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]
Watch Conan O’Brien surprise a staffer with a Jon Hamm sneak attack as a Secret Santa present. All I could think about when I was watching this was, Oh my god, imagine if I worked at Conan … and he was my Secret Santa … I would have been surprised with Ryan Gosling! And then I was sort of sad. Sigh. [Team Coco]
I have no idea what is going on in this photo, I just know I like it. I like it a lot. Happy Monday, y’all!
“For a lot of comics, there’s a persona they’re not comfortable revealing unless they’re performing. Kristen is incredibly shy; she has her hoodie pulled up and her sleeves pulled over her hands. But this is a woman who wore coconuts on her tits on SNL; she can go to the craziest, most grotesque places on the planet in character.”
– Normally I would roll my eyes at the random absurdity of a magazine like GQ naming Kristin Wiig their “Bro of the Year” alongside a photograph of the comedian in lingerie, but Jon Hamm wrote the magazine’s dedication and I am on Team Hamm Can Do No Wrong. Mind you, I’m not entirely sure what a “Bro of the Year” is, but it seems Wiig is being honored by the mag for “Bridesmaids,” a movie which — shocker! — many men found equally as funny as women. Which is awesome considering the whole “men are funnier than women” thing was getting rather tiresome. Keep reading »
Jon Hamm has nabbed himself four Emmys playing the now-iconic role of Don Draper on “Mad Men.” But apparently, he was not producers first choice for the role. And he actually knows who the makers of the show originally had in mind for the starring role—Thomas Jane of “Hung.” “Nobody knew who I was. The casting directors didn’t know who I was. I wasn’t on anybody’s lists,” Jon explained on comedian Marc Maron’s podcast this week. “The funny thing was, I think they went to Thomas Jane for it, and they were told that Thomas Jane does not do television.” Hee hee. [Huffington Post]
In Hollywood, this happens all the time—big actors often turn down parts that then make a newcomer a bonafide star. Did you know that Michelle Pfeiffer was the original choice for “Pretty Woman?” Or that Kellan Lutz was turned down audition for Edward Cullen in “Twilight”? Many more examples after the jump.
“It is an important thing to instill in a younger generation about the impact of rape, the lasting impact of rape. Children from grade school to high school to college are incredibly susceptible and incredibly malleable, as we all know. To get them early, to teach them about the facts and figures and other realities of rape is key. It is an important issue to me as not only a man, but as an educator, as a human being and as a person on this planet.”
— Jon Hamm melts my heart a little more (proving such a thing is possible). Seriously, is this man for real?! All that handsome, all that talent, and he’s a feminist? Jon spoke yesterday at a benefit brunch for the Rape Treatment Center in Beverly Hills, where he emphasized imparting good values on children while they are young. He’s 100 percent correct here and I’m psyched there’s such a prominent celebrity who gets it.
After the jump, Jon Hamm also opened up about the lack of male role models in his life and how it impacted him: Keep reading »
Jon Hamm was spotted filming scenes from the upcoming — sigh, next year — of “Mad Men” in LA this week. I am really digging that super skinny tie. Also, there hasn’t been a lean this sexy since Jordan Catalano. (If you don’t get this reference, I order you to Netflix “My So-Called Life” immediately!) [Huffington Post] Keep reading »
I don’t know why this GIF is cracking me up so much, but I wish Jon Hamm really did pose for the cameras like this. Nice hip action. Keep reading »
“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, like many of you out there, am a big Hamm fan. No, not the meat—the person, as in I’d have me a Jon Hamm
sandwich anytime. So I am very excited that he is adding a new television show to his docket in addition to “Mad Men
.” Hamm will be a guest star on IFC’s “The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret.” And this is a show I didn’t think could get any better. It’s written by the hilarious David Cross. In it, he stars as Todd Margaret, a shlub who works in a mailroom, until he somehow charms his company’s CEO—played by Will Arnett—and is made the senior sales exec in the UK for a Red Bull knockoff called Thunder Muscle. One last selling point—the music is from Johnny Marr of The Smiths. Yep, I need to watch. The first season will air on IFC in October—it’s only six episodes—and will soon be followed by season two in January, when Jon Hamm enters the picture. [Huffington Post
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