Hey, now! Playboy magazine has unearthed some “rare” photos of flame-haired, “Mad Men” star Christina Hendricks taken for the July 1999 issue. Apparently, the photo featuring the not-yet-famous actress was part of a spread on “summer shooters,” i.e., drinks. It looks like she wasn’t having a hard time getting that Jersey boy to take his medicine. Personally, we prefer the red hair to the peroxide-blond wig. Guys everywhere must be mad to see that while Hendricks may be in Playboy, naked she ain’t. [The Smoking Jacket] Keep reading »
“My family always does a banana with your name on it in your stocking. You carve [the name] in really lightly with a pencil, and a couple hours later it’s nice and black. It sounds so gross but I promise it’s really cute! I think it was supposed to be a healthy thing to eat on Christmas morning before you start to eat all the goodies and sweets and all those things.”
—Christina Hendricks on her family’s Christmas tradition. Yum! The “Christmas banana” sounds both entertaining and delicious. [People] Keep reading »
“Mad Men’s” Christina Hendricks is a beautiful and busty working actress. But yesterday the star was mistaken for a working girl. She drove a prospective John mad when she took a break outside of a pawn shop while filming her new movie, “Drive.” He approached her and asked her how much she charged before he was swiftly escorted away by the crew. I wonder if he asked her to play secretary? In all fairness, she does kind of look the part for this film. [WWTDD] Keep reading »
We — and many, many others — have sung the praises of Christina Hendricks basically ad nauseam. She’s lovely and has a beautiful figure, but there’s a rumor that she, who has gone on record for loving her womanly body, is no longer happy being “the curviest woman in Hollywood.” A mysterious “source” explains, “For her it basically meant she was being called fat.” The source continues: “Now she’s gone against everything she believed in before by going on the first diet of her life. Christina’s cut out carbs, and alcohol, although she’s not a big drinker. She’s eating fish oil to break down fat and pak choi and edamame nearly every meal. She hopes the first [fifteen pounds] will fall off in the next month or so.” Keep reading »
“I can’t say whether I am or am not into ‘plus size,’ but I am most certainly into beautiful women, and I think we can all agree that Christina is a — if not THE — definitively beautiful woman.”
– Sam Page, who plays Joan Holloway’s doctor husband on “Mad Men,” knows he’s got the sweetest job in showbiz playing opposite Christina Hendricks. Now, when are they going to kill him off already so Joan can be with Roger? [via Just Jared] Keep reading »
“Women hit on me. My husband thinks it’s so odd that so many women hit on me … [And gay men] say to me, ‘Well, I’m not straight, but if I was …’ I think it’s so flattering.”
—Christina Hendricks tells Harper’s Bazaar that she’s still surprised by all the gushing her voluptuous figure has inspired since the start of “Mad Men,” and that it’s not just hornball straight dudes showering her with attention. By the way, how stunning is this cover? [People]
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People have told me I look like Christina Hendricks, which is high praise, even if it isn’t exactly true (all redheads look alike, though, don’t ya know). But then I eyed this picture of the dressed-down “Mad Men” star snapped over the weekend when she was out in Hollywood visiting a friend and I clearly saw the resemblance. As someone who works from home, this is exactly what I look like on a good day (i.e., a day I decide to put on pants). The Daily Mail calls this look we share “dowdy,” “distinctly unglamorous” and “a million miles away from the Madison Avenue offices of Sterling Cooper.” Sorry, boys, I’m taken. [via Daily Mail] Keep reading »
It would be easy to hate Bryan Batt.
He breathes the same air as Jon Hamm, playing the closeted gay art director Salvatore Romano on “Mad Men.” He counts Christina Hendricks and Jane Krakowski from “30 Rock” among his besties. And you wouldn’t know it from “Mad Men,” but this Louisiana native has the dreamiest thick Southern accent.
But how could you hate someone who is just so darn nice? Bryan profusely apologized for playing phone tag with me because he was busy taking care of his elderly mom (aww!) and then generously chatted from the back room of the home furnishings store, Hazelnut, he owns in uptown New Orleans with his partner of 20+ years, Tom Cianichi. Can you say “down-to-earth”?
After the jump, find out if Bryan thinks Sal will ever return to “Mad Men,” what it was like playing Lumiere the candlestick on Broadway’s “Beauty & The Beast,” and how he felt seeing Jon Hamm’s handsome mug for the first time. (Answer: amazing.) Keep reading »
Tim Gunn has a giant pair of balls.
No, I am not intimately familiar with the contents of Tim’s nattily tailored suits. I have read the “Project Runway” mentor’s latest book, a half-memoir/half-etiquette guide called Gunn’s Golden Rules: Life’s Little Lessons For Making It Work, and let me tell you, this man has chutzpah. The rude and ridiculous behavior of celebs and mere mortals alike — including his own family — are picked apart in the book; Gunn has already attracted attention for his scandalous revelations, from seeing Anna Wintour being carried down a flight of stairs by her minions to Andre Leon Talley being hand-fed grapes. For instance, he describes filming a Macy’s commercial with Martha Stewart and her daughter, Alexis, who referred to her mother as a “goddamned bitch” and called the products she was hawking at Macy’s “crap.” (He also describes the Stewarts’ relationship as “there’s something ‘Grey Gardens’ about the two of them.” Ha!)
But the craziest revelation to me was not about celebs, per se. Gunn’s father worked as a ghostwriter for J. Edgar Hoover, the former director of the FBI who was allegedly a cross-dresser. Well, Gunn strongly suggests that when, as a child visiting his father’s office, he was introduced to the “I Love Lucy” star Vivian Vance it was actually Hoover in drag. “I’m not saying at the age of eight I definitely met J. Edgar Hoover at his office in the FBI wearing a dress and makeup, only that I strongly suspect it,” Gunn writes.
ZOMG is right. After the jump, read all about Tim Gunn’s lunch with Michelle Obama, Gretchen’s “psychosis” this season on “Project Runway,” and how he has hidden this book from his mother all summer: Keep reading »