‘Mad Men’ star Jon Hamm ends alcohol treatment

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Mad Men star Jon Hamm recently completed a 30-day treatment for alcohol addiction in Connecticut, his spokeswoman said. Hamm had the support of his longtime partner, actress-filmmaker Jennifer Westfeldt, in his struggle, the rep said in a statement, which added the couple ask “for privacy and sensitivity going forward.” The disclosure, first reported by TMZ, came as the final season of the 1960s-set drama begins April 5 on AMC. The 43-year-old Hamm plays Don Draper, a troubled ad executive with a dark past.


A pair of 911 calls from David Crosby shows the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer sounding panicked as he repeatedly asks dispatchers how soon an ambulance will arrive to help a pedestrian he just hit with his car. “He’s on foot, and he’s hurt,” Crosby says in a recording of the first of two calls that was released Wednesday by the California Highway Patrol.

Crosby was driving near his Santa Barbara County home Sunday when the accident occurred. He tells a dispatcher the sun was in his eyes, and he couldn’t see Jose Jimenez, 46, jogging on the same side of the road. Jimenez was hospitalized with broken bones, cuts and bruises.


Jacques Pepin, the French chef who helped introduce generations of Americans to refined cuisine, is recovering after suffering a minor stroke. Pepin, 79, was at his Connecticut home with friends Sunday evening when he began displaying symptoms of a stroke. He received prompt treatment and was released from the hospital Tuesday, his daughter, Claudine Pepin, told The Associated Press. He is expected to make a full recovery.


A bank says the actor best known as sitcom character Balki Bartokomous has been a perfect stranger when it comes to making payments on his rural Pennsylvania properties. First National Bank of Pennsylvania recently foreclosed on four of Perfect Strangers star Bronson Pinchot’s Harford Township properties, including the community’s post office. The bank says the 55-year-old owes more than $270,000 and hasn’t been heard from in over a year. He also owes $13,768 in taxes. The properties are scheduled for sheriff’s sale April 28.