Friday, January 6, 2012

Out of the Woods?

Who is....

While most of the cast of OTH came to the screening. Austin didn't make it, leaving many wondering, where in the "wide wide world of sports" (name that movie) was he?So the question for Austin Friday : Where was Austin last night?

Well in "the middle of the Q & A Mark said he got a text from Austin saying why he can't be here and how he wishes he could." (source) "He had to fly to Texas for personal reasons." (source)

Well that answers one big question that people were debating. To fly to Texas he had to leave from somewhere, and that would be LA since if he was still in Texas since Christmas, he wouldn't have to fly. And his home since college has been LA.

But there are other questions. Like why didn't they say something before the screening started, since Austin was scheduled to be there. Maybe they didn't know until the last minute?

But then maybe they should have asked the moderator of the evening. She tweeted he couldn't make it, responding to a fan who asked her to give him a hug, at 11:00am (PDT) on Thursday. (Gold star to PG for that great find)

"Austin isn't actually going to be there, but I would if I could!" - MegMasters Jan 5 - 11:01 PDT

Funny how Austin tweeted in the afternoon, and never mentioned anything. He definitely knew then he wasn't going to make it at 4:00 (PDT) yesterday afternoon.


Was there another reason he wasn't there and didn't say he wasn't going be himself? Did he not like the seating assignment he got? (ex. "Mouth next to Brooke next to Julian") Or was it the potential questions that seem be growing on Twitter that could have come up during the Q&A?

Personal reasons can mean a lot of things, and all joking aside hoping there is nothing seriously wrong.

But just in case Austin you've had pulled up roots and said not one more night of the Crazy, you could have really gotten creative with your reasons for not making it.

Here's OMG channeling OTH Top 10 alternatives to "Had to go to Texas for Personal Reasons."

10. After the Iowa Caucus, received a vision quest (ie. Jake talking in his sleep) to go TX and get Rick Perry's BBM jacket.

9. Hypotherapy has made him unable to render the word BrookeDavis ever again.

8. Didn't want to get shaken down for a large pile of cash for swearing on set, ...again.7. No Dog Suit. No Go.6. Really wanted to go for sushi with JC Chasez too.

5. If Mother Baker wasn't coming, Juju Bee wasn't either.4. Wouldn't let him go shirtless and his fancy tuxedo shirt was in the wash.3. Found out from the lab that the tears of BrookeDavis are indeed toxic.2. Caught in an 8 minute loop over and over again. Wait that's a new show on CBS next season.

and the #1 Crazy Tree alternatives to why he couldn't be there:

Heard the dog that ate Dan's heart was rumored to be coming and knew he could never be top dog and wasn't going to be anyone bitch either.

Hope everything's A-OK Austy


Methodical Muser said...

where in the "wide wide world of sports" (name that movie) was he?

Slim Pickens in "Blazing Saddles"!

Special K said...

You got it M&M!

prairiegirl said...

Already the troll is unhappy with the post. Well, too bad.

Yes, hopefully everything is fine with Austin and his loved ones in TX.

Great post, Special. The first thing that leaps out at you is of course that the Moderator knew at 1300 that Austin wasn't going to be there. So why did people not find out until the Q&A started?

Those girls were absolutely beside themselves as soon as that first cast picture was released on Twitter. They were wanting to know - NO, let me re-phrase that - they were demanding to know where he was. We saw the tweets. One of them was downright ridiculous in what she was saying.

As word spread quickly through the OTH fangirls in Twitterdom who were not there, alllllll of a sudden here came the announcement from Mark Schwann that Austin had texted him.

So why did the moderator know at 1300 but only until the girls started kicking up a big fuss was something said about Austin's absence?

The second thing that kind of stands out is that if it was really known at 1300 that Austin wasn't going to be there and had it been something pretty serious, I don't know that Austin would have chosen or taken the time to tweet at 1600, telling everyone to "hit" his link to watch a video of Matt K Frost's.

And had it been something really serious, I don't know that it would have been appropriate for Mark Schwann to tell everyone at the Q&A he had received the news via text. It would have been more professional to simply say Austin had unexpected personal business which suddenly called him away. You wouldn't go sharing with the fans this information that you had received the news via a text.

Methodical Muser said...

What's also curious is how Soapy took her mother to the event as her "date." Appears like even though Schwann wanted everyone to think that Austin tweeted him half way through the Q&A that he couldn't be there, that forethought and coordination was actually at play. The question is why did Austin not want to be there last night?

The fact the moderator of the event already knew by 11:00 a.m. that Austin wasn't going to be in attendance speaks volumes about the advanced notice of his absence. Maybe he was headed to Texas, maybe somewhere else with....

prairiegirl said...

Interestingly enough, coinciding very closely to the initial release of information that Austin wasn't going to be there, came the tweet about Jake eating sushi again. One tweet; no other sightings.

Very, very interesting last night to watch Austin's unexpected absence and subsequent fangirl hysteria unfold before one's very eyes. That news spread like a Flint Hills August wildfire, let me tell you.

Austy buddy, you created quite the buzz last night. Quite the buzz.

And then SQUASH. Here came the announcement and all the OTH fangirls were able to take a deep breath and focus once again on dresses and shoes like they had intended.

destiny said...

Interesting observations PG.

prairiegirl said...

Oh, Soapy took her mom, did she? Well now, that certainly is interesting.

destiny said...

And M and M.

Special K said...

Could he be a little more east than Texas say Long Island?

dessie82 Desirae H
Jake Gyllenhaal is in mattituck right now
53 minutes ago via Twitter for iPhone

maiirahh__50 Mayra Gonzalez
Holy crap, Jake Gyllenhaal is at Legends!!! I should go and stare at him all night...just kidding, I wouldn't do that but he's sooooo hot!!!
1 hour ago via Twitter for iPhone

prairiegirl said...

Dest, you really had to be watching all of it going on as it happened. Let me tell you, it was really, really interesting.

Those girls were buzzing like a pack of bees, tweeting at each other North, South, East & West. Where was he? Where was he? What the hell? They didn't deserve this. And it was weird to not see him in the cast picture.

prairiegirl said...

Ahhhhh, I knew something was up. Things were too quiet on the Jake front today.

;) said...

Wow! You gals are great detectives! How mysterious ;)

prairiegirl said...

Oh man, is there any girl rock band better than Heart? This song Crazy on You is just haunting, isn't it?

Love it.

It's Fridayyyyy, people!!! It's Friday!!! Yessssss!!!

prairiegirl said...

lol. I said 'pack of bees'. Should have been swarm. Science not being one of PG's best subjects in school.

destiny said...

Just imagine the buzzing when Sophin finally calls it quits.

Special K said...

Zap2it is pushing a lot of stuff out about the final season of OTH.

Here are a couple of articles.

First a few hints about the first episode
'One Tree Hill' Season 9 is 'darker and more naked': Five things to expect from the emotional premiere

And also:
Are happy 'One Tree Hill' couples are a thing of the past? Antagonism runs rampant

While not a lot on Austin specifically, you get a peek at what hits him this season in the second article.

the real m said...

Well even more significant is why did Austin's supposed "girlfriend" not know where he was. Why the need to text Mark at all. They've been so off each other for ages - right after Sophia concocted that tale of Austins undying love for her and pissed him off. I think the boys beard out of necessity, but there are still rules they adjere to. No PDA with the beards and no talk of love except for each other.

didn't read that said...

Did Sophia say she didn't know why he wasn't there?

JoeyHealyBrows said...

Joey Healy
#FridaysFella:I knew Jake Gyllenhaal's brows had serious potential since the Donnie Darko days.They've really grown up!

Special K said...

Looking at more from Zap2it and TVLine it struck me that there could be another reason Austin didn't want to be there. Besides the fact that OTH is essentially being promoted Sophia Bush/Brooke Davis & Co, there were all the official pictures which would have had to include pictures of him and Sophia. That might be off the table now.



Special K said...

From the first time I saw Harold & Kumar every time I hear "Crazy On You" I think of Kumar and Weedie.

prairiegirl said...

Kristy McNichol has come out on I haven't seen my latest issue, perhaps it's in the upcoming issue.

Kristy McNichol Wants to 'Be Open About Who I Am'

By Elizabeth McNeil

Friday January 06, 2012 06:20 PM EST

Kristy McNichol has been out of the public eye for 20 years. Now she's chosen to come out – to try to help kids who are being bullied.

McNichol, 49, who has lived with her partner Martie Allen, also 49, for the past two decades, decided to make a statement about her sexuality and share this photo because she is "approaching 50" and wants to "be open about who I am."

She "is very sad about kids being bullied," her publicist Jeff Ballard tells PEOPLE. "She hopes that coming out can help kids who need support. She would like to help others who feel different."

Best known for her Emmy Award-winning role as Buddy Lawrence in the '70s show Family and later as Barbara Weston in Empty Nest, McNichol left it all behind when she dropped out of Hollywood to focus on her health.

Done with acting, McNichol spends her time focusing on tennis, yoga, travel and raising her beloved miniature dachshunds. "She is very happy and healthy," says Ballard. "And she enjoys living a very private life."

I know everyone is going to say 'Who didn't know this?' But the fact is, she still is coming out. And since it has been so long and she's in her 40's now, perhaps she came out with her own shoehorn.

So I still give her credit. Jodie Foster also seems to be a well-known closet person but she hasn't done what Kristy has done.

Kristy looks great in the picture and she's with her long-time partner of two decades.

Kristy McNichol on