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Young Jon Hamm Bashes the Blackhawks, is Adorable in Rare 1997 Movie Clip [VIDEO]

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Jon Hamm (R) in Cheese & Crackers.
Even as a youngster, Jon Hamm had the casual confidence and gravelly voice that jettisoned him to stardom years later as the lead of AMC's Mad Men.

And here's the proof, courtesy of a 1997 movie clip recently published on YouTube:


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Pippa Middleton Is Biking Across St. Louis for Charity Today

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Pippa Middleton is on her way through the St. Louis region.
Pippa Middleton, the younger sister of America's new favorite princess Kate Middleton, is pedaling through St. Louis Wednesday on a 3,000-mile bicycle race.

Middleton is on an eight-member team of mostly British cyclists crossing the country on two wheels for the Race Across America. The team is raising funds for the British Heart Foundation and the Michael Matthews Foundation, a children's charity.


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Paul Rudd Once Tried to Steal Jon Hamm's Prom Date, So They Faced Off in Trivial Pursuit

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Apparently, Jon Hamm is really good at Trivial Pursuit.
"And then we started playing Trivial Pursuit."

So begins our new favorite story about St. Louis native and John Burroughs School alum Jon Hamm. Vanity Fair releases a cover story about the Mad Men star online today that includes a hilariously nerdy story from Hamm's high school days.


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Walmart Heiress Paige Laurie Divorces High-Rolling Hubbie, But He Still Gets Paid: TMZ

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Paige Laurie Dubbert...oops. We mean Paige Laurie, now.
Four years after her super-secretive celebrity wedding in Columbia, Walmart heiress Paige Laurie is divorcing husband Patrick "Bo" Dubbert.

In a civil lawsuit Laurie filed after submitting divorce papers, the blonde billionaire claims her husband and his buddy funneled hundreds of thousands of dollars out of a business Dubbert convinced Laurie to let him run, according to TMZ.

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Wizard World Celebs Bruce Campbell & William Shatner Have St. Louis Ties

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Bruce "Ash" Campbell and William "Kirk" Shatner are in St. Louis for Wizard World.

As noted in this week's cover story, traveling comic con Wizard World returns to St. Louis April 4 through 6, bringing with it nearly unlimited nerdery. Over the weekend, tens of thousands of cosplayers, comic-book collectors, video-game enthusiasts and casual lookyloos will gather for all manner of pop culture in the America's Center downtown (though Wizard World's photos on Facebook suggest record crowds will push the convention into the larger Edward Jones Dome), and one of the big draws for fans is meeting revered celebrities from The Walking Dead, Doctor Who and Firefly.

See also: Wizard World Inc.: A roving comic con looks to corner the geek market

Indeed, St. Louis will become the setting for a living People magazine, with Firefly's Nathan Fillion, Batman's Adam West and Burt Ward, Buffy the Vampire Slayer's Eliza Dushku and Lord of the Rings/The Goonies' Sean Astin all roaming the Dome. But two of Wizard World's most-anticipated guests have connections to St. Louis.

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Famous St. Louisan News: Andy Cohen Made Perfume From Lady Gaga's Pee

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Take note, Clayton High School students. If you work hard, you, too, could one day make perfume from Lady Gaga's pee.

One of Clayton's most famous alumni, Andy Cohen, host of Watch What Happens Live on Bravo, admitted to the unexpected use for Gaga's excretions on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

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STL Up Late Brings Comedic Relief to Your Saturday Night

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STL Up Late starts at 10 p.m. Nov. 2.
With roughly ten minutes to go before the final rehearsal is scheduled to start, Joshua McNew, Producer and Production Manager, stands outside, taking a few deep breaths. After months of preparation, tonight, Saturday, October 12, marks the opening endeavor of STL Up Late, a new live comedy show aiming to provide some much needed entertainment with a mix of "Saturday Night Live meets Conan O'Brien" type of humor.

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Dana Loesch Banned from Piers Morgan's Show After Twitter Quip About London Terror Attack

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A senseless murder in London had a far more mundane effect here across the pond yesterday: CNN's Piers Morgan banned Tea Party firebrand and hometown girl Dana Loesch from his show for using the occasion for a pro-NRA tweet.

Two suspects hacked a British soldier to death with knives in broad daylight yesterday then bragged about their motives to local media and standers-by.

"Was the guy with the machete a member of the NRA?" Loesch tweeted. "Asking for a friend."

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Non-Nerd's Guide to Wizard World Comic Con

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Ask your nerd friend to identify these awesome people for you.

Do you hear that -- that low hum of anticipation emanating from comic-book shops and Risk tournaments throughout St. Louis? That's the sound of every nerdstuff enthusiast 'gasming as they prepare for Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con, which takes place Friday, March 22, through Sunday, March 24, at America's Center. The event will be a cornucopia of sci-fi and fantasy celebrities, workshops, costumes, collectibles and more.

Yep, it's pretty much every fanboy or fangirl's wet dream.

See also:

- Hungry Nerd's Restaurant Guide to Wizard World Comic Con St. Louis

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Claire McCaskill Mocks Justice Antonin Scalia's "Weird Hat" at Inauguration

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Justice of the supreme cap?
Just before President Barack Obama took the oath of office for his second term, Senator Claire McCaskill went all Joan Rivers on the men of the Supreme Court and their curious taste in headgear.

Justice Antonin Scalia got it the worst for an odd little chapeau that looked a bit like an overturned bowling ball bag. McCaskill actually predicted the appearance of the "weird hat" on her Twitter account before Scalia even appeared.

After all the solemnity and decorum, it was apparently just what the doctor ordered. The internet went bonkers.

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