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Kim Kardashian: The annulment, plastic surgeon and Las Vegas

Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian's feud with Jon Hamm is nothing compared with what she’s been going through this week. For instance, seeking an annulment from ex Kris Humphries and possibly suing a plastic surgeon over the use of her image on a billboard in Mexico.

However, her week ended on a high note. Kim headed to Las Vegas this weekend to help her brother Rob celebrate his 25th birthday.

When it comes to the annulment, it looks like the couple have come to a standstill, with each side  demanding that the other admit to fraud, reports TMZ. Kim insists that the pair agreed to reside in Hollywood, until Kris later pushed for her to move to Minnesota. However, the basketball star claims she never intended for them to stay together. It looks like money could be an issue too. Humphries reportedly wants $7 million, but Kim isn’t giving in.

And then there’s the plastic surgeon in Mexico who used her image without her blessing. It looks like the man behind the bikini-clad billboard in Mexicali, Dr. Victor Ramirez, could get sued for making Kim the unwilling poster child for his business, reports TMZ.

The site called Ramirez and asked if he had permission to use the image. He responded, "Obviously I did not speak to Kim Kardashian. I do not have her number." He then said he would contact the police and hung up.

Despite everything, Kim put it aside and headed to Sin City to party with her brother Rob on Friday, reports Eonline.com. The night out included dinner at Stack Restaurant & Bar with mom Kris and little sisters Kendall and Kylie, followed by a stop at 1 OAK nightclub (sans the younger girls).

Showing some sisterly love, Kim tweeted photos and wrote on her blog, “Happy birthday to my little brother Rob!!! I love you more than you know! You’ve grown into an amazing young man and I’m proud to call you my brother. I hope your 25th year is the best yet!! Love you so much! Xo”

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Jon Hamm: Kim Kardashian comments 'not personal,' but not wrong

Jon Hamm

As the Jon Hamm-Kim Kardashian "feud" goes on -- and we use that term very lightly -- we can be sure that one thing the "Mad Men" star said is true: "Stupidity is certainly celebrated." And we're apparently in the middle of a party.

"It's surprising to me that it has become remotely a story," Hamm told E! News. "I don't know Ms. Kardashian, I know her public persona."

"I would never say anything personal about anyone that I have not met," the actor told "Access Hollywood" on Tuesday night, saying that his remarks had been taken out of context.

Here's Hamm's Elle UK comment, minus the context, minus an amusing expletive: "'Whether it's Paris Hilton or Kim Kardashian or whoever, stupidity is certainly celebrated. Being ... [an] idiot is a valuable commodity in this culture because you're rewarded significantly."

That's not Hamm's only opinion on not-so-nice things Hollywood types profit from. "This industry is populated by a lot of narcissistic, mean-spirited, horrible people who get rewarded for being narcissistic, mean-spirited and horrible," he told Playboy in an interview for its April issue.

(Shoot -- stupid is starting to look like a compliment.)

Parse the Kardashian comment and the defense Hamm presented to E! makes some sense: "What I said was meant to be more on pervasiveness of something in our culture, not personal, but she took offense to it and that is her right."

Kardashian on Monday had noted that although she did not know Hamm, she respected him and believed he was entitled to his opinion. However, she said: "Calling someone who runs their own businesses, is a part of a successful TV show, produces, writes, designs, and creates, 'stupid,' is in my opinion careless."

So who's stupid now? There are so many choices:

Was it Hamm, for invoking gossip hot-buttons like Kardashian and Paris Hilton? Or Kardashian for taking time to take offense? Or folks in the media for noticing Hamm's Elle UK quote in the flood of "Mad Men" press and putting it under a microscope with little context?

Hamm, whose series starts up again March 25, would choose the latter. "I said what I said" about the phenomenon of reality TV, he told "Access Hollywood," and he stands by it. "I just wish it would have been reported correctly."

Meanwhile, Paris Hilton is actually looking pretty smart in all this, for going happily on with her Twitter life and not saying a thing.

Hamm is, however, playing it very smart in one area: He tells Playboy "it's been awhile" since he's had sex outside.

"In the era of TMZ, I don’t think outdoor sex is a particularly good idea. It's one of those things that sound way better than they actually are. There's something not sexy about all the twigs and bugs and sand. You end up with stuff in places you don’t want it."

Wise man.

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Photo: Jon Hamm arrives for the PaleyFest 2012 panel discussion about the show "Mad Men" on Tuesday in Beverly Hills. Credit: Chris Pizzello / Associated Press

 



Jon Hamm gets Twitter feedback from 'idiot' Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian and Jon Hamm

Jon Hamm's "Mad Men" character, Don Draper, isn't accustomed to women giving him any lip -- but this ain't the '60s and Kim Kardashian has something to say to her fellow celeb.

Hamm spoke out on cultural phenomena including Kardashian and her reality empire, specifically noting to Elle UK that, "'Whether it's Paris Hilton or Kim Kardashian or whoever, stupidity is certainly celebrated. Being ... [an] idiot is a valuable commodity in this culture because you're rewarded significantly." 

Kim isn't having it.

"I respect Jon and I am a firm believer that everyone is entitled to their own opinion and that not everyone takes the same path in life," Kardashian said in an extended post on Twitter.

"We’re all working hard and we all have to respect one another. Calling someone who runs their own businesses, is a part of a successful TV show, produces, writes, designs, and creates, 'stupid,' is in my opinion careless," she wrote.

Burn. This isn't the first time a leading man has stepped out as a Kardashian detractor. Daniel Craig got vocal a few months ago with virtually the same sentiment.

"Look at the Kardashians ... you see that and you think, 'What, you mean all I have to do is behave like a ... idiot on television and then you'll pay me millions?' " he said. 

But then again, we didn't have to tell you Kim doesn't have the best of luck with those leading men.

What do you think of Kardashian's response? Tell us in comments. 

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Photos: Kim Kardashian and Jon Hamm. Credits: Getty Images



Jon Hamm lends some handsome to Hollywood Domino bash

Jon Hamm lights up Hollywood Domino

Don Draper may gamble with people's emotions, but sweet and handsome Jon Hamm keeps things a little cleaner in his games -- like Hamm's triumph Thursday night at the Hollywood Domino Tournament, the annual fundraiser from Daya Fernandez that benefits Artists for Peace and Justice.

The charity, founded by director Paul Haggis, once again took over the terrace at West Hollywood's Sunset Tower Hotel for cocktails, celebs decked out Old Hollywood style -- including Ben Stiller, Ed Norton, Topher Grace and Ali Larter.

Hamm won the domino tournament and celebrated with a few Heinekens and a chat with Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews, while "Twilight" actress Julia Jones hung in a corner sipping VnC cocktails.

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Brittany Snow showed off a new dark red hairdo, while AnnaLynne McCord kept her locks concealed under a cap.

Hamm is back to work on "Mad Men," but this weekend he'll throw his weight behind his costars and the writers from "Bridesmaids" when it comes to the Oscars.

"I'm rooting for Melissa [McCarthy], and of course Kristen and Annie," he said, referring to screenwriters Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo. 

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Photo: Jon Hamm and Daya Fernandez, Hollywood Domino cofounder, during the annual Hollywood Domino Gala & Tournament presented by Bovet 1822 at the Sunset Tower Hotel. Credit: Michael Buckner / Getty Images 


Jon Hamm, Nicole Richie celebrate Mindy Kaling's new book

Mindy Kaling celebrates her book release

Mindy Kaling's funny shtick attracted some fabulous names Sunday as her notable pals came to toast her new book, "Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)." 

Not so much a concern Sunday, as Jon Hamm and partner Jennifer Westfeldt, Aziz Ansari, Nicole Richie and more came to hang out at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel's cocktail lounge the Spare Room.

Toasted by Cindy Leive, Glamour's editor in chief, Kaling was complimented on needing virtually no edit and on her genuine humor, whether "writing about one-night stands or what makes a man a man," according to one guest.

Kaling's "Office" mates B.J. Novak and Jenna Fischer rolled through, as did funny ladies Anna Faris and Busy Philipps and chat-show host Jimmy Kimmel. 

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Photo: Jon Hamm, Jennifer Westfeldt and Minday Kaling, right, at Kaling's book launch party at the Hollywood Roosevelt on Monday. Credit: WireImage


Exclusive: 'Mad Men' cast to host Rape Treatment Center brunch

"Mad Men" cast and creator Matthew Weiner

The cast of "Mad Men" will celebrate a full week with their hands on another Emmy for outstanding drama series by giving back: The stylish gang will host a fundraiser for Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center's Rape Treatment Center this Sunday, at the Beverly Hills estate of magnate Ron Burkle.

The cause, which champions care for victims of rape and sexual abuse as well as prevention, will be represented by series creator Matthew Weiner and stars Jon Hamm, Christina Hendricks, Elisabeth Moss, John Slattery, Aaron Staton and Vincent Kartheiser.

Weiner was initially approached to participate by longtime RTC supporter Slattery, who plays agency honcho Roger Sterling on "Mad Men."

"When John asks me to do something, I do it," Weiner told the Ministry.

Thankfully so, as the Rape Treatment Center encourages an open dialogue about rape, still one of the most underreported crimes in the country, according to RTC head Gail Abarbanel.

"Over the course of the RTC's history, television story lines have been effective in changing attitudes," Abarbanel said. "Mad Men" has certainly tackled the issue, particularly with Hendricks' character Joan Holloway, whose fiance forced himself on her in the show's second season.

"It’s been very interesting because we’re really telling human stories. We don't go out of our way to make political statements," Weiner said. "We’ve had a lot of sexual violence on the show. Unfortunately, in the most civilized countries, this happens. Telling the story about Joan was a part of that."

Indeed, as a period drama, "Mad Men" doesn't shy from gender inequality in and out of the workplace.

The show "really has a connection to what we do and to the beginning of the rape center," Abarbanel said. "What they portray in the '60s is really what we confronted in the '70s. All the attitudes in the treatment of women ... attitudes about victims, some of them, still persist today."

The RTC and the "Mad Men" gang will work toward changing that come Sunday.

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Photo: The cast and crew of "Mad Men" including, from left, Elisabeth Moss, Rich Sommer (back row), Jon Hamm, Matthew Weiner and Christina Hendricks, visit in the press room after winning the Emmy for outstanding drama series on Sunday. Credit: Frazer Harrison / Getty Images



Emmys: Jane Lynch, Heidi Klum and a happy 'Family' at Governors Ball

Guy Pearce at the 2011 Emmy Awards governors ball

Perhaps it was the big "Modern Family" sweep that had everyone on their best behavior: The 2011 Emmy Awards Governors Ball was one of the most efficient the Ministry has ever seen.

Host Jane Lynch was swept in just after 8:15 p.m., gliding from the Nokia Theatre to the Los Angeles Convention Center, where she screamed she was excited for "dinner time!"

Pictures: The scene at the 2011 Emmy Awards Governors Ball

Amy Poehler and husband Will Arnett came hand-in-hand for the black-and-white gala, which featured trippy color-blocked carpets and a touch of "Clockwork Orange" face paint on service staff.

Harlequin dancers in checkered body suits performed for winners Ty Burrell and Julie Bowen, as well as their costars Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Eric Stonestreet and Sofia Vergara.

Heidi Klum and Seal at the 2011 Emmy Awards governors ball We tried to shout out a compliment to Melissa McCarthy, who designed her own dress, but the winner for outstanding actress in a comedy was too inundated with well-wishers.

Kathy Griffin and Seth Meyers shared a chat outside around several golden trophies, while reality show host Heidi Klum sneaked in in a gorgeous flounced beige gown with floral detail. Husband Seal was her best accessory.

"Glee" didn't make it to the main stage, but McKinley High students including Lea Michele, Dianna Agron and Chris Colfer munched on tomato salad and gabbed. As did most of the crowd -- it was a rarity to find bottoms in seats just after the telecast.

Although eyes were peeled for Kate Winslet, the best actress in a miniseries victor, her winning costar Guy Pearce did just fine accepting kudos from the HBO crowd. The big winners from "Mad Men" stuck to themselves, as Jon Hamm, John Slattery and creator Matthew Weiner all conversed in tailored suits.

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Christina Hendricks, curvy as ever, slipped gracefully in with Elizabeth Moss on her heels. And speaking of heels: Nominee Kristen Wiig of "Saturday Night Live" had a partygoer nail the train of her brown silk gown with a stiletto heel. She smiled it off.

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Upper photo: Guy Pearce arrives at the Governors Ball with his 2011 Emmy Award award for outstanding supporting actor in a miniseries for "Mildred Pierce." Credit: Chris Pizzello / Associated Press

Lower photo: Heidi Klum and Seal slip into the party. Credit: Danny Moloshok / Reuters



Emmys: Jon Hamm, Maya Rudolph pre-party with host Lorne Michaels

Emmy Awards: Amy Poehler, Will Arnett, Paul Rudd and Jennifer Westfeldt at Lorne Michaels' party.

Lorne Michaels is no stranger to weekend productions, though for the Saturday night before the 2011 Emmy Awards he put on a different kind of show in Los Angeles: an Emmys pre-party welcoming his famous friends and former employees.

On the terrace at the Sunset Tower Hotel, "Saturday Night Live" executive producer Michaels greeted husband and wife Will Arnett and Amy Poehler and Jon Hamm, all nominees, plus Hamm's partner, Jennifer Westfeldt, Paul Rudd, Andy Samberg and Maya Rudolph.

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Aziz Ansari joked with Jimmy Fallon and Bravo's Andy Cohen in the company of Melissa McCarthy, Maulik Pancholy, Jack McBrayer, Rashida Jones, actress-director Penny Marshall and Bryan Cranston, last year's Emmy winner for best actor in a drama for "Breaking Bad."

Ana Gasteyer and her Ben & Jerry's Schweddy Balls Guests sipped novelty cocktails including the "Liz Lemonade," a nod to Tina Fey's "30 Rock" character, and the "Saturday Night Imbibe" by 42 Below.

For comedy diehards, a fun fact: Former cast member Ana Gasteyer turned up and was quite amused by the passed desserts: mini containers of Ben & Jerry's Schweddy Balls ice cream, a product inspired by the skit that she, Molly Shannon and Alec Baldwin made famous on "SNL."

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Top photo: Amy Poehler, left, Will Arnett, Paul Rudd and Jennifer Westfeldt cuddle up at Lorne Michaels' pre-Emmy party at the Sunset Tower Hotel. Credit: Associated Press

Bottom photo: Ana Gasteyer flashes some Schweddy Balls ice cream. Credit: Associated Press


NHL Awards: Jay Mohr, Jon Hamm, Beverly Hills housewives present hockey honors

NHL Awards: Jon Hamm, Camille Grammer and Adrienne Maloof

Jon Hamm and a few Beverly Hills housewives presented honors at the 2011 NHL Awards in Las Vegas on Wednesday.

The awards, hosted by comedian Jay Mohr, honor professional hockey players who excelled in the season. Corey Perry, the 26-year-old Anaheim Ducks' right wing, was the surprise winner of the league's MVP trophy. Click the pics for more photos.

"You look forward to doing it all over again," Perry said. "You try to build on the year before and move forward."

Beverly Hills housewives Camille Grammer (Donatacci) and Adrienne Maloof, who owns the Palms with her brothers, attended the show and the reality TV stars presented an award together.

Also making their way down the red carpet: "Up In the Air" director Jason Reitman, "Red State" director Kevin Smith, illusionist Criss Angel and musician Dierks Bentley. "Rocketeer" crooners Far East Movement posed for photos and performed during the show.

"How I Met Your Mother" star Cobie Smulders, a Canada native who frequently references her love of hockey on the CBS sitcom, presented an award along with "The Chicago Code" star Jennifer Beals.

Photos: 2011 NHL Awards

C NHL Awards: Jay Mohr presents award to hockey player Corey Perry

NHL hall of famer Luc Robitaille was also in attendance as Vancouver Canucks' Daniel Sedin, who helped the Canadian team make it to the Stanley Cup finals before ultimately losing to the Boston Bruins, took home the Ted Lindsay Award for the most outstanding player in the NHL.

Nicklas Lidstrom, 41, of the Detroit Red Wings won for top defenseman honors for the seventh time.

"Mad Men's" Hamm presented the Vezina trophy for best goaltender to Boston's Tim Thomas, who already received playoffs MVP and Stanley Cup accolades to get through the night.

Los Angeles Kings captain Dustin Brown won the NHL Foundation Award recognizing his community contributions, specifically the $15,000 sum he and his wife Nicole donated to the newborn and infant critical care unit of Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. That number comes from the number of hits he made last season, which ring up to $50 a pop.

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Photos: Upper, Jon Hamm, Camille Grammer and Adrienne Maloof. Lower, Jay Mohr and Corey Perry. Credits: Ethan Miller / Getty Images


White House correspondents dinner: Celebrities in the audience weigh in [Photos]

White House Correspondents Dinner: Scarlett Johansson, John Legend, Alyssa Milano

Sure, this year the White House correspondents dinner had President Obama's attention-grabbing jabs at Donald Trump and the birthers. But what made the annual event bubble, besides the political banter and inside-the-Beltway journalism small talk, were the celebrities, of course.

Mila-kunis-wolf-blitzer Rosario Dawson, John Legend, Mila Kunis, "Glee's" Matthew Morrison and Chris Colfer, "True Blood's" Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer, and celebrity-couple fascination of the moment Scarlett Johansson and Sean Penn showed an interest in politics Saturday night in Washington.

Johansson and Penn arrived separately -- she on the arm of twin brother Hunter -- and sat at different tables before leaving for a much-buzzed-about smoke break, and were even seen holding hands!

And what did the celebrities in the crowd think of the event and the president's comic timing?

"I'm so overwhelmed being here. I keep getting teary eyed. #WHCD," Alyssa Milano tweeted. (Forgive her if she seemed a bit emotional. She is pregnant.)

"Not only is he the President he is also a comedian ... His speech was so funny!," tweeted "Pretty Little Liars" actress Shay Mitchell, who was born in Canada.

"Was @ the dinner last night an[d] our president killed it like an old school comedy club...," "Entourage" actor Jeremy Piven tweeted.

The event also might also have been the beginning of a beautiful friendship:

Author and political daughter Meghan McCain had something to say about former "Real Housewives of D.C." cast member Mary Amons: "@maryamons you are my new favorite person to gossip with! xo." 

Who else was there? Check out our red carpet gallery from the White House correspondents dinner.

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Upper photos: From left, Scarlett Johansson, John Legend and Alyssa Milano attend the White House correspondents dinner. Credits: Michael Reynolds / EPA, left; Chris Kleponis / AFP/Getty Images, center; Alex Brandon / Associated Press, right.

Lower photo: "Black Swan" actress Mila Kunis laughs with CNN's Wolf Blitzer. Credit: Kris Connor / Getty Images


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