How many times will Jon Hamm allow his last name to be a pun? Apparently, countless times, if the new Saturday Night Live promo plugging the Mad Men actor’s hosting gig tomorrow is any indication. Although, since Rihanna is the musical guest, I’m stumped as to why the promo didn’t include a Hamm and Ri(ye) joke. (Even you commenters picked up on it!) You would think Good Burger alum Kenan Thompson would know his sandwiches a little better. Oh well. Click the jump to check out the new promos, co-starring SNL‘s Thompson. Sigh. These are the times I wish I were a plant. READ FULL STORY
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Lionsgate has confirmed that they will adapt the bestselling pregnancy bible What To Expect When You’re Expecting and intend to give it the Love Actually and Valentine’s Day treatment. In other words, we’ll see a series of intertwining vingnettes with enough star wattage to blind most any moviegoer.
The film is still in the early planning stages, but we wanted to throw out our own casting recommendations — and hopefully Lionsgate is listening.
Dreamboat status aside, Jon Hamm would be perfect as frazzled father of three whose wife is expecting again. Mad Men gives him drama cred, 30 Rock gives him comedy cred, and really, who doesn’t want to see Don Draper play a fumbling, ultimately loving father? We all know Sally Draper would!
But Hamm would need someone to grab beers with at the local bar, and that’s where he can turn to Jason Bateman, who might play dad to an awkward teen, if only to remedy my Arrested Development separation anxiety.
As for the women, Rachel McAdams would nail nervous-mother-to-be, no? And may we suggest Jane Lynch as one part of a lesbian couple who is expecting via sperm donor? Considering Lynch’s storied career (Best in Show, Julie & Julia, and The 40-Year-Old Virgin) we know she has more up her sleeve than a red tracksuit.
Who do you think should be cast? We’re taking your suggestions below!
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Zack Snyder won the derby to direct the newest Superman movie — produced by Christopher Nolan, written by David S. Goyer, and aiming for a holiday 2012 release — now comes the next, biggest round of wild media speculation: Who should don the Man of Steel’s red and blue tights? So let’s just get to it, shall we? Here are ten actors who could soon find themselves leaping tall buildings in a single bound.With the news that
Why he’s perfect: He’s already been through this once before, back around 2004 when McG, and then Bryan Singer, were attached to direct a new Superman movie. Since then, he’s developed a cult fanbase thanks to Showtime’s The Tudors, but he’s still not so well-known that his star power would overwhelm the role. I mean, just look at him (he’s at the far left): The guy kinda comes off like he was built in a lab to play Superman.
Why he’s not: He’s already been through this once before, and Warner Bros. went with someone else. Plus, it does seem kinda odd to cast a Brit as someone who stands for Truth, Justice, and the American Way.
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Adam Scott will star in screenwriter Jennifer Westfeldt’s upcoming Friends With Kids, the actor’s rep confirms. He’ll be in good company, too, alongside Kristin Wiig and Westfeldt’s longtime partner Jon Hamm. Adam Scott and Jon Hamm on the same screen? Be still my heart.
As a slavish fan of Party Down, Mad Men, and stories written by women, this is pretty much the best news I’ve ever heard. Westfeldt’s previous films — the indie classic Kissing Jessica Stein and the less-seen-but-totally-cute Ira and Abby — combine wry social observations with genuine warmth and stylized storytelling. Yay for everything. Even Piranha 3-D.
Does this take the sting away from Party Down being canceled, PopWatchers? (Not for me.) Do you want to see Hamm and Scott play snuggly besties, or might they be a little more fun as adversaries?
Mad Men star Jon Hamm lived up to his last name by trading funny barbs and quips with Craig Ferguson on last night’s edition of Late Late Show. Ferguson set the jovial tone from the outset during his introduction of Hamm: “My first guest tonight has got two films in theaters right now — two! two films! That means he’s a movie star!” Ferguson said. “Then what the hell is he doing here? I don’t know!”
Hamm came out, and it was almost as if he and Ferguson were old pals. The two yammered on about poetry (besides The Town, Hamm was there to promote his flick Howl, which is based on the Allen Ginsberg poem); how Hamm must be rolling in the dough from being a movie star (“When you make movies about poetry,” Hamm panned, “generally they backup wheelbarrows full of money for you.”); and why Ferguson thinks Hamm should wear Liberace-style pants on Mad Men (to which the game Hamm responded: “Glitter me up!”). Watch it all here: READ FULL STORY
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