Jon Hamm is 42 but he sounds more like he’s closer to 92, and fully admits to it. He says he doesn’t “get” current music like Miley Cyrus and One Direction (fair) but lumps Katy Perry into it (not fair). From Contact Music:
I’m getting older, I’m slowly morphing into that guy who stands on his lawn and shakes his fist and shouts, ‘Get off my lawn!’ All I can is that I don’t get Miley Cyrus, I don’t get Katy Perry, I don’t get One Direction … I don’t get why that’s a thing.
I don’t think it’s fair to lump Katy in with One Direction. Also, ignoring that it’s Miley, “Wrecking Ball” is a great song. (Video, not so much.) Yeah, I said it.
Come. At. Me.
November 21, 2013 at 3:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives
Jon Hamm‘s Don Draper may have a lot of fans, but Hamm isn’t one of them. He thinks the Mad Men character he plays is actually “despicable”. He totally has a point but he may also be a little pissed that in order to play Draper, he has to shave 2-3 times per day. Here’s what he told the Observer about Draper, via Huffington Post:
I am very cognizant that I am playing a character. Don Draper is a pretty dismal, despicable guy, so why I would want to take him home with me I don’t know … It’s a strange thing. People tell me they look up to Don, like they look up to Tony Soprano or Walter White [in 'Breaking Bad']. People have these weird fascinations with people who in reality you would not want to be for a second. There seems to be that vicarious thrill. Maybe it is the fact of doing everything wrong and getting away with it.
[Mad Men] has been a solid 25 percent of my existence on the planet. But that’s enough, I think.
So yeah, Mr. Hamm is definitely ready to see Mr. Draper go. And we will all miss certain parts of him very much.
November 18, 2013 at 5:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives
Jon Hamm is still letting his whole hamm fly solo. God I’m sorry I’m so immature. You may recall that the Mad Men costume people told him he needed to wear underwear because his dong is too big. Hamm didn’t like that, and he’s still not wearing underwear, as you can see in the above photo of Hamm on set, from Us Weekly.
On a slightly more serious note, I hope he’s feeling better. Best of luck, Hamm Dong.
November 8, 2013 at 4:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives
Jon Hamm and Mad Men fans, this one’s for you. The rest of you can file it under Who Gives A F-ck? According to Mad Men makeup artist, Lana Horochowski, most of the makeup required for the men is face shaving. Frequently. As many as 2-3 times per DAY. Ouch. From Huffington Post:
For so long, they were all so clean-shaven. We shoot such long hours, and for Jon, [Hamm] we shave sometimes two, three times a day. Now that we’re in the later season, some of them are wearing fake facial hair. It’s more skin maintenance. We throw a little tinted moisturizer on them.
I would be remiss if I didn’t throw in a joke about Hamm’s monster dong, but I can’t think of any. Someone want to take the wheel?
This makeup artist sounds almost as meticulous as Nicole Kidman’s crazy hair stylist.
October 29, 2013 at 3:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives
Jon Hamm and Daniel Radcliffe made a movie where they share a bath together and apparently the experience was just too magical to let go of. So they’re keeping in touch by playing Words With Friends. This is just effing adorable to me. Why Words With Friends, guys? Hamm says, from Pop 2 It via E! News,
Because that’s basically the 21st century way of staying in touch.
I’m a fan of his [Daniel Radcliffe]. He’s a lovely guy. He’s wildly intelligent and super funny and super talented. I like to have people in my life who are all three of these things.
I love that Hammdong describes Radcliffe as “a lovely guy.” I’m sure he’s the kind of chap who would make his own “get well soon” card for Hamm, who is going to have throat surgery to remove a polyp.
GUESS THEY’LL PLAY WWF WHILE HE’S RECOVERING!
October 1, 2013 at 4:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
Jon Hamm was coughing up blood due to throat polyps. Thankfully he was well enough to show up at the Emmys in a huge beard and not win. But he’s still going to get his condition taken care of. A source is telling Huffington Post that Mr. Hamm has decided to undergo surgery to make him not cough up blood anymore. Capitol idea! From Huffpo:
A rep for the actor confirmed to The Huffington Post that Hamm would be having surgery, calling it a “routine outpatient procedure to remove a single polyp from his throat.” Previous reports suggested that Hamm was to remove two, not one, polyps (abnormal tissue) from the region.
For those wondering, Hamm doesn’t smoke (at least not anymore) and the cigarettes he and all the actors smoke on Mad Men are herbal. Actors, singers, and teachers are prone to throat polyps because of how often they talk and how they use their voice. It’s very unlikely that smoking has anything to do with this condition.
Please sign our get well soon card for Jon Hamm. You can sign it by leaving him a comment with your well-wishes. Or call him a dick, I’m sure he’s not reading this.