Saturday, December 20, 2014

Snow Men

What would be December without a little snow? Or a lot for that matter.

There is plenty at Everest.


The real Everest, yes.

But what about movie Everest?


From looks of it, it appears Jake and Josh Brolin's teams are both plenty snowed.

Universal Pictures released a first look from ‘Everest,’ which is set to be released in 3D and IMAX 3D on September 18th in the US and October 2nd in the UK. While the snow might not be real, the movie's story is:

Inspired by the incredible events surrounding a treacherous attempt to reach the summit of the world’s highest mountain, ‘Everest’ documents the journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one of the fiercest snowstorms ever encountered by mankind.


 Happy Hanukkah!!

Friday, December 19, 2014

One two THREE FOUR

Jake - it's the big 34!


While a magic number in physics, it also is connected to a Miracle that happens around this time each year, all about believing.

And just like for Kris Kringle, we believe about you too.




So despite all the different looks this year:




The one that capture us most was the most genuine of grins returning





The delight of those dimples


And the hope of things to come.

We wish you a yearful of miracles, and hope for a future that lets you show off that genuine you that still shines when you let it.

Happy Birthday Jakey!!!



Don't worry Birthday Boy - we know it's Hanukkah too.



So for OMG's special fella a combo  Hanukkah Birthday Gift


Thursday, December 18, 2014

Sweet as honey

 Admin Note:  Yes today (12/19) is Jake's Birthday, so it will be a Three-for posting his 34th to catch up and celebrate.

Recently Playbill interviewed Jake and Nick Payne on how they came together to  work on Constellations (breakfast) and it seemed from all the gushing it would make you think they were sweet on each other.  Mutual appreciation club indeed.

Jake kidded that he was spending a lot of time with bees and honey to prepare but he did talk about the relevancy of his character, Roland, being a beekeeper.

"A beekeeper may see the elegance of the universe displayed in the lives of bees, but we're all driven by the idea of finding our purpose."

Jake also spoke of actors who he admired:  

"Actors that I really admire always find their way back to the stage," he says. "Denzel Washington, Liev Schreiber… my sister."


Interesting list.  We saw Jake recently with Denzel, who both share the same director in Antoine Fuqua, and well Maggie is Maggie.  But hmmmm... Liev....
how is that connection?

Oh yeah 






Happy Hanukkah!!



Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Peeks and Sneaks

Admin Note:  Yes today (12/19) is Jake's Birthday, so it will be a Three-for posting his 34th to catch up and celebrate.

Tuesday night Constellations opened in previews which gives the cast a chance to perform and tweek those things that come up before the play's opening night January 13th.


But not being in NYC at the moment mean that you miss getting a first look:


Constellation is a being produced as part of the Manhattan Theater club.  For a peek of the official website check it out here.

Something you might not know about Jake's co-star Ruth Wilson.  She is a part of the critically acclaimed series The Affair.

Happy Hanukkah!!


Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Relational Relationships

As Jake begins previews for Constellation, his Broadway debut, a lot of attention has begun in the press about the unconventional love story between a physicist  and a beekeeper.


Vogue recently sat down with Jake and Ruth to talk about the time traveling tale of relationships and Jake spoke about how it makes him think all the permutations of relationships.

“Times when I’ve approached somebody and they haven’t been interested, or someone’s approached me and I haven’t been interested, or maybe things felt really, really right but it still didn’t work out—every incarnation possible. We’ve all had those moments.”

Wonder if made him think of everything gender neutral too, just like his quote.

Happy Hanukkah!!






Monday, December 15, 2014

Curl up and Dye

Last week Jake was all button up walking around town







Then after leaving rehearsals eagle eyes noticed something a little different with his hair (after noticing that super warm  Irish wool sweater he was sporting)



But it was definitely obvious in these pictures from this week of Jake leaving after lunch at Bar Pitti.


Jake's not only sporting some darker locks but with a twist.  From the pictures it looks like Jake has bit of a body wave perm up top.


Wonder if he was inspired


Now they can share #curlyhairboyproblems

But don't let me him talk you into straightening it back at home.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Out Spotlight

Today's Out Spotlight  is an American political activist, scholar, and author. She emerged as a prominent counterculture activist and radical in the 1960s as a leader of the Communist Party USA, and had close relations with the Black Panther Party through her involvement in the Civil Rights Movement, although she was never a party member. Today's Out Spotlight is Angela Davis.
Angela Yvonne Davis was born in Birmingham, Alabama on January 26, 1944, and grew up under the oppression of Jim Crow laws. Her family lived in an integrated neighborhood plagued by racial conflict. Bombings by the Ku Klux Klan were so common that the neighborhood was called "Dynamite Hill." Davis was surrounded by political activism. Her mother was a civil rights campaigner and a member of the NAACP.
Davis was a precocious child who possessed an acute awareness of her social status as an African-American woman. By the age of fourteen, she had aligned herself with socialist and communist politics, joining the communist youth organization, Advance.
In 1962, Davis landed a full scholarship to Brandeis University, where she studied French and philosophy. In 1969, after receiving her master's degree from the University of California, San Diego and Ph.D. in Philosophy from Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany, Davis began teaching at the University of California, Los Angeles. UCLA terminated her position based on her involvement in the Communist Party USA. The university eventually reinstated her professorship following enormous pressure from national and international supporters.
In 1970, Davis was charged with conspiracy, kidnapping, and homicide after a shotgun registered in her name was used in a courthouse hostage shooting linked to the Black Panther Party. Fearing for her life, Davis went underground, becoming the third woman on the FBI's Most Wanted List. The Bureau eventually captured her. She was brought to trial in one of the most publicized criminal hearings of the century. In 1972, an all-white jury found Davis not guilty on all charges.

A revolutionary of unequivocal prowess, Davis has devoted her life to combating racism and sexism. Despite acrimonious attempts by the U.S. government to suppress her political influence, she has never wavered in her commitment towards global social justice.
Davis writes and lectures on gender and race issues and remains on the faculty at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She is a co-founder of Critical Resistance, a national grass-roots organization addressing reform of the "prison-industrial complex."
 "Revolution is a serious thing, the most serious thing about a revolutionary's life. When one commits oneself to the struggle, it must be for a lifetime. "