Friday, May 31, 2013

SURPRISE: KINDLE Users Exclusive Pre-Sale For Immediate Read - Available Now


EXCLUSIVE PRE-RELEASE for KINDLE USERS NOW AVAILABLE

The book that has Hollywood abuzz is now available ahead of the June 4th national launch for Kindle users via Amazon. "Don't You Know Who I Am Yet?" is a former top Hollywood publicist (Jonathan Jaxson) candid tell from inside the ropes of fame, destruction, and the inside dirty work as one of the world's most talked about publicist in the past century.

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For more information visit www.dontyouknowwhoiamyet.com for all the latest!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

"Don't You Know Who I Am Yet" Coming June 4, 2013


Hello Friends -

Finally, my memoir and Hollywood tell-all as a famed Hollywood publicist is going to be released on June 4, 2013. NO ONE is off limits!!!

Pre-orders will be available starting May 17, 2013 at www.dontyouknowwhoiamyet.com.

Can't wait for the book tour and seeing and meeting you all. Stay tuned to the site above for the latest!!!

Xo,

Jonathan Jaxson

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

"Big Rich Atlanta's" Ashlee Wilson-Hawn Riveting TELL-ALL Interview


If you’ve been watching the Style Network’s "Big Rich Atlanta" then you are already very familiar with Ashlee Wilson-Hawn, the show's self-proclaimed “Boss Bitch." The bubbly and out spoken gorgeous blonde is in the business of helping young girls to achieve their dreams in the complex world of beauty pageants and came to the show expecting to enjoy filming and to be able to look back on the experience as a positive one. But, instead the experience has left her seemingly bitter against the reality TV world. Between the obvious choppy editing or scripted scenes that have turned her into a bad caricature of the woman that she truly is. Having sitting down and talking to Ashlee for this interview, she is anything but from what you see on TV. Editing has left fans to think that she is definitely someone she isn't in real life and has led to backlash that has followed has prompted Ashlee to finally speak out candidly. In this exclusive interview with CityXtra Magazine, she goes on the record about the show’s exploitation of her and breaks the reality show barriers by being the very first reality star to speak out so candidly about how staged reality TV truly is. Something I have found to be VERY true about this show in particular with several casting notices for extras in every episode all over the nets since filming began last year. 

JJ: Thanks for taking the time to sit down with us. Tell us a little bit about yourself.

Ashlee: You bet doll! Well, I am the Star of the new hit Style Network show "Big Rich Atlanta." Something that I have been busy working on for the past six months and it has been a really fun acting job taking on the persona of the "Boss Bitch" on our imaginary Country Club set, which is the setting of a drama filled adult play ground.

JJ: While living such a lavish lifestyle, most could only dream of, why did you decide to take your life to reality TV?

Ashlee: Well, I didn't mine doing this show because it is a docu-series, which is a modern day soap opera where story writers create story lines for us to take on scenarios and the set is an imaginary country club where we all gather as members and drama is written around this country club set. So, it's definitely not my day to day life so this show isn't as invasive as actual reality TV that follows the actual activities of my life so this was why I chose this project because who doesn't want to have a little fun on a television set?!? 

JJ: Nearly 99 percent of reality shows are scripted/staged in some aspect, as is seemingly the case with Big Rich Atlanta. So what "character" do you play and why did you decide to play her on TV?

Ashlee: This show is definitely 100% scripted and every scene is a set. I am the only one on the show without my mother because they casted me as the villian AKA: "The Boss Bitch" and who doesn't like having a little fun playing the bad girl?!? It has been huge for soap legend Susan Lucci playing bad girl Erica for decades so I thought, "Hey, why not have fun with it!"

JJ: How has being on reality TV affected your personal life? 

Ashlee: It hasn't really affected me too much as my family and friends knew the whole show was a scripted set. They were just completely enraged when one of my fellow cast mates took a TV birthday party set too far and attacked me. That was really hard for me because had it been my REAL life birthday party that NEVER would have happened! 

JJ: Would you like a season two of "Big Rich Atlanta" after being brutally attacked on the show by a fellow cast member and for all the heat you have caught as being labeled the "boss bitch"?

Ashlee: I am not sure being on a television set that has and promotes violence is my MO.

FOR THE REST OF THE FULL RIVETING TELL-ALL INTERVIEW, VIEW IT ONLINE STARTING FEBRUARY 15, 2013, at www.CityXtraMag.com or pickup a magazine at the location nearest to you!!!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

"The Unreality of Reality TV"


By: Jonathan Jaxson
for CityXtraMag.com Jan/Feb 2012 Issue

Here it is: The Unreality of Reality TV

With all reality phenomenon still being such a focus in our world, I wanted to talk about the "Unreality of Reality TV." Some of this may spoil your TV viewing, while other items may intrigue you, and some may just plain ole' bore you.

On January 23, the Style Network's debuting it's hit spinoff series of "Big Rich Texas," titled, "Big Rich Atlanta." However, it is far from what the title states, as is with all the housewives series and many other reality programs. These characters are living a fantasy within a fantasy for our viewing pleasure.

Having worked alongside several cast members of "Big Rich Atlanta" the past few months while in Atlanta, the show is far from what the word reality means. Each day the ladies filmed, there was a mini-script and plot for the day's happenings and what the producers wanted them to do and talk about. In the new series, it dictates that all these women on the program are members of an elite Atlanta country club…But don't be fooled, most aren't members and some couldn't even afford the membership if they had liked. So the country club, or shall we call it the sound stage, is filled with fake patrons that are being paid as extras to sit in the background as the drama ensues on this program. Yet, it isn't just the country club where extra's are requested, it is nearly every where the ladies filmed. I guess having the real friends and families of these characters on the program weren't good enough.

On the series, you will see tender moments, however most of it is filled with drama to compete with its rivalry shows like Bravo TV's hit, "The Real Housewives of Atlanta." Hair will be pulled, fist fights will ensue and the cops/paramedics will arrive. Just listen when I say, that nearly every moment on this program is set up by the producers and cast. AND I don't want to just single out this new spinoff, as this is the case with nearly EVERY reality series.

For instance, "The Real Housewives" franchise should be renamed "The Wannabe's of …" because many of the women appearing aren't even married (yet) and don't even have the funds to keep up with the Joneses as the show portrays. As a matter of fact, many go broke and end up loosing their rented elaborate homes used for the show because of the costs of rent and the cost of clothing, expensive rented cars and much more alone. Don't get me wrong, some of the most famous people presently in the world are indeed reality stars and some have even advanced from reality TV to the big screen.

It was nearly the same instance when I filmed my own reality show for Bravo back in 2006, in Jacksonville, FL, titled "Party/Party: Gay Weddings." I filmed for nearly 30 long days straight and everyday was calculated the same way.

So, in the end, reality TV today should be deemed unreality for just some of the sole purposes above. Make sure you tune into the Style Network this month for "Big Rich Atlanta" and see what I am talking about.

Until next time…

Jonathan "JJ" Jaxson
www.twitter.com/jonathanjaxson