Monday, September 29, 2014

And now for something completely different...

An Instagram picture had Jake backstage at the Global Citizen Festival on Saturday night.

That inspired a Top 10  list of Global proportions.

10. No, I don't think Jay-Z needs a back up dancer.

9. I think you misunderstood Justin here isn't against farm to table he just does think a World Kale Initiative will work everywhere.

8. What popped out of Beyonce's blouse, those are called breasts Jake.  Haven't seen those before?

7. If you ask him, I'm sure Sting would sign a vintage Syncronicity album for you.  Did you say it was a Christmas present for an 80s music fan?

6.Gwen said there was an after party at her hotel, and if you are friends with Adam she guesses it's ok for you to come.

5. I know you and B have that whole Dreamgirls connection but she said "no Effie today "

4. Nightcrawler? It's that some kind of comic book thing?

3. Dude...what the hell .....did 50 really smack you around in the ring?

2. 100 bucks the censors miss at least one f- bomb.

And #1

No, I don't think Beyonce needs a backup dancer either.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Out Spotlight

Today's Out Spotlight is an English economist, journalist, and presenter for the BBC. Today's Out Spotlight is Evan Davis.

Evan Harold Davis was born April 8, 1962 in Malvern, Worcestershire and grew up in Ashtead, Surrey. He attended Dorking County Grammar School, which in 1976 became The Ashcombe School, Dorking. Davis then gained a First in Philosophy, Politics and Economics at St John's College, Oxford from 1981 to 1984, before obtaining an MPA at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. While at Oxford University, he edited Cherwell, the student newspaper.

Davis began work as an economist at the Institute for Fiscal Studies, and while there he was briefly seconded to help officials work on early development of the Community Charge system of local government taxation (better known as the Poll Tax). In 1988 he moved to the London Business School, writing articles for their publication Business Strategy Review. He returned to the Institute for Fiscal Studies in 1992, writing a paper on "Britain, Europe and the Square Mile" for the European Policy Forum which argued that British financial prosperity depended on being seen as a bridgehead to the European Union.

In 1993, Davis joined the BBC as an economics correspondent. He worked as economics editor on BBC Two's Newsnight program from 1997 to 2001. In the mid-1990s he was a member of the Social Market Foundation's Advisory Council; he is a member of the British-American Project for a Successor Generation.

As the BBC's economics editor, he was responsible for reporting and analyzing economic developments on a range of programmes on BBC radio and television, particularly the Ten O'Clock News. He also had a role in shaping the extensive BBC coverage of economics across all the corporation's outputs, including online.

Davis also wrote a blog for the BBC website entitled Evanomics in which he "attempts to understand the real world, using the tool kit of economics". Subjects he discussed included road pricing, care for the elderly, Gordon Brown's Budget and how to choose wine.

Davis has won several awards including the Work Foundation's Broadcast Journalist of the Year award in 1998, 2001 and 2003, and the Harold Wincott Business Broadcaster of the Year award in 2002. In 2008, Davis was ranked first in the Independent on Sunday's "pink list" of the hundred most influential gay and lesbian figures in British society.

In mid-2007, Davis was a guest presenter on the Today program for two weeks. In April 2008, he moved from BBC Economics Editor to join the Today program as a full-time presenter replacing Carolyn Quinn. In 2009, Davis said that one of the best things about presenting on the radio is that "you can look things up on Wikipedia while on air".

On top of his duties at Today, Davis also presents The Bottom Line, a weekly discussion program on Radio 4 as well as Dragons' Denon (US equivalent- Shark Tank) BBC Two.

In July, it was announced that he would replace Jeremy Paxman as presenter of Newsnight starting in this fall. His last appearance as a presenter on Today was this past Friday.

In 1998, Davis' book, Public Spending, was published by Penguin. In it, he argued for the privatization of public services as a means to increase efficiency. Davis' second book was published in May 2011 by Little, Brown, with the title Made in Britain: How the Nation Earns Its Living.

Davis is openly gay and lives with his partner Guillaume Baltz, a French landscape architect.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Executive... Sweet

Austin tweeted about his latest project and we learned a little more about it besides the need to help fund the project so it can be finished.

Kickstarter to finish my latest film project. 20 Days! Please share and retweet!   - AUS10

A recruit to a prototype military drone program, arrives at a remote diner, and is faced with an unexpected chain of events.

Check out some more videos on the Kickstarter page, including a clip from the movie,  an interview with the actors and with the director.

Some of the scenes might look familiar, since Austin had tweeted pictures this summer but no one was sure what they were for back then.

 Will have to see if this has any connection too:

And that dinner Austin tweeted about?

If you contribute to our film, I will take you to dinner. Check here-----> - AUS10

Those with deep pockets can have dinner with director and the executive producer.

 Yup Jake isn't the only producer in the family.

Then again we knew that. ; )

Friday, September 26, 2014

Connect Four

A couple of Austin's recent tweets

Check out my friend excellent film about selfie culture with Kirsten Dunst ASPIRATIONAL. - AUS10

ASPIRATIONAL. By . Starring Kirsten Dunst. - AUS10
 reminds OMG of all the ways things connect 

And it makes you wonder not just how all these thing connected, but  when they all connected.

Matthew and Jake
Jake and  Kirsten
Kirsten and Austin 

Austin and Matthew
Matthew and Kristen
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Jake and Austin

Funny how that all works.

Kind of like all this:

Thursday, September 25, 2014


The same day on a release of a new poster for Nightcrawler,

 the movie closed out the Fantastic Fest in Austin, TX today

Which also was the same day this guy was seen Texas proud and in an airport.
Fantastic too.

Also fantastic are the reviews for Jake's performance in  Nightcrawler, and for the creepy film noir movie.

The film was voted by the critics as one of the best of TIFF, as well as Jake's performance.

Great reviews from critics are  putting it and Jake in the 4 start/ A- category and Nightcrawler has a very  respectable  82% on Rotten Tomatoes from all critics and  67% from top critics.

Here is an interview with Indie Wire with Jake talking about the movie , writer/director Dan Gilroy, and his character Lou Bloom, and "staring into the eyes of the coyote." (remember that is the spirit animal inspiration du jour)

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Demo'd Over

Jake spent the day at JFK filming Demolition and pretty much has demo'd everyone with how good he is  looking in this film.

No tricky hair do's

No dramatic changes bulked up or slimmed down

And no more hiding those devastating dimples under a bushy beard.

Jake looks like he's turned the way back machine on and lost 5-6 years.

Chatting with Demo's director.

And while the dashing Jake might be back some things will never change.

L'Shanah Tova!!

Happy 5775!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Rail Road Demolition

Jake was back to business today and filming Demolition.

This time out of the city and on Long Island, and like a proper commuter. On the Long Island Rail Road. And some caught him catching the train.

Jake looks every inch the businessman coming into the city.


So official that the Long Island Rail Road official twitter tweeted about it and shared a pic.

And some were lucky enough to get a snap (with him and Naomi)

First it was planes, today it was trains, so guess it will be automobiles next.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Re-LAX 2

" Okay... making this easy.  ID. Out.  Shoes. Untied.  Jacket. Off. "
 Heading straight to security you can assume, Jake checked in and checked those bags at the curb.
 "Why do you have to go through this maze if there is no one in line?"

"Don't want to crush the kale chips."

" Shoes in the tray.  Phone and wallet in the dish.  My backpack's got nothing the latest Star magazine, a book about Mongolian throat singing and of course my Rescue Relief drops."

 "Hey lady, I'm moving as fast as the line is.  Seriously....." 

 "This isn't the one that sees through my clothes is it?  Don't sell it to TMZ"

 "I hope that banana looks like a banana in the x-ray"

" Oops! Ok, I took my belt off, but I've kept these thick chains on, that won't throw off the machine will it? "
Heading to the plane with a new backpack that looks inspired by the flag of a South American nation.

You'd think with Jake traveling so much he'd signed up for the prescreening programing. 

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Out Spotlight

Today's Out Spotlight was a lesbian whose scuffle with police was one of the defining moments of the Stonewall riots, spurring the crowd to action. Some have referred to her as "the gay community’s Rosa Parks".  During the 1950s and '60s she toured the black theater circuit as the only drag king of the Jewel Box Revue, America’s first racially integrated female impersonation show. Today's Out Spotlight is Stormé DeLarverie.

Stormé DeLarverie was born on Christmas Eve, 1920 in New Orleans to a white father and black mother

“It ain’t easy…being green” was the favorite expression of Storme DeLarverie whose life flouted prescriptions of gender and race.

During the 1950’s and 60’s she toured the black theater circuit as a mistress of ceremonies and the sole male impersonator of the legendary Jewel Box Revue, America’s first integrated female impersonation show and forerunner of La Cage aux Folles. The multiracial revue was a favorite act of the Black theater circuit and attracted mixed mainstream audiences from the 1940s through the 1960s, a time marked by the violence of segregation.

Friends say she worked for the mob in Chicago. She was photographed by fame photorgrapher Diane Arbus. She carried a straight-edge razor in her sock, and while some merely walked to and from the gay and lesbian bars in the Village, friends said, she patrolled.

Some writers believe DeLarverie may have been the cross-dressing lesbian whose clubbing by the police was the catalyst for the riots (the woman has never been identified). While others are adamant that it wasn't her, no one disputes that she was there that day, and no one doubts that the woman who had been fighting back all her life fought back in the summer of 1969.

She did fight the police that day in 1969 at the historic riot at the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village that kicked off the gay rights movement. The first gay pride parade in 1970 was not a parade at all but a protest marking the one-year anniversary of the Stonewall uprising and DeLarverie was there.

In 1987 Michelle Parkerson made the movie Stormé: The Lady of the Jewel Box about DeLarverie and her days traveling with the drag troupe.
Parkerson found her in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood, now working as a bodyguard at a women’s bar and still singing in her deep silky voice with an “all girl” band. Throughout the 1980s and '90s Stormé worked as a bouncer for several lesbian bars in New York City. From 2010 to 2014, she lived in a nursing home in Brooklyn.

On June 7, 2012, Brooklyn Pride, Inc. honored Stormé DeLarverie at the Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture. Parkerson's film Stormé: The Lady of the Jewel Box was screened. On April 24, 2014 Stormé was honored alongside Edie Windsor by the Brooklyn Community Pride Center, and received a Proclamation from the Public Advocate of the City of New York, Letitia James. She died of a heart attack on May 31, 2014 in Brooklyn.