This week, media photographers can’t get enough of Jon Hamm and January Jones on the red carpet and around town, while Entertainment Weekly and USA Today highlight Mad Men‘s Mar. 25 return. Read on for more Mad Men news.
• Jon Hamm was spotted out and about in L.A., attending the Vanity Fair Oscar party (JustJared), the Hollywood Domino Gala (Los Angeles Times) and at a basketball game with his alma mater, the University of Missouri (ESPN).
• January Jones was at the Vanity Fair Oscar party too. Celebrity-Gossip.net thinks she looked “stunning,” while StyleBistro.com was excited to see Jones “take the red carpet by storm in a dramatic gown by Wes Gordon.”
• Mad Men‘s Season 5 debut on Mar. 25 is on Entertainment Weekly‘s calendar of “Stuff We’re Looking Forward to in March.” [No Link.]
• USA Today includes Mad Men in its round-up of what to expect on the small screen this spring.
• Forbes chatted with Jon Hamm about the state of independent film, especially with regards to Friends with Kids, which he starred in and produced. Entertainment Weekly features the movie in an article titled “Spring’s Hottest Cast.” [No Link.]
• Hamm told E! Online he and longtime partner Jennifer Westfeldt won’t be having kids anytime soon: “I’m like a six time uncle. I have enough kids in my life.”
• The Associated Press reports that all of the PaleyFest panels — including Mad Men‘s on Mar. 13 — will be live streaming.
• The Daily Mail has photos of January Jones with her son Xander.
• BlackBook profiles Christina Hendricks, who marvels at her character Joan’s confidence.
• The Guardian provides a primer to Mad Men‘s main characters, catching viewers up on what’s happened in the series so far and what might happen in the upcoming season.
• Anticipating Season 5, The Independent thinks Mad Men “seems sure to be a hit.”
• TV Geek Army is impressed by Jon Hamm, channeling Don Draper, recording an answering machine message in Hungarian.
• To the Sacramento Bee, Jon Hamm reveals himself a fan of NBC’s comedies and Comedy Central’s The Daily Show and The Colbert Report. [No Link.]
• Fashionista previews the Mad Men Banana Republic collection, which “features classic (and super-flattering) retro shapes.”