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 »
“Mad Men”‘s Jon Hamm is on the cover of Rolling Stone with three more hot women than his character deserves: January Jones in regal gold, Elisabeth Moss in body-hugging dusty rose, and Christina Hendricks in a little red, five-alarm-fire of a dress. I love how this cover is demure by Rolling Stone standards but it sells S-E-X better than a dozen Jessica Simpsons.
Also, can we talk about the rack on Elisabeth? Girl, where’ve you been hiding those things?! [Rolling Stone] Keep reading »
“He’s never seen me naked, nor will he after those comments … I think he handled that question very well. He made a joke of it. What was he supposed to say?”
—January Jones gives her reaction to her maybe-boyfriend Jason Sudeikis‘ appearance on “Lopez Tonight” last week, during which George asked Jason if he’d seen January “naked and everything.” Jason responded, “I don’t want to get into it. I’m kidding. I do want to get into it! I do, and I have!” So is January mad? Or not? We can’t tell. [People] Keep reading »