The stars of Mad Men got together to discuss their hit show at The Paley Center for Media in NYC last night. Jon Hamm, January Jones, Vincent Kartheiser, and the rest of the cast sat down with show creator Matthew Weiner and moderator Brian Williams for a candid discussion about the new season. During the beginning of the panel, Brian joked with Matthew about an inaccuracy from Sunday's episode — don't forget to check out our Mad Men recap — where Joan, played by Christina Hendricks, said that she had made a reservation at Le Cirque, a real-life NYC restaurant that didn't exist in 1968, when the episode took place. Matthew laughed, "Christina Hendricks isn't here, but she ad-libbed that part." Brian also asked about another un-'60s moment when Don ordered an "Old Spanish," a made-up drink from 30 Rock, which Jon, Brian, and John Slattery have all guest-starred on. Matthew and Jon confirmed that the drink order was purely a nod to Tina Fey's former show. The event was the second big night out for the group this week after they attended a BAFTA celebration of Mad Men in the Big Apple on Monday. Stay tuned for our interview with the cast from the Paley Center panel!
The cast of Mad Men got together last night at The Harvard Club in NYC, where they were celebrated by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. The show's leading ladies January Jones, Jessica Paré, and Christina Hendricks all chose different looks for the occasion — who gets your best-dressed vote? Jon Hamm, John Slattery, Vincent Kartheiser, and creator Matthew Weiner were also on hand and got together with their costars for a group photo on the red carpet.
It's been a busy few days for the Mad Men actors, who have been making the press rounds in the Big Apple following the season six premiere of their series earlier this month. John Slattery stopped by CBS This Morning yesterday and joked about how Matthew keeps the cast from leaking new scripts, while January sat down for an interview on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. They'll continue promotions today when they attend a panel at the Paley Center, and we'll be on hand to get the latest.
Jon Hamm landed his first solo Rolling Stone cover for the publication's April issue. He's gearing up for the April 7 return of Mad Men and talked about playing the complicated character Don Draper for six seasons. Jon also touched on the embarrassing talk about his private parts, which have received attention online, including a special Tumblr account, for years. Here's more from Jon Hamm in Rolling Stone:
- On jokes about his anatomy: "Most of it's tongue-in-cheek, but it is a little rude. They're called 'privates' for a reason. I'm wearing pants, for f*ck's sake. Lay off. I mean, it's not like I'm a f*cking lead miner. There are harder jobs in the world. But when people feel the freedom to create Tumblr accounts about my c*ck, I feel like that wasn't part of the deal . . . But whatever. I guess it's better than being called out for the opposite."
- On his similarities with Don Draper: "Don is a very complicated character, and I'm a fairly complicated individual, but that's pretty much where the similarity ends. I try to imbue Don with a humanity that is raw and misunderstood and meaningful . . . It's not that I just come in and throw a suit on and act super cool."
The Vanity Fair Oscars party took place at the Sunset Tower in LA last night. The bash is one of the most exclusive events of the evening and always brings out an A-list guest list. Ben Affleck, Jennifer Lawrence, and Anne Hathaway all dropped by the event after picking up their Oscars at the big show. Jennifer changed out of her strapless Dior gown and into a slinky Calvin Klein frock, while Anne opted to switch into a blue Saint Laurent number after her best supporting actress win. Anne even had a cute run-in with friend Sarah Silverman, whom she gave a hand-kiss to on the red carpet. Earlier in the evening, Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom were photo-bombed upon arrival by Jesse Tyler Ferguson, and Reese Witherspoon left the Oscars to make an appearance at the party. Bono brought daughter Eve Hewson, and Gerard Butler buddied up with Jason Statham.
The Vanity Fair bash isn't the only post-Oscars event that went on last night. Elton John held a star-studded viewing party for his AIDS Foundation, and the Governors Ball was another stop on the A-list's party-hopping trail.
Hollywood's most stylish celebrities turned out for the Costume Designers Guild Awards last night in LA. Anne Hathaway wore a shimmering Gucci frock when she accepted her spotlight award, an honor given to actors and directors for their collaborations with costume designers. Skyfall, Anna Karenina, and Mirror Mirror all won awards in the film categories while Downton Abbey and Smash dominated the TV sections.
Other celebrity attendees included Anne's costar Russell Crowe, Once Upon a Time stars Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas, Amy Poehler, Jon Hamm, and Lily Collins, who wore a dramatic black gown with a giant white bow on her back. It was a mini Saturday Night Live reunion behind the scenes when Amy hung out with Kristen Wiig, Steve Martin, and Maya Rudolph, with whom she presented an award during the show. The CDG Awards are just one of the many events that lead up to the Oscars, which air on Sunday, Feb. 24. Don't forget to vote in our Oscars ballot for a chance to win $1,000 and an iPad!
Ben Affleck, George Clooney, and Anne Hathaway were having a great time mingling with their Hollywood peers at the 2013 Golden Globes on Sunday night. Ben and George posed for photos with Jon Hamm while Anne shared a moment with her Les Misérables costar — and fellow Globe winner — Hugh Jackman. Both Ben and George had love for their leading ladies. Ben shared a sweet kiss with wife Jennifer Garner, while George had a moment with both host Amy Poehler and his own girlfriend Stacy Keibler. The Silver Linings Playbook crew, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, and director David O. Russell, looked cozy at their table.
Click through to see these stars and many more in behind-the-scenes dinner snaps from the award show, and be sure to share your thoughts on all the Globes fashion moments with our red-carpet beauty and fashion polls.
Penelope Cruz wore Emilio Pucci to join her To Rome With Love costars last night in NYC for a screening at the Paris Theatre in honor of their film's release tomorrow. She linked up with costars Alec Baldwin, Greta Gerwig, and director Woody Allen for the premiere. Alec made the rounds with fiancée Hilaria Thomas on his arm, while Woody Allen fan Jon Hamm stepped out with his girlfriend, Jennifer Westfeldt. Penelope, though, skipped out on the star-studded afterparty held at Casa Lever. Chris Rock came out for the celebration, and caught up with John Legend.
Woody's latest picture is out tomorrow, but so far, early To Rome With Love reviews are mixed. It's his and Penelope's second project together after 2008's Vicky Cristina Barcelona — do you plan on seeing this one? Penelope was thrilled to pair up with Woody again, saying at a press conference Tuesday, "I find him so fascinating. He's so unique. I'm lucky that I get to be directed by somebody that I admire so much, and I am lucky I get to hang out with him."
Jon Hamm stopped by Late Night With Jimmy Fallon to promote Mad Men, but the interview was definitely the least exciting part of the night. The real fun began when Jimmy challenged Jon to a game of war — but with a twist. At the end of each round, the winner got to douse the loser with a glass of water. The clip is very, very cute, thanks to Jimmy's incessant giggling and Jon's good sportsmanship.
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The cast of Mad Men came out for the season five premiere of their series at the ArcLight Cinemas in LA last night. January Jones and Jon Hamm were back on the carpet after promoting their Mad Men drama at PaleyFest on Tuesday. January chose a sexy black cutout look by Roland Mouret for the occasion and stopped to chat with us about life as a working mom. She said her costars were understanding even though it was sometimes hard to juggle baby Xander and the filming schedule. Jon Hamm, who brought a Kate Spade clad Jennifer Westfeldt, touched on the changes we can expect this year as the characters head later into the 1960s. Stay turned for more from our red carpet interviews in PopSugar Rush later today! Keirnan Shipka, John Slattery, and Robert Morse were also on hand, though Christina Hendricks and Elisabeth Moss didn't made the event.
January Jones and Jon Hamm teamed up last night to chat about their series Mad Men at PaleyFest. They were joined by the series's creator, Matthew Weiner, as well as costars Kiernan Shipka, John Slattery, and Vincent Kartheiser. January accented her blond bob with a streak of pink, and rocked a blue dress from designer Jenny Packham. Kiernan was decked out in Oscar de la Renta.
We caught a minute with the stars on their way into the panel discussion. Many had anecdotes to share about Jon's recent stint directing an episode. Kiernan said he was great at the job, while John recounted a funny story about a note Jon gave him during filming to stop moving his head so much. John joked that he doesn't want Jon directing anymore! Matthew explained his decision to move the series forward time-wise this season — make sure to stay tuned later for more from the cast in today's PopSugar Rush.