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Originally posted 09/24/2013 11:45AM
Jon Hamm better tell his alter ego to lay off the smokes.
The Mad Men star, 42, who plays tormented ad executive Don Draper on the acclaimed AMC series, is preparing to undergo throat surgery next week to remove a large polyp that has affected his voice.
Confirming the actor's condition, his rep, who called the surgery a "routine outpatient procedure," told PEOPLE, "He's having a single polyp removed from his throat."
Originally posted 09/23/2013 03:00PM
Late into the 65th annual Emmys ceremony Sunday on CBS, host Neil Patrick Harris announced: "No one in America is winning their Emmy office pool."
If you did happen to win, you should consider a career in statistical forecasting. The awards were all over the place.
Of the night's many surprises, the biggest was in the category of best actor. Academy voters for once decided not to give the prize to Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston – but instead of rewarding Mad Men's Jon Hamm, the perennial also-ran, they chose Jeff Daniels of HBO's The Newsroom. Perhaps they concluded that Hamm is already lousy with nominations, and handsome as the devil, and that should hold him. Daniels is a fine actor, as you'll discover if you catch just about any of his many performances of the past three decades, but The Newsroom's first season was a pounding surf of angry, righteous yammering. Oh well.
Here's what else the Emmys got right and wrong:
Originally posted 09/22/2013 09:35PM
The star shows up at the Emmys with a surprising new look
Originally posted 07/20/2013 04:00PM
Since when are baths so sexy?
After we were treated to a photo of Jon Hamm and Daniel Radcliffe sharing a tub, Robert Pattinson has entered the fray in a new ad for Dior. But while these three are making waves, they're hardly the first hotties to strip down and dive in – to a tub.
Originally posted 07/17/2013 07:00AM
Will Jon Hamm finally pick up an Emmy for his work as Don Draper on AMC's Mad Men?
Downton Abbey may be down a character or two, but will it still win over the nominators for TV's highest honor?
As always, will Modern Family have the last laugh?
And how will the Academy respond to the success of Netflix's hit, Internet-only series House of Cards and Arrested Development?
Thursday morning at 8:40 ET/5:40 PT will bring the 65th annual Emmy Awards nominations. Check back here at PEOPLE.com for the exciting news – though, already, there is drama.
Originally posted 07/15/2013 05:00PM
At the end of the Harry Potter films, we got to see Daniel Radcliffe happily grown up with a family of his own. In the new mini-series, A Young Doctor's Notebook, Radcliffe faces his less congenial grown-up self head on in the form of Jon Hamm.
"I am the envy of every woman ever," Radcliffe, 23, told the Sun of playing a med school grad who's sent to run a hospital in an isolated Russian village in 1917 opposite the 42-year-old Mad Men star.
Only the relationship between the younger and older doctor isn't exactly friendly, and at one point the pair stare angrily at each other from opposite ends of a metal bath tub.
Originally posted 06/20/2013 09:40AM
In a nutshell: James Gandolfini gave one of the greatest performances in one of the greatest roles in one of the greatest series at the dawn of what is now regarded as television's new golden age.
In fact, you could probably remove those qualifying “one of"s and still find heads nodding in agreement among critics, viewers and whatever poor thugs are left hanging around the Bada Bing club, nursing their beers and watching the dancers.
Gandolfini, who died at age 51 in Rome on Wednesday, was known throughout the world for his six seasons on The Sopranos (1999-2007), the classic HBO drama about a mob boss living in suburban New Jersey with his wife, two kids and some occasional, possibly symbolic ducks in the backyard.
Mobster and "waste management" executive Tony Soprano, as brilliantly conceived by series creator David Chase, was perhaps meant to put the kibosh on the romanticized Corleones of The Godfather, ruthless killers who nonetheless had the smooth beauty of movie stars, eyes full of regret and an air of tragic inevitability.
Originally posted 04/07/2013 08:40AM
Originally posted 04/05/2013 06:45PM
Pop quiz, Mad Men fans: What does popular L.A. restaurant Border Grill have to do with the hit series?
Turns out there are a few connections. The series films across the street from Border Grill's downtown Los Angeles location. Actor Ben Feldman, who plays opinionated copywriter Michael Ginsberg on the show, is chef Susan Feniger's nephew. And the show's breakout star Jon Hamm used to work for years for Feniger and her business partner, chef Mary Sue Milliken, as a waiter.
That, of course, makes Feniger and Milliken the perfect chefs to recommend some culinary treats to serve at your Mad Men viewing party Sunday night.
Feniger suggests a ceviche dish inspired by her nephew's favorite on the Border Grill menu.
"Ben is a total foodie and because I'm the good Jewish aunt, I always feed him way too much,” she tells PEOPLE. "Although the ceviche has tons of strong flavors, it's light and really satisfying."
Adds the chef, "It's also the perfect dish to have with a martini, and what is more Mad Men than a martini?"
Milliken recommends treating your guests to a yummy torta de tres leches.
"When Jon worked at the Border Grill in the late '90s long before he became Don Draper, he ate platefuls of our torta de tres leches," Milliken says. "It also had a '60s N.Y.C. look and feel to it and is always a crowd pleaser."
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