Feel the Heat with @tinagerow on @blogtalkradio!

btr, blog talk radio, renee bernard, tina gerow, @TinaGerowTonight my friend and fellow Butterscotch Martini Girl, Cassie Ryan aka @TinaGerow, will be on Renee Bernard’s (@ReneeBernard) Blog Talk Radio show.  Please be sure to tune in!  Here are the details:

my obsession, @tinagerow, @blogtalkradio, @ReneeBernardI’m on The Romance Bookmark Radio Show tonight with Renee Bernard! It’s at 8:30EST to listen live, but she’ll have a permalink on her site that you can listen to if you can’t make it for the live one tonight!!

This link won’t go active until 8:30pm EST/5:30pm MST tonight, but here’s the live one. 

Then, if you miss the live show, you can visit this permalink to listen later.

Tina is promoting her new release, My Obsession, writing as Cassie Ryan, her super naughty alter-ego who writes a white hot, spanking good time.  She’s a whole lot of fun in person too, so check her out on Renee’s show and follow her on Twitter. @TinaGerow

 

I’m Dreaming Scenes

the path to freedom, dreaming scenes, by Sapphire Blue Publishing

Released September 21, 2008

There was a time when I had a story that kept coming to me every night in my dreams.  Characters sprung fully-formed into my nights and their personal stories played out in scenes out of order.  Every day, I’d wake wondering what they were trying to tell me.  What was the story?

And then I started writing scenes down.

More and more of my sleep was spent dreaming scenes.

Those characters and those scenes from my dreams became The Path to Freedom.

It’s been nearly 7 years since that book earned my my first publishing contract.

For a very long time, my characters didn’t speak to me.  I wrote out of commitment – contracts had to be fulfilled.  But I wasn’t inspired.

I’m a completely different person today.  My life has changed so much for the better, but the changes weren’t easy.  I’ve been through a gauntlet these past four years and I began to wonder if I’d write again at all.  Was it just a pipe dream?  Was I just a pretender?  After all, writer’s write, right?

But life happens, and sometimes we have all we can do to just live.  During those times, we have to forgive ourselves – and just breathe.

Last night I dreamed a scene for the first time in years.

I DREAMED A SCENE!

I’m dreaming scenes.  Finally…I can write again.

Look for Kissing the Frogman & Ballantine’s Day (both Task Force 125 novellas) coming to Amazon.com for preorder in August.

Look for excerpts here.

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So Many More Giveaways! #Thriller #SciFi @RomConInc @FreshFiction

Like audio books?  Here are a few giveaways you may want to enter:

Win Secrets of the Kill from Lawrence Kelter and Audible.com

Giveaways, secrets of the kill, lawrence kelterLawrence Kelter’s new crime novel, Secrets of the Kill (F Street Books) moves from an opening target-practice scene starring Kelter’s tough, smart-mouth ex-Marine and FBI agent Chloe Mather, to her investigation of a local homicide, and then to chapters starring Mafiosi.

Win an Audible.com Copy of Don’t Close Your Eyes by Lawrence Kelter

Giveaways, don't close your eyes, lawrence kelterThree very different women have been murdered and NYPD Detective Stephanie Chalice wants to know why. Her case begins on the Roosevelt Island tram. The conductor has been shot, but lying next to him is the real mystery: a woman who might appear to have died of natural causes if not for the handwritten note stuffed in her mouth that simply reads “Look back!”

Win 1 of 10 Audio Downloads of Agent I1: Tristan (The D.I.R.E. Agency – Book 1) by Joni Hahn

Giveaways, agent I1: Tristan, joni hahnRaised in the art of warfare, Former Navy SEAL, Tristan Jacobs, has always been a force to reckon with. Now that D.I.R.E. has successfully implemented his scientific enhancements, he’s a walking weapon. Unstoppable, as long as he stays focused. No relationships.

When ex-BUD/S teammate, Aidan Monroe, interrupts his long-awaited sabbatical to call in a favor, Tristan reluctantly fills the simple request: take out his sister’s fiancé.

One problem: Rachel Monroe – smokin’ hot, kind-hearted, and in desperate need of a protector. After the best sex of his life, Tristan’s afraid unstoppable is just a memory. Knowing Aidan’s temper, Tristan could be, too.

RomCon Reader Weekend 2015 Author Giveaway by Joni Hahn

Enter the GiveawayGiveaways, romcon for a chance to win a Kindle Paperwhite and a Saturday admission to RomCon’s Reader Weekend! There will be three different giveaways all summer long! This giveaway is from July 10-30th!

Enjoy a Super Summer of Reading with Joni Hahn & Fresh Fiction

Joni HahnGiveaways, fresh fiction, joni hahn makes your hot summer cool by offering you a chance to win an Amazon – Fire HD. It’s black with a 7″ screen and 8GB. The resolution is 1280 x 800 and has front and rear cameras.

All you have to do to enter is sign up for Joni’s newsletter and answer this question: If you had the super power to rid the world of one thing, what would it be?  Find out more and enter to win at Fresh Fiction!

 

Feeling Lucky? Too Many #Goodreads Giveaways to Lose

19goodreadsI hang out with bookish types.  Lots of times they’ll give away unlimited copies of books (see yesterday’s post) but when quantities are limited or they’re giving away and ereader or something, they’ll give away as many as they can.  This particular bunch are being given away at Goodreads.

Following are just a few of the giveaways I know about this weekend:

Lawrence Kelter #Thriller #Crime #Police

Enter now to win a paperback copy of Baby Girl Doe!

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Everyone deserves a well-earned vacation, don’t they? Guess again! Plans have been made and the bags are packed but Detective Stephanie Chalice is having about as much fun as Michael Vick at an ASPCA fundraiser. The new story finds Chalice and Lido on the East End of Long Island, vacationing with Max, their new arrival. Things go wrong from the very start. Their vacation rental burns to the ground, bodies pile up, and just to make things interesting, Lido . . . All I’ll say is that you’ll never believe it. Chalice may be out of her jurisdiction but she’s never out of questions or determination and soon connects two unsolved homicides. As always, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, and her initial findings plunge her deeper and deeper into the most extraordinary investigation of her career.  Click here to enter

Enter now to win a paperback copy of Secrets of the Kill

secrets of the kill, lawrence kelterNPR Review by Joan Baum:
Lawrence Kelter’s new crime novel, Secrets of the Kill (F Street Books) moves from an opening target-practice scene starring Kelter’s tough, smart-mouth ex-Marine and FBI agent Chloe Mather, to her investigation of a local homicide, and then to chapters starring Mafiosi. Mather, who’s spent fighting time in Afghanistan, is a delightful heroine. She gets on well with her live-in love, Liam, a meteorologist, and they both share a cottage in Huntington, with her mother Grace. Chloe’s feisty and smart, and it takes her no time to find out the name of the homicide victim, a young woman whose dismembered torso has been accidentally speared one night by a guy into illegal fishing. It turns out that the woman, Rachel Rabin, was working for Israeli intelligence in an office not far from JFK that fronts as a freight transport business. In reality, the place manages an operation run by The Mob, an exchange program – heroin for guns that are sent to a well-heeled sheik planning to kill thousands of Jews in New York.

The most engaging parts of the novel involve put-down exchanges between her and her FBI partner, the fast-mouth, equally funny Dominic Cabrera (he calls her “Gumdrop”) who matches her, insult for insult. No romance, but lots of affection and mutual respect. Meanwhile, another kind of adventure has kicked in: an airplane in distress. The pilot of an incoming Israeli Air Force Gulfstream radios JFK that his co-pilot is ill, but soon he, too, falls unconscious. A lone passenger, a top intelligence agent on his way to find out what happened to Rachel, takes over and lands the plane. These chapters, though exciting, seem removed from the Chloe-centered ones, especially as the narrative becomes more ideological – terrorists vs. Israel. Everything is explained eventually, including some simulation technology. Secrets of the Kill is a fast-moving romp. Kelter, who has a fine comic sense, should roll it out without distraction next time and stay away from international scenarios that in real life often seem stranger – and more “secretive” than fiction.

A mutilated body has been discovered; a body not meant to be found, but now that it has, Pandora’s box is open and secrets never to be learned have been revealed.

An Israeli woman living in New York has been murdered. She has been raped and butchered; an outrage that ignites a fuse that burns all the way back to Tel Aviv.

Enter FBI Agent Chloe Mather, a hard-charging ex-Marine who has no sympathy for the kind of maggot who could commit such a violent atrocity. A veteran of the war in Afghanistan, she was one of the first woman Marines to be deployed into an active combat area. She struggles with PTSD and the consequences of a fatherless childhood, yet this is a woman who accepts no pity and operates according to a moral code that is second to none. She’ll stop at nothing to find the psychopath responsible for this unspeakable crime. In Secrets of the Kill, Mather and this code will face the ultimate test.

What begins as a challenging homicide becomes more, much more, and Mather is pulled into an investigation that involves the mob, Israeli intelligence, and a radical terrorist faction.

They say that blood is thicker than water but is it thicker than the bonds of patriotism? Mather will ponder this question and many others as she fights to bring an innocent woman’s murderer to justice, and prevent a geopolitical atrocity from taking place on American shores. Click here to enter

Joni Hahn #SciFi #Romance

Goodreads Book Giveaway For Agent N6: Dylan (Book 6 – The D.I.R.E. Agency Series)

Enter from now until August 5, 2015 at Goodreads to win a copy of Agent N6: Dylan (Book 6 – The D.I.R.E. Agency Series).

Third generation Marine Dylan McCall has only one goal in mind: revenge. Armed with a new, scientific enhancement, he won’t rest until he destroys Cyrus Matheson’s plans.

Geneticist Teague Hamilton wants nothing more than a healthy baby of her own. Raised in a girls’ home, she knows Cyrus’s genetic engineering technology is her only chance at gaining the family she wants.

Dylan can’t get enough of D.I.R.E.’s confident, sexy-as-hell geneticist, even though his gut tells him she’s hiding something. He won’t rest until he tames her and brings her deception to light.

When Cyrus draws Teague out of D.I.R.E.’s protective custody and takes her to the past, she uncovers lies that prove she’s never controlled her own destiny, while Dylan travels back in time to save her before it’s too late.

Can Dylan rescue Teague in time, or will he lose the woman he loves forever?

Click here to enter at Goodreads now!

Free Books #FREEREADS #Thriller #Pulp #Western

Some great author friends have crazy #FREEREADS giveaways going on this month.  Check out these freebies, but do it soon before the giveaways end!

TAKEN BY PASSION: KING OF HEARTS (WONDERLAND BOOK 1)

After being cheated on yet again, full-figured Alice O’Brien no longer believes she’ll find her Prince Charming. She resolves to enjoy men, but refuses to involve her heart.

When she literally tumbles down a rabbit hole, she finds she has left her familiar home city of San Francisco. She has landed in a strange and beautiful world, where she meets a powerful and dominant shapeshifter, Jarronn, and his equally fierce and irresistible brothers.

By the draw of a card foretelling his kingdom’s future, Jarronn has deliberately lured Alice to his realm in hopes of averting a terrible danger threatening his people. He has every intention of saving his kingdom with his and Alice’s bond of passion, and nothing will stop him from making her his Queen of Hearts. #CURVY

Click here to get Taken By Passion

BRANDED FOR YOU (RIDING TALL BOOK 1)

Megan Wilder doesn’t think there’s a man in this world who could love her just the way she is. After meeting sexy Ryan McBride, she suspects he might just be the one to change her mind.

With her family in danger of losing their restaurant and their home, a sudden illness has everything Megan thought was sure in her life crashing down around her. Finding out Ryan is the one responsible for threatening foreclosure shakes her very foundation.

Can Ryan and Megan succeed in overcoming their obstacles and fight for a love that was meant to be?

Click here to get Branded for You

PROMISE YOU WON’T TELL? (A DANI RIPPER NOVEL BOOK 2)

“I think something might have happened to me Saturday night. Something bad.”

Private Investigator Dani Ripper’s client list is nuttier than the Looney Tunes conga line, but she diligently solves one crazy case after another, waiting for a game-changer.

Enter Riley Freeman, 17-year-old honor student.

Saturday afternoon Riley quietly placed a little strawberry sticker on her private area and pretended it was a tattoo. She didn’t tell anyone about it. That night she went to a slumber party that featured drinking and boys. Riley fell asleep, woke up the next day with no reason to think anything happened…

…Until Monday, at school, when a classmate called her Strawberry.

Coincidence or crime? Dani agrees to investigate. And the roller coaster ride begins.

Click here to get Promise You Won’t Tell

BAD DOCTOR (GIDEON BOX BOOK 1)

“When you’re in my hospital you’re not family. You’re prey!

“If you’re coming after me, don’t do it in a hospital. That’s my domain. And don’t piss me off in the real world and expect a smooth hospital stay because I have a long memory, and no one is exempt. Before you bully me in a bar, embarrass me on a date, or refuse to replace the crappy car you sold me, think about this: you’ll never be more vulnerable in your life than when you’re spending the night in a hospital. When you’re here, you’re not family. You’re prey!”
–Dr. Gideon Box

Click here to get Bad Doctor FREE

 

Promise You Won’t Tell?

I recently started reading John Locke’s books. It all began with the Donovan Creed series, but this week I read all of the Dani Ripper books and loved them!  If you enjoy snark and witty banter, this writer is for you.  This Dani Ripper book is free on Amazon now if you want to check it out.

Promise You Won't Tell?Promise You Won’t Tell? by John Locke

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Outstanding! You think it’s going to be a simple story but then there’s a twist. And another. And another!

Click here to get this book FREE for Kindle now!

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Got Nudity? Get Off Blogger by March 23rd!

cassie ryanGot a Blogger Blog? Nudity is no longer allowed.

Starting March 23, 2015, you won’t be able to publicly share images and video that are sexually explicit or show graphic nudity on Blogger.  (Click here for full announcement.)

That means your erotic romance book covers just might get your blog shut down.

If you want to keep your blog and branding intact, you’ll need to move your blog to a self-hosted site.  Don’t panic!

I have a Blog Moving Service that can remove all the hassle for you:

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What does that mean?  It means you let me into your blog and I move everything to your new site.  I’ll move it, unpack it, put it all in place, and then make sure that all of your social networks are connected so whenever you post a new blog, it is posted to your other networks automatically.

cerise delandI will also handle any redirection of domains necessary as well.

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Hot Guys in Sweaters: Joe Manganiello

Joe Manganiello

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Joe Manganiello

Joe Manganiello is an American actor. He was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Susan (Brachanow) and Charles John Manganiello, and has a younger brother, Nicholas. His father is of Italian descent and his mother has German/Austrian/Croatian and Armenian ancestry. Joe was raised in Mount Lebanon and attended Mount Lebanon high school. During school, he was good at sports and was captain of the football, basketball and volleyball teams. He went on to play varsity level in all three. It was during school that he enjoyed making films with his friends and, as a result, became interested in acting. He went on to study acting at Carnegie Mellon, after which he moved to Los Angeles. He landed a great first job as ‘Flash Thompson’ in Spider-Man (2002).

– IMDb Mini Biography By: Kad

Hot Guys in Sweaters: Sylvester Stallone

Sylvester Stallone

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Sylvester Stallone

This athletically built, dark-haired American actor/screenwriter/director may never be mentioned by old-school film critics in the same breath as, say, Richard Burton or Alec Guinness; however, movie fans worldwide have been flocking to see Stallone’s films for over 30 years, making “Sly” one of Hollywood’s biggest-ever box office draws.

Sylvester Stallone was born on July 6, 1946, in New York’s gritty Hell’s Kitchen, to Jackie Stallone (née Labofish), an astrologer, and Frank Stallone, a beautician and hairdresser. His father was an Italian immigrant, and his mother’s heritage is half Russian Jewish and half French (from Brittany). The young Stallone attended the American College of Switzerland and the University of Miami, eventually obtaining a B.A. degree. Initially, he struggled in small parts in films such as the soft-core The Party at Kitty and Stud’s(1970), the thriller Klute (1971) and the comedy Bananas (1971). He got a crucial career break alongside fellow young actor Henry Winkler, sharing lead billing in the effectively written teen gang film The Lord’s of Flatbush (1974). Further film and television roles followed, most of them in uninspiring productions except for the opportunity to play a megalomaniac, bloodthirsty race driver named “Machine Gun Joe Viterbo” in the Roger Corman-produced Death Race 2000 (1975). However, Stallone was also keen to be recognized as a screenwriter, not just an actor, and, inspired by the 1975 Muhammad Ali-Chuck Wepner fight in Cleveland, Stallone wrote a film script about a nobody fighter given the “million to one opportunity” to challenge for the heavyweight title. Rocky(1976) became the stuff of cinematic legends, scoring ten Academy Award nominations, winning the Best Picture Award of 1976 and triggering one of the most financially successful movie franchises in history! Whilst full credit is wholly deserved by Stallone, he was duly supported by tremendous acting from fellow cast members Talia Shire,Burgess Meredith and Burt Young, and director John G. Avildsen gave the film an emotive, earthy appeal from start to finish. Stallone had truly arrived on his terms, and offers poured in from various studios eager to secure Hollywood’s hottest new star.

Stallone followed Rocky (1976) with F.I.S.T (1978), loosely based on the life of Teamsters boss “Jimmy Hoffa”, and Paradise Alley (1978) before pulling on the boxing gloves again to resurrect Rocky Balboa in the sequel Rocky II (1979). The second outing for the “Italian Stallion” wasn’t as powerful or successful as the first “Rocky”; however, it still produced strong box office. Subsequent films Nighthawks (1981) and Victory (1981) failed to ignite with audiences, so Stallone was once again lured back to familiar territory with Rocky III (1982) and a fearsome opponent in “Clubber Lang” played by muscular ex-bodyguard Mr. T. The third “Rocky” installment far outperformed the first sequel in box office takings, but Stallone retired his prizefighter for a couple of years as another mega-franchise was about to commence for the busy actor.

The character of Green Beret “John Rambo” was the creation of Canadian-born writerDavid Morrell, and his novel was adapted to the screen with Stallone in the lead role inFirst Blood (1982), also starring Richard Crenna and Brian Dennehy. The movie was a surprise hit that polarized audiences because of its commentary about the Vietnam war, which was still relatively fresh in the American public’s psyche. Political viewpoints aside, the film was a worldwide smash, and a sequel soon followed with Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985), which drew even stronger criticism from several quarters owing to the film’s plotline about American MIAs allegedly being held in Vietnam. But they say there is no such thing as bad publicity, and “John Rambo’s” second adventure was a major money spinner for Stallone and cemented him as one of the top male stars of the 1980s. Riding a wave of amazing popularity, Stallone called on old sparring partner Rocky Balboa to climb back into the ring to defend American pride against a Soviet threat in the form of a towering Russian boxer named “Ivan Drago” played by curt Dolph Lundgren in Rocky IV(1985). The fourth outing was somewhat controversial with “Rocky” fans, as violence levels seemed excessive compared to previous “Rocky” films, especially with the savage beating suffered by Apollo Creed, played by Carl Weathers, at the hands of the unstoppable “Siberian Express”.

Stallone continued forward with a slew of macho character-themed films that met with a mixed reception from his fans. Cobra (1986) was a clumsy mess, Over the Top (1987) was equally mediocre, Rambo III (1988) saw Rambo take on the Russians in Afghanistan, and cop buddy film Tango & Cash (1989) just did not quite hit the mark, although it did feature a top-notch cast and there was chemistry between Stallone and co-star Kurt Russell.

Philadelphia’s favorite mythical boxer moved out of the shadows for his fifth screen outing in Rocky V (1990) tackling Tommy “Machine” Gunn played by real-life heavyweight fighter Tommy Morrison, the great-nephew of screen legend John Wayne. Sly quickly followed with the lukewarm comedy Oscar (1991), the painfully unfunny Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot (1992), the futuristic action film Demolition Man (1993), and the comic book-inspired Judge Dredd (1995). Interestingly, Stallone then took a departure from the gung-ho steely characters he had been portraying to stack on a few extra pounds and tackle a more dramatically challenging role in the intriguing Cop Land (1997), also starring Robert De Niro and Ray Liotta. It isn’t a classic of the genre, but Cop Land(1997) certainly surprised many critics with Stallone’s understated performance. Stallone then lent his vocal talents to the animated adventure story Antz (1998), reprised the role made famous by Michael Caine in a terrible remake of Get Carter (2000), climbed back into a race car for Driven (2001), and guest-starred as the “Toymaker” in the third chapter of the immensely popular “Spy Kids” film series, Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (2003). Showing that age had not wearied his two most popular franchises, Stallone has most recently brought back never-say-die boxer Rocky Balboa to star in, well, what else butRocky Balboa (2006), and Vietnam veteran Rambo (2008) will reappear after a 20-year hiatus to once again right wrongs in the jungles of Thailand.

Love him or loathe him, Sylvester Stallone has built an enviable and highly respected career in Hollywood; plus, he has considerably influenced modern popular culture through several of his iconic film characters.

– IMDb Mini Biography By: firehouse44@hotmail.com

Hot Guys in Sweaters: Sean Connery

Sean Connery

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Sean Connery

Thomas Sean Connery was born on August 25, 1930 in Fountainbridge, Edinburgh. His mother, Euphamia McBain (Maclean), was a cleaning lady, and his father, Joseph Connery, was a factory worker and truck driver. He also has a brother named Neil Connery, who works as a plasterer in Edinburgh. He is of Irish and Scottish descent. Before going into acting, Sean had many different jobs, such as a Milkman, lorry driver, a laborer, artist’s model for the Edinburgh College of Art, coffin polisher and bodybuilder. He also joined the Royal Navy, but was later discharged because of medical problems. At the age of 23, he had a choice between becoming a professional footballer or an actor, and even though he showed much promise in the sport, he chose acting and said it was one of his more intelligent moves.

No Road Back (1957) was Sean’s first major movie role, and it followed by several Tv-movies such as Anna Christie (1957), Macbeth (1961) and Anna Karenina (1961) and guest appearances on TV-series, and also films such as Hell Drivers (1957), Another Time, Another Place (1958), Darby O’Gill and the Little People (1959), The Frightened City (1961). In 1962 he appeared in The Longest Day (1962) with a host of other stars,

His big breakthrough came in 1962 when he starred as secret agent James Bond in Dr. No (1962). He played James Bond in six more films: From Russia with Love (1963),Goldfinger (1964), Thunderball (1965), You Only Live Twice (1967), Diamonds Are Forever (1971), and Never Say Never Again (1983).

After and during the success of the Bond-films he has maintained a successful career as an actor and has appeared in films, including Alfred Hitchcock‘s masterpiece Marnie(1964), The Hill (1965), Murder on the Orient Express (1974), The Man Who Would Be King (1975), The Wind and the Lion (1975), Time Bandits (1981), Highlander (1986), The Name of the Rose (1986), The Untouchables (1987) (which earned him an Oscar for best actor in a supporting role), Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989), The Hunt for Red October (1990), Rising Sun (1993), The Rock (1996), Finding Forrester (2000), and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003).

Sean married actress Diane Cilento in 1962 and they had a son, Jason Connery, born on January 11, 1963, he followed in his father’s footsteps and also became an actor. The marriage ended in divorce in 1973. In 1975 he married Micheline Roquebrune and they have stayed married, they have no children together. He is also a grandfather. His son, Jason and his ex-wife, actress Mia Sara had a son, Dashiell Quinn Connery, in 1997.

– IMDb Mini Biography By: A.G.

Hot Guys in Sweaters: Matthew McConaughey

Matthew McConaughey

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Matthew McConaughey

Matthew McConaughey was born in Uvalde, Texas. His mother, Mary Kathleen (McCabe), is a substitute school teacher originally from New Jersey. His father, James Donald McConaughey, was a Mississippi-born gas station owner who ran an oil pipe supply business. He is of Scottish, Irish, English, German, and Swedish descent. Matthew grew up in Longview, Texas, where he graduated from the local High School (1988). Showing little interest in his father’s oil business, which his two brothers later joined, Matthew was longing for a change of scenery, and spent a year in Australia, washing dishes and shoveling chicken manure. Back to the States, he attended the University of Texas in Austin, originally wishing to be a lawyer. But, when he discovered an inspirational Og Mandino book “The Greatest Salesman in the World” before one of his final exams, he suddenly knew he had to change his major from law to film. He began his acting career in 1991, appearing in student films and commercials in Texas and directed short films asChicano Chariots (1992). Once, in his hotel bar in Austin, he met the casting director and producer Don Phillips, who introduced him to director Richard Linklater for his next project. At first, Linklater thought Matthew was too handsome to play the role of a guy chasing high school girls in his coming-of-age drama Dazed and Confused (1993), but cast him after Matthew grew out his hair and mustache. His character was initially in three scenes but the role grew to more than 300 lines as Linklater encouraged him to do some improvisations. In 1995, he starred in Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation (1994), playing a mad bloodthirsty sadistic killer, opposite Renée Zellweger. Shortly thereafter moving to L.A., Matthew became a sensation with his performances in two high-profile 1996 films Lone Star (1996), where he portrayed killing suspected sheriff and in the film adaptation of John Grisham‘s novel A Time to Kill (1996), where he played an idealistic young lawyer opposite Sandra Bullock and Kevin Spacey. The actor was soon being hailed as one of the industry’s hottest young leading man inspiring comparisons to actor Paul Newman. His following performances were Robert ZemeckisContact (1997) with Jodie Foster (the film was finished just before the death of the great astronomer and popularizer of space science Carl Sagan) and Steven Spielberg‘sAmistad (1997), a fact-based 1839 story about the rebellious African slaves. In 1998, he teamed again with Richard Linklater as one of the bank-robbing brothers in The Newton Boys (1998), set in Matthew’s birthplace, Uvalde, Texas. During this time, he also wrote, directed and starred in the 20-minute short The Rebel (1998). Later, in Jonathan Mostow‘s U-571 (2000), McConaughey portrayed the officer Lt. Tyler in a WW II story of a daring mission of American submariners, trying to capture the Enigma cipher machine. Matthew also took a part in comedies such as The Wedding Planner (2001), oppositeJennifer Lopez and How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003) in which he co-starred withKate Hudson. He played a role as Denton Van Zan, an American warrior and dragons hunter in the futuristic thriller Reign of Fire (2002), where he co-starred with another young actor, Christian Bale. Later in 2006 he starred as head coach Jack Lengyel in We Are Marshall (2006) along with Matthew Fox, and in 2008 played treasure hunter Benjamin “Finn” Finnegan in Fool’s Gold (2008) with Kate Hudson. After playing Connor Mead in Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (2009) co-starring with Jennifer Garner, McConaughey took a 2 year hiatus to open different kinds of opportunities in his career. And for many, that change came in 2011 in his first movie after that pause, when he portrayed criminal defense attorney Mickey Haller in The Lincoln Lawyer (2011), that operates mostly from the back seat of his Lincoln car. After this performance that was considered one of his best until then, Matthew played other iconic characters as district attorney Danny Buck Davidson in Bernie (2011), the wild private detective “Killer” Joe Cooper in Killer Joe(2011), Mud in Mud (2012), male stripper club owner Dallas in Magic Mike (2012) starringChanning Tatum. McConaughey’s career certainly reached it’s prime, when he played HIV carrier Ron Woodroof in the biographical drama _Dallas Buyers Club (2013)_, that was shot in less than a month. Matthew won the Best Actor in the 86th Academy Awards for his portrayal of Ron. Meanwhile, he starred in HBO’s _True Detective (2014)_, as detective Rustin Cohle, whose job is to investigate with his partner Martin Hart, played by Woody Harrelson, a gruesome murder that happened in his little town in Louisiana. The series was highly acclaimed by critics winning 4 of the 7 categories it was nominated at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards. Later in 2014, Matthew starred in Christopher Nolan’s sci-fi film Interstellar (2014), playing Cooper, a former NASA pilot.

– IMDb Mini Biography By: Tzvetislav Samardjiev, tzvetislav@abv.bg and Marcelo Gaia

 

Hot Guys in Sweaters: Stephen Amell

Stephen AmellStephen Amell, steven amell, arrow, sweater

was born on May 8, 1981 in Toronto Canada.

He decided to pursue a career in acting when he was in his teens. His first role was that of “spinning instructor” in Queer as Folk (2000).

He also had minor roles in Degrassi: The Next Generation(2001), 1-800-Missing (2003) and Tilt (2005). Pilot

 

He had recurring roles in Beautiful People(2005) and Rent-a-Goalie (2006). His first on-scree role was that of a Detective in The Tracey Fragments (2007) which was followed by a small role in Closing the Ring (2007).amell2

 

 

His first major role in a TV show was that of a werewolf in the CW Hit series, The Vampire Diaries (2009).This led to him getting recurring roles in Hung (2009), Private Practice (2007) and Heartland (2007). He was then called in to audition for another CW series, but this time in a lead role. He was then cast as the titular superhero, Green Arrow in the new hit series, Arrow (2012). amell3In 2012, on Christmas day, he married his girlfriend ‘Cassandra Jean’ in a private ceremony in the Caribbean and on May 25, 2013, he renewed his vows when he married her for the second time in New Orleans.amell4

amell5– IMDb Mini Biography By: vhavnalamell6

 

 

Hot Guys in Sweaters: Rob Lowe

Rob Lowe

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Rob Lowe, sweater
was born in Charlottesville, Virginia, to Barbara Lynn (Hepler), a schoolteacher, and Charles Davis Lowe, a lawyer. His brother is actor Chad Lowe.

He has German, as well as English, Irish, Scottish, and Welsh ancestry. Rob Lowe, sweater Lowe’s family moved to Dayton, Ohio, when he was a child. Rob broke into acting in his teens. He spent the 1980s as a member of the “Brat Pack”, a group of young, powerful and reckless actors and actresses that included Emilio Estevez, Charlie Sheen and Judd Nelson, among others.Rob Lowe, sweater

Rob Lowe, sweater

 

In 1988 Lowe was involved in a scandal centering around a sexually explicit videotape which involved a minor, for which he did 20 hours of community service in Dayton.He subsequently sought help for his problems with drugs and alcohol and has re-emerged in the 1990s as a clean and sober husband and father.lowe5

– IMDb Mini Biography By: ritay@embarqmail.com

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Hot Guys in Sweaters: Tom Hiddleston

Tom Hiddleston

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tom2(born 9 February 1981) is an English actor. He is known for playing the character of Loki in the Marvel Studios films Thor (2011), The Avengers (2012), and Thor: The Dark World (2013). He has also appeared in Steven Spielberg‘s First World War film War Horse (2011), The Deep Blue Sea (2011),Woody Allen‘s romantic comedy Midnight in Paris (2011), the 2012 BBC series Henry IV, Henry V, and the romantic vampire film Only Lovers Left Alive (2013). In theatre, he has been in the productions of Cymbeline (2007) and Ivanov (2008). In December 2013 he starred as the title character in the Donmar Warehouse production ofCoriolanus which played until February 2014.

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tom4He won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Newcomer in a Play for his role in Cymbeline while also being nominated for the same award the same year for his role ofCassio in Othello. tom5In 2011 he won the Empire Award for Best Male Newcomer and nominated for the BAFTA Rising Star Award for his role in Thor. He won the MTV Movie Award for Best Fight and Best Villain in 2013 for his role in The Avengers. For his role in the 2013 play Coriolanus, he won the Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Actor. Wikipedia tom6

 

 

Hot Guys in Sweaters: Mark Ruffalo

Mark Ruffalo

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was born in Kenosha, Wisconsin, to Marie Rose (Hebert), a stylist and hairdresser, and Frank Lawrence Ruffalo, a construction painter. His father’s ancestry is Italian, and his mother is of half French-Canadian and half Italian descent. Mark moved with his family to Virginia Beach, Virginia, where he lived out most of his teenage years. Following high school, Mark moved with his family to San Diego and soon migrated north, eventually settling in Los Angeles. He took classes at the Stella Adler Conservatory and subsequently co-founded the Orpheus Theatre Company, an Equity-Waiver establishment, where he worked in nearly every capacity. ruff1From acting, writing, directing and producing to running the lights and building sets while building his resume. Bartending for nearly nine years to make ends meet and ready to give it all up, a chance meeting and resulting collaboration with playwright/screenwriter Kenneth Lonerganchanged everything.

ruff2Ruffalo won NY success in Lonergan’s play “This Is Our Youth”, which led to the male lead in Lonergan’s film You Can Count on Me (2000), playing the ne’er-do-well brother ofLaura Linney. The performance drew rave reviews and invited comparisons to an earlyMarlon Brando. Notable roles in The Last Castle (2001), XX/XY (2002), and Windtalkers(2002) followed, although in 2002 Ruffalo was diagnosed with an acoustic neuroma, a type of brain tumor. Though the tumor was benign, the resulting surgery led to a period of partial facial paralysis, from which he fully recovered. In 2003, Ruffalo scored leading roles alongside two popular female stars, playing a police detective opposite Meg Ryan inIn the Cut (2003) and the love interest of Gwyneth Paltrow in the comedy View from the Top (2003). Though both films were high-profile box office disappointments, Ruffalo went on to four notable (if highly disparate) films in 2004 – We Don’t Live Here Anymore(2004), Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004), 13 Going on 30 (2004), andCollateral (2004) – which solidified his ability to be both a popular leading man and an acclaimed ensemble player in either comedy or drama.

ruff3After 2004, Ruffalo was consistently at work, with leads in popular Hollywood films and independent productions that continued to solidify him as one of film’s most consistently strong actors: Just Like Heaven (2005), All the King’s Men (2006), Zodiac (2007),Reservation Road (2007), and The Brothers Bloom (2008). In 2010 Ruffalo achieved something of a breakthrough, by directing the indie film Sympathy for Delicious (2010), which won him the Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, and co-starring as the sperm-donor father to lesbian couple Annette Bening and Julianne Moore in The Kids Are All Right (2010). His role in the idiosyncratic domestic comedy/drama earned him Academy Award, Independent Spirit Award, Screen Actors Guild, and BAFTA nominations for Best Supporting Actor.

ruff4High-profile roles in Martin Scorsese‘s Shutter Island (2010) and ‘Kenneth Longeran”s long-delayed Margaret (2011) followed before Ruffalo’s appearance as Dr. Bruce Banner, aka The Hulk, in Joss Whedon‘s blockbuster The Avengers (2012). Garnering highly positive reviews for a role in which actors Eric Bana and Edward Norton could not find success in previous films made Ruffalo a box office star in addition to a critically-acclaimed actor. He is expected to reprise the role in the upcoming 2015 sequel, and reunited with former co-star Gywneth Paltrow in the sex-addiction comedy-dramaThanks for Sharing (2012); Ruffalo also will take the lead in Ryan Murphy‘s adaptation ofLarry Kramer‘s AIDS-drama play The Normal Heart (2014).

Ruffalo has been married to actress Sunrise Coigney since 2000; the couple have three children, a son and two daughters.ruff5

– IMDb Mini Biography By: Gary Brumburgh / gr-home@pacbell.net

Hot Guys With Guns: Expendables 3

Expendables-3-MovieThey’re BACK!

And they brought a girl with them?  What?!

Yes, that’s right, Stallone knows a winner when he sees it and Ronda Rousey is an Expendable in the third kick-ass movie in this amazing franchise.  (If you ask me, the third was even better than the first two!)

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schwarzenegger-and-harrison-ford The tough guys don’t stop with the original crew either.  Sly brought on some big box office muscle on this one.  The Expendables 3 crew is looking bigger and better than any other assembled group of hardbodies ever to hit the hollywood screen.

gibsonThis assemblage of badassery is truly inspiring.

So get your tissues ready.  This bunch is bound to make you either cry or drool – perhaps both.grammer  BRAY_20130903_EXP3_7621.dng

Expendables 3: Barney augments his team with new blood for a personal battle: to take down Conrad Stonebanks, the Expendables co-founder and notorious arms trader who is hell bent on wiping out Barney and every single one of his associates.

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And now for the happy ending:

THERE WILL BE AN EXPENDABLES 4! 

Hot Guys in Sweaters: Kevin Costner

Kevin Costner

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costner1was born in Lynwood, California, on January 18, 1955, the third child of Bill Costner, a ditch digger and ultimately an electric line servicer for Southern California Edison, and Sharon Costner (née Tedrick), a welfare worker. His older brother, Dan, was born in 1950. A middle brother died at birth in 1953. His father’s job required him to move regularly, which caused Kevin to feel like an Army kid, always the new kid at school, which led to him being a daydreamer.

costner2As a teen, he sang in the Baptist church choir, wrote poetry, and took writing classes. At 18, he built his own canoe and paddled his way down the rivers that Lewis & Clark followed to the Pacific. Despite his present height, he was only 5’2″ when he graduated high school. Nonetheless, he still managed to be a basketball, football and baseball star.

costner3In 1973, he enrolled at California State University at Fullerton, where he majored in business. During that period, Kevin decided to take acting lessons five nights a week. He graduated with a business degree in 1978 and married his college sweetheart, Cindy Costner.

costner4He initially took a marketing job in Orange County. Everything changed when he accidentally met Richard Burton on a flight from Mexico. Burton advised him to go completely after acting if that is what he wanted. He quit his job and moved to Hollywood soon after.

costner5He drove a truck, worked on a deep sea fishing boat, and gave bus tours to stars’ homes before finally making his own way into the films. After making one soft core sex film, he vowed to not work again if that was the only work he could do. He didn’t work for nearly six years, while he waited for a proper break. That break came with The Big Chill (1983), even though his scenes ended up on the cutting room floor — he was remembered by director Lawrence Kasdan when he decided to make Silverado (1985). Costner’s career took off after that.

– IMDb Mini Biography By: John Sacksteder <jsack@ka.net>costner6

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Hot Guys in Sweaters: Robert Downey Jr.

Robert Downey Jr.

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has evolved into one of the most respected actors in Hollywood. With an amazing list of credits to his name, he has managed to stay new and fresh even after over four decades in the business.

downey1Born in Manhattan, New York, on April 4, 1965, Robert Downey Jr. is the son of writer, director and filmographer Robert Downey Sr. and actress Elsie Downey (née Elsie Ann Ford). Downey Jr.’s paternal grandfather, originally surnamed “Elias”, was from a Lithuanian Jewish family, while Robert’s other ancestry is Irish, Hungarian, Scottish, English, German, and Swiss-German. He and his sister Allyson were immersed in film and the performing arts from a very young age, leading Downey Jr. to study at the Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts Training Center in upstate New York, before moving to California with his father following his parents’ 1978 divorce. In 1982, he dropped out of Santa Monica High School to pursue acting full time. Downey Sr., himself a drug addict, exposed his son to drugs at a very early age, and Downey Jr. would go on to struggle with abuse for decades.

downey2Downey Jr. made his debut as an actor at the age of five in the film Pound (1970), written and directed by his father, Robert Downey Sr.. He built his film repertoire throughout the 1980s and 1990s with roles in Tuff Turf (1985), Weird Science (1985),True Believer (1989), and Wonder Boys (2000) among many others. In 1992, Downey received an Academy Award nomination and won the BAFTA (British Academy Award) for Best Actor for his performance in the title role of Chaplin (1992).

downey3In Robert Altman‘s Short Cuts (1993), he appeared as an aspiring film make-up artist whose best friend commits murder. In Oliver Stone‘s Natural Born Killers (1994), withWoody Harrelson and Juliette Lewis, Downey starred as a tabloid TV journalist who exploits a murderous couple’s killing spree to boost his ratings. For the comedy Heart and Souls (1993), Downey starred as a young man with a special relationship with four ghosts. In 1995, Downey starred in Restoration (1995), with Hugh Grant, Meg Ryan andIan McKellen, directed by Michael Hoffman. Also that year, he starred in Richard III(1995), in which he appears opposite his Restoration (1995) co-star McKellen.

downey4In 1997, Downey was seen in Robert Altman‘s The Gingerbread Man (1998), alongsideKenneth Branagh, Daryl Hannah and Embeth Davidtz; in One Night Stand (1997), directed by Mike Figgis and starring Wesley Snipes and Nastassja Kinski; and in Hugo Pool (1997), directed by his father, Robert Downey Sr. and starring Sean Penn andPatrick Dempsey. In September of 1999, Downey appeared in Black & White (1999), written and directed by James Toback, along with Ben Stiller, Elijah Wood, Gaby Hoffmann, Brooke Shields and Claudia Schiffer. In January of 1999, he starred withAnnette Bening and Aidan Quinn in In Dreams (1999), directed by Neil Jordan.

downey5In 2000, Downey co-starred with Michael Douglas and Tobey Maguire in Wonder Boys(2000), directed by Curtis Hanson. In this dramatic comedy, Downey played the role of a bisexual literary agent. In 2001, Downey made his prime-time television debut when he joined the cast of the Fox-TV series Ally McBeal (1997) as attorney “Larry Paul”. For this role, he won the Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television, as well as the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male in a Comedy Series. In addition, Downey was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.

downey6The actor’s drug-related problems escalated from 1996 to 2001, leading to arrests, rehab visits and incarcerations, and he was eventually fired from Ally McBeal (1997). Emerging clean and sober in 2003, Downey Jr. began to rebuild his career.

He marked his debut into music with his debut album, titled “The Futurist”, on the Sony Classics Label on November 23rd, 2004. The album’s eight original songs, that Downey wrote, and his two musical numbers debuting as cover songs revealed his sultry singing voice and his musical talents. RASPUTINDowney displayed his versatility in two different films in October 2003: the musical/drama The Singing Detective (2003), a remake of the BBC hit of the same name, and the thriller Gothika (2003) starring Halle Berry and Penélope Cruz. Downey starred in powerful yet humbling roles inspired by real-life accounts of some of history’s most precious kept secrets, including Richard Linklater‘s A Scanner Darkly(2006) in 2006 co-starring Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder and Woody Harrelson, and Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus (2006) co-starring Nicole Kidman, a film inspired by the life of Diane Arbus, the revered photographer whose images captured attention in the early 1960s. downey8These roles exhibited Downey’s momentum from the previous year of 2005, in which he starred in the Academy Award®-nominated feature film Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005), directed by George Clooney and in Shane Black‘s action comedyKiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005) co-starring Val Kilmer. In 2007, he co-starred in David Fincher‘s suspenseful _Zodiac (2007/I)_ alongside Jake Gyllenhaal and Mark Ruffalo, about the notorious serial killer who haunted San Francisco during the 1970s.

downey9In May 2008, Downey achieved critical acclaim and worldwide box office success for his starring role in Iron Man (2008), Jon Favreau‘s big-screen rendering of the Marvel comic book superhero. The film co-starred Gwyneth Paltrow, Jeff Bridges and Terrence Howard. In August of 2008, Downey starred with Ben Stiller and Jack Black in the comedy Tropic Thunder (2008), and went on to receive an Academy Award®-nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his, Kirk Lazarus.

downey10In December 2009, Downey starred in the action-adventure Sherlock Holmes (2009). The film, directed by Guy Ritchie, co-starred Jude Law and Rachel McAdams and earned Downey a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical in January of 2010. In early Summer 2010, Downey re-teamed with directorJon Favreau and reprised his role as “Tony Stark/Iron Man” in the hugely successful sequel to the original film, Iron Man 2 (2010), starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson and Mickey Rourke.

Iron Man movie image Robert Downey JrDowney next starred in Due Date (2010), a comedy directed by Todd Phillips, in which he plays the role of an expectant father on a road trip racing to get back in time for the birth of his first child. Due Date (2010), starring The Hangover (2009)’s Zach Galifianakis, was released in November 2010.

Downey was honored by Time Magazine’s “Time 100″ in 2008, an annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. His laurels include two Academy Award nominations, three Golden Globe wins, numerous other award nominations and wins, and tremendous popular and commercial success, particularly in his roles as Sherlock Holmes and Tony Stark (the latter of which he has so far played in Iron Man (2008), Iron Man 2 (2010),The Avengers (2012), Iron Man 3 (2013), and the upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron(2015).

downey12In 2005, Downey Jr. married Susan Downey, who gave birth to their son, Exton Elias Downey, on February 7, 2012. Downey also has another son, Indio Falconer Downey, born September 7, 1993, from his first marriage to Deborah Falconer, from whom he was officially divorced in 2004.

Robert has jump-started the Team Downey Production Company with wife Susan Downey.

– IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous and Rogers & Cowan

Hot Guys in Sweaters Review

If you’ve been following my Hot Guys in Sweaters blogs, you know there have been quite a few.  Don’t worry, I haven’t finished yet!  I do think it is time for a little review though.  Click on any of the links below for more on each one:


Hot Guys in Sweaters, hemsworthMisha Collins

Chris Hemsworth

Jeffrey Dean Morgan

Adam Levine & Ryan Reynolds

Gregory Hines

Jeremy Renner

Liam Neeson

Hot Guys in Sweaters, ryan reynoldsJustin Timberlake

Vin Diesel

Mark Wahlberg

Usher

Ben Affleck

Jensen Ackles

Hot Guys in Sweaters, jeremy rennerJared Padalecki

Taye Diggs

Tom Cruise

Ian Somerhalder

David Beckham

Hot Guys in Sweaters, jensen ackles, winchesterDaniel Craig

Bradley Cooper

Colin Farrell

Colton Haynes

Channing Tatum

Gerard Butler

Chris Evans

skarsgardHugh Jackman

Brad Pitt

Alexander Skarsgard

Casper Van Dien

Have I forgotten anyone?

Is there someone you’d like to see more of?  Let me know in the comments below!

Hot Guys in Sweaters: Misha Collins

Misha Collins

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is an American actor best known for his role as the angel Castiel on the TV series Supernatural (2005). He has had recurring roles on ER and 24, and has guest-starred on NCIS, Nip/Tuck, NYPD Blue, CSI, CSI:NY, Monk and Charmed. On the big screen, Misha is most known for his role in a film called “Karla” about a real life serial killer named Paul Bernardo, a film he has openly said he regrets making due to the nature of the real life events the film is based upon.

misha2 Misha was born in Boston, Massachusetts. He earned a BA in Social Theory from The University of Chicago, where he graduated with honors. Before turning to acting, he worked as a carpenter and woodworker in New England’s Berkshire Mountains. Misha also interned at the White House during the Clinton Administration and worked at National Public Radio headquarters in DC.

misha4Misha is a published poet with works in “The Columbia Poetry Review,” “The California Quarterly” and other literary journals. A film Misha helped produce, “Loot,” won “Best Documentary Feature” at the LA Film Festival in 2008 and aired on HBO.

misha5Misha founded the 501c3 Random Acts, which has built schools, orphanages, and mobilized people all over the world to participate in good works. Misha has run several marathons and ultra-marathons. He produces a cooking show with his son, “cooking fast and fresh with west” and he runs the world’s largest scavenger hunt, GISHWHES the Greatest International Scavenger Hunt The World Has Ever Seen, which has helped him break 5 Guinness World Records.

misha6Misha has spent several months in seclusion in monasteries in Yosemite, Tibet and elsewhere. Misha is a certified lifeguard, EMT and motorcyclist who resides in Los Angeles.

misha1Misha has and famously quirky sense of humor and an incredible talent for relating to his fans, which have earned him a dedicated twitter following. He jokingly refers to his Twitter followers as his “minions” and “flunkies,” and to himself by several titles including “The Supreme Overlord,” “The Babysitter,” and “The Great Confuser.”

– IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous