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Mad Men Star Ribs London Hotel

The conversation for the Jon Hamm British GQ September cover story took place at New York’s Mandarin Hotel.

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But for Alice Howarth‘s more recent Web sidebar, it was a London boutique hotel with the seemingly perfect name for the occasion. So that’s where the conversation started:

GQ: Is it a coincidence that we’re in the Ham Yard Hotel?

Jon Hamm: [Laughs] it is a coincidence! They spelled it wrong which is retarded, I mean, come on you guys! No double m, what a shame. I can see a gold pineapple from my room on the roof of another building, so it’s like ham and pineapple – very Hawaiian.

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Who Should Play Johnny Carson in the NBC Miniseries?

Our first thought was Mad Men‘s Jon Hamm. But, as a fellow ew.com reader replied to us in the comments, we had the right show but wrong actor. If anyone on the AMC-TV series were to be pegged to embody the original crown prince of late night talk, this person argued, it should be John Slattery.

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The challenge for the makers of this week’s announced NBC series, based on the delayed, forthcoming bio by Bill Zehme, is to find someone who can both sort of look like Johnny and sort of sound like him as well. In The Late Shift, Rich Little played Carson but because he could only carry one half of the challenge, he did not really score a full hit.

We’ve been giving this more thought. Truly, figuring out who could, should play Carson prior to the producers of the miniseries making their choice known is this year’s most fun casting parlor game. Our new suggestion for the Carson role, as of this afternoon, is…

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Matt Weiner Revisits the Casting of Don Draper

Mad Men creator Matt Weiner was on Dennis Miller’s radio show today, basking in the after-glow of Sunday’s fifth season debut. The AMC series is Miller’s favorite program, and at one point the conversation drifted to the casting of Jon Hamm as Don Draper.

Weiner recalled that at the time of the pilot, the Hollywood trend was for anti-leading men protagonists such as Seth Rogen, and that Hamm was struggling to gain traction. When asked who he originally envisioned as Draper, Weiner told Miller he appropriately reached way back:

“When my casting director asked me who I wanted for the role, I was like, ‘Honestly, I’ve narrowed it down to two people – get me William Holden or James Garner…’ They’re like, ‘You can’t say that.’”

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Draper Denied: No Emmy for Jon Hamm

With no Bryan Cranston in this year’s Best Actor Drama category, thanks to Breaking Bad‘s year-long hiatus, we were sure this was Jon Hamm‘s year to win his first Emmy. And so was pretty much everyone else who watches television. Everyone who watches television, that is, except the Emmy voters. Kyle Chandler inexplicably won for his work in Friday Night Lights.

Look, we’re sure Chandler’s work is great. But Don Draper is a cultural icon. Plus Mad Men is on hiatus for a year. It was Hamm’s time. You blew it Emmy’s!

We’re hoping Hamm will take some solace in the fact that he’s rich, attractive and successful.

Full list of winners after the jump:

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2010′s Best And Worst Men’s Magazine Cover Subjects

On Monday FishbowlNY reported that Lady Gaga was 2010’s leading cover girl for monthly and biweekly magazines.  Although Gaga was everywhere last year, there were some other celebs that held their own while gracing the covers of men’s magazines.  Top male titles GQ, Details, Esquire, Men’s Journal, and Men’s Health featured a smorgasbord of A-listers that went either boom or bust at newsstands in 2010.  Here’s the scorecard (all results are courtesy of the Audit Bureau of Circulations Rapid Report):

GQ’s top-selling cover went to Rihanna who posed topless for the January issue.  Funnymen Tracy Morgan, Paul Rudd, and Zach Galifianakis each had a separate GQ cover in August and sold the second most copies for the year.  Apparently GQ readers are firmly on board with Team Edward because Taylor Lautner’s July issue was the lowest seller of 2010.

Twilight leading man Robert Pattinson was plastered on the cover of Details 10th anniversary issue in March – the year’s bestseller.  Mad Men’s Jon Hamm was not as fortunate as his October cover was Details least successful issue through November.

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What Conan O’Brien Has Been Doing For The Past Nine Months

This is the sketch that opened Conan O’Brien‘s new show “Conan” on TBS Monday night. If the trials and tribulations of a millionaire talk show host don’t interest you, then watch it simply for the cameo by Jon Hamm. He’s very handsome.

‘Conan’ Guest List Revealed, Via Annoying Puppets

Conan O’Brien‘s much anticipated TBS debut is coming up on November 8 and his first week’s worth of guests has finally been released. Since the announcement was made via the horribly unfunny puppets above, we’ll post the lineup for you–just in case you feel like drowning some small animals after the first 15 seconds.

  • Monday, Nov. 8 – First Guest Poll winner, Seth Rogen and musical guest Jack White
  • Tuesday, Nov. 9 – Tom Hanks, Jack McBrayer and musical guest Soundgarden
  • Wednesday, Nov. 10 – Jon Hamm, Charlyne Yi and musical guest Fistful of Mercy
  • Thursday, Nov. 11 – Michael Cera, Julie Bowen and comedian Jon Dore.
  • Conan’s very first guest will be decided by some kind of gimmicky online poll.

    Lex Luthor Needs a Bailout According to Jon Hamm

    Jon Hamm. Swoon. Bald even.

    “What are you going to do with $100 billion? I’m going to use it to kill Superman.”

    Obama, Jon Hamm and Leo DiCaprio Are GQ Men of the Year

    jonhamm.jpgGQ Magazine, always looking to one-up the newsweeklies because it as a rule doesn’t break news, came out with its Man of the Year award. Oh sorry, they’re calling them Men of the Year. Way to waffle, GQ.

    Of course, first up was Barack Obama. How could he not be man of the year, decade, century just for being the first black man ever elected to the office of President of the United States?

    So who else competed?

    This year, in Hollywood, “Mad Men” star Jon Hamm was the belle of the ball for his sleakly cut suits and non-stop smoking, which was sickeningly romantic in its own way.

    leodicaprio.jpgHe was joined by Leonardo DiCaprio just for being Leo and swimmer Michael Phelps for kicking the sh– out of everyone at the summer Olympics.

    With that, GQ was able to say seeya to Time and Newsweek.

    Jon Hamm Introduces Yahoo’s New APT

    This morning at an Ad Week ’08 event Yahoo launched its new Ad Management System APT — something they referred to as “a seminal event” and a “tranformative development.” So who better to get to emcee than Mad Men star Jon Hamm? No really, who better? Apparently the idea was an attempt to tie-in the “seminal” effcts of APT with those of television going color back in the sixties, i.e. the (Emmy Award winning) Mad Men era. The new system will allow “publishers of display ads (like newspapers) and buyers of those ads to connect in this web platform that’s intended to be an efficient, transparent system.”

    But back to Don Draper! We caught up with Jon Hamm (who bucks the major Hollywood trend by being taller and better looking in real life) and asked him some burning questions of our own.

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