“I had a 13-year-old girl come up to me in Colorado — this is a dead true story — and say, ‘Well, you’re a wealthy white male … why are you here?’ And I was like, first of all, that’s the greatest question I’ve been asked on this entire tour. But secondly, she had conflated somehow in her head that only people vote for their own kind. And I made sure to tell her that that’s absolutely not the case. I vote for what I think is best for all of us. Not simply for me. And that’s unfortunately the message that the other side wants to get across, is you just take care of yourself and you build a fence around yourself and no one else gets help. That’s not how I was raised, that’s not the America I wanna live in and that’s not the America that I believe in.”
– This is Jon Hamm (and girlfriend Jennifer Westfeldt in the background) campaigning for Obama 2012 out in Colorado … and giving me another reason to want to bone him. [BuzzFeed] [Photo: Frankenteen.Tumblr.com]
I don’t care too much about celebrity couples, the flings and breakups and and marriages and babies. I’m far too cynical for all that: there’s so much smoke and mirrors going on in Hollywood that half that stuff is publicist B.S. anyway.
But I read the article in this week’s New York Times Magazine about “Friends With Kids” director/star Jennifer Westfeldt and her co-star/boyfriend, a little actor you may have heard of named Jon Hamm. They both sound like normal people who are bewildered by all scrutiny on them just because they’re famous and they’ve carried on a happy-sounding, healthy-sounding relationship for 14 years. How the hell do they do it? And how can I steal their secrets?
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Jennifer Westfeldt is some kind of voodoo witch doctor sorcerer. Not only has she captured the heart of Jon Hamm, but she has also written and directed a romantic comedy with an ensemble cast and, you guys, you’re not going to slit your wrists while watching it. “Friends With Kids” comes out March 9 and stars Jennifer, her manpiece, Kristen Wiig (!), Maya Rudolph (!), Chris O’Dowd (!!!!!), Adam Scott (!), and Edward Burns (!!!!!). That’s like half of the “Bridesmaids” crew, which is why it actually looks funny. Goddamn, woman. How did you keep Katharine Heigl from being cast in this? Burning crosses and heads on stakes? [YouTube]
“Breath mints. That’s always important.”
—Jon Hamm tells Giuliana Rancic the secret to his 14 year relationship with Jennifer Westfeldt. The couple has been together since 1997, though Jon has said he isn’t the marrying kind and that they are happy without putting rings on it. Now, I know he’s partly joking here, but I’m still kind of depressed by this advice. Seriously, more than a decade into a relationship, Tic-Tacs are still a thing? Sigh. You think you’d be able to deal with each other’s breath by then. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »
“I don’t have the marriage chip, and neither of us have the greatest examples of marriages in our families. But Jen is the love of my life, and we’ve already been together four times longer than my parents were married.”
– Jon Hamm on his 10-year relationship with actress Jennifer Westfeldt and how neither of them are particularly interested in getting married. As for how they deal with the attention he gets for being a “sex symbol,” Hamm says:
“That kind of stuff is only present if you give it attention. If it’s not reflected back, it goes away. It’s not like I’m Justin Bieber or anything.”
Oh Jon, give yourself some credit — you are so much better than Bieber. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »
Jon Hamm gives sweet dreams. [60th Primetime Emmy Awards, Los Angeles, 9/21/08] Keep reading »
Jon Hamm plays Don Draper on Mad Men, you know, that show I am totally obsessed with right now. Don is mysterious and complex and seriously sexy, even when he is being a total a-hole to his wife. Relative to the other d-bags he works with at the Sterling-Cooper ad agency, he treats his secretary Peggy with respect. And Hamm plays him to perfection. Seriously, sometimes I catch myself licking my lips while watching the show. It is embarrassing. Anyway, Hamm has been in a relationship with Jennifer Westfeldt, from Kissing Jessica Stein, for, like ever, which makes him 10,000 times cooler in our book. Keep reading »