In the midst of graduation season, here's a feel-good story to kick off your weekend. Chelesa Fearce, 17, became her school's valedictorian despite being homeless for much of high school. A local Atlanta TV station caught up with Chelesa, who shared her journey to getting a 4.466 GPA and 1900 on her SATs. Even if you don't know the current SAT scale (it's 2400), that sounds pretty legit. Not impressed enough already? She's starting at Spelman College in the Fall as a junior, since she already has enough college credit. Watch Chelesa tell her story in this clip.
Last night, Jimmy Kimmel had yet another member of the Star Wars franchise in the hot seat. A few weeks ago, it was a dodgy Harrison Ford who took questions from the crowd, and this time it was J.J. Abrams, director of the upcoming Star Wars film, who — for better or worse — took story line suggestions for the new movie from some of Star Wars's, er, biggest fans.
John Krasinski stopped by the Late Show With David Letterman this week, opening up about how the tears were flowing when the cast of The Office wrapped their final episode. So what's next for John? He'll have a small part in the new episodes of Arrested Development — find out what he had to say about the part and his hilarious story about how one outlet broke the news.
A few select cast members from Mad Men — Jon Hamm, Christina Hendricks, January Jones, and Jessica Paré — visited talk show Katie this week to talk about this season of their hit show, and Katie Couric couldn't resist putting Hamm in the hot seat over why Don "can't keep it in his pants." Watch to see Hamm's funny response, along with Jones and Hamm addressing the work it takes to make Jones's character, Betty, look heavier than usual.
The Office series finale is just a few weeks away now, which means the show's actors are getting ready to move on. Jenna Fischer stopped by Late Show With David Letterman this week and talked about how the cast and crew prepped to say goodbye to the beloved employees of Dunder Mifflin. She also mentioned that the actors were able to give input on what will become of their characters, and their hopes were worked into the final episode. Aww.
Any fans of Mad Men and the determined Joan Holloway Harris lamented the fact that she had to sleep her way to a partnership last season. Christina Hendricks stopped by Live With Kelly and Michael on Tuesday to talk about her character and explained that given the era, this was Joan's only path to an executive role that would support her son. This opened up into a discussion on workplace sexism at the time and today. Watch now to get Christina's perspective.
Harrison Ford has been cagey about being in Star Wars: Episode VII, and now we might know why: he has beef with Chewbacca. Last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Ford was taking questions from the audience with one instruction: "no Star Wars questions." The audience members kept to that rule, except, well, they were all dressed like Star Wars characters. Wait for the best part at the end, when things got heated between Ford and Chewbacca, because, in Ford's words, "He knows what he did."
Our excitement for the return of Arrested Development is heating up (did you check out all the new posters?), and we're excited to hear anything about the Netflix season. But if you're still a little unclear about how it's going to work, series star Jason Bateman has your back. Watch him explain to Jimmy Kimmel how the episodes go together, how you should watch them, and where the movie will pick up.
Alexander Skarsgard stopped by Live With Kelly and Michael today to reveal that long before he was making women swoon with his role on True Blood, he was pining for someone else's affection. Fresh off the premiere of Disconnect, he explained that he had moved to NYC to attend college but things got difficult when he met a woman before he packed up for school. He said, "New York is a wonderful city but it's really hard if you're in love with someone 5,000 miles away." Alexander dropped out after one semester to return to his home in Stockholm and reconnect with the girl, but things didn't go as planned. Check out Alexander's interview above.