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Aimlessly wandering around Cipriani Wall Street, the lavish home of New York City’s Gotham Awards, I wondered if anyone knew the awards season was in full swing. That morning, a critics group handed out the first batch of accolades. Present company would soon receive statues swaying the race towards buzzed about thespian thoroughbreds. It was "on." Yet, this crowd didn’t have that awareness. This was way too chill. I was the only one wondering if "Under the Skin" could upset "Birdman," weighing options in anticipation of the question mark-filled Breakthrough Actor category. Somehow, a run-in with "Boyhood" star Ellar Coltrane ended with us wondering out loud, "What does it all mean?" in the existential sense. So this is why everyone was downing bellinis. The Gotham Awards owns its quiet-before-the-storm identity. The show isn’t the Golden Globes drunken circus, nor is it top tier enough to warrant an intense competitive edge. »
- Matt Patches
New parents and surprise newlyweds Scarlett Johansson and French journalist Romain Dauriac took time out from baby duty for a date night on Monday at an event buzzing with a who's who of award-season contenders. The couple were seated together and schmoozed with the likes of Julianne Moore and Marisa Tomei at the star-studded 2014 Gotham Independent Film Awards by the Independent Filmmaker Project (Ifp), which was sponsored by euphoria Calvin Klein at Cipriani Wall Street in N.Y.C. "They sat next time to each other the whole night and he beamed when she presented," a guest tells People. "He »
- Sara Hammel
New parents and surprise newlyweds Scarlett Johansson and French journalist Romain Dauriac took time out from baby duty for a date night on Monday at an event buzzing with a who's who of award-season contenders. The couple were seated together and schmoozed with the likes of Julianne Moore and Marisa Tomei at the star-studded 2014 Gotham Independent Film Awards by the Independent Filmmaker Project (Ifp), which were sponsored by euphoria Calvin Klein at Cipriani Wall Street in N.Y.C. Johansson, 30, a nominee for best actress for Under the Skin, lost out to Moore, who won for Still Alice. As the event got underway, »
- Sara Hammel and Liz McNeil
In an interview with Us Weekly, Hamm admitted that he had already spilled the beans about the top secret series finale to his partner of 15 years.
"Oh, she knows," Hamm told the magazine last week. "I tell her everything! I tell her everything and she definitely knows."
The actor said that Westfeldt, like everyone involved in "Mad Men," had been sworn to secrecy, and "won't tell anyone" what lies ahead. And Hamm kept mum, too, declining to give Us any hints about what's in store for Don Draper and Sterling Cooper & Partners.
"I'm pretty good at keeping it secret by now," he told the magazine. "I'm looking forward to it, I think we'll have a good time."
The second half of "Mad Men »
- Katie Roberts
No secrets in this relationship! The highly anticipated series finale to Mad Men has been kept a secret for months, but Jon Hamm couldn't help but let the details slip to his longtime girlfriend Jennifer Westfeldt. "Oh, she knows," Hamm, 43, told Us Weekly exclusively at CAA's School Day Benefiting Communities in Schools. "I tell her everything!" the Mad Men star continued of Westfeldt, 44. "I tell her everything and she definitely knows." Hamm trusts his girlfriend of 15 years to keep mum on the show secret. "She [...] »
The other day, a pregnant friend said she was scared of giving birth after watching Friends With Kids. In that movie, Jennifer Westfeldt‘s character is in a lot of pain during labor, despite having an epidural (drugs). Being an expert, I guess, having just experienced the birth of my second kid, I told her to relax. Sure, some women still feel some pressure during delivery, but for the most part it’s all numb down there. That is the point of paying thousands of dollars to get it. I only recently saw Friends With Kids for the first time myself, and I was surprised that such a stereotypical birth scene was made this decade. Especially for how otherwise aware it was. Adam Scott‘s character at least addresses the epidural by name, but for the most part the scene is wrong, including the stuff involving episiotomy (I’ll let you look that one up). Westfeldt, who »
- Christopher Campbell
Woody Allen’s back catalogue casts a long shadow across contemporary romantic comedy. His tropes and trademarks are as ingrained into the collective sense memory as mother’s perfume. At the first tremble of a clarinet, mutter about mortality or meander across a Manhattan neighbourhood, we inhale the nostalgia like Bisto kids. And arguably we’d never have met Harry and Sally, walked the Sidewalks of New York or dined alongside Friends with Money without his influence.
The Longest Week is peppered with Woody base notes. Over the course of seven days, Conrad (Jason Bateman) has been stripped of the safety net of his wealth and the cushion of his ego, moved in with his cynical best friend (Billy Crudup) and accidentally fallen in love with his girl (Olivia Wilde). His eventual dilemma – to be or not to be a better man – is as timeless as Annie Hall.
Now, to coincide with its DVD release, »
- Emily Breen
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Still figuring out who you’d invite to the 2014 Emmy Awards? Well, these stars got it all sorted out. Whether they were dressed to impress (or not so much), some celebs sure know how to rock their greatest accessory: arm candy. Jon Hamm and Jennifer Westfeldt are a smashing duo, while Hayden Panettiere skipped bringing her guy on her arm and rocked her growing baby bump (which she announced, is a girl!!). We wish Sofia Vergara showed up with new boyfriend Joe Manganiello on her arm — would the red carpet survive all that hotness? — but there are plenty of others giving them a run for their money. Check out the gallery above and decide whose arm candy is too hot for TV.
- Taylor Ferber
Jon Hamm is one of the most likeable and humble stars today, but success didn't come easy for the Midwestern actor, who proved that patience really does pay.
Moving to Los Angeles in the mid-90s, it was more than a decade before Hamm landed "Mad Men" and became a breakthrough sensation. But ever since starring as the now iconic Don Draper, the actor has found work aplenty, appearing in hits like "The Town" and sitcom "30 Rock." This summer, Hamm is back on the silver screen in Disney's "Million Dollar Arm," where he stars as a sports agent trying to turn Indian cricket players into baseball stars.
From competing on a cheesy dating show to his surprising first movie director, here are 23 things you probably don't know about Jon Hamm.
1. Hamm was born in St. Louis, Missouri to Deborah and Daniel Hamm. His mother was a secretary, while his father ran a family trucking company. »
- Jonny Black
Washington, May 11: Jon Hamm unveiled his wax statue at Madame Tussauds in New York by taking a selfie.
The wax figure is decked out in a debonair-looking grey suit, Fox News reported.
Ironically, Hamm, who stars in the AMC drama 'Mad Men,' arrived at the unveiling wearing a grey suit.
Hamm said that he posed for the figure last year, and it took months to craft the figure.
Hamm was joined by his longtime girlfriend, actress Jennifer Westfeldt, who kept marveling at how uncanny the figure looked like him. (Ani) »
- Arun Pandit
From the moment suave, brooding Don Draper entered the pop culture ether, Jon Hamm, along with his new sex symbol status, was shot into the stratosphere of fame. Not that he takes any of the attention too seriously. "It's silly," he tells People with a laugh. "First of all, it's completely arbitrary. Point me to 50 people online who think I'm super sexy, I'll point you to 50 more who say he's old and looks like my dad. It's not universal. If you buy into that, you're crazy." What is universal? The fact that Hamm, who will bid farewell to his iconic »
- Aili Nahas
False alarm, people… Jon and Jen are doing just fine! Jon Hamm updated Us Weekly on his relationship with longtime flame, Jennifer Westfeldt, at the L.A. premiere of Million Dollar Arm Tuesday, May 6. His chat follows a report that questioned whether Hamm was secretly dating his Mad Men costar Elisabeth Moss. "Unfortunately Jen can't be here tonight," Hamm, 43, told Us of Westfeldt, "because she's on stage in New York City." (Westfeldt, 44, is currently starring in Steven Soderbergh's off-Broadway production of The Library.) The AMC star [...] »
This summer, we're going to be taking a look at the summer movie season from a number of different angles. Kristopher Tapley put up a great piece yesterday about his favorite summer movie summer, back in 1989, and you can expect three more of those. We also just posted a gallery of people we think have a chance at being breakout stars by the time September rolls around. But each month, we're also going to be taking a look at people who are at a crossroads, people who are having defining moments, people who are either on the wane or on the rise, and we're going to spotlight them. We're going to look at the stakes for them this summer, and how this could change things for them. May is kicking off the summer movie season this year with "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," which brings us to our first star… Emma Stone »
- Drew McWeeny
Lesson learned this week on Broadway: if he does not like what you wrote about him, James Franco will call you “a little bitch”. Franco, who made his Broadway debut this week in Of Mice and Men opposite Bridesmaids charmer Chris O’Dowd, took on the New York Times’ Ben Brantley on Instagram, making it the 453rd silly thing he’s done this year. (Or is it incredibly shrewd and constant self-promotion? One cannot be sure.) In more benevolent news, a bevy of much-loved stage, film, and TV triple threats returned to their roots, including Audra McDonald (channeling the haunted spirit of Billie Holiday, »
- Jason Clark
Is Megan doomed on Mad Men? Certainly, her marriage to Don seems to be on the rocks, but there are also those persistent rumors that Megan could be murdered, à la Sharon Tate — a theory strengthened by many could-be clues in last Sunday's season premiere. When Vulture caught up with Jon Hamm last night at the Public Theater’s opening night fête for The Library — he was positively beaming when his longtime girlfriend Jennifer Westfeldt, who stars for director Steven Soderbergh in the play, emerged at the after-party — we asked for his take on the Megan-is–Sharon Tate line of thinking. "I don’t give very much credence to it," said Hamm. "Although, certainly it was on people’s minds in the world of the show. It’s an interesting theory, but I don’t know how much validity there is to it. But it’s a great compliment that »
- Jamie Sharpe
Before Jon Hamm was Mad Men's main man, he was just another slightly awkward guy looking for love on a TV dating game show. Thanks to recently unearthed footage of Jon's 1995 appearance on The Big Date, the world got to see the actor's pre-fame "fabulosity" at its finest. Jon himself was also treated to this blast from the past, and on Tuesday's The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson, he poked some fun at his younger self. In a vintage clip from the cringe-worthy appearance, Jon promised prospective date Mary Carter a "fabulous foot massage." Craig wanted to know if Jon, now 43, gives his longtime girlfriend Jennifer Westfeldt "the ol' foot massage" like he promised this »
At this point, we take for granted the fact that Jon Hamm is pretty much the most handsome, most charming, funniest man currently living. But apparently that wasn't always the case.
Back in the misfit '90s, Hamm showed up on a dating show called "The Big Date" (courtesy of Vulture -- and, seriously, thank you). And, spoiler alert, he had really floppy hair.
The year was 1996 and the show, hosted by Mark L. Walberg, is a painful relic of a bygone era (even the camera movements seem covered in dust). In his segment, Hamm uses the word "fabulous" to an insane degree, summing up the evening as "a night of total fabulosity." Uh, if you say so Jon. It should probably come as no surprise that he gets passed over twice...
But this story has a happy ending, because Jon's life today really is fabulous (and he's been with »
- Drew Taylor
Before Jon Hamm was everyone's favorite sexy ad man, he was a struggling actor who was looking for love. Someone has unearthed a video of Jon's appearance on the forgotten '90s dating show The Big Date in 1996, where 25-year-old Jon attempted to convince one giddy woman to go on a date with him by promising "fabulous conversation" and a "fabulous foot massage." Spoiler alert: she doesn't pick Jon (we bet she's really regretting that choice now), and Jon went on to start dating his current partner, Jennifer Westfeldt. Watch a clip of Jon's appearance above, and prepare yourself for Jon's totally '90s haircut. Front Page Image Source: Getty / Tim Whitby »
- Maria Mercedes Lara
Actor Jon Hamm, star of the upcoming Million Dollar Arm, was on hand to receive the CinemaCon Award of Excellence in Acting from Chairman of The Walt Disney Studios Alan Horn at The Walt Disney Studios Exclusive Presentation.
Hamm also introduced a Special Screening Of Million Dollar Arm on March 26, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
A native of St. Louis, Hamm currently stars on AMC’s “Mad Men” as the high-powered, philandering advertising executive, Don Draper.
In 2012, Hamm starred in Friends With Kids (which he also produced), for writer/director/star Jennifer Westfeldt, opposite Adam Scott, Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph and Megan Fox. His previous film credits include Bridesmaids, Ben Affleck’s The Town, Zack Snyder’s fantasy thriller Sucker Punch, Shrek Forever After, in which he voiced the character ‘Brogan,’ The Day The Earth Stood Still, Jennifer Westfeldt’s Ira & Abby, Kissing Jessica Stein »
- Michelle McCue
Arguably the most well-attended and sought-after Oscar party belongs to Conde Nast’s Vanity Fair. Gaining admittance suggests both clout and perseverance. I was granted 30 minutes to take a look around the most powerful room in Hollywood. No notebook, tape recorder or interviews. I was provided a window placard for my car which declared the time of my admittance, I was issued a badge-like plastic contraption that included my name, which was announced – equal parts social graces and security measures – during the approach to party’s new location at 8680 Sunset Blvd.
11:15 p.m. The line of black SUV’s snaking east on Sunset Boulevard were filled with starlets and producers, some clasping golden statues, others looking to drown their sorrows.
- Alexandra Cheney
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