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Originally posted 03/25/2012 11:10PM
When Mad Men's season 4 wrapped up nearly a year and a half ago, Don Draper (Jon Hamm) was on the precipice of a major life change. He had proposed to his young secretary, Megan (Jessica Paré) after taking her on a trip to Disneyland with his children.
As in seasons past, Sunday night's premiere episode has been shrouded in secrecy – with nary a plot point revealed. (Not even the year in which the season is set!)
So, if you haven't seen the season 5 premiere yet, stop reading! There are spoilers ahead …
Originally posted 03/25/2012 05:00PM
Off the air since October 2010, the retro-1960s hit launches season 5 with a two-hour premiere that radiates fresh, intriguing fissures through Don Draper's icy gravitas. Will these grow into bigger cracks?
Ad genius Don (Jon Hamm) is turning 40, and although you might have guessed that he's been middle-aged since 12, it appears unlikely he's going to mellow out no matter how groovy the times get. He reacts to a surprise birthday party with barely concealed disgust, like a shark offered a choice of cake, chocolate or white.
Originally posted 03/24/2012 03:00PM
You wouldn't mess with Don Draper around the office at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce. And you shouldn't mess with Jon Hamm, the man behind those suits and ties, on the Mad Men set.
But his costars thought about it.
John Slattery, who plays troubled executive Roger Sterling, and Elisabeth Moss, who plays secretary-turned-ad copywriter Peggy Olson on the AMC series – whose season 5 premiere is Sunday – attempted to play a prank on Hamm when he was making his directorial debut for the show's April 1 episode.
Originally posted 03/22/2012 08:30AM
AMC's Mad Men is back Sunday after an absence of more than a year, and its maniacally intense fans are anticipating what new developments are in the pipeline at the chilled offices of 1960s ad agency Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce. Mad Men is too subtle to resort to cliffhangers – people here live or die according to what account gets signed over a business lunch lubricated with drinks – but season 4 ended with everyone poised on the brink of ... something.
Something maybe good, possibly bad. Maybe neither. It's that kind of show. Ominous, but incrementally so.
Before Sunday's premiere, here's a refresher as to where the show's main characters were when we left them:
Originally posted 03/19/2012 11:50AM
People swoon over Jon Hamm. And that leaves him … a little perplexed.
"I don't necessarily think of myself like the handsome guy. That's reserved for Brad Pitt and Ryan Reynolds and those guys," the Mad Men star, 41, tells the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Not that he's complaining.
"It's certainly nice when people say nice things about you, don't get me wrong," he says. "I guess I never really thought of myself that way. I just wanted to be a regular person and try to portray parts as varied as I could."
Originally posted 03/14/2012 12:05PM
This week's war of words between Jon Hamm and Kim Kardashian has reached a ceasefire, at least for the time being.
"It's surprising to me that it has become remotely a story," the Mad Man star, 41, told E! News about his unflattering quotes to ELLE UK about the reality star, whom he labeled "stupid."
"I don't know Ms. Kardashian," Hamm continued. "I know her public persona. What I said was meant to be more on pervasiveness of something in our culture, not personal, but she took offense to it, and that is her right."
As E! notes, this sounds more like an amplification rather than an apology.
Originally posted 03/12/2012 05:00PM
Kim Kardashian is a little mad at this man.
The reality starlet, 31, took Jon Hamm to task for recently telling Elle UK that she and her former BFF Paris Hilton are "[expletive] idiots."
Explaining that although she has "respect" for the Mad Men star's opinion, "Not everyone takes the same path in life."
Originally posted 03/03/2012 02:00PM
His taste for ties and perfectly pressed suits earn Don Draper serious style points week after week on Mad Men.
But Jon Hamm, who plays the advertising titan on the AMC period drama, can recall one accessory that didn't exactly stand out for the right reasons in his wardrobe on the show: a removable cast.
Hamm, 40, had to wear the cast when he broke his hand on-set the first season, just one of the three injuries he told David Letterman about on Thursday's Late Show with David Letterman.
"I have this sort of bear-claw swollen hand," said Hamm of the damage, sustained while rehearsing a war flashback scene.
Originally posted 01/20/2012 03:40PM
Jon Hamm may play serious on Mad Men, but he's hamming it up for the kids.
The actor, along with girlfriend Jennifer Westfeldt and their German shepherd mix, Cora, are literally getting animated thanks to their guest-starring roles on the PBS KIDS show Martha Speaks. Hamm plays an actor named Ham Johnson, who joins Kit Luntanne (Westfeldt), a fellow player in a traveling acting troupe, on the road, where they meet Martha, the series's talking dog and namesake.
Originally posted 01/20/2012 05:55AM
With the Golden Globes behind him, Jon Hamm enjoyed a night off on the patio of West Hollywood's Chateau Marmont. The Mad Men star, there with a petite blonde, kept a low profile in a pageboy cap, leather jacket, jeans and wool scarf. The actor stayed at the Chateau for nearly four hours, sipping drinks and smoking as his companion enjoyed white wine, and was in good spirits, smiling and engaging when friends stopped by the table to say hello.
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