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- Mad Men star Jon Hamm has signed a new three-year deal with AMC and Lionsgate TV, virtually guaranteeing the show will last through seven seasons. Hamm had two years remaining on his existing pact. Deadline places the total value of the new deal "in the eight figures" and Variety reports that by the final year of the deal (which would be season seven for Mad Men), Hamm will be making "more than $250,000 an episode," according to Variety. Mad Men creator and show runner Matthew Weiner also signed a new three-year deal earlier this year. Similar extensions are said to be in the works for other cast members. [Deadline]
- Former Congressman Anthony Weiner and wife Huma Abedin were spotted in the produce aisle at the Logan Circle Whole Foods in Washington Tuesday. How'd they look? Pretty good! Per a tipster, she was "slender in gray tunic; he looked skinny as ever in jeans, gray polo, baseball cap. He pushed the cart and wrapped an arm around her." She smiled. Meanwhile, the House of Representatives says they still don't have Weiner's letter of resignation. [The Reliable Source]
- "About 20 shareholders" attended the annual meeting for troubled retailed American Apparel in Los Angeles yesterday but CEO Dov Charney wasn't one of them. He texted reporters later that he missed the meeting because he was in Japan, on company business. [WWD]
- Director Spike Lee is set to direct the pilot episode for Da Brick, a new HBO drama "loosely based" on the the early life of boxer Mike Tyson. Novelist and screenwriter John Ridley will serve as showrunner. [The Hollywood Reporter]