Firstly, I must apologize for the lack of posting. I just completed the worst week of the year…finals week. But I have great news…I’m back and hopefully better than ever.
Like most of America, I’m a part of the “Mad Men” phenomena and last evening was the long-awaited season five premiere. In preparation for this glorious day I have been rewatching past episodes and reliving the 1960s with Don, Betty, Roger, etc.
While the main focus of the show is on Don Draper and the men of Sterling, Cooper, Draper, Price…I’d like to highlight my three favorite female characters.
This one is for the ladies!
Starting out as a secretary and clawing her way to become the first female copywriter at the firm, Peggy is now Don’s second in command. This lady has certainly earned an Independent Woman badge.
Peggy is played by Elizabeth Moss who actually is a Scientologist in real life…mind blow…but that’s besides the point.
When you first meet Peggy, she comes off as a churchgoing straightedge kinda gal, but as I get to know her more and more…I’m finding out that Peggy is cooler than I am. Watch the clip below and you’ll agree.
Ahh yes…the original Mrs. Draper. Betty is a classy, strong woman who doesn’t take shit from anyone…including her kids. For example:
Sally (Betty’s daughter): You’re mean.
Betty: You betcha!
My fav Betty moment involves pigeons, a cigarette and a shotgun. It doesn’t get any better than this.
Last but certainly not least…Joan Holloway is the type of woman I want to be when I grow up. She’s got class, sass and woos every man she comes into contact with. Joan can also play the accordion. Holla at me if you know where I can get accordion lessons!
Joan is played by the fabulous Christina Hendricks and I wouldn’t mind waking up tomorrow as Joan or Christina…yes I’m serious.
If you are currently looking for a roommate…Joan offers some sweet, sweet tips on how to land a perfect housemate…watch below!
That’s all for this evening…Tune in Sundays at 10 p.m. on AMC for brand new “Mad Men” episodes.
Honestly, I have no idea where I get these ideas. One minute I’m sitting on the couch staring into space and the next I scream out a title for a blog post. It’s most likely a gift from adult Jesus.
Anywho, I would like to share with you the three celebrities I would wish to spend a day with, get to know and maybe become besties 4ever.
Many people know this lady as Betty Draper (or more recently Betty Francis) on AMC’s “Mad Men.” Spoiler Alert: Betty dropped Don like he was hot…and I’m proud of her!
So…in the words of Hilary Duff…”Let’s go back, back to the beginning.” January was born Jan. 5, 1978…hmm. Ironically, her name does not come from the month she was born, but from a book called “Once is Not Enough” by Jacqueline Susann.
January was birthed in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and that actually surprises me. January seems more like she grew up in a big city…like a gossip girl.
Starting out as a model, January worked her way into the acting business starting in 1999. Playing a slew of random/small parts, January really made waves in “Anger Management,” staring Adam Sandler and Jack Nicholson. She played Gina…a lesbian porn star. Next, January scored the part of Cadence…the token virgin in “American Wedding.” These roles really showed me that January has quite the range as an actress.
It wasn’t until 2007 that January secured her most well known role to date…Betty Draper on “Mad Men.” She started out playing Don’s trophy wife who seems to be the ultimate housewife on the outside, but we quickly realize Betty is a hot mess on the inside. Why? Well, one reason is while Betty is at home keeping house, Don is getting it in with every woman who is capable of breathing. No wonder she dropped his ass.
In an interview with the UK’s “Daily Mail,” January was asked what advice she would give Betty. January responded with, “Get out! Grow up!” At least now I know that January could be an independent woman if need be.
That brings me to her romantic life. January has been linked to many famous/beautiful men. Let’s make a list, shall we…reminder this is not an extensive list, just the highlights.
- Ashton Kutcher
- Josh Groban
- Brandon Davis (The guy who called Lohan a fire crotch)
- Jeremy Piven
- Adrian Brody
- Bobby Flay
- Jason Sudeikis
What’s interesting is that somewhere along the line, January got pregs and had a baby back in September…Xander Dane Jones.
You may be wondering, why is this interesting…celebrities ladies have babies all the time. Well, January is playing the “let’s not tell anyone who the baby daddy is” game. Hmm…
Why would I wish to hang out with January?
January reminds me of those girls in high school that were mean, but were still popular for no apparent reason. I think it’s about time that I learn how to be a bitch and still be loved at the same time. Who better than January to teach me?
I would also like to know who the baby daddy is! You can’t leave me in suspense any longer, January. I grind my teeth at night wondering and speculating.
I made a decision…decision made: In my eyes, the 63rd Emmys get a 96.8% success rate. But there were a few moments that I am tossing into The Worst category. Away we go!
Christina Hendricks Snub #2
Ever since “Mad Men” debuted, I have been waiting for Joan Holloway to bask in Emmy glory. Once again, the academy did not choose Christina Hendricks as Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.
After my Emmy-induced blackout subsided, I realized something quite astounding. While she has yet to achieve Emmy glory, the big guy above has given Xtina Hendricks many special gifts. Some of these gifts include, but are not limited to:
- A rack that makes the female population obligated to hate her, but we can’t because she is so epic
- Ginger hair that is considered beautiful, instead of creepy
- A job that allows her to be surrounded by beautiful men all. damn. day…most importantly John Slattery
- The chance to meet Ryan Gosling (a.k.a Gos-Gos) while co-staring in “Drive”
While I could probably go on forever about Xtina Hendricks’ talent, good looks, etc., I’ll end on the Gos-Gos high note.
Rewinding to last evening, I thought Xtina Hendricks had that Emmy locked down. I was smiling because I was anticipating her cute, but funny acceptance speech…that was until Ducky and Ashton called the wrong name!
Okay, they didn’t exactly call the wrong name, but the Emmy did not go to Xtina Hendricks, it went to Margo Martindale from “Justified.” The opening line of her speech was, “Sometimes things just take time.”
I will admit I was mad at Margo at first, but after her speech I cried a little bit. I also texted Xtina Hendricks and said, “You’ll win next year, boo.”
Steve Carell Snub #84759453
For the 6th year in a row, Steve Carell was passed over again by whoever votes for the Emmys. I don’t understand…his portrayal of Michael Scott could teach all of us valuable life lessons. For example:
- The phrase “that’s what she said” is a good filler for any awkward conversation
- If/when you hit a coworker with a vehicle…just remember it’s not your fault
- He showed me that when a co-worker looks like they may have an alcohol problem, you drag them to rehab
After reminiscing about these funny, yet helpful life lessons, I am still amazed that Steve Carell didn’t walk home with the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series Emmy. Who did? Jim Parsons.
To be honest, I have never watched the show Jim Parsons is on…therefore, I’m on team Steve. I thought Mr. Jim would have at least said “Hey Steve, I’m giving this to you.”
I’m not the only one upset about this…Dwight Schrute feels the same. “The world of TV should be ashamed of itself that Steve Carell never won an Emmy for Michael Gary Scott. Goodnight,” said Rainn Wilson. I concur.
Steve – thanks for the life lessons, especially the one where you taught us to always have a camera handy. If the Emmys won’t give you a shout-out, go for the real gold…The Oscars.
Waiting for “Mad Men”
I can’t believe I had to wait the entire three hour telecast to see anyone from the AMC hit show up on the stage in victory. I blame you Emmy Academy!
A few days ago, I was reminded of my high school accounting teacher…he was a silver fox. I will readily admit that I loved him and tried to use various pickup lines on him during class. My attempts failed…still trying to get over that loss. With a few more years of life under my belt, I have realized I am not a girl…but I am a woman who hasn’t gotten over my love of the silver fox.
For those that have no idea what a silver fox is, I will deliver an invaluable piece of knowledge to you. According to UrbanDictionary.com, a silver fox is “an attractive older man. Generally, one that has gray hair and is often desired by younger women.”
Below I will go through my top 3 silver foxes in the public eye:
While everyone is fawning over Jon Hamm on “Mad Men,” this lady is staring at Mr. Silver Fox Slattery. John plays Roger Sterling on AMC’s hit television show and adds hilarious commentary and a swagger that is burned into my memory for life.
August 13, 1962 was a good day. Why you ask? Slattery and his birthday suit were born in Boston. He received a Bachelors of Fine Arts from The Catholic University of America and has been acting since 1989.
Slattery has guest starred on many notable television shows including, “Will & Grace” (played Will’s brother), “Sex & The City” (played politician Bill Kelley) and “Desperate Housewives” (played Eva’s second husband).
In an article with the NY Daily News, Slattery revealed his hair started turning in his 20s.
Dear John – Too bad you are married or I would be chasing you down the street with a net trying to capture you. I guess the closest I’ll get is purchasing the Roger Sterling Barbie Doll.
Dr. Drew Pinsky
Not only is this man a silver fox, but he is also a doctor! Can life get any better?
We know Dr. Drew from the radio show “Loveline.” Fun fact: the radio show actually grew from a segment titled, “Ask a Surgeon” on KROQ-FM. Dr. Drew wasn’t a doctor yet, he was still in med school…I’m not sure how legal that was, but I would follow this man to the gates of hell if he guided me.
Soon, “Ask a Surgeon” grew into “Loveline,” which Dr. Drew co-hosted along with Jim Trenton. The radio show grew into an MTV television show hosted by Dr. Drew and Adam Carolla. These two (mostly Dr. Drew) gave us real advice on how to be safe while (for lack of a better term) getting it in.
Recently, Dr. Drew has been all up in our grills lately…on VH1’s “Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew” and on HLN’s “Dr. Drew” where he discusses major stories going on in the media and analyzes the people involved with his sexy brain.
Fun fact: Dr. Drew appeared on “Wheel of Fortune” in 1984, but didn’t win any cash money. He also appeared on season 6 of “Dawson’s Creek.” That’s when I knew he was a legitimate doctor that could double as my life coach.
While I couldn’t find exactly when Dr. Drew turned gray, I realized that it doesn’t matter…because he is a silver fox that could treat me any day of the week.
I’m going to make a decision…decision made: Anderson Cooper is my favises silver fox. He has many attributes that elevate his silver fox status. For one thing, he is a Vanderbilt…I wonder if he is a fan of long train rides?
Anderson has been in the public eye since he was 3-years-old…his first television appearance was not on CNN, but “The Tonight Show.”
Of course, Anderson was a child model. He fiercely worked that runway wearing Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein and Macy’s clothes. Another reason to love this man, he is very well educated. This silver fox attended a little known institution called Yale University and interned with the CIA. I bet he looked great in the black spandex outfits that I believe all secret agents wear…thank you “Alias.”
While Anderson has a vast career history, he is a staple on CNN. This network places my favises silver fox in natural disasters, wars and every other major event(s) in the world. Hopefully, he has a helmet and a bulletproof vest.
Anderson – you look great in all situations and I felt happy on the inside when I found out you started going grey in college. I would have been all. over. that. Keep is silver, Anderson!
Tom Cruise jumped on Oprah’s Couch
If you want to show your significant other how much you love them, would you jump on a couch and proclaim your admiration for your better half on Oprah? Many would say no, but Tom Cruise would say differently.
During this time, Mr. Cruise was on his promotional tour for “Wars of the Worlds” and stopped by Oprah. The movie was trumped by Cruise’s blooming relationship with Katie Holmes.
Tom spent his time with Oprah professing his love for Joey Potter and tossed in the fact that he’s in a new movie. I’d say the shining moment in the interview was when Tom slightly manhandled Katie to get her on stage. Two words: Free Katie!!!!!!
Levi Johnston posed for “Playgirl”
One of our favorite Alaskan residents decided to take it all off but not show it all off (boo).
Levi Johnston decided to extend his fifteen minutes of fame and posed for “Playgirl.” If I do say so myself, it was a very wise choice. I don’t know if it was wise for his career, but it was a wise choice for the sole fact that it increased his lady fan base.
Unfortunately, he didn’t show his Alaskan pistol, but we did get a glimpse of Bristol Palin’s ex-boyfriend. Bristol, we understand and are pretty jealous.
Ashton Kutcher dated January Jones
Before he became Mr. Demi Moore, Ashton dated Miss January Jones. When January landed in Hollywood, Kutcher was the first boyfriend she snagged when she arrived. Needless to say, he wasn’t very supportive of January’s acting career. In “GQ,” January stated that, “The guy I was dating when I first got to L.A. was not supportive of my acting,” she says. “He was like, I don’t think you’re going to be good at this. So fuck you!”
Welp, I guess Ashton was wrong. January is a stellar star on AMC’s “Mad Men” and has many upcoming movies on the horizon. I’m making a decision, decision made…point January.