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'SNL' metrics: Didn't Jon Hamm just host?

SNL-JON-HAMMImage Credit: NBCJon Hamm and his john ham are hosting SNL again this weekend. Doesn’t it seem like just yesterday he was hosting for the first time? This’ll be Hamm’s third time hosting in two years. Yes, that’s pretty often to host.

When SNL first started, hosts repeated during a season all the time. Candice Bergen hosted episodes a mere six weeks apart in the first season, and Elliot Gould and Buck Henry each hosted twice that first season as well; Henry went on to host twice a season for the first five years. Steve Martin hosted three times in season 3, and it wasn’t until season 6 that SNL made it a full season without repeating a host. (That season was shortened by a writers’ strike and also by being kind of awful, though.) READ FULL STORY

Jon Hamm, not from Ham, hams it up in 'SNL' promo

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

Jon Hamm a vision even in 'SNL' promo photo (Exclusive)

SNL-RIHANNA-JON-HAMMImage Credit: Dana Edelson/NBCForget Helen of Troy, the Garden of Eden, and a bowl of Chubby Hubby covered in hot fudge sauce. This is the most beautiful sight in the world. In fact, I might just spend the rest of my afternoon photoshopping this exclusive promo photo — promoting Jon Hamm’s Oct. 30 Saturday Night Live hosting stint — so my mug is placed directly on musical guest Rihanna’s face. But, then again, red is not my color. Oh well.

Psyched for this Saturday’s show, PopWatchers? Hoping for the return of Sergio? And, after seeing this image, do you agree that Hamm and Jason Sudeikis belong in a J.Crew ad?

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'What To Expect When You're Expecting' heading to the big screen: Who would you cast?

Jon-HammLionsgate 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!

Photo: Tina Gill/PR Photos

Boo! Send us your pop culture Halloween costumes

Hey, creepy readers. You know what this site needs more photos of? Jon Hamm. YOU! As usual, EW will be running a gallery of our readers’ best pop culture Halloween costumes. (Witness: 2009′s, 2008′s. Ooh, maybe you should go as Harrison Ford in Witness.) To achieve eternal fame — and the chance to win a DVD set of spooky movies (Nightmare on Elm Street, The Exorcist Extended Director’s Cut, Pan’s Labyrinth Special Edition, The Shining, Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Collector’s Edition, courtesy of Warner Home Video) — upload your pic to Entertainment Weekly’s Facebook page. Just “attach” the photo to our wall and your image will appear in the Just Fans section. (You’ll have to “like” us first. Time to make this co-dependent relationship official.) Make sure to tell us your name, location, and what you’re supposed to be (even if you think it’s obvious … it’s not always obvious).

We’ll be posting a reminder later in the month, but start rummaging through the dusty files of your hard drive now. No thumbnails, please. Show some class.

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Check out these sparkly pumpkins my sister found at a craft store!

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'30 Rock' Live: On the scene at the East Coast taping!

SPOILER ALERT! Don’t read any further if you haven’t yet watched tonight’s live 30 Rock fandango. I was lucky enough to be in the audience of the 8:30pm East Coast taping (along with my colleague Michael Ausiello) and it was a lot of fun, kinda like a truncated Saturday Night Live taping. After each skit, the cast would quickly jet off stage to prepare for their next moment. In between commercial breaks, the SNL band played music. My other colleague Archana Ram attended the dress rehearsal earlier in the evening and not much seemed to have been changed.

Executive producer Lorne Michaels walked out before the show and surveyed the sets, particularly Jack’s office. Cheyenne Jackson and Jane Krakowski warmed up the audience with some tunes (and Krakowski did seem to once again have trouble with her dress). The audience applauded the (kinda) surprise guest-stars like Matt Damon, Rachel Dratch, Chris Parnell, Bill Hader, Jon Hamm, and—the biggest actual surprise of the night—Julia Louis-Dreyfus. TV fans may remember that Tina Fey thanked Julia Louis-Dreyfus in her 2008 Emmy speech by saying that whenever she’s at an acting loss on 30 Rock her husband tells her to act like Louis-Dreyfus. Then, Louis-Dreyfus paid Fey back in a comedy skit on Late Night with Conan O’Brien in which she pretended to steal Fey’s Emmy. The pair shared a nice albeit surreal moment after the final sketch, laughing while clad in the same outfit.

Throughout the taping, everyone seemed to be almost giddy with excitement. Lots of smiles from the actors and Fey danced a little jig as the cast was introduced moments before the show. Alec Baldwin even got in the dancing spirit by the end of the night, doin’ a two-step with the robot and bear, a.k.a. Liz Lemon’s birthday guests.

There weren’t a ton of stars in attendance from what I could tell. NBC News Brian Williams was in the audience as well as NBC execs Angela Bromstad and Jeff Gaspin.

Overall, the audience seemed to have a great time and I personally laughed out loud throughout. Hopefully it played as well at home.

What did you think of the live 30 Rock episode, PopWatchers? Did they pull it off?

'30 Rock' Live: On the scene at the dress rehearsal

tina-fey SPOILER ALERT! If you haven’t seen tonight’s live episode of 30 Rock, avert your eyes, click back and don’t read this until you have!

For those who did, we can share all the behind-the-scenes scoop we collected during the dress rehearsal for tonight’s taping. Let’s begin!

Like any live show, the night kicked off with a warm-up comic, Joey Kola, who got things rolling with topical humor (Chilean miners + Lindsay Lohan = should we laugh?) before introducing some very special musical guests.

In a welcome surprise, the show’s Cheyenne Jackson and Jane Krakowski each took their turn to belt out a tune—Jackson with Stevie Wonder’s “Superstition” (boy has lungs!) and Krakowski with a saucy rendition of Tina Turner’s “Proud Mary.” But Krakowski had a near wardrobe malfunction when the belt on her dress popped off for a quick second, right before she launched into the iconic Tina Turner jig. READ FULL STORY

The Superman movie has a director, writer, and producer. But who should be the star?

Superman-movie-castImage Credit: Anthony G. Moore/PR Photos; Michael Tran/FilmMagic.com; Albert L. Ortega/PR PhotosWith the news that 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.

Henry Cavill
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.
Odds he’ll actually be considered: 2 to 1 READ FULL STORY

Adam Scott set to star alongside Jon Hamm in my dreams, and in an actual movie

Adam-ScottImage Credit: Amanda Meredith/PR PhotosAdam 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 and Craig Ferguson: A poetic pair

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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