Guilty Pleasure: Marcus Patrick

Last week, I gushed over former “Days of Our Lives” hunk Trevor Donovan. In passing, I showed you an image of yet another former “Days of Our Lives” hunk, Marcus Patrick.

Well, I can’t talk about Trevor Donovan without talking about Marcus Patrick. Afterall, they’re both actors and models, they’re both former “Days of Our Lives” stars, and they’re both comfortable with taking it all off for their fans.

Patrick was born in England. His father was of English, Irish, and French descendance. His mother was of Jamaican, Cuban, and Cherokee descendance. In other words, the right two people met so that the right genes could come together to create this Greek god.

His first acting role was on “My Wife and Kids.” He continued to land more guest starring roles on shows including “CSI: Miami,” “Just Jordan,” and “Half and Half.”

He then made his mark in the Soap world, where he landed roles on “Passions,” “All My Children,” and “Days of Our Lives.”

Marcus Patrick as Jett Carver with his co-star, Rachael Melvin as Chelsea Brady on “Days of Our Lives.”

After only three months as Jamal Cudahy, Patrick was let go from “All My Children.”

And then after posing for “Playgirl,” Patrick was left go from “Days of Our Lives,” even though executive producers of the shows said that it had nothing to do with his “Playgirl” spread. They said that they were planning to let him go prior to his “Playgirl” spread.

So, how much of a free spirit is Patrick? Well, he did pose for “Playgirl,” so he can’t be too much of a prude. But you can take a look for yourself!

Good God, can this guy keep his clothes on?  But then again, I’m not complaining.

Because I’m a butt man, here’s a few pics of his rock hard ass (Or, so I’m guessing).

And like “Magic Mike” star Channing Tatum, Patrick too has a stripping past. Enjoy!


Songs of the Week!

Let’s just get straight to the point: The songs of the week!

Check It Out (2012)

Artist: will. i. am. & Nick Minaj
Album: “Will Power”
Genre: Hip Hop/Dance-Pop

Beautiful Liar (2007)

Artist: Beyonce & Shakira
Album: B’Day (Deluxe Edition)
Genre: R&B/Latin Pop

Dying to Be with You (2007)

Artist: Eric Allaman
Featured on: “Dante’s Cove”
Genre: Dance/Orchestra

Backflip (2004)

Artist: Raven-Symone
Album: “This is My Time”
Genre: R&B/Pop/Hip Hop

2000 Watts (2001)

Artist: Michael Jackson
Album: “Invincible”
Genre: R&B/Pop/Dance-Pop

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

Forget “The Amazing Spider-Man.” And if you haven’t seen “Marvel’s The Avengers” yet, you might as well wait to see it when it comes on DVD.

This Friday will mark the end of an era; the Christopher Nolan’s Batman series era. Batman will fight his last villan in this kickass, action-packed thriller that is sure to not disappoint.

It has been eight years since Batman vanished into the night, turning, in that instant, from hero to fugitive. Assuming the blame for the death of D.A. Harvey Dent, the Dark Knight sacrificed everything for what he and Commissioner Gordon both hoped was the greater good. For a time the lie worked, as criminal activity in Gotham City was crushed under the weight of the anti-crime Dent Act. But everything will change with the arrival of a cunning cat burglar with a mysterious agenda. Far more dangerous, however, is the emergence of Bane, a masked terrorist whose ruthless plans for Gotham drive Bruce out of his self-imposed exile. But even if he dons the cape and cowl again, Batman may be no match for Bane.. — (C) Warner Bros.

Starring returning cast members Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne aka Batman, Michael Caine as Alfred Pennyworth, Gary Oldman as James Gordon, and Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox, “The Dark Knight Rises” introduces three new characters, Bane, Portrayed by Tom Hardy, Selina Kyle aka Catwoman, portrayed by Anne Hathaway, and John Blake, portrayed by Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

In addition, Cillian Murphy will be reprising his role as Jonathan Crane, who was in “Batman Begins,” not “The Dark Knight.”

Although I do expect “The Dark Knight Rises” to be one of the Summer’s box office hits, I” still not sure how it will do in comparison to “The Dark Knight.” Since this will be the last Batman movie (by Christopher Nolan anyway), I kind of expect “The Dark Knight Rises” to be more successful than “The Dark Knight.”

But then again, for me, what really made “The Dark Knight” such a great movie were the amazing actors that brought the characters to life.  With “The Dark Knight Rises,” some of those same actors are returning, but there are some additions.  And I’m just curious to find out if the new actors can leave up to the expectations of the roles they’re portraying.

Hardy (“Inception”), Hathaway (“The Devil Wears Prada”) and Gordon-Levitt (“Inception” as well) are all great actors, so I don’t expect them to do a bad job.  In fact, I expect them to do a pretty damn good job, especially since I’ve seen some of the other movies they’ve been in before “The Dark Knight Rises.”

I haven’t seen “The Dark Knight Rises” yet and I know it will never happen, but I will always wonder how different this movie would be if Heath Ledger were still with us.  He did a phenomenal job as the Joker, and he was one our greatest, youngest actors.  If he had lived, he sure would have been in a couple dozen movies by now with a handful of awards.  He was THAT good.

Well, it looks like my Summer started with “Marvel’s The Avengers,” and it’s about to end with “The Dark Knight Rises.”

If you ask me, this is one hell of a Summer.

Enjoy the Movie!  And eat some popcorn for me!


Summer Reading List: “City of Fallen Angels”

I hope y’all enjoyed Brad Meltzer’s “The Book of Lies.” It sure was an intense plot twisting mystery.

I did know half way through the book that it had to be Roosevelt. The killer is usually someone who you least expect, and it’s usually someone who’s closest to the main character. In this case, it was Roosevelt.

And a ponytail? I’m sorry, I’ve only seen a few guys who can pull of the ponytail. And the guys who can’t usually end up looking like a woman. But that’s just my opinion.

It’s time to get back to the Mortal Mnstruments. The next book in the series is “City of Fallen Angels.”

The Mortal War is over, and Clary Fray is back home in New York, excited about all the possibilities before her. She’s training to become a Shadowhunter and to user her unique power. Her mother is getting married to the love of her life. Downworlders and Shadowhunters are at peace at last. And — most important of all — Clary can finally call Jace her boyfriend.

But nothing comes without a price.

Someone is murdering the Shadowhunters who used to be in Valentine’s Circle, provoking tension between downworlders and Shadowhunters that could lead to a second bloody war. Clary’s best friend, Simon, can’t help her. His mother just found out that he’s a vampire and now he’s homeless. Everywhere he turns, someone wants him on their side — along with the power of the curse that’s wrecking his life. And they’re willing to do anything to get what they want. At the same time he’s dating two beautiful, dangerous girls — neither of whom knows about the other.

When Jace begins to pull away from Clary without explaining why, she is forced to delve into the heart of a mystery whose solution reveals her worst nightmare:  She herself has set in motion a terrible chain of events that could lead to her losing everything she loves. Even Jace.

Love. Blood. Betrayl. Revenge. The stakes are higher than every in “City of Fallen Angels.”

What makes “City of Fallen Angels” different from the first three books is the point of view. We still see the world through Clary’s eyes, but we also get to see the world through Simon’s eyes. And, as I said before, I find Simon to be a pretty interesting character.

What’s going to be interesting is going to be how he’s going to maintain his relationships with Isabelle and Maia, especially if they don’t know about each other.  These are definitely two women you don’t want to piss off, so I just wonder how, or if, Simon will get away with tricking both Isabelle and Maia.

He might end up back in  the ground.  Only this time, it would be more permanent.

Enjoy your week of reading.  “City of Fallen Angels” should be a fun read, especially if you found the first three books in the Mortal Instruments to be fun.

Guilty Pleasure: Trevor Donovan

I don’t know if it’s his stunning blue eyes, his gorgeous blond hair, or his chisled chest, but Trevor Donovan is not a guy you can turn away from.

Donovan got his first acting role as a waiter on the Fox sitcom “Quintuplets.” Two years later, Donovan made his appearance in the Soap world as Jeremy Horton on “Days of Our Lives.”

Trevor Donovan with his co-star Marcus Patrick

After leaving Salem, Donovan moved to the “90210,” where he landed a recurring role as Teddy Montgomery, who was known as a player with committment issues with many women, during the series’ second season. During the series’ third season, it was revealed that Montgomery was gay.

Although Donovan’s character was downgraded to a recurring role in season 4, fans will once again be able to see Montgomery as a series regular in season 5.

Trevor Donovan as Teddy Montgomery on “90210”

Before acting, Donovan used his drop-dead-gorgeous looks to get in the spreads of magazines, such as Abercrombie & Fitch, Dolce & Gabbana, Calvin Klein, and Jockey.

Donvan even went as far as baring all for his fans.  I guess he doesn’t have any self-esteem issues?  But, then again, would you, if you looked like this.

Recently, Donovan has been cast in the new Oliver Stone movie, “Savages.”   Donovan will star alongside Taylor Kitsch, Blake Lively, and Salma Hayek.  Orginally, Donovan auditioned for the role of that was eventually cut from the film.  However, Stone liked Donovan’s audition tape so much that he gave Donovan a role that was not a part of the book (Damn, he must be good).

Whether you watch Donovan in the upcoming season of “90210” in the fall, or you watch him in “Savages” before it goes out of theaters, or you happen to pick up a magazine where he’s featured, you can’t possibly find a reason not to look at this guy in one way or another.

Even if it’s from behind!

Songs of the Week

I love Fridays!  During the school year, I love Fridays because it signifies the end of the week.  And Friday is just one day before Saturday, which means there is just one day in the way of me relaxing for the next two days.

However, since it’s the summer, you would think everyday would feel like a Friday.  But they don’t.  Friday feels still feels like Fridays and Mondays still feel like Mondays.

Ehhh . . . Either way, it’s that time of week again.  Yes, it’s Friday, but it’s also time for songs of the week.

Set Fire to the Rain (2011)

Artist: Adele
Album: 21
Genre: Pop/Soul

Somebody That I Used to Know (2011)

Artist: Goyte featuring Kimbra
Album: Making Mirrors
Genre: Alternative Rock/Indie Pop

Emotion (2001)

Artist: Destiny’s Child
Album: Survivor
Genre: R&B/Soul

If This Isn’t Love (2009)

Artist: Jennifer Hudson
Album: Jennifer Hudson
Genre: R&B

Words I Never Said (2011)

Artist: Lupe Fiasco featuring Skylar Grey
Album: Lasers
Genre: Hip Hop

Summer Reading List: “The Book of Lies”

I hope you enjoyed the first three books in the Mortal Instruments series (I sure did). Once I picked up “City of Bones,”  I was hooked. I know I said it before, but I really can’t wait for the Mortal Instruments movie to come out next year. If done right, the  movie could be the next phenomenon after “Hunger Games,” even though the “Hunger Games” trilogy isn’t over yet.  But you get my point.

There are three more books in the series, but for now I’m going to take a short break to read a book that’s not in the Mortal Instruments. Don’t fret, though, I will get back to Clary and the gang after I’m finished with “The Book of Lies.”

In Chapter four of the Bible, Cain kills Abel.  It is the world’s most famous murder. But the Bible is silent about one key detail: The weapon Cain used to kill his brother. That weapon is still lost to history.

In 1932, Mitchell Siegel was killed by two gunshots to the chest. While mourning, his son dreamed of a bulletproof man and created the world’s greatest hero:  Superman. And like Cain’s murder weapon, the gun used in this unsolved murder has never been found.

Today in Fort Lauderdale, FL, Cal Harper comes face-to-face with his own family tragedy:  His long-missing father has been shot with a gun that traces back to Mitchell Siegel’s 1932 murder. But soon after their surprising reunion, Cal and his father are attacked by a ruthless tattooed man with the ancient markings of Cain.

So begins the chase for the world’s first murder weapon. It is a race that will pull Call back into his own past even as it propels him forward through the true story of Cain and Abel, an eighty-year-old unsolvable puzzle, and the deadly organization known for the past century as the Leadership.

What does Cain, history’s greatest villain, have to do with Superman, the world’s greatest hero? And what do two murders, committed thousands of years apart, have in common? This is the mystery at the heart of Brad Meltzer’s riveting and utterly intriguing new thriller.

Whew . . . that was a long introduction.  I’ll try not to make an introduction that long again.  But I can’t make any promises.

I found this book at a book sale, where I was able to buy it for $2.  And believe me, it was a great deal.

It’s strange, but I always seem to pick up books with religious themes, whether or not the stories in them are true are not.   Even the Mortal Instruments series has a religious theme.  Afterall, the Nephilim are the children of Angels and humans.  And Jace questions whether or not he believes in God.

“The Book of Lies” is filled with thrilling plot twists and muliple points of views that keep you from putting the book down. I haven’t read any of Brad Meltzer’s other books, but if I saw any of them I sure wouldn’t hesitate to pick them up.

Brad Meltzer, the author of “The Book of Lies”

I hope you enjoy your week of reading!