Going from a critical darling like Mad Men to a ratings juggernaut like Empire would probably be the best opportunity there is for an actor.
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Although, we'll never actually know because someone over at the AMC period drama actually turned down the chance to star on FOX's musical series!
Apparently, John Slattery didn't think much of Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard's show when creator Danny Strong — who played Roger Sterling's cousin on Mad Men –approached him about making an appearance.
In a recent interview, John opened up about his mistake, and his former co-star's success, saying:
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Shutting it DOWN!
Don Draper may be the star of the show, but the ladies of Mad Men have proven repeatedly that they are not to be discounted!
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Christina Hendricks and January Jones were at their absolute best during the show's Black & Red Ball on Wednesday night in Los Angeles.
The event was celebrating the last seven episodes of Mad Men, and both Betty and Joan decided to go out with a bang!
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We're so happy for this Mad Man!
As we previously reported, Jon Hamm successfully completed his 30-day treatment for alcohol addiction on Tuesday, and now we're hearing that he's feeling the best he has in years!
Jon checked himself into Silver Hill Hospital in Connecticut at the end of February, and with the support of his longtime partner Jennifer Westfeldt, Jon is back to his cheery self again.
A source close to the AMC actor spoke about his trip to rehab, saying:
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Jon Hamm has something even more important to celebrate than the ending of Mad Men – completing rehab.
The 44-year-old, who played drink-downing ad exec Don Draper on the hit AMC show, recently completed a 30-day treatment program for alcohol abuse.
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Hamm reportedly checked himself into Silver Hill Hospital in Connecticut, a high-end rehabilitation facility, at the end of February.
A rep for the actor released the following statement.
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Jon Hamm has graced our television screens with one of the most iconic characters in the past decade, playing Don Draper in AMC's Mad Men!
As the series approaches its end, the 44-year-old has been understandably nervous to say goodbye to the show that made him a star.
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But Jon got some advice from a fellow actor who recently bid farewell to his iconic character and hit show: Bryan Cranston!
In a new spread (see the hot pics above), Jon revealed to GQ what the Breaking Bad star told him not too long ago. He said:
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Move over, dudes, the women of Mad Men are the true stars here!
Elisabeth Moss, Christina Hendricks, and January Jones lit up the red carpet at a special friends and family screening of the show in New York on Sunday night.
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Elisabeth bared some light cleavage in a two-toned J Mendel dress, while January did her sophisticated character proud in a belted navy frock with red floral embroidery along the bodice.
Of course Christina brought all the va-va-voom in her body-gripping, sparkly red Vivienne Westwood dress that had Jessica Rabbit written on every curve!
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Aww! So much cuteness!
Jessica Pare and her boyfriend John Kastner have welcomed their first baby together, and he's adorable!
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The Mad Men actress' baby daddy shared this pic (above), revealing the name in the caption, saying
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