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Jon Hamm Says He Has No ‘Grand Plan’ for His Life After “Mad Men”

Carin Baer/AMC(NEW YORK) — Jon Hamm is ready to say goodbye to Don Draper who he has played for seven seasons on Mad Men, even if he’s not exactly certain what’s ahead.

“The one constant thing I’ve had in my career is now removed,” Hamm told GQ. “And that’s an eye-opener: Are people still going to take me seriously? Am I just going to do romantic comedies for the rest of my life? What’s next? And I don’t know, you know? I wish I was smug enough to have had a grand plan.”

At least Hamm has found some encouragement from someone who’s already gone through a similar life adjustment — Bryan Cranston. Hamm said Cranston, who was recently freed from Breaking Bad, told him: “It’s hard, man. It’s hard to let it go. It’ll hit you a couple of different ways at different times.”

Nonetheless, Hamm is ready to give up Draper, whose downward spirals he said were draining to play for seven seasons.

“You’re kind of hoping for redemption, and it’s not forthcoming,” he told the men’s magazine. “To consistently come in and be the bummer was always like, ‘Oh, that’s not fun.’ But at the same time, it’s been like the greatest obstacle course in the world. A puzzle to figure out.”

After his side-splitting appearance on Saturday Night Live and his scene-stealing roles on 30 Rock and Bridesmaids, don’t be surprised if Hamm’s next role is much lighter.

“I have no affinity for it other than my appreciation of it,” he said of doing a comedy. “I had no desire to get up onstage and tell jokes. I prefer to stand next to really funny people. I was always good at being observationally funny — like contributing something funny to the conversation.”

Hamm and his fellow mad men will return to AMC on April 5 to wrap up the seventh and final season of the acclaimed series.

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Jennifer Lawrence Confirms Exit from “X-Men” Franchise

Fox(NEW YORK) — She’s an Oscar winner who probably doesn’t want to dress up in blue paint for the rest of her life.
Jennifer Lawrence has confirmed to MTV News that the next X-Men movie, X-Men: Apocalypse, will be her last as Mystique.

All the 24-year-old said was, “It is my last one, actually,” but that doesn’t make it any less disappointing for fans who have watched Lawrence as the shape-shifting mutant since X-Men: First Class in 2011.

Lawrence has starred alongside James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender in the rebooted franchise.

Apocalypse is out in 2016.

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Debi Mazar: Shauna Is Doing Tons of ‘Damage Control’ in “Entourage” Movie

Kevin Winter/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Debi Mazar is back as the sharp-tongued publicist Shauna in the highly-anticipated film adaption of the HBO dramedy series Entourage. According to Mazar, Vincent Chase, played by Adrian Grenier, and the boys are keeping Shauna very busy in the film.

“Shauna has always been the person who’s handling the drama, handling the stress, trying to control the media,” Mazar tells ABC Radio. “In today’s world, we have the Internet. You say one thing it’s misconstrued. So her job is full-time because those guys are all over the place, and [there’s] a lot of damage control. So, she’s just doing what she does best.”

It sounds as if Mazar may have experienced that need herself. “PR is a key in today’s climate because it’s all over the place. You know, there’s just so much information,” the new Silenor spokeswoman says. “People have cameras and they’re going ‘So what’d you think of this?’ And then like they’re twisting your words or they’re shooting you and you’re not expecting it.”

In Entourage, Vince is going behind the camera to write and direct his own movie. And apparently, he’s way over budget. “It’s a big, big-money movie. And Ari Gold, [played by] Jeremy Piven, is all over it. And the guys are involved…so it gets heated,” says Mazar, adding, “And the guys are getting into some stuff and I can’t tell you what that is.”

Mazar says she’s glad the beloved HBO series is coming to the big screen. “It was nice to bring it back because after the series was over it was sad. You feel like you’re breaking up,” she says.

Entourage, also starring Kevin Connolly, Kevin Dillon and Jerry Ferrara, hits theaters nationwide June 12.

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Jennifer Lawrence Reveals the Secret to Her Friendship With Bradley Cooper

Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper have co-starred in several films together, including American Hustle and Silver Linings Playbook — and there’s apparently a simple secret to their chemistry, on and off-screen.

“No sex,” the 24-year-old actress joked at the Cinema Society’s New York City premiere of Serena on Saturday, according to People.

Serena is now the third film the two have appeared in together.

“I forced him to come onto the movie,” Lawrence revealed. “I mean, any male role is going to make me think of Bradley because in my opinion, he’s the best, and I love working with him.”

The feeling is mutual for Cooper, 40, who told reporters, “I respect her so much as a professional, as an actor, and I think she’s the best there is.” “And I just learn from her. You always want to work with people that are better than you,” he added.

Lawrence said they rarely disagree on anything, including where to go for dinner, declaring, “We’re both two of the biggest eaters in Hollywood.”

Serena is a Depression-era drama that stars Lawrence as the wife of a timber baron, played by Cooper. It opens March 27.

Lawrence and Cooper will also be seen on the big screen together later this year in Joy, a drama about the woman who invented the Miracle Mop. That film opens Christmas Day.

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Bruce Willis Turns 60: How The Actor Celebrated with His Wife

Kevin Mazur/WireImage(NEW YORK) — Bruce Willis couldn’t be happier to turn 60.

The Die Hard actor celebrated the big day on Saturday with his wife Emma Heming-Willis at Harlow in New York and she shared some pictures from the night.

“It’s fair to say the birthday boy had a great time. #BWBirthdayBash,” she posted alongside a collage title “Bee Dub’s 60th.”

It’s fair to say the birthday boy had a great time. #BWBirthdayBash

A photo posted by Emma Heming Willis (@emmahemingwillis) on Mar 22, 2015 at 5:51am PDT

Another photo features the happy couple dancing at the venue, a romantic touch to a big night. “At least someone was taking pics. Thank you @jmtaekman #BWBirthdayBash,” she wrote of the sweet shot.

At least someone was taking pics. Thank you @jmtaekman #BWBirthdayBash

A photo posted by Emma Heming Willis (@emmahemingwillis) on Mar 22, 2015 at 6:04am PDT

Bruce and Emma married back in 2009 and have two children — Mabel Ray, 2, and Evelyn Penn, 1.

It was also a family affair, as Tallulah and Scout Willis, Bruce’s daughters, were there to wish their dad a happy birthday. Rolling Stones legend Keith Richards was also in attendance.

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“Pretty Woman” Turns 25: How It Would Be Different Today

Buena Vista/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Ready to feel old? Pretty Woman hit theaters 25 years ago on Monday.

For those of you who haven’t seen the film, here’s a quick recap: Richard Gere stars as Edward Lewis, a hard-nosed businessman who hires a sassy, but unpolished, prostitute named Vivian (played by Julia Roberts) to attend social functions with him while he negotiates an important business deal.

With the help of the friendly Beverly Wilshire Hotel manager Barnard (Hector Elizondo), Vivian gets a complete makeover and learns proper etiquette, ultimately winning over Edward, with whom she falls in love. Cue a homeless man wandering around, encouraging everybody to follow their dreams and Roy Orbison crooning “Pretty Woman.”

In a lot of ways, it’s a formula we’ve seen a lot over the years. However, there are a few choice moments in Pretty Woman that aren’t as plausible now as they were back in 1990. Here are a few, below:

1. Edward meets Vivian: Edward first meets Vivian when he stops to ask her directions to his hotel. Ultimately, he let her drive his car there. This would never happen today. First of all, Edward would absolutely have access to a GPS system, or, at the very least, a mapping function on his phone, so it’s unlikely that he would have gotten lost in the first place. And, if he did, he’d call for help. He wouldn’t ask a random person on the street for directions.

2. Edward drives a Lotus:
Lotus is mostly known for race cars these days. In a modern version of Pretty Woman, maybe Edward would drive a Tesla and be in need of a charging station.

3. “You’re on my fax”: That’s an actual sentence that Edward says to Vivian. Shortly thereafter, we learn that he has a cell phone the size of his head and does not appear to use a laptop. None of this stands the test of time, but the quote does have a certain ring to it!

4. Vivian listens to Prince on her Walkman while taking a bath: Prince’s “Kiss” may be timeless, but sadly, Walkmans are not. Vivian would be listening to music — or maybe a podcast — on her phone. (She could get into “Serial,” right?)

5. Edward hires Vivian for the week: Edward, a busy man in the middle of a big business deal, needs someone to accompany him to a week’s worth of social events, so he hires Vivian to do the job. After all, times were tough in 1990: You had to go out, meet someone in real life, and then take her on a date before proposing something like that. Today, Edward could simplify things: He could download Tinder, swipe right a few times, and voila! He’s set.

6. “You really should think about traveler’s checks”: That’s the advice Vivian gives to Edward when he hands her a stack of cash for a new wardrobe. There are people today who don’t even know what a traveler’s check is. A simpler way to go would have been what he did later: give her his card.

7. Vivian is turned away from a store on Rodeo Drive: In one of the film’s most famous scenes, Vivian, still in her street clothes, is humiliated when saleswomen at an upscale boutique refuses to help her. The next day, after having better luck at another store, a glammed up-Vivian walks back into the first shop to confront her bullies. “You work on commission, right?” she asks them, waving her shopping bags in their faces. “Big mistake. Big. Huge.” These days, it’s unlikely anyone would bat an eye at her original outfit — a short skirt and cropped top. After all, some stars wear those looks on the red carpet!

8. Vivian goes on shopping spree: Vivian finally goes on a shopping spree, shown in the film as a montage set to “Pretty Woman.” It seems more likely that today, a stylist would come to the hotel armed with everything she’d need. And when they ordered her pizza? Forget it. 1990’s “Who ordered pizza?” is today’s, “Who ordered kale salad and green juices?!”

9. Edward tells Vivian not to answer the phone: Vivian would have a cell phone, which she probably would have used to get an Uber car to take her home from the hotel in the first place, but that’s neither here nor there. Either way, if Edward wanted to get a hold of her, he could text her, or call her cell phone. She probably wouldn’t even think to answer the phone in the hotel room.

10. Vivian whoops at the polo match:
By 1990, Arsenio Hall had popularized whooping and first pumping, which was how Vivian reacted to a polo match. Now she’d probably just snap a selfie to prove how excited she was to be there.

11. Edward’s lawyer’s wife is described as an “aerobics queen”: Edward’s lawyer Philip Stuckey (played by Jason Alexander) remarks that his wife is an “aerobics queen” after she runs off to catch up with a friend from “Workout World.” In 2015, Elizabeth Stuckey would be into SoulCycle.

12. Kit and Vivian share an emotional goodbye: As Vivian packs up her things to move to San Francisco, Kit, her roommate, nostalgically looks old photos and gives her a big hug. Today, Kit would be flipping through her Instagram page, and the goodbye would be less depressing, because they’d probably be texting and Facetiming within hours.

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Bethenny Frankel Explains Why Her Marriage Fell Apart

Charles Sykes/Bravo(LOS ANGELES) — Bethenny Frankel has had huge success in business, but that success does not necessarily translate into a great relationship, she said.

The Skinnygirl founder and Real Housewives of New York star opened up on Watch What Happens Live over the weekend about her failed marriage to Jason Hoppy.

“The power struggle between men and women [exists],” Frankel told host Andy Cohen. “And [it is hard] when the woman is the breadwinner. I think fame, attention, and money does not bring out the best in everybody. I think that money, in many ways, is the root of all evil.”

While Frankel acknowledged that many factors led to the breakdown of her marriage after two years, she said the biggest thing missing was respect.

“I write about mutual respect,” she said, referring to her new book, I Suck at Relationships So You Don’t Have To. “People should be in relationships with people that really accept them and understand them.”

Looking back, Frankel said there were warning signs that she ignored in her relationship with Hoppy.

“We brushed them under the rug,” she said. “Cracks become craters. Little things that you see in your relationships and your friendships. …I feel like in our personal lives, we [women] don’t [acknowledge them]. I think men are just better about that than women.”

That’s just one of the lessons Frankel has learned through her failed marriage. “I’ve learned that you need to go with your gut,” she told Cohen. “Women have this biological clock. You want things to be a certain way and you have this idea of how things are supposed to be.”

But, she added, the reality is that “relationships are really hard, and you have to go with your gut. It’s the best shot you have.”

Frankel and Hoppy, who have a 4-year-old daughter, Bryn, split in 2012 and have been locked in a contentious divorce ever since the former talk show host filed in early 2013. Though they settled the custody part of the divorce last June, Frankel told Cohen the divorce isn’t yet final and she still shares an apartment with Hoppy.

An attorney for Hoppy did not immediately return a call for comment.

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Rumer Willis on “DWTS”: ‘I Don’t Feel We Have a Lot of Competition’

ABC/Craig Sjodin(LOS ANGELES) — Rumer Willis led the pack during the season 20 premiere of Dancing with the Stars, and the actress was brimming with confidence after her performance.

When ABC’s Good Morning America correspondent Cameron Mathison caught up with Willis, 26, and asked her whom she considers her competition, Willis replied: “I don’t feel we have a lot of competition. I’m really confident … I think that the heart that both of us have and will put into each dance, regardless of the scores — to me, at least — was most important.”

The actress and her pro partner, Valentin Chmerkovskiy, earned 32 out of a possible 40 points on March 16 for their debut dance: an intense foxtrot. It was the highest score of the night. Redfoo, formerly of the band LMFAO, and model Charlotte McKinney, famous for her racy Carl’s Jr. TV commercial, were tied for the lowest score of the night with 22 points each for their respective performances.

The celebrity and pro partner with the lowest combined total of judges’ scores and viewer votes will be eliminated from the competition Monday night.

Willis also discussed her quest for excellence.

“I have high standards for myself, which I think is great but, you know, I think, sometimes they can block you from reaching a higher potential. But I think it’s always good to strive to be better,” she said.

Chmerkovskiy told Mathison he believed his partner had what it takes.

“She’s very talented. She’s got great genes. She works very hard,” he said.

After her performance, Willis’ parents — actors Demi Moore and Bruce Willis — were “ecstatic,” she said.

“They were all just shaking and super excited,” she said.

Chmerkovskiy revealed that he felt pressure upon meeting her famous parents.

“I was frightened, man! Demi Moore I’ve met…I already pooped my pants for that. But, Bruce Willis — he’s a legend. He’s an international legend,” he said, adding: “If I can make the family proud, I’m very, very satisfied.”

His partner chimed in: “I think you made him proud,” Rumer Willis said, referring to her father.

“OK. That’s good,” Chmerkovskiy replied. “You know, he’s got great presence and I can see where she gets her, you know, strength from.”

Willis and Chmerkovskiy will dance the cha-cha Monday night.

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“Late Late Show” Host James Corden: Five Things to Know

Art Streiber/CBS(NEW YORK) — James Corden takes over for Craig Ferguson as new host of The Late Late Show Monday night.

His first guests will be Tom Hanks and Mila Kunis.

Corden, 36, is somewhat of an unknown, but there are several reasons why the British comedian-actor should soon be a household name.

Here are five things you should know about him:

1. He’s a Movie Star

The Late Late Show isn’t Corden’s first gig by any means. He starred in Into the Woods opposite Anna Kendrick and Meryl Streep, and has The Lady in the Van coming out soon, featuring Maggie Smith.

2. He’s an Award Winner

This versatile talent is also a Broadway star. Corden won a Tony in 2012 for Best Actor for his work in One Man, Two Guvnors. He’s starred in other plays including The History Boys and A Respectable Wedding.

3. He’s Married with Kids

Corden married Julia Carey in 2012 and the couple just welcomed their second child, daughter Carey, in October, who joined their 3-year-old son Max.

“Thanks for all your kind messages about the birth of our daughter. She’s beautiful and has made our family feel happy and complete,” he wrote on Nov. 1.

4. He’s a Brit

Corden was born in the London Borough of Hillingdon to Margaret and Malcolm Corden and grew up in Buckinghamshire.

“They’re all back in the U.K.,” Corden joked to Variety earlier this month about his fans and social media followers.

5. He’s Humble

He might be getting his own late-night talk show, but Corden told Variety he’s plenty nervous.

“There’s good nerves and there’s bad nerves,” he said. “It’s good nerves that spur you on, and bad nerves that debilitate you. If I can find the good nerves, I’ll be very grateful.

“I don’t know if I’m making a huge mistake,” Corden added. “But I’d rather regret doing something than not doing something. I think we have a real shot at enjoying ourselves for a bit, which is ultimately all you ever really want, isn’t it?”

CBS’ The Late Late Show with James Corden premieres late Monday night at 12:37 a.m. Eastern time.

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Kerry Washington Honored at GLAAD Media Awards

ABC/Craig Sjodin(LOS ANGELES) — Kerry Washington was one of the honorees Saturday night at the 26th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles. She was presented with GLAAD’s Vanguard Award by Ellen DeGeneres.

The honor is given to media professionals who, through their work, have increased the visibility and understanding of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

During her acceptance speech, the Scandal star called for more LGBT representation both in front of and behind the camera.

She declared, “We can’t say that we believe in each other’s fundamental humanity, and then turn a blind eye to the reality of each other’s existence, and the truth of each other’s hearts. We must be allies and we must be allies in this business, because to be represented is to be humanized, and as long as anyone anywhere is being made to feel less human, our very definition of humanity is at stake, and we are all vulnerable.”

Channing Tatum presented director Roland Emmerich with the Stephen F. Kolzak Award, which recognizes openly LGBT media professionals who have made a significant difference in promoting equality.

The Imitation Game was awarded the prize for outstanding film — wide release. TV winners included ABC’s How to Get Away with Murder, Amazon’s Transparent, and HBO’s The Normal Heart.

A list of winners from Saturday’s ceremony is available on GLAAD.org. Additional winners will be announced at a New York ceremony on May 9.

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