Paul Rudd's Long-Standing 'Trivial' Grudge Against Jon Hamm of 'Mad Men'
Every once in a while, a bit of celebrity trivia comes along that makes you stop and say "What? Seriously?" This is one on those trivial bits.
Actually, "trivia" is the perfect word for this anecdote, as told by Paul Rudd to Nylon Magazine. Apparently, Paul Rudd and Jon Hamm went to the same high school, and Hamm was in fact a friend of Rudd's family.
One night, the two future celebrities were playing a game of "Trivial Pursuit" with a girl that Rudd had the hots for, and was determined to impress with his vast trivia knowledge. The only problem was, Hamm was "really smart," and Rudd "most certainly was not," at least according to Rudd.
"Every question that came up, I had no idea what the f**king answer was," said Rudd. "Jon, my arch nemesis, rolled the dice, and the question was, 'What's the biggest lake in Africa?' and he just goes 'Victoria.'"
I guess Rudd failed to impress the girl. Maybe she would be into him now that he's starred in movies like "Clueless," "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" and "Role Models." Then again, she might still go for Hamm...I mean, that's Don Draper we're talking about.