“The long distance kind of petered us out. When you date someone else who’s in the industry, someone has to make the sacrifices. And if no one’s willing to, then you just have to be friends.”
—January Jones is on the cover of the June issue of Allure, and inside the magazine talks about why her relationship with Jason Sudeikis didn’t work out. We say big boo to that. We were rooting for those two. [Allure]
Then again, January says dating someone out of the industry has complications, too. Her thought on that after the jump. Keep reading »
Opting to go it alone is a trend in Hollywood, as stars like January Jones, Sandra Bullock, Minnie Driver, Sheryl Crow and Padma Lakshmi have decided to forego the first comes marriage adage and start families on their own. Hats off to these women for forging their singular futures and having the guts to take matters into their own hands without a Prince Charming in the picture.
But do these Hollywood moms, who have millions of dollars, a full staff and unlimited time off make single motherhood look altogether too easy? Could they influence fans to make a similar decision without the resources to back it up? Read more… Keep reading »
In an obvious attempt to steal Kate and William‘s thunder — okay, not really — “Mad Men”‘s January Jones, 33, has announced that she’s expecting! “January Jones is happy to announce that she is expecting her first child this fall,” her rep told People. There’s no information on who the father might be and a source tells the mag, “She’s really looking forward to this new chapter in her life as a single mom.” Fingers crossed it’s not former paramour Jeremy Piven or, I dunno, Benicio del Toro, whose sperm has already impregnated one blonde (Kimberly Stewart) this month. Anyway, congrats to January on her happy news — can’t wait to see how this might impact Betty Draper… [People] Keep reading »
January Jones opened up to W magazine and revealed that when it came to casting the role of secretary Peggy Olsen on “Mad Men,” she was thisclose to getting the part, but also that the role she eventually was cast for — Betty Draper, the icy blonde homemaker wife of anti-hero Don Draper — wasn’t even written into the pilot yet. Instead, series creator Matthew Weiner cast January Jones as Betty Draper and basically wrote the character around her.
Whoa. Whoa. Whoa. This is huge, people. Keep reading »
“It sounds like something I might have said when I was, like, 15. The bitches in high school were bitches because I was pretty.”
– January Jones in Marie Claire UK in response to the claim that her modeling career was sparked by a desire to prove “all those bitches in high school who said I wasn’t pretty” wrong. Oh my. She’s lovely. And humble. And so warm. I wonder how those bitches in high school ever could have hated her? [Fashion Etc.] Keep reading »
“[The paparazzi] wait down the street on either end to see which way I’m going to go. … The weird thing about it is, it kind of makes me feel safe. I live alone, and I feel like they’re always there, they’re always watching. If someone were to come in and rob me — there’s photographers. It’s like the best security system ever … Maybe I’m that pathetic at this point. But it’s a constant presence.”
— Far from being a nuisance, January Jones treats the paparazzi like built-in bodyguards. Somehow I don’t think she appreciated them so much when she had that hit-and-run. [Oh No They Didn't] Keep reading »
Preternaturally intelligent Kiernan Shipka, who plays Sally Draper on our fave show ever, “Mad Men
,” was interviewed by Entertainment Weekly
about the show and her role on it. Kiernan was frank about her feelings about TV mom Betty Draper
. “As much as I don’t like Betty’s character,” she said, “January
‘s amazing and I love watching Betty. But I hate Betty as a person. I sometimes I just wanna punch her in the face.” Us too, Kiernan. Us too. [Entertainment Weekly
] Keep reading »
Remember when we told you that January Jones used to date Ashton Kutcher? Well, here is photographic proof. She was apparently his date to the premiere of “Dude, Where’s My Car?” It’s interesting how different she looks, while he’s almost exactly the same. Thank goodness she has retired the silver suit. [Huffington Post] 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 »