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Quote of the Day: Jon Hamm on Being Considered a Sex Symbol

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"Point me to 50 people online who think I'm super sexy. I'll point you to 50 more who say he's old and looks like my dad."

- Mad Men star Jon Hamm doubts his sex symbol phenomenon.

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Jon Hamm Doesn’t “Get” Miley Cyrus or One Direction

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Jon HammJon Hamm doesn't understand the appeal of Miley Cyrus or One Direction.

The Mad Men actor, who was the subject of backlash last year when he questioned the popularity of reality TV star Kim Kardashian, admits he isn't up to speed with pop culture phenomenons such as the "Wrecking Ball" hitmaker and concedes he often sounds like a grumpy old man:

"I got s**t on for saying I don't agree with the fact that the Kim Kardashians and Paris Hilton of the world are worthy of attention and people were saying, 'How dare you!' I thought, 'Wow, really? That's a terrible thing to say?' It's ridiculous. I'm getting older, I'm slowly morphing into that guy who stands on his lawn and shakes his fist and shouts, 'Get off my lawn!' All I can is that I don't get Miley Cyrus, I don't get Katy Perry, I don't get One Direction ... I don't get why that's a thing."

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Jon Hamm Robbed in London

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Jon HammJon Hamm and his girlfriend Jennifer Westfeldt were robbed while on a recent stay in London.

The Mad Men actor was in the British capital to promote his new movie Friends With Kids, which Jennifer directed, when her handbag was snatched while at dinner and the key to their hotel room used to take items.

"They were dining at a restaurant and Jennifer's purse was snagged by someone. That person took the hotel key in Jennifer's purse, which had the hotel name on it, and robbed their room. They had to contact the police, it was horrible," a source told Life & Style.

It is unclear exactly when the incident happened, but Jennifer confirmed an investigation was ongoing. "What a mess. I'm not feeling great. It is under investigation," she said.

Jon's representative also admitted the incident had taken place but could not comment further.

Jon Hamm Believes He’d Be a ‘Terrible’ Father

Jon Hamm and Jennifer WestfeldtJon Hamm believes he would be a "terrible" father.

The 41-year-old Mad Men actor and partner of 14-years Jennifer Westfeldt have never tried for children - and with good reason according to Jon.

"I'd be a terrible father! I see my friends who have children and I'm like, 'Dude, how are you even upright, much less here at work at 6am?'" he said.

But he admits having a soft spot for his co-star January Jones' six-month-old son Xander. "Xander is cute as a button!" he told Us Weekly.

Jennifer, 42 - who is currently starring alongside Jon in Friends with Kids, which she also directed - has similar ideas when it comes to parenthood: "I've thought about this a lot lately. I never thought I'd be this age and not have kids. But my life has also gone in a million ways I never anticipated. I kept feeling like I'd wake up with absolute clarity, and I haven't. And we have a pretty great life together. The chance that we'll regret it doesn't seem like a compelling enough reason to do it. I may wake up tomorrow with that lighting bolt, and I'll have to scramble to make it happen."

Kim Kardashian Still Feels Married

Kim KardashianKim Kardashian still feels married.

The 31-year-old reality star filed for divorce from NBA player Kris Humphries after just 72-days of marriage in October, but insists she hasn't put herself back on the market.

Addressing rumors she has been hooking up with long-time friend Kanye West, she said, "I think I'm still married. I'm really not dating right now at all. I'm really just focusing on work. I know I always say this, but I'm trying to just get through my situation and just have fun."

Mad Men actor Jon Hamm recently took aim at Kim and fellow socialite Paris Hilton as part of a rant about Hollywood celebrity culture - but Kim is adamant did not take his comments personally. Appearing on Ryan Seacrest's radio show, she said, "I respect Jon and I am a firm believer that everyone is entitled to their own opinion, not everyone takes the same path in life. We're all working hard and we all have to respect one another. I just feel like, to be honest, it's all about trying to stay focused and keeping everything positive. It really takes a lot more energy and effort to be harsh than to say something nice and be positive."

Jon Hamm Blasts Kim Kardashian Again

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Jon HammJon Hamm has lashed out at Kim Kardashian again.

The hunky Mad Men actor - who recently called the reality TV star a "f***ing idiot" - says he doesn't want to be known simply as a sex symbol because then he "might as well be a Kardashian and have a sex tape," a reference to Kim's leaked erotic video with former boyfriend Ray J.

"The sexy thing is so ephemeral and meaningless other than in the world of selling magazines. Who cares, when it's reduced to just that? You might as well be a Kardashian and have a sex tape. It's not for me to define. It's exclusively in the purview of others and I can't remotely be a part of it. I guess it's better than the alternative. I mean, what's the opposite of a sex symbol? A person who makes children cry when they see their picture?"

Jon and Kim have been involved in a war of words ever since he blasted the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star for being famous for being stupid.

Jon Hamm: ‘Celebrity Outburst Not Personal’

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Jon HammJon Hamm has said his statement about celebrity stupidity was "nothing personal" against Kim Kardashian.

The Mad Men actor blasted the culture of celebrity in Hollywood which celebrated idiocy and name-checked Kim and Paris Hilton as he did so - causing Kim to retort he should not be so careless with his words - but he has now claimed he did not mean it as a direct attach on the 31 year-old.

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

After the outburst, Kim - who runs her own business in addition to modelling and appearing in various TV shows - claimed she had respect for the actor but told him he should think more about what he says.

Kim Kardashian: ‘Jon Hamm is Careless’

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Kim KardashianKim Kardashian believes Jon Hamm was "careless" to call her "stupid."

The Bridesmaids actor hit out at the culture of Hollywood rejecting talented stars in favor of personalities - including Kim and Paris Hilton - who acted like "f**king idiots," and Kim has responded by claiming he should think more about what he is saying as she is a successful businesswoman.

"I just heard about the comment Jon Hamm made about me in an interview. 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. 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 in an extended Twitter post.

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Jon Hamm Blasts ‘Stupid’ Hollywood

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Jon HammJon Hamm hates the way "stupid" celebrities like Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian are celebrated.

The Mad Men actor can't understand why Hollywood has rejected the idea of an "elite" of talented stars in favor of personalities acting like "f***ing idiots."

"We're at a place where the idea of being elite is somehow considered a negative. Whether it's Paris Hilton or Kim Kardashian or whoever, stupidity is certainly celebrated. Being a f***ing idiot is a valuable commodity in this culture, because you're rewarded significantly. And incuriousness has become cool. It's celebrated. It doesn't make sense to me."

Jon struggled to get his big break in Hollywood and gave himself a five-year deadline to land a major role after witnessing how "depressing" it was seeing other actors flounder for even longer: "I knew a few people who had gone a little longer than that and it turned into a depressing model."

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Jon Hamm Won’t Wed

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Jon Hamm and Jennifer WestfeldtJon Hamm doesn't feel the need to get married.

The Mad Men star has been with partner Jennifer Westfeldt for 15 years but doesn't think making their union official will make any difference.

"The flip answer is, if it ain't broke, don't fix it... The better version of that is that any relationship is a day-in-day-out process. Having a piece of paper serves to remind you of your commitment but we do a pretty good job of reminding each other."

Despite his image as a sex symbol, Jon doesn't consider himself handsome because he still thinks he is "goofy."

"I just don't consider myself handsome. I look at the people in the world that I consider truly handsome, like George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Ryan Reynolds, Bradley Cooper - those guys. When I look in the mirror I see my goofy-ass self from when I was a kid. I guess we just all have that deep version of ourselves and it never really goes away."