This weekend’s “Saturday Night Live,” hosted by Jon Hamm, was basically a slam dunk. But my favorite part was the digital short where musical guest Rihanna played opposite Andy Samberg’s “Shy Ronnie” character. Ronnie really needs to exercise that voicebox. Uh-oh, boner alert! Keep reading »
“You gotta move cameras around, and ashtrays… Continuity is apparently an issue.”
—Jon Hamm tells the The Observer about the attention to detail required for his pre-fame job as a porno set-dresser. Those porn directors must be kicking themselves now for asking Hamm to dress the set, instead of demanding he undress for the camera. [The Observer via Celebuzz] Keep reading »
“I struggled with chronic depression. I was in bad shape. I knew I had to get back in school and back in some kind of structured environment and… continue. [...] I did do therapy and antidepressants for a brief period, which helped me. Which is what therapy does: it gives you another perspective when you are so lost in your own spiral, your own bulls**t. It helps. And honestly? Antidepressants help! If you can change your brain chemistry enough to think: ‘I want to get up in the morning; I don’t want to sleep until four in the afternoon. I want to get up and go do my s**t and go to work and…’ Reset the auto-meter, kick-start the engine!”
— Jon Hamm, whose mother died when he was 10, discusses with The Guardian how school, therapy and antidepressants helped him cope with the death of his father when he was 20. I know it happened a long time ago, but I’d still be happy to lend a shoulder to cry on anytime Mr. Hamm might need one. Call me. [via The Guardian] 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 »
“My sex scenes with Ben, which were cut—I think, wisely—were raunchy … [Working with Ben] was an awful experience. He’s a horrible human being. Talent-free, I guess we could probably say. It was pure misery. Two-and-half months of absolute, abject terror.”
—Jon Hamm gets sarcastic talking about “The Town” at the Toronto Film Festival. He stars in the flick alongside Ben Affleck, who also directed. Don’t tease us like that, Jon! We’d love it if you and Ben did “Brokeback Mountain: The Sequel.” I dub your partnership Hammfleck. [People] Keep reading »
“When you try to learn how to act, you approach it with respect. But if you just want to be famous … that’s not much different than porn. ‘I’m a movie star!’ Well, no, no you’re not. You’re a porn star, and that’s completely different.”
– Jon Hamm equates fame mongers with porn stars in the new issue of Details [Details via Just Jared] 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 »
In the opening number for last night’s Emmy Awards, producers brought out the big guns — Jon Hamm. Dancing. As in, backing dat ass up. And also the cast of “Glee,” Betty White, Tina Fey, Hurley from “Lost,” Tim Gunn, Jimmy Fallon, and Kate Gosselin, but seriously, most importantly, JON HAMM. Dannnncinggggg. Clip above! Keep reading »
Picking who sits where for the Emmys has to be complicated. Images of the seating chart were released today and it appears that the “Mad Men” cast got the prime real estate, with Jon Hamm front and center, and Elisabeth Moss, John Slattery, and then Christina Hendricks behind him in a line. We wonder what kind of fun conversations John, aka Roger Sterling, will have with Jeff Probst of “Survivor”? After the jump, check out where Tina Fey and Neil Patrick Harris ended up. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »