Category: Drew Scott

"Fifty Shades of GRAY" Penis Quiz!! Russian Protester Arrested

Fifty Shades of GRAY

I didn’t misspell the title of book, Fifty Shades of Grey. I did this on purpose to show something I saw last night on social media that misled me into believing an interview was about the book. But instead of arriving at a web site that talked about books, I wound up at some unheard of interior decorator who decided to capitalize on the book, Fifty Shades of Grey, in order to promote her wares.

In a recent SheKnows exclusive interview, designer and Property Brothers star Jonathan Scott stated that his favorite neutral color is gray. Creating a “crisp, fresh and clean” effect, the shade is easy to accessorize. Best for more permanent home decor, gray is an easy color to match and combine trends with. Scott recommends keeping larger surfaces in varying shades of gray so that you can change out other smaller home decor items with the seasons. Larger items like walls, furniture, rugs and even pillows are great in grays, and you can add in more accent items in bolder colors and designs.

Jonathan Scott is on a TV show called Property Brothers, along with his twin brother, Drew Scott. There’s also another brother, JD Scott, I think you’ll be hearing about more in the future. The shows aren’t bad if there’s nothing better to watch, and they clearly are portraying these guys more as “hunk” material than serious real estate people. But it’s all harmless, and it’s fun to watch. I didn’t even mind the other day when Jonathan Scott posted a photo of himself on Facebook and said he decided to “dawn a suit today.” Of course the comment thread went wild with people correcting him for using “dawn” instead of “don.” But those things don’t bother me on social media at all. I’m not the grammar police and I don’t think we should all be as serious as we sometimes are on social media. Just for future reference: if I make an error on social media like this someday, the odds are I was working fast, I DO know the difference, and by correcting me you’re only going to look like an asshole. No one is perfect. Seriously. It’s social media and when we’re typing with our thumbs mistakes happen.

In any event, I just thought this article about Fifty Shades of GRAY was interesting because it’s yet another example of how popular the title of the novel, Fifty Shades of Grey, has become. Even interior decorators are using it to get attention now, not just authors who want their books to stand out in search engines. Is it a smart move? I’m not too sure about that. So far I haven’t seen one single rip-off of the fifty shades title do anyone any good. And frankly when I found out this article was about color and fabrics I didn’t even bother to read it. If anything, it annoyed the freak out of me.

You can read it yourself, if you are so inclined.

Penis Quiz !!

Speaking of fun, this next link is something you might want to try a couple of times. My straight male friend, Jordan, sent it to me the other day as a joke and I thought it was hilarious. There are a series of questions that  are basic and simple, but somehow draw the conclusion of how big your penis is.

I rated in with “Yes Y’all.” I think I could have scored higher if I hadn’t listed Beyoncé as my concert choice.

You can read it here, and take the test yourselves.

Russian Protester Arrested

Let the games begin. This next link is to an article that talks about a Russian protester who was arrested for flying the rainbow flag in his hometown not far from where the Russian Olympics will be held in February.

Photos uploaded by his friends show Pavel Lebedev pulling out the flag and then being detained by Olympic security personnel, who wrestle him to the snow as they wait for police to arrive. Lebedev, reached by The Associated Press on the phone, said he was still in the police station and undergoing questioning.

You can read more here.

I can’t even imagine how frustrated gays in Russia must be right now. And the best we can do here is boycott the entire event based on the hatred of gays in Russia. I wish someone would call for an online flash mob where the Internets light up during the opening ceremony in support of a complete boycott. But more important, there are gay people who have continued to support this I’ll never forget. Johnny Weir, for example, who thinks sports are more important than human rights:

“I’ve come under so much hate and scrutiny from within my own LGBT community for my views on the Olympics,” two times Olympian Weir told Reuters in a telephone interview from his home in New Jersey.

“But as somebody who watched my parents sacrifice everything so that I had at least one chance of making the Olympics, I could never boycott the Olympics whether they be in Pyongyang (in North Korea), in Uganda, in Iran or Mars.

I don’t hate him. I don’t get him and I think there’s something fundamentally wrong with him, and the way he was raised, if he thinks the sacrifices his parents made even remotely trump what’s happening to gay people in Russia right now.

You can read more of HIS comments here.

The Property Brothers; Lesbian Publishing; Cowboy Sex Slaves

The Property Brothers

There’s a TV show I watch often called, The Property Brothers, for various reasons, one of which is that Tony and I have always been interested in real estate and we’ve always been invested in real estate. Although Tony doesn’t practice real estate professionally, he has his license in escrow and he got the license to know more about the business. When I’m not browsing through vicious vituperative publishing blogs for sport and sheer ridiculous entertainment, I’m perusing real estate web sites to see what’s happening in the market.

For those who don’t know, The Property Brothers is a TV show where identical twin brothers, Drew and Johnathan Scott, help people with the home buying experience. Drew is the realtor who helps the buyer find and purchase the home, and Johnathan is the licensed contractor who helps the new home owner renovate the home. I’m very critical about a lot of these shows on HGTV, and I’ve posted about that before. But I honestly have to admit that Johnathan Scott’s designs and renovations are always something I could personally live with. I don’t think I’ve ever seen him do anything stupid.

But, there’s a lot we don’t know about the Scott brothers, and this article I found talks about ten secrets you don’t see posted everywhere.

Both Jonathan and Drew starred on the Canadian series Breaker High. Drew had a role on Smallville and Jonathan was on the X-Files! Not wanting to become “starving actors” they went into real estate. “During University we did our very first property, ended up flipping it–before flipping was a trend or cool. We did ended up making about a $50,000 dollar profit. We thought this was something, while still in college. We went back to school for construction and design and our company exploded and we were approached to do Property Brothers . . .”

As a side note, there’s also a third Scott brother, J.D. Scott. He’s an author and a performer, and I think he needs a show of his own. From the few things I have seen, he sounds outspoken, too.

Since very early on, JD has been the writer of their family. He has penned many scripts, stories and articles over the years. He was also the founding member of Canadian sketch comedy ensemble “YFG –Another Comedy Troupe” and a member of the internationally known “Loose Moose Improv”. JD has always embraced all forms of entertainment from acting to music. He has performed in Las Vegas at Caesar’s as a celebrity impersonator for superstars Adam Lambert and David Bowie. In the mid 90’s, the brothers began investing in real estate as a means to fund their production projects. Their first company, Dividian Production Group has since evolved into Scott Brothers Entertainment. JD has also directed a couple of festival films in recent years and heads up the creative team for their company.

Lesbian Publishing

(Update: Someone sent me this link about women in publishing in the UK and I thought it was important enough to add to this post.)

I always maintain that the world is run by straight men…even the publishing industry. In many ways gay men face the same kind of discrimination as women from straight men, often on a daily basis. I get it constantly. It’s time for a change. Lesbian authors are now getting into self-publishing and some have been very successful. So when good friend in NY, Joanne, sent me an article about author Kiki Archer I had to post something about her.
 Kiki Archer is a UK-based, best-selling, award-winning author. Her novels “But She Is My Student,” its sequel “Instigations,” and her latest offeringBinding Devotion,” all quickly became bestsellers in their genre, and Kiki is now working on her fourth lesbian fiction novel, due out late 2013.

A former teacher, Kiki left the field of education to be a stay at home mum and it was during that time that she turned her hand to novel writing. She loves the outdoors, anything sporty, and can always be found biking, quading or rambling with her two children.

Kiki is an active advocate for equal rights for the LGBT community and believes strongly in the importance of coming out. She is very vocal in the defence of equal marriage and is confident that ‘gay rights’ will soon become a non issue.

I think lesbian fiction, like gay fiction, has been getting more attention in the past few years. Small e-presses like Ravenous Romance have published lesbian fiction, and I’ve seen others as well. But for a long time most lesbian fiction was much like gay fiction in the sense that authors and readers didn’t have many choices. The small LGBT presses could only take on so many projects a year, and if a lesbian author was lucky enough to get into an anthology all she got was a flat fee and a free copy of the book. But now it seems as if lesbian authors are finding their voices in self-publishing as well. And the women readers I know personally are very excited about this. It also makes me wonder about the future of small presses, but that’s another post.  
I can’t find a link to the article my friend sent me about Kiki Archer, but here’s a link to Archer’s web site where you can read more about her and her books. She’s been number one on the bestseller Amazon UK list for lesbian fiction. My book, Chase of  Lifetime, hit number one on the UK Amazon bestseller list for a few weeks when it was first released and that was a nice feeling because I didn’t expect it from such a humble little venture. But with so many things changing in publishing these days, I’m starting to think that one of the best ways to go is self-publishing. At the very least, until you are lucky enough to get noticed by a huge publisher, you will always remain in complete control of your work. In other words, if your small publisher, like, decides to go out of business in a month’s time, you won’t be scrambling around like I am right now trying to get all your titles with them re-released as indie books. More to come on that topic very soon, too.
But for now I think it’s important to recognize the excellent lesbian authors out there who are changing the world. If you have never read lesbian fiction, I urge you to begin with Rubyfruit Jungle by Rita Mae Brown. This is not only a classic lesbian novel, but it’s as relevant today as it was forty years ago.
Cowboy Sex Slaves
I saw a link the other night on social media from LGBT book reviewer Gerry Burnie about cowboys as sex slaves and I was amazed when I read it. I’ve written my share of cowboy stories. I’m familiar with the rodeo circuit because I grew up not far from here. And I even have a good friend who owns a dude ranch in Montana. But I never knew the extent of this.
Cowboys were heavily exploited and usually brutally treated until such time as they became able to beg, borrow, buy or steal a gun. They were used not only as cheap and disposable labor, but also for sexual release by older and stronger men. Such adult men used the pretext of a scarcity of women to establish enforced homosexual relationships in remote camps and ranches comparable to the relationships for which today’s prisons are notorious.
It’s a very eye-opening, compelling article. You can read more here. And now that I know about it, I’m going to try to research it more and tackle the topic in the future in my own gay romance.

Brother vs Brother; Frat Pack; Scott Brothers Entertainment

There’s a new TV show coming out this July titled, Brother vs Brother, and it looks like it was inspired somewhat from two members of the infamous Frat Pack, Owen Wilson and Ben Stiller. At least that’s what Jonathan Scott, one of the stars of the TV show, tweeted today. I’m a HUGE Owen Wilson fan, but I’ve never actually seen a Ben Stiller movie, so that’s as far as I can go in that direction.

Aside from all this, I am looking forward to Brother vs Brother on HGTV. I’ve been a fan of their show, The Property Brothers since it started, and I think this new show is going to be interesting. There’s a chemistry between them that most brothers don’t share.

Are you Team Jonathan or Team Drew? Watch web-exclusive videos, read our bloggers’ competition recaps and tell us which brother you’re rooting for!

I’m usually in the corner of adorable Team Jonathan, but I digress.

If you just can’t seem to get enough of brothers Drew and Jonathan Scott, then you’ll love what’s heading your way this summer. Each week on Property Brothers you’ve witnessed their playful jabs and friendly competitiveness. Well now, you can watch them go head-to-head on HGTV’s newest show, Brother Vs. Brother. The brothers will lead two teams, Team Jonathan and Team Drew, and work to add value to two homes. The last team member standing will win a whopping $50,000 cash prize! – See more at:

For those who are not familiar with the Frat Pack, you can read more here. I find it refreshing to see that something like Brother vs Brother promo photo was inspired by Owen Wilson and Ben Stiller. It rings of the kind of parody I enjoy most, and also the kind of parody a lot of people don’t always understand. In any event, I think it’s going to be an interesting show.

Here’s a link to the their web site, where you can also read about JD Scott as well. I find their honest tweets and facebook updates refreshing, especially those regarding the recent SCOTUS rulings JD posted. It’s nice to see they aren’t afraid to speak up and talk about what they believe is right. We don’t see enough of that lately.