Saturday, March 31, 2012

Pick of the Pack

As the countdown of the last days of The Crazy Tree continues, more videos from behind the scenes of OTH. And OMG's pick of best on The Crazy Tree, has to be Austy.Austin talks more about directing and how much he loves it and you can see him in action. Check him out in this video

And pack to the pick... the toothpick.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Breaking News

Your Attention Please

Get out your shaker and slap on some Sex Panther.

Mr. Nichols you got some drinks to make.

Ron Burgundy is back!

Tonight is a night for The Ron Burgundy. Remember this drink?? - Aus10 August 27, 2010

I just invented a new drink. The ron burgundy. I may release the recipe. - Aus10 August 7, 2010

The ron burgundy is titos vodka. Sprite. And cran-pom!! It is GLORIOUS!!!!! - Aus10 August 8, 2010

Burgundy made the announcement on Conan two nights ago. And it's confirmed that Action 4 News team will be back too.
Tough break, that there's no open spots at Action 4, unless they need a Aqua Man for the beach and boating report. But they still may need some new members of the other rival anchor news teams after the last street fight.
And a funky merman like you could take on a triton and rock the hat.

Stay Class Mr. Nichols.

Happy Austin Friday

And good luck to everyone buying a ticket for Mega Millions!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Enough to make you Quizzy

Jake was seen popping up all of LA:

Grabbing Groceries
Filling Up the Tank
And yesterday out for a drag... (not the SNL kind)

Pictures removed.

Every picture tells a story but with Jake it more like a quiz show.

Why is Jake so covered up while shopping for groceries?

Did he not want to be seen running into buy what he had to pick up?

Why would paps take pictures of him IN a grocery store, what is the big deal to that?

And while we all are impatient in the grocery line, Jake seems a little more anxious that your every day shopper, just from the way his eyes dart around.

And lastly - why are there NO pictures of him outside in the parking lot? A public space.

And for cig break? Why now? When he has a history of being discreet when he did smoke all those years ago?

And why are those pictures cropped so close?

Pictures Removed

Could all of this actually be the Evil Twin tour? That Yankees cap should be a clue, why else would you wear it when you call yourself a Red Sox fan?

Evil Twin... Jeke. Getting in touch with his twin before filming begins?

" and now you going to count out the exact change?"
Tonight Jake will be honored along with others at the The Advocate's 45th anniversary celebration. He and Heath will be honor for their work in the telling the epic romance of Brokeback Mountain. I

One word, Mr. G. You don't have to look like you've come from the mountain to receive the honor. Here's hoping the face fur will get thinned and trimmed so we can see more of that beautiful smile.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

With One Stone

Only two episodes left of the OTH aka The Crazy Tree

To play off the old adage : A Bird taking an upper hand this season is better than two (previous seasons) with the Bush

This season has been the best one ever for Austin's character Julian, a giving a him serious storylines with moments that tap that quirky goof goodness that makes him Julian. Think there was a little bit of off camera campaigning from Austin playing a character that is more the accessory to Sophia's BrookeDavis(TM)?

Kind of art imitatating life from Bridge Burning June to Done and Over Dec?

It will be interesting to see what Julian we see in tonight's episode and how he plays off of BrookeDavis(TM) since Sophia is directing. Look for differences in how Austin handled Julian and Julian and BrookeDavis(TM) when he directed Ep 7.

Tonight on the Crazy Tree

'Anyone Who Had A Heart'

Julian pitches the Lucas's book The Ravens, but from the BrookeDavis perspective. Which is essentially The Crazy Tree, for Lifetime Television. BikiniQuinn and FeatsofClay get ready for Logan to come for his first visit, which probably means no bikinis for BikiniQuinn and Feats talking about Wolverine. Wonder how light Logan's hair will be this week? Anyone taking a bet on if it willPlatnium Billy Idol hair for the series finale? I's not Burining Man, and The Real House of Tree Hill is not buring down the house but burning a boat, going back to Crazy Tree Season One's roots, or could it be a sneaky Viking Funeral for All Dads go to Heaven Dan?

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

In Vesting

While tweets had place Jake in LA on Sunday, including brunch with Ray Donovan star Liev, yesterday it was confirmed that Jake was back in LA by snaps.
Paps snapped Jake after lunch at an old fav of Jake's Urth cafe and heading back to the big black family truckster.Back on the West Coast he is mixing up his look (even for a day) by ditching the khakis for dark washed jeans and throwing on a Carhartt vest on top.
Bringing a little ranch ( via Bass Pro)to Rodeo? Or just a peek at what you wear with outdoorsy ranchers?

Gas prices too high? Go Two Wheeling. Happy Two Wheel Tuesday.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Twin Top Ten

Still looks like Jake is being mum about Enemy. What could he be mulling over?

Top Ten Things Jake Might be mulling over about Enemy

10. Who wears the solids and who wears the stripes?
9. Two parts - Two Trailers, people.

8. No Doublemint gum tie ins or commercials.

7. What happens if my twin is better looking than me?

6. Double the credit - double the points.

5. Ask WME, which one is the lesser of two evils for them. The one who "likes to rock-n-roll" and "hot dogs make 'em lose control" or the who "adores a minuet, the Ballet Ruse and crepe Suzette"?
4. Who does the press interviews? Can the evil twin do the entire junket?

3. Is my motivation Good Spock/Bad Spock or more like the Kirk's - Enemy Within? And can I wear a Star Trek outfit in at least one scene?
2. Mustache? Can't we negotiate for Evil Goatee instead?

and the #1 one thing Jake is mulling over

1. Any slips, tweets in two places at once, photoshoppin' flubs or getting into trouble, I get to blame the evil twin.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Out Spotlight

Today's Out Spotlight is a stand-up comedian, actress and an outspoken supporter of GLBT and feminist causes. Today's Out Spotlight is Suzanne Westenhoefer.

Suzanne Westenhoefer was born March 31, 1961 in Columbia, Pennsylvania, the youngest of three sisters. When the girls where between the age from six to two, their father abandoned them and their mother. Their situation was highly unusual for the time and place; Westenhoefer recalled that "there were no other divorced families in the entire town" back in the 1960s. From that experience she and her sister and mother became "very, very bonded" to each other.

The youngest of three sisters, Westenhoefer was born March 31, 1961 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. When the girls ranged in age from six to two, their father abandoned them and their mother. Their situation was highly unusual for the time and place; Westenhoefer recalled that "there were no other divorced families in the entire town" back in the 1960s. Perhaps partly because of that, the mother and her daughters are all "very, very bonded" to each other.

Her middle sister Joan,is also a lesbian activist and their mother is proud of both her girls who are out and proud. Upon meeting other parents of GLBT children, her mother has been has been known to quip, "You have only one?"

Westenhoefer's oldest sister, a born-again Pentecostal, thinks they will be damned for their sins, but nevertheless, everyone manages to get along. "We love each other, and we're never not going to be friends," said Westenhoefer of her family.

After high school, she went to Clarion University. While there, she helped found the college's first gay and lesbian group.

After earning her degree in drama, she moved to New York City in hopes of beginning an acting career. She continued her involvement in GLBT causes, marching with ACT UP and later with Queer Nation after that group split off from ACT UP.

Out, proud, pretty, and funny, she found success as a stand-up comedian and actress.

She started her stand-up career with a three-minute routine at a piano bar in 1990 on a dare from her friends. She was a natural and then her friends urged her to continue and enter a stand-up contest at a West Village cabaret. She won and started getting bookings at other New York clubs.

She got wider attention when she appeared on a January 1991 episode of the Sally Jesse Raphael's show entitled "Lesbians Who Don't Look Like Lesbians." The tall, blond, and beautiful Westenhoefer evidently did not match whatever stereotypical image the producers had of what lesbians looked like.

She didn't perform on the show, but just the fact that she was identified as a stand-up comedian led to more bookings and opportunities to tour.

She was an immediate hit with queer audiences, but she wanted to reach out to the mainstream public. "I want to talk to straight people. I want to dialogue with them. I want them to get over this stereotype stuff. I have a desperate need to convince each straight person that we're fine," she said, adding that from the beginning, "I've always enjoyed the responsibility of being, to some degree, a vocal person for the gay community. I take that on on purpose. It's a mission in my life."

She made her television debut when she was featured in "Out There", a special filmed on National Coming Out Day, October 11, 1993. The next year she was the first openly gay comic to host her own HBO Comedy Special in 1994 which earned her a Cable Ace Award.

Westenhoefer's first comedy album, Nothing in My Closet But My Clothes, was released in 1997. She found humor in her relationships--romantic, familial, and with pets--and in interviewing her sports idol, Martina Navratilova, for The Advocate, among other topics. The album earned a Gay/Lesbian American Music Award (GLAMA) for comedy.

Her second CD, I'm Not Cindy Brady,refers to the fact that some people thinking she played the youngest daughter on the sitcom The Brady Bunch. The album garnered another GLAMA Award.

While she was racking up time and praise for her TV appearances on cable, including stand-up performances on Comedy Central, Evening at the Improv, Caroline's Comedy Hour, Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher, and The Jon Stewart Show, the networks were slow to recognize her.

Her first appearance on network TV came in March 2003 when she was a guest on the David Letterman Show. It was a first for Letterman as well: no out lesbian comic had been invited before, nor had any openly gay man.

Letterman's booker had been trying for two years to convince executives to invite her on the show, and when the call finally came, she saw it as both an opportunity and a responsibility. "I felt the need to do really well because I was speaking--and hopefully opening doors--for lots of gay folks," she stated. "I was also scared because I am female. Watch TV; not too many chicks [are] getting the opportunity to do stand-up either."

Westenhoefer has noted there is a bizarre parallel between the boosts to her career by her appearances on Raphael and Letterman: the former occurred the day before the start of the Gulf War, and the latter took place on the eve of the war with Iraq. "Two big milestones of my career, and a Bush goes into Iraq and attacks. There's something creepy about it."

She is also one of four lesbian comedians including Kate Clinton, Marga Gómez, and Karen Williams who were profiled in Andrea Meyerson's 2004 film Laughing Matters. The documentary included interviews with the women as well as segments from their stage shows.

In 2006, she returned to cable television as a panelist on the Game Show Network's revival of I've Got a Secret, a long-running show of the 1950s and 1960s. Joining her on the all-gay panel of the new edition were radio host Frank DeCaro, actor and dancer Jermaine Taylor, and former major-league baseball player Billy Bean.

Her comedy special and documentary, A Bottom on Top, aired on LOGO Television in the fall of 2007.

She continues to tour and her latest venture is a starring role in the popular online web drama “We Have To Stop Now” is about to enter its second season, with the first soon available on DVD from Wolfe Video.

Critics have noted that Westenhoefer's language is relatively tame and restrained compared to other queer performers such as Margaret Cho and Lea DeLaria. She acknowledges the difference in style and said "I don't want to ever make my audience uncomfortable."

Westenhoefer has always been a supporter of women's and GLBT rights. She is a strong supporter of Planned Parenthood, after getting pregnant as a teenager, and having the option of choice, allowing her to choose to terminate the pregnancy.

She is strongly committed to the GLBT community and works many benefit appearances into her busy schedule of around one hundred concerts per year. She also encourages other performers to do their part as well: "Host AIDS fundraisers, and breast cancer auctions, and drag queen contests, and drag king contests."

While she is less aggressively political than some other comedians, she counts herself among "the sacred cow-busters." "Sometimes what comics do is we make jokes to get opinions across to people," she stated. "It's sneaky. We're getting you to see our opinions 'cause you're laughing and you've relaxed, and you don't even realize it."

One cause that is especially important is Marriage Equality.

The relationship at the center of Westenhoefer's life, and many of her routines, is with the woman who has been her partner since the early 1990s, Jennifer Houston, a marketing executive.

They were married in California, September 9, 2008. They chose to set their wedding date before the November election, in which Proposition 8 would be on the ballot in California.

Because they were married before the election, their union is among the approximately 18,000 same-sex marriages legally recognized by the state.

The couple maintains homes in Columbus, Ohio, and Los Angeles, California.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Jake seems to have slipped into the concrete canyons of the city, but that doesn't mean he is or is sitting indoors mulling over movies, or avoiding the movie he was once floated with 'Now You See Me' that's filming on the Lower East Side... and since he's undercover... we'll just go all Bubble Boy on him.

So what's there to do?

Well there's....

Checking for papsGrabbing something very unkale like at a food truckTaking the trainChecking out the bright lights Picking up stuff up at the local bodegaHipster Thing in Williamsburg
Then again Jake might be back to subbing at Soul Cycle today.

Life in the Big City.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Kid stuff

The old adage is, never work with kids or animals....

Austin on working with babies

Now how could an actor be so upset with a director who looks at you like this?

And does someone else in the family have dimples?
Happy Austin Friday.