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First of all, I’m ticked at my favorite “Saturday Night Live” comedian, Jason Sudeikis, for dating January Jones since she was arguably the worst SNL host of all time.
Do you read Lainey Gossip? Lainey also loved January’s Emmys dress and hates January’s lack of personality. She is gorgeous — and probably should’ve won an Emmy for playing Betty Draper on the best show on TV — but there’s no there there.
Having said that, I was grateful for her dress after the darkness the Emmys dropped on us — long navy and black evening gowns.
Why? It’s August.
If I had a ticket to the Emmys and any style at all, I would’ve done what January did with this bold royal blue Versace. But I would’ve done something equally bold with my hair, instead of her casual California surfer girl look.
E! online did its glam or sham poll and they also called out January for her hair and boring pumps. Readers voted her 39.9% Glam and 60.1% Sham.
Hey, I liked it — a lot more than what my favorite “Mad Men” actress, Christina Hendricks, wore. Those are some ugly purple feathers. She’s one of those beautiful-in-a-paper-bag types, but this lavender Zac Posen dress is testing that theory.
Christina is my #1 girl on the show and Elisabeth Moss is my second favorite. Elisabeth stays in that position fashion-wise with her not-great-but-not-bad Donna Karan gown.
Speaking of “Mad Men,” I just saw this story about how the cast of “True Blood” — including Alexander Skarsgard — ditched the HBO party to hang out at AMC’s cooler “Mad Men” party at the Soho House. Poor HBO! At least they have all those Emmys to keep them happy.
Peggy Olson is back on the market. But if you pick her up, she comes with the free gift of Scientology.
Check out this list of other celebrity Scientologists. Some I knew, some I did not. (Jason Lee? Juliette Lewis? Erika Christensen?)
Anyway, Fred Armisen plays Obama (and not very well) on “Saturday Night Live.” I prefer him as the ditzy court stenographer and Joy Behar of “The View.”
Fred and Elisabeth were only married 10 months. SNL boy was previously married to an English singer named Sally Timms.
According to Life & Style (and picked up by other more worthy outlets), “Fred and Elisabeth separated in May. Fred is currently in Portland, Ore. on the set of his new series Portlandia. Elisabeth is in LA focusing on her career and spending quiet time with friends.”
I’m sad. I liked them.
The Emmys are only a couple of weeks away — Sunday, August 29 on NBC — and Elisabeth is nominated as Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for playing Peggy on Season 2 of “Mad Men.” Who is she going to go to the awards with? (I still hope her fellow nominee Christina Hendricks wins for playing Joan.)
Also sad news: Patricia Arquette and Thomas Jane are reportedly divorcing.
Also, Patti Stanger of “Millionaire Matchmaker” has called off her wedding to her boyfriend of more than six years because, as she described it, he wants her to be something that she can’t be. (Emotionally stable?) Apparently she wants kids now (and she’s 49 so that sounds fair) and he doesn’t.
Good news: Neil Patrick Harris is going to be a daddy of twins. I bet he’ll be a cool father.
Also good, but not new news: Jane Lynch is going to host SNL sometime in October. Can’t wait to see who else they have lined up for the new season. You think Jon Hamm will be back for a third time? Sergio! Let’s do this thing.
Also good October news: “In Treatment” will return to HBO for a third season this October. I love this show and you can check out my list of top 15 TV shows to find out why.
By Gina Carbone
Don’t forget to die of happiness tonight after the epic double feature of dramatic handsomeness. (Are Jon Hamm and ASkars in Jimmy Kimmel’s Handsome Men’s Club yet? If not, how can we make this happen?)
First we have “True Blood” season 3 episode 6, “I Got a Right to Sing the Blues,” at 9 p.m. on HBO. All I ask: Please provide at least one shot of Eric in his blue cashmere sweater.
Then, at 10 p.m., we have “Public Relations,” the premiere episode of “Mad Men” season 4 on AMC.
We are jumping ahead a year after the episode of “Survivor: Sterling Cooper” that was the season 3 finale. It’s 1964 and we have a new office for Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce, new haircuts for some of the folks and new problems for Betty Draper Francis. Or whatever she’s calling herself. She might as well be Dick Whitman, since that name appears to be free.
I just want to know that Lois will be OK. She started on the SC switchboard, flirted with the gay art director (Sal, we need you back!), wrangled a job on Draper’s desk, screwed it up, got assigned to poor Kinsey, then ran over Guy’s foot on a John Deere lawn mower before crashing into an office.
BUT SHE STILL KEPT HER JOB, BLESS HER!
Now that Sterling Cooper 1.0 is no more, I want to know what will happen to her. And why, in the official season 4 cast pic, do we have all the SCDP folks, plus Ken Cosgrove? Are they drafting him for the new office? If so, will Pete pitch another fit? (Hope so! I live for Pete’s pouts.)
Anyway, one of my friends knows I love Lois and she sent me a link to a story that the actress who plays Lois — I don’t care what her real name is, she is Lois to me forever — has posed for Playboy. Normally I wrinkle my nose at that kind of thing BUT THIS IS LOIS. Lois is the ultimate survivor and now she’s on the cover of Playboy. Long live the foot-killer!
Anyway, not only do we get this deliciousness double feature tonight, we get it every Sunday night for at least a few weeks.
You know what, throw Colby Donaldson and “Top Shot” into this night of hot handsomeness. “Top Shot” airs at 10 p.m. on The History Channel, so you’ll have to tape it while “Mad Men” is on. But it’s worth it — to watch Colby do his best Jeff Probst impression. (Hey, if you’re going to imitate, imitate the best.)
The show itself is too much of an attempt to be “Survivor.” I hope to get through life without ever firing a gun, but even I think “Top Shot” needs more actual shooting and less strategy and plotting. Half the show seems to be about sending someone home, with only two people getting to shoot things to decide which one goes. Just keep shooting stuff through the whole program.
Tonight’s ep should be better than usual, though, since they will be doing a “Trick Shot Showdown.” Behind the back shooting and shooting objects after you throw them in the air, etc. I’m rooting for Kelly The Kid or Tara. Kelly ’cause he’s the young’un and Tara ’cause she’s the girl. Everyone else is blending together.
Catch up on my “True Blood” stories here. I’m still deciding if I want to write about “Mad Men” every week. It’s a deep show and after weeks of non-stop writing about “The Bachelorette” I may be depth-deficient for a while.
By Gina Carbone
Don, grab your old-fashioned! Joan, grab your accordion! Roger, grab your nearest PYT! Lois, grab your nearest piece of dangerous machinery! We’re back in business.
Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce will continue its war with whatever remains of Sterling Cooper 1.0 when “Mad Men” season 4 begins on Sunday, July 25.
Isn’t that swell?
Bad-ish news now.
There’s some up-in-the-airness about this, but show creator Matt Weiner made some comment at the National Association of Broadcasters convention last week that he could not see writing or continuing the series beyond season 6.
According to the LA Times, that came as a big surprise to fans, but also execs at AMC.
“A spokeswoman for AMC assures that no end date has been set for the show and issued this statement on behalf of the network: ‘No one wants to see Don Draper wearing a leisure suit. We trust Matthew’s vision and that he knows where to take the show. But with that said, M*A*S*H figured how to stretch the Korean War for more than a decade, so stay tuned!'”
Don’t speak too soon. If Jon Hamm is the one wearing Don’s leisure suit, there’s at least one person here who wants to see it.
By the way, is our girl Joan — aka Christina Hendricks — the hottest woman alive? Esquire seems to think so. Seems like a good call from here.