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Jon Hamm reveals who almost played Don Draper

After four seasons as Mad Men‘s Don Draper, it’s difficult to imagine anyone but Jon Hamm as the dapper 1960’s ad executive whose seemingly perfect life is slowly being unraveled by a dark secret. Hamm is Draper, even when he plays versions of the chiseled-chin character for laughs on 30 Rock or Saturday Night Live. But it almost never happened. Hamm tells Marc Maron in his WTF Podcast (scroll to 41:00) that Don Draper was nearly Hung. That is to say that AMC originally had its sights set on Hung‘s Thomas Jane for the role. READ FULL STORY

'The Playboy Club' canceled: Our video condolences


If the ratings weren’t a sign that The Playboy Club wasn’t long for this world, perhaps NBC choosing not to air a promo for next week’s episode after last night’s episode was. In any event, below, we pay tribute to this fall’s first fallen show.  READ FULL STORY

Who should be the voice of 'Mr. Ed: The Movie'?

There’s a Mr. Ed movie likely coming to a theater near you, and there’s nothing you can do about it. Fox 2000 — which is still swimming in Alvin and the Chipmunks money — has acquired feature film rights to the beloved-when-not-watched-in-decades TV show about a talking horse, according to Variety. Let’s try to minimize the damage to our frontal lobes by asking the important question: Who should voice Mr. Ed? Below, a few of our humble suggestions — write your own in the comment boards!

Zach Galifianakis: Think Bill Murray doing Garfield. All great comedians deserve a nice paycheck every now and then, and letting Galifianakis do his free-association-riffing thing could be pretty darned funny. (Three words: Horse. Playing. Piano.) READ FULL STORY

Robert Pattinson named Glamour's sexiest man for the third consecutive year

You did it, guys! For the third year in a row, Robert Pattinson has been voted the sexiest male by the readers of Glamour magazine. Sure, the title has technically been outsourced to a foreigner, but still, democracy worked! So congrats, Occupy Wall Street-ers! (Wait, that’s what they’re protesting, right? I’m sure at least one of them was.)

Okay, so it might not interest the protesters in the Occupy Wall Street movement, but anyone who likes oggling sexy male celebrities certainly took notice, especially those highly opinionated and vocal Twihards. Pattinson’s Breaking Dawn co-star, Taylor Lautner, wound up as runner-up. How very Jacob of him. READ FULL STORY

Kardashians to co-host fourth hour of 'Today' all next week. Who else needs a drink?

Prepare yourselves: Next week on the fourth hour of Today, Khloe Kardashian will co-host with Hoda Kotb on Funday, Bruce Jenner on Boozeday, Kris Jenner on Winesday, Kourtney Kardashian on Thirstday, and Kim Kardashian on Dryday. But who will join me when I marathon the shows on KillMyselfday?

You gotta hand it to the Kardashians. If they’re not appearing in the news, they’ll literally make themselves appear on the news. First person to convince me there’s still hope for this world wins permission to destroy my television on Oct. 10.

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Charlie Sheen sets Twitter ablaze. It's like March all over again!

During last night’s pushing-the-boundaries-of-taste Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen, comedienne Amy Schumer delivered a low-blow at the man of the hour, as well as his Two and a Half Men replacement Ashton Kutcher: “You’re just like Bruce Willis — you were big in the ’80s and now your old slot’s being filled with Ashton Kutcher,” she joked.

But Schumer wasn’t the only one to hit Kutcher where it hurt on Monday night. Even his beloved Twitterverse seemed to have turned their back on him, when the social networking website lit up with talk of Sheen and his harsh roast. But Sheen got the last laugh: According to Gigaom.com, social media monitoring group Visible Technologies found that the Charlie Sheen roast, and talk of all things about the tiger blood-infused warlock, garnered upwards of 400,000 tweets, while Kutcher’s debut on Two and a Half Men earned only around 150,000. (One of which he contributed to, with his post, “Man I wish I had the east coast feed so I could watch it with you all… #2.5.”) READ FULL STORY

Tyler Perry tops 'Forbes' list of the highest-paid men in entertainment over the past year

Madea Goes to the Bank. Okay, so that probably won’t be the title for the next installment of the wildly popular film series, but it could be considering Tyler Perry’s titular character has definitely helped him rake in the cash. This week, Forbes released their list of the highest-paid men in Hollywood (not to be mistaken with their list from last month of the highest-earning actors) and the multi-faceted Perry, who has taken on writing, directing, acting, and producing duties in film and television, topped them all with an intake of an estimated $130 million from May 2010-2011.

Perry, who was behind four movies from 2010 to 2011 (including Madea’s Big Happy Family and For Colored Girls) and his hit TBS sitcom Meet the Browns, likely won’t be falling far on the list either, as he’s already extended his partnership with Lionsgate with a multi-year deal and took over for Idris Elba’s role in the anticipated I, Alex Cross.

Perry edged out, by a fairly substantial margin, the man responsible for The Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, producer Jerry Bruckheimer, who earned a reported $113 million over the course of the year. READ FULL STORY

Jon Gosselin comes to grips with Reality, resembles rational human being

Jon Gosselin: Unlikely voice of reason?

It’s hard to believe the idea that Gosselin, the former reality-star-in-the-throes-of-a-midlife crisis and unofficial Ed Hardy spokesman, could be someone we’d actually have to listen to again, let alone agree with, but here we are, PopWatchers. Gosselin recently sat down (in what appears to be the waiting room of a dentist or dermatology office) with RumorFix.com to share his thoughts on his ex-wife’s determination to keep herself — and their kids — in the spotlight for financial reasons, as their recently-canceled show Kate Plus 8 draws to an end.

Now, brace yourselves, it all sounds entirely logical and seems kind of sincere. Michael Lohan, your former douchey protege hath betrayed you! Seriously this guy just said these things:

“Things will work out the way they should work out. Obviously there are families out there that have several kids. People work normal jobs. And things work out.”

“To rely on reality television… that’s a misnomer. Reality television is not a career. Get back to normal life, simple life, provide for your family.”

“I have my kids, I have my custody, I pay child support … I don’t have a farm on 24 acres… and the kids seem to have a good time at my house.” (Maybe he let them eat their pizza without guilt and berating? So there, Steve the Security Guard!) READ FULL STORY

Gerard Depardieu makes fun of his airplane urination incident in French parody video: Watch!

Try to contain yourself, Anderson Cooper, because Gerard Depardieu is up to some more wacky airline antics. Making light of his recent peeing-on-an-airplane stint, the French actor made a video, which has since hit YouTube, poking fun of the incident. Even if you don’t speak Depardieu’s native tongue (if my high school French serves me right, the entire clip translates, roughly, to this) it’s pretty easy to figure out what’s going on: During the now-infamous moment, which he has since apologized for, Depardieu did nothing more than get upset when he was told to stay seated. No public urination involved whatsoever. Oh, and he was dressed up like the French cartoon character Obelix. Nice plug for 2012’s Astérix et Obélix movie, Gerard! Watch the clip below: READ FULL STORY

Donald Trump charges $10,000 for privilege of meeting Donald Trump

Fresh from a brief but memorable non-excursion into the quagmire of American politics, Celebrity Apprentice host and videogame legend Donald Trump has embarked on a speaking engagement in Australia. And according to a report by Australian website news.com.au, he’ll be hosting a “private, closed reception” reserved for people Trump refers to as “business leaders.” Specifically, business leaders who are willing to pay at least $10,000 for the chance to breathe the same air as The Donald. In a form letter, Trump describes this event not merely as a party, but as “a catalyst that can spark greater things — you’ll be considering the influence this experience can have on the course of the rest of your life.”

PopWatchers, how much would you pay to awkwardly sip extremely expensive cocktails with Donald Trump? Actually, what’s the highest sum you would pay to meet anyone? I think I’d pay $20,000 to have lunch with David Milch, but only if he promised to hypnotize me by talking about John From Cincinnati.

Follow Darren on Twitter: @EWDarrenFranich

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