Mad Men genius Matthew Weiner has plenty to celebrate these days — his Emmy-winning TV show, the upcoming Bryan Batt reimagining of Les Misérables, etc. — but what he's really excited about is politics: "It's been a great year, not just for the show but the election," he told us at the GQ Men of the Year party in Los Angeles last night (at which Jon Hamm was an honoree). "We finally don’t have to be so upset. We finally have someone who cares about children! Bush doesn’t even care about children, which most human beings do." Still, "it shouldn't have been that close," he said, quoting Don Draper after Kennedy beat Nixon. But when we teased him about being prescient, he stopped us. "You know everyone thinks I’m so smart, but I have a story for you — last year I start talking about the election and writing [references to it] into the show because it’s an election year and finally someone says to me, 'The election’s next year.' So I’m not that smart after all."
Most Viewed Stories
Breaking Down the Multi-Billion-Dollar Seinfeld Economy
Amber Heard Claims Johnny Depp Was 'Verbally and Physically Abusive' Throughout the Entirety of Their Relationship
X-Men: Apocalypse’s Post-Credits Scene, Explained
Art Garfunkel Was Perhaps the Worst Hamilton Spectator of All Time
9 Movies to See (or Not) This Memorial Day Weekend
Have Mercy on Your Bank Account — The Full House House is For Sale
Retirement King David Letterman Drunkenly Takes the Indianapolis 500 By Storm
What to Remember for the Second Half of Game of Thrones Season 6
Melissa McCarthy Hopes All of the Negative Ghostbusters Commenters 'Find a Friend'
Report: Amber Heard Made Earlier Domestic Abuse Claim Against Johnny Depp
Latest News from VultureSam Mendes Spills the (English Breakfast) Tea on the Future of James Bond, Says 'It Will Not Be What You Expect'
He also announced he's done with the franchise.Outlander Recap: The Old Fox
Fear of La Dame Blanche extends to both sides of the English Channel.Outlander’s Clive Russell on Why Jamie’s Grandfather Is a Horrible Person
"If you were of a lower class, you would just expect to be sexually harassed and used by certain men in certain hierarchies."Dwayne Johnson Teases Fast & Furious 8 Involvement With a Poetic Black-and-White Instagram Post
"When you strip a man of all he has. All that's important to him. You force him to return to his roots.. and sometimes that's a very dangerous and twisted place."Melissa McCarthy Hopes All of the Negative Ghostbusters Commenters 'Find a Friend'
"All those comments — ‘You’re ruining my childhood!’ I mean, really."Jeff Bridges Will Drink Liquor and Do Other Spy Stuff in Kingsman: The Golden Circle
But he won't drink a White Russian, sadly. That's not classy or British.Retirement King David Letterman Drunkenly Takes the Indianapolis 500 By Storm
Viva la Dave!The Girlfriend Experience Recap: Homecoming
Christine may have won the battle, but she's losing the war.Courtney Barnett Rocks Out to the Grateful Dead's 'New Speedway Boogie' on The Tonight Show
Making Jerry Garcia proud.Is It Too Late Now for Justin Bieber and Skrillex to Say Sorry for Allegedly Stealing Parts of ‘Sorry’? Skrillex Denies Wrongdoing
"SORRY but we didn't steal this."
Depp's attorney counters that she's "alleging abuse" for spousal support.Watch Andy Samberg Not Give a F-ck in a New Freestyle Video from Lonely Island's Popstar
People lookin' at Conner like he's crazy but he don't care though.Have Mercy on Your Bank Account — The Full House House is For Sale
For a cool $4.15 million.Art Garfunkel Was Perhaps the Worst Hamilton Spectator of All Time
What would Paul Simon think?Maze Runner: Death Cure Postponed Until 2018 in Light of Dylan O'Brien's Injuries
Precisely: January 18.Report: Amber Heard Made Earlier Domestic Abuse Claim Against Johnny Depp
On May 21.Glee’s Mark Salling Indicted on Two Counts in Child Pornography Case
Saling was arrested by the LAPD in December.How Old Is Everyone Supposed to Be in X-Men: Apocalypse?
Somehow, Jennifer Lawrence has been tricked into playing another character in her 40s.Penelope Cruz And Jimmy Fallon Dubsmash On The Tonight Show And You Know, Look, Live Television Is Not Easy
Those long pauses.Emilia Clarke, What Are You Doing? Don’t Watch Game of Thrones With Your Parents
Never watch Game of Thrones with your parents.