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Critics of ‘Mad Men’s’ Workplace Sexism Are Picking the Wrong Fight With Matthew Weiner

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For years, Matthew Weiner has been hearing two different reactions to the casual workplace sexism depicted on Mad Men — with men saying it was unrealistic and women saying it nailed their experience, he told Larry King this week. The gendered split remained just as pronounced after this month’s mid-season premiere, “Severance,” which featured an excruciating scene in which Peggy and especially Joan are the targets of blatant sexual harassment. After it aired, Weiner said, the reaction was as expected: “As usual, a bunch of men get on and say, ‘This is outrageous. You went too far, it’s too unbelievable,’ and all the women are [saying], ‘You’re nuts. It’s still like this. You have no idea.’”
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Jon Stewart and Gael Garcia Bernal on the set of "Rosewater"

A Brief History of Jon Stewart’s Side Projects

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This week marks the release of Rosewater, Jon Stewart’s flawed but interesting feature filmmaking debut. As a serious-minded political thriller, it’s a bit of a departure for Stewart, who is primarily known as a talk-show host and stand-up comic — but his CV is more diverse than you might think. We took a look back at a few of his lesser-known (or, in some cases, all but forgotten) side projects.
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Will You Watch Tonight’s Larry King vs. Piers Morgan Showdown?

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Media feud alert! Tonight CNN’s Piers Morgan is set to interview his predecessor, Larry King. As if the situation wasn’t potentially awkward enough already, last week King told BBC Radio 4 that Morgan “may have been oversold” to American audiences. And that’s not all: “He was going to be dangerous. He was going to be water cooler talk. He’s good. He’s not that dangerous.” Morgan’s official response was kind of bland (“I can’t think of many people I’d rather interview than Larry King, and I’m sure people will be fascinated by the dynamic between us, for obvious reasons.”), but now, presumably to the stir up controversy and drive ratings, he has been tweeting his “real,” much cattier feelings on the issue. Click through to see what he’s had to say, and let us know in the comments if you’re on Team King or Team Morgan.
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Sesame Street’s 10 Weirdest Celebrity Guests

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Sesame Street has a long history of celebrity guests, some kid-friendly and some… less so. Take, for example, this week’s cameo by Katy Perry, whose cleavage was front and center during her sketch with Elmo. Though the version of “Hot ‘n’ Cold” she sang was less risque than the original, it still seemed odd to put one of MTV’s video vixens into a children’s show. Which got us thinking about the most inappropriate, questionable, and flat-out bizarre guests who have been on Sesame Street over the years. Check out our list, after the jump.
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