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Saturday, September 28, 2013 - Updated: 4:09 AM

Jon Hamm on vocal cords: 'I'm fine'

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) -- Jon Hamm says he's "fine" despite an upcoming procedure to remove a polyp on his vocal cord.

"It's a simple injury," said a raspy sounding Hamm in an interview Thursday. "Something that develops on your vocal cord from overuse because I talk a lot."

"Other than that, believe it or not, I'm healthy as a horse. Hoarse, get it?" he joked.

Hamm's publicist Erica Gray said he will undergo a routine outpatient procedure.

The condition hasn't slowed down the 42-year-old "Mad Men" star who was nominated for best actor at Sunday's Emmy Awards.

Hamm lost to Jeff Daniels of the HBO drama "Newsroom."

"I'm OK with the results. I'm superhappy that Jeff won. I think his work is phenomenal," Hamm said. "I'm unabashed in my fandom for television so I had a great Emmys. I like going there and seeing a bunch of people and seeing my friends and it was fun. I got to present with Alec Baldwin. How fun is that?"

Ever the good sport, Hamm and actress Amy Poehler decided to throw a party for Emmy losers.

To gain entry, winners were required to leave their trophies at the door and make a $1,000 donation to charity.

Gillian Anderson to star in 'Streetcar'

LONDON (AP) -- Former "X-Files" star Gillian Anderson is returning to the London stage next year as Blanche DuBois in "A Streetcar Named Desire."

Anderson will play the fading beauty who relies on the kindness of strangers in a Young Vic production of Tennessee Williams' steamy southern drama.

The theater said Friday that the production, directed by Benedict Andrews, will open in summer 2014.

Dates have not been announced.

Anderson was nominated for an Olivier Award -- British theater's highest honor -- for her performance in Henrik Ibsen's "A Doll's House" at London's Donmar Warehouse in 2009.

She recently played a police officer in TV thriller "The Fall" and remains known to millions as Agent Scully in the supernatural detective series "The X-Files."

Prince George to be christened in Oct.

LONDON (AP) -- Palace officials say Britain's youngest royal, Prince George, will be christened next month in the Chapel Royal at St. James's Palace.

George -- whose full name is His Royal Highness Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge -- was born July 22. He is the first child of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and third in line to the throne.

Kensington Palace announced Friday that George will be christened on Oct. 23 by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby.

The palace said close members of both families will be present for the event, but did not elaborate.

     

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