Now that Mad Men's Don (Jon Hamm) has left the house, his future with wife Betty is left hanging in the balance, without much time left in Season 2 to figure it out. Yet, as Betty has slowly become more emboldened in recent episodes, her newfound independence is leaving her portrayer, January Jones, in a bit of a conundrum as to her hopes for the couple's storyline to come.
Jones wouldn't say exactly what does happen in the season's two remaining episodes, but she did share her hopes for Mr. and Mrs. Draper. "I'm old-fashioned. I'd really like to see her and Don work it out," she told TVGuide.com. "But, on the other side, if it were me, actually me, I would have kicked him out a long time ago, so I don't know."
Yet, she continued, "I have high hopes for her. I think these last couple of episodes have been a huge deal for her. I don't know what's happened that's made her have this strength all of a sudden, but I think the ticking time bomb went off."<
Sterling Cooper's sexiest office manager may be known for her sultry looks, fetching style and honey-dipped confidence, but she's had some travails in recent weeks that have taken her character in new directions.
As Joan treaded on new ground, her real-life alter-ego, Christina Hendricks, also discovered new aspects of her Mad Men character. "I was surprised this year that she was challenged, with the character Jane coming in and taking over her role a little bit," she told TVGuide.com. "I think Joan felt very threatened, and that was a side we hadn't seen of her, so I thought that was an interesting storyline."
Jane, who arrived on the scene mid-season as a new secretary, disrupted not only Joan's professional life, but also her personal life, when Joan's lover (Roger Sterling, played by John Slattery) takes more than just casual notice of the new girl. When asked how Joan will handle her recent revelation about things, Hendricks got a mischievous look in her eye. "Oh, gosh…" she began. More, after the jump.
Travis Barker was released Friday from a Los Angeles-area burn center, four weeks after surviving a plane crash that killed four.
The former Blink-182 drummer returned to California on a specially-equipped bus with medical personnel after the September crash. Immediately following the accident, he spent ten days at Georgia's Joseph M. Still Burn Center.
Heroes' next chapter already has a new baddie cast and ready for the kill (maybe). Zeljko Ivanek, who just won an Emmy for Best Supporting Actor on Damages, will be joining the gifted ones as a character called "The Hunter."
According to E!, Ivanek will arrive in episode 14, which is the first of Volume Four: Fugitives. The new volume is expected to hit the air in January or February 2009, with creator Tim Kring rumored to be writing the premiere installment.
Who, then will the new guy be after?
Three years and many children later, Angelina Jolie has revealed that she fell for her main squeeze Brad Pitt when they were filming Mr. and Mrs. Smith — while he was still married to Jennifer Aniston.
"Not a lot of people get to see a movie where their parents fell in love," she told the New York Times in reference to the film, which she said she hopes she can one day show her children.
"What's going to be funny is when they think Mom and Dad are a little bit cool," she added. "Because right now, we're not cool Mom and Dad."
John McCain and David Letterman
After weeks of derision from David Letterman, John McCain finally took the Late Show stage Thursday to face the music — and did so in front of the talker's biggest television audience in nearly three years.
Get a play-by-play, plus details on the ratings, after the jump.
Viggo Mortensen and Kodi Smit-McPhee, The Road
Viggo Mortensen's new thriller, The Road, has a little more travelling to do before it make it to theaters.
The Weinstein Co. film was originally slated for limited release November 14, and wider release Nov. 26. now, however, it may not arrive until December, or even next year.
J.J. Abrams' take on Star Trek isn't due out until 2009, but that isn't stopping him from expounding on his upcoming opus, or predicting what he hopes audiences will take away from the experience.
First, Trek fans should be warned that Abrams was always a Star Wars guy, because it was more "visceral" than Captain Kirk's scene.
Tea Leoni; David Duchovny
Téa Leoni released a statement Wednesday acknowledging that she and husband David Duchovny have been separated in recent months.
"In light of continuous speculation over the lives and marriage of Téa Leoni and David Duchovny, the couple has confirmed that they have in fact been separated for several months," the statement confirms. "The couple had hoped to keep this separation private for the sake of their children."