Jon Hamm is missing the marriage chip
July 30th, 2010
05:21 PM ET

Jon Hamm is missing the marriage chip

Much like his "Mad Men" character Don Draper, Jon Hamm isn't exactly a fan of marriage. Happily committed to actress Jennifer Westfeldt, 40, since 1997, Hamm says he has no plans to take a walk down the aisle.

"I don't have the marriage chip, and neither of us have the greatest examples of marriages in our families," 39-year-old Hamm, whose parents divorced when he was two, tells Sunday's Parade magazine. "But Jen is the love of my life, and we've already been together four times longer than my parents were married."

Though the couple, who met while performing in the off-Broadway play "Lipschtick," are crazy in love, Hamm confesses he definitely doesn't have babies on the brain.

"I like kids but I also like the option to close the door," he explains. "Becoming a parent is a whole other life, and it doesn't stop."

Behind the Scenes on 'Showbiz Tonight': Who's coming to 'Idol'?
July 30th, 2010
04:07 PM ET

Behind the Scenes on 'Showbiz Tonight': Who's coming to 'Idol'?

TGIF, Marquee readers.

"The Showbiz Tonight" staff just can't stop talking about the premiere episode of “Jersey Shore." Sammi and Ronnie - who were dating last season - are apparently off again, everyone seems to hate Angelina and all the kids seem to be soaking up the alcohol just fine in Miami!

"Showbiz Tonight’s" Associate Producer, Jessica Como said she was “underwhelmed by the season premiere but thinks it will get better”, but Production Assistant Anisa Husain loved it and can't wait for more episodes.

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Jennifer Aniston: Not very familiar with sperm banks
July 30th, 2010
04:06 PM ET

Jennifer Aniston: Not very familiar with sperm banks

Jennifer Aniston’s next rom-dramadey (it’s romantic, it’s funny, and it’s dramatic all at the same time) seems to be art imitating the tabloid version of her life. In “The Switch,” out in August, Aniston stars as a single, 40-year-old woman who uses a sperm donor to get pregnant.

But when Jay Leno asked Aniston if she would ever consider doing the same – since, you know, she’s always pregnant or thinking about having a baby, depending on which celebrity weekly you read – Aniston joked, "Geez, that question has never been asked to me. Do I go to, like, the yellow pages?"

Because Leno is always…out for laughs, we suppose, he continued to press the topic, inquiring how, exactly, one would use a sperm bank to get pregnant.

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Filed under: Celebrities • Jennifer Aniston
'Idol' contestant Paige Miles on the show's changes
July 30th, 2010
04:05 PM ET

'Idol' contestant Paige Miles on the show's changes

Paige Miles understands how difficult it was for Ellen DeGeneres to dole out criticism to “American Idol” contestants.

“I know it was hard for her to be hard on us because she knows what it’s like to be on the other side, to be booed and to be cheered on to an encore,” said Miles, who finished 11th last season on “Idol.”

“She knows what it is like to be on both ends of the spectrum, so it was hard to chew us up like that," Miles said. "I think that was probably one of the biggest parts that she wasn’t quite ready for.”

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There's a new 'Shore' in town
July 30th, 2010
02:36 PM ET

There's a new 'Shore' in town

You can take the cast away from the "Shore," but … well, you know the rest.

As it turns out, New Jersey is not vital to “Jersey Shore’s” success. Despite early speculation that moving Snooki and the crew to Miami, Florida, wouldn’t turn out well, they’re still the same old fist-pumpers we fell in love with last season.

(Update, 4:50 p.m.: Yeah, it looks like New Jersey is definitely not vital to this show's success. Last night's episode had 5.3 million viewers for the second season's debut, and the episode marks MTV's best season premiere rating in more than seven years, according to the network.)

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Who’s seeing ‘Dinner for Schmucks’ this weekend?
July 30th, 2010
01:19 PM ET

Who’s seeing ‘Dinner for Schmucks’ this weekend?

The premise behind Paramount's "Dinner for Schmucks," which involves a businessman bringing a socially inept companion to a company dinner in hopes of winning the “I brought the biggest loser" contest, sounds like it rides the line between clever and tasteless.

Yet plot worries aside, “Dinner” also has Paul Rudd and Steve Carell, who tend to be worth the gamble, and according to one reviewer they may be the movie’s saving grace.

The Washington Post assures moviegoers that, despite the offensive Yiddish word in the film’s title, “this comedy of humiliation…isn’t nearly as off-putting as it might have been,” with “Rudd and Carell bringing out its most toothsome delights.”

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Filed under: movies • Summer movies
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