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Jon Hamm talks about the elephant in the room: 'They're called 'privates' for a reason'

Jon-Hamm-Rolling-StoneHead’s up, America: Jon Hamm knows you’re all talking about his private parts, and he isn’t happy to hear it.

The actor finally weighed in on No-Underwear-gate, the culmination of two years worth of tabloid photos, Tumblrs and blog posts about what exactly is going on underneath Jon Hamm’s pants. Recently, an “AMC Insider” explained someone finally had to tell Hamm to put some underwear on for the filming of the show, because otherwise it would be too distracting. Hamm isn’t amused.

“Most of it’s tongue-in-cheek,” he said to Rolling Stone. “But it is a little rude. It just speaks to a broader freedom that people feel like they have – a prurience….They’re called ‘privates’ for a reason. I’m wearing pants, for f**k’s sake. Lay off. I mean, it’s not like I’m a f***ing lead miner. There are harder jobs in the world. But when people feel the freedom to create Tumblr accounts about my cock, I feel like that wasn’t part of the deal … But whatever. I guess it’s better than being called out for the opposite.”

Details about Mad Men are scarce, but we’re guessing Hamm’s comments mean there isn’t going to be a tongue-in-cheek underwear account for Sterling Cooper Draper Campbell Harris this season.

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'Mad Men': Don Draper is always attractive, and Harry... well -- PHOTOS

Is Mad Men becoming That 70s Show?

It certainly seems that way based on some photos snapped this week from the set of the sixth season of the drama, which will premiere April 7 on AMC. We already know that Don and Megan will apparently be visiting Hawaii. Now it also appears Roger, Don and Harry will be in a car together, all at the same time, at some point this season. What could it all mean?

This is what happens when you don’t announce anything about the show, Matthew Weiner. We’re forced to speculate on the smallest details. Will Sterling Cooper Draper (Pryce?) land an ascot account this season? Will Don and Roger ever change their look? (Nope!) Are you wondering how much longer you can possibly wait without seeing a trailer that isn’t just pictures and the word “affair”?

Check out another photo below that shows viewers Harry is fully embracing the new era: READ FULL STORY

This week's cover: Lena Dunham, the beautiful (and dirty) mind behind 'Girls'

Does anyone not have a very strong opinion about Lena Dunham? The Golden Globes adore her edgy HBO comedy Girls. So does Jon Hamm. And Jon Stewart. And broke twentysomethings everywhere. And probably their parents, too. But in this week’s cover story, Dunham acknowledges that her show has also earned some haters, and she’s ready to respond to everyone from James Franco (who famously called Dunham out for “creating another show about white people… [set] in one of the most culturally mixed cities in the world”) to Barbara Walters (who said she found the show’s depiction of sex “shocking” and “depressing”). Other things she’s ready to reveal to senior writer Melissa Maerz? The story of The Great High School Cheese Puff Fiasco that helped shape her taste in comedy. The inspiration behind that amazing conversation about race that she had with Donald Glover on Girls. Oh, and what happened with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler and that “middle school” comment. READ FULL STORY

Who's the boss? It's definitely Jon Hamm

Here’s that photo you ordered of Jon Hamm making a goofy face at Tony Danza:

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PopWatch Planner: SAGs, saying goodbye to '30 Rock,' and the Super Bowl

Bookended by the Screen Actors Guild awards and the Super Bowl, this week has something for everyone, including a cute groundhog named Phil, who with any luck will be getting up early on Saturday with news about warmer weather ahead. There’s also a new zombie flick, the end of a favorite series, and a new one to add to your DVR. Check out our picks for the week below and tell us what you’re watching. Have a great week!

SUNDAY
SAG Awards, TBS and TNT, 8 p.m. ET

One year after the mega-merger of SAG-AFTRA, Hollywood actors gather to honor each other for their work without pesky politics getting in the way. Who will win? Les Misérables and Lincoln lead the film acting nominations; Homeland and Mad Men are favorites for TV. Check back to EW.com for live coverage Sunday night.

MONDAY
RuPaul’s Drag Race season premiere, 9 p.m., Logo

Sashay your way into season 5 of the hit show on Logo.

TUESDAY
Hotel Transylvania out on DVD.

Get spooked by Adam Sandler and Andy Samberg as this new version of Dracula has the famed vampire inviting other ghoulish friends over for a party — fright and animated high jinks ensue.

WEDNESDAY
The Americans premieres, FX, 10 p.m.

Keri Russell flashes back to the ’80s in this new show about Russian spies next door. How retro!

THURSDAY
30 Rock series finale NBC 8 p.m.

It’s really over. Say one final TGS farewell to Liz, Tracy, Jack, Jenna, Kenneth, and the gang.

FRIDAY
Warm Bodies opens in theaters.

The poster tag line reads “guys love a girl with brains” and it couldn’t be more true than in this fun, oddball zombie rom com. Yes, zombie rom com, just go with it.

SATURDAY
Groundhog Day. Again!

It’s Groundhog Day and it’s the weekend, so fire up the DVD player and watch one of the best comedies of all time in honor of Punxsutawney Phil. Bill Murray will make even a dark February day seem brighter. Or get up early and tune in to the real-time news to find out if the groundhog sees his shadow.

SUNDAY
Super Bowl XLVII, CBS, 6:30 p.m.

The Baltimore Ravens will face off against the San Francisco 49ers. With the brother vs. brother coaching showdown and some great playoff games that led up to tonight’s championship, the game is set to be an exciting one. Oh, who are we kidding, we’re in it for Beyoncé and the commercials.

Golden Globes: Who will win in the TV categories? Polls!

Just because most people don’t do a Golden Globes pool doesn’t mean you can’t predict if Homeland will build on its Emmy domination. Let’s take the 11 TV categories to a vote. Remember, this is who you think will win, not necessarily who you want to win.  READ FULL STORY

Best of 2012: The crying game

We don’t really enjoy watching our favorite characters suffer – but great crying scenes are cathartic, moving, and totally captivating. They’re also rare; it’s easy enough to tug at heartstrings with manipulative music cues, but it takes real skill to make an audience empathize with someone whose job is to fake emotions. Get a hanky ready – here are our favorite crying scenes of 2012.

Carrie (Claire Danes), Homeland

It is a truth universally acknowledged that Claire Danes is Hollywood’s best crier. (Just ask the Internet.) Her tears as Carrie Mathison, Homeland’s unstable heroine, are unparalleled – and so ubiquitous that it’s impossible to single out just one crying scene from the Showtime drama’s second season. Trust us on this one; when Danes’s chin starts trembling and it looks like “her whole face is chewing gum,” you’ll want to pay attention.

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Jon Hamm and Daniel Radcliffe on playing each other in upcoming miniseries -- VIDEO

Are Harry Potter and Don Draper two great tastes that taste great together? We’ll find out after the premiere of A Young Doctor’s Notebook, a British miniseries that features Jon Hamm and Daniel Radcliffe playing the titular doctor at different points in his life. Yes, the doctor is British; yes, that does mean Hamm will be speaking in an accent; yes, I understand if you need to go get your smelling salts.

Back? For your delicate constitution’s sake, you may be relieved to know that we don’t hear British Hamm in this behind-the-scenes video. We do, however, get to see both stars enthusing about the project, as well as a glimpse at its “darkly comic” situations — including Radcliffe nonchalantly saying “right then!” after sawing off a corpse’s leg and donning a dead doctor’s apron, then being told that the deceased “was a lot taller than you.”

All told, A Young Doctor’s Notebook looks pretty charming — but considering its stars, how could it not be? Take a look at the miniseries below, courtesy of The Guardian.

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'Mad Men' in Hawaii: what can we expect? Ask 'Full House,' 'Modern Family,' 'Saved By the Bell...'

We get it, Matthew Weiner: You really love the ’80s and ’90s. Last season, it became clear that Mad Men‘s showrunner has a penchant for the alumni of shows like The Secret World of Alex Mack and Clarissa Explains It All. And today, we learned that Weiner plans to kick off season 6 with a storyline familiar to anyone who once worshiped at the altars of TGIF and Nick at Nite: the Hawaiian vacation.

So what should Don and Megan Draper expect to do and see as they soak up the sun in Maui? Judging from the family sitcoms that have already covered this territory, they’ll be greeted by cursed tikis, jewel thieves, new (and quickly forgotten) love interests, and evil land developers, among other things. Oh, and Don: Watch for falling coconuts.

The Brady Bunch (1972)
Mike and Carol’s blended brood pioneered the “let’s all go to Hawaii!” plot during the Nixon administration. Their trip provided a template for the shows that would follow in their stead: multi-episode arcs, leis, exotic island magic, surfing mishaps, and bikinis galore.
Lesson for Don & Megan: If you find an ancient tiki in the sand, for the love of Oahu, toss it into the ocean!

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Jon Hamm and Adam Scott film 'The Greatest Event in Television History' -- VIDEO

The most handsome duo in TV history, Jon Hamm and Adam Scott, debuted their top-secret Adult Swim collaboration, The Greatest Event in Television History, last night. And boy was it great. Not Mad Men or Parks and Recreation great, but amusing and extremely handsome.

In the extremely meta special, hosted by a deadpan Jeff Probst, the two actors star in a shot-by-shot recreation of the opening title sequence from the 1980s detective series Simon & Simon. They even rented a helicopter crew to replicate the shot of Gerald McRaney and Jameson Parker driving to San Diego. The “greatest event in television history” — a.k.a. the one-minute credit sequence — is preceded by a faux behind-the-scenes video detailing the budgetary, psychological, and professional woes that troubled the cast and crew during filming. (No joke.)

My favorite line from the special was courtesy of “director” Paul Rudd (Scott and Lance Bangs actually directed the special) discussing why he cast Scott as AJ. “I actually have only seen one episode of Parks and Rec,” he said. “I thought when we were casting, that I was getting the little Indian guy from the show.”

Keep an eye out for appearances by Megan Mullally, Paul Scheer, and Kathryn Hahn and don’t feel too bad for the bullied Scott. He got the chance to hang out with Jon Hamm!

Watch the special below: READ FULL STORY

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