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Don Draper’s Guide To Picking Up Women

Last night, my boyfriend, I mean, Jon Hamm (Don Draper on “Mad Men”) hosted “Saturday Night Live” — he was actually very, very funny! He IS perfect. Sigh. Anyway, in the skit above, Don Draper delivers his “Guide To Picking Up Women”. Quite honestly, this would work on me. Full transcript, after the jump. Keep reading »

Mad Men: Joan Holloway’s Date Rape Probably Not That Rare

Last night’s “Mad Men” had an all-too-rare subplot involving Joan and her betrothed, The Handsome Doctor . In a previous episode, Doc’s abusive, douche-tastic tendencies were barely hinted at — “Didn’t you say you were getting me a drink?!” — but this episode confirmed it for any doubters. In one of the most disturbing scenes to have been featured on “Mad Men”, the good doctor forces Joan to have sex with him on the floor of Don Draper’s office despite her repeated protests and attempts to physically dissuade him. Perhaps the saddest and most resonant part of all is when she stops fighting and turns her head to stare fixedly at Don’s coffee table, resigned to her fate. Keep reading »

Mad Men: Don Draper’s Lost Weekend In Palm Springs

Last night’s episode of “Mad Men” gave viewers a much needed change of scenery — Don Draper and Pete Campbell flew out of Los Angeles to meet with various airline executives in pursuit of new business. But while Pete devoted his time to the task at hand, Draper took off for Palm Springs with a mysterious 21-year-old woman and band of pretentious, bohemian, and decidedly wealthy nomad friends. Don seemed to be incredibly intrigued by the laissez faire attitude of his latest conquest (yes, they did sleep together — so much for Don remaining faithful to his marriage) probably because she lives the kind of responsibility-free life that he kinda, sorta craves. It was fun to see the way L.A. was in the early ’60s, the bright sunshine of the poolside atmosphere a welcome change from the greyness of the Sterling Cooper offices. Also, Don Draper looks hot in sunglasses. Next week, it definitely seems like Don is going on a bit of a mission, taking time off from work to pursue something, or someone — there’s been a lot of questions surrounding what Don’s life was like as Dick Whitman. Might there be a love child out there? Keep reading »

Quote Of The Day: Christina Hendricks On Joan Holloway’s Sexy Strut

“I’ve always had a bit of a walk — this girl’s got hips — but on the show it’s exaggerated. The first day, I put on those [retro] undergarments, and I was walking around the office like boom, boom, boom! They called ‘Cut,’ and I turned to [creator Matt Weiner and said, ‘That was Joan.’ And he said, ‘That was Joan.’ It all just dropped into place.” — Christina Hendricks on “Mad Men”‘s Joan Holloway in Page Six Magazine Keep reading »

The Boob Tube: Hot Weekend TV For October 11-12th 2008

The weekend is the perfect time to catch up on all the TV you’ve missed. Bravo will air marathons of “Project Runway” and “Rachel Zoe Project” just in time for the season finales next week. I’ll watch “Clean House: The Messiest Home in the Country” on Saturday to make myself feel less guilty about cleaning my own home. (I’m not really messy anyway.) Sunday continues to be the best for primetime viewing, especially the 10 o’clock hour. Keep reading »

Slideshow: Mad Men’s Christina Hendricks

The other day I asked Catherine, “Do you think I should dye my hair bright red like Joan Holloway on “Mad Men”?” Catherine said, “No” as if the idea was out of the question. I suppose she’s right. I’d need to have the milky white skin that actress Christina Hendricks is blessed with. An added bonus would be to be blessed with this woman’s Botticelli-esque figure, but that’s just dreamin’. Anyway, after the jump, some of Hendrick’s most glorious looks — a little more modern than Holloway’s, of course, but drool-worthy nonetheless. Keep reading »

Fall TV: Returning Primetime Hotties

For the last few weeks, and up until this Sunday, it’s been a big time for TV addicts — so many shows are back! And with them comes the hot dudes that make the shows worth watching (well, in addition to awesome stories, great acting, etcetera). After the jump, 10 TV actors we’re so psyched to have back in our lives, including John Krasinski (“The Office” returns tomorrow night!) and Gale Harold, a new addition to “Desperate Housewives” (premiering this Sunday) whom we’ve loved since “Queer As Folk”. Keep reading »

Who IS January Jones, Anyway?

“Mad Men” is my favorite smart show on television (“America’s Next Top Model” is my favorite stupid show), partially because my loins desire the raw magnetism of Don Draper, but also because I absolutely love the compelling story lines driven by the show’s main actresses. Betty Draper’s character is of particular interest to me and I think she is portrayed so subtly by January Jones. But who the heck is the actress with the porn star-worthy name anyway? Well, for starters, she must have been born to fabulous parents — upon her birth in 1978 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, her parents named her after the character “January Wayne”, from Jacqueline Susann’s “Once Is Not Enough”. That just happens to be one of my favorite trashy reads — I mean, who names their kid after a character in one of the trashiest pill-popping novels of the 1970s? Awesome people, that’s who. Read on for more January Jones info, including the slew of Hollywood stars she’s dated. Keep reading »

Quick Pic: Jennifer Westfeldt Adores Don Draper Too!

Jon Hamm gives sweet dreams. [60th Primetime Emmy Awards, Los Angeles, 9/21/08] Keep reading »

The Boob Tube: Hot Weekend TV For September 20th-21st 2008

TV this weekend is really kind of wack because there’s hardly anything of note to watch. That is unless you’re a fan of the cult classic Spaceballs. G4 TV will premiere “Mel Brooks’ Spaceballs: The Animated Series” on Saturday (clip, after the jump). And if you need a refresher on the film that inspired this new series, the folks at G4 will air the film before the premiere. You can also watch some really entertaining movies, like the Legally Blonde franchise. Sunday is the better day for TV watching, especially in the evening, when “Gossip Girl” and “ANTM” repeat and the “60th Primetime Emmy Awards” air. [TV Guide]
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