, I'm going with Joan on this one. If only because she was tragically underutilized in the premiere and if anyone can shoot down Pete's s**t, it's her.  - Other preview moments: Don looks at Joan (post-Pete back-and-forth, perhaps?), Peggy laughs (when you're sitting pretty at the top, you better believe she can), and Don shakes his head at Roger (because what else is new).  Watch the thirty second preview and see if you can pick up on subtleties (what does the color of Joan's dress mean, symbolism-wise?!) here:  RELATED: 'Mad Men' Goes to Hawaii for Season 6 How do you think next week's episode will shake out, based on this baseless snippets? Do you think I'm on to something with my guesses? Share in the comments section below.   [Photo credit: AMC] From Our PartnersJessica Alba Bikinis in St. Barts (Celebuzz)Pics of The Rock Making Things Look Small (Vulture)