June 9, 2011 -- What's wrong with January Jones?
The "Mad Men" actress and "X-Men: First Class" co-star has been a victim of celebrity hate, of late. Last week, "Lost" co-creator Damon Lindelof slammed Jones' performance in "X-Men," in which she plays mutant Emma Frost.
"Emma Frost's THREE mutant powers," he wrote. "Telepathy, Transformation to Solid Diamond and last but not least, Sucking at Acting."
More than 100 people retweeted his message. He seemed to regret his insult soon after.
"I need to stop saying mean things on Twitter. #MORNINGAFTER," he wrote Tuesday. He followed up with another mea culpa: "I am only slightly less disgusted with the amount of play my X-Men comment got than I am with myself for making it in the first place." (Of course, as Rep. Anthony Weiner has shown this week, that's how things happen on Twitter -- drop a bomb and it will, indeed, explode.)
It's unclear if Lindelof knows Jones at all (their representatives did not respond to requests for comment) or has reason beyond his dislike of her "X-Men" showing to post unkind things about her to his approximately 130,000 Twitter followers. But he's not the only one dragging her through the mud.
"Hangover 2" star Zach Galifianakis recently called Jones "rude." During an interview with ShortList magazine, the publication noted that Jones once called Galifianakis "the most naturally funny man she's ever met." Galifianakis remembered their encounter differently.
"That's really funny," he said. "Because, if I remember correctly, she and I were very rude to each other."
He continued: "I was at a party -- I'd never met her -- and she was like, 'Come sit down.' So I sit at her table and talk for 10 minutes, and she goes, 'I think it's time for you to leave now.' So I say, 'January, you are an actress in a show and everybody's going to forget about you in a few years, so f**king be nice,' and I got up and left."
Jones has yet to respond to Galifianakis or Lindelof, but she has bigger fish to fry. At 33, she's pregnant with her first child and speculation about the identity of the baby's father is raging.
Plus, she's fueled by her naysayers. In a 2009 interview with GQ magazine, she mused about how her first boyfriend in Los Angeles (a guy named Ashton Kutcher) second-guessed her.
"The guy I was dating when I first got to L.A. was not supportive of my acting," she said. "He was like, 'I don't think you're going to be good at this.' So, f**k you! He only has nice things to say now. If anything, I should thank him. Because the minute you tell me I can't do something, that's when I'm most motivated."