Saturday, April 27, 2013
Zach Braff Raises 2 Million on Kickstarter; Josh Radnor's Nude Photos
When I read this article about Zach Braff raising 2 million dollars on kickstarter I thought about a few of the previous posts I've written on kickstarter and the projects associated with them. Up until now, I didn't even know anyone with the kind of presence Zach Braff has was doing kickstarter. This link will lead you to three posts I wrote in case you're not familiar with kickstarter. I honestly don't know how these previous projects worked out, or if the people did raise the money they needed, and I haven't seen any follow up info to go along with them.
It didn't catch fire quite as fast as the Veronica Mars movie, but Zach Braff's Kickstarter to create a follow-up to Garden State reached its $2 million goal in short order.
On Saturday, the Scrubs star's project, titled Wish I Was Here, hit $2 million in funding thanks to over 28,000 backers listed on the crowdfunding website.
He's also doing some interesting things for those who did contribute, which you can read more about here.
Although there are some things about kickstarter that make me wonder, for the most part I think it's an interesting way to fund an artistic venture. It reminds me of the old, old days when wealthy dowagers would become patrons of the arts. Only this time, with the influence of the Internet and such high exposure, everyone can be a patron of the arts now. I would imagine the secret is to get the word out there if you don't have the kind of presence Zach Braff has.
Josh Radnor's Nude Photos
It seems as if Josh Radnor has jumped onto the proverbial bang wagon and now he's the subject of a nude photo issue. When I saw this earlier today, I have to admit I was a little stunned because I just saw his latest film, "Liberal Arts," last night (I loved it) and he played such an upstanding respectable part. He looked great in the film, too, with his scruffy beard, and it's hard to believe he's 38 years old. He really doesn't look a day older than thirty...if that.
Celebrities and nude photo scandals seem to go hand-in-hand. The 38-year-old actor’s nude photos were leaked online through hacked phone on Friday (April 26, 2013) and spread across the internet like wildfire. “The FBI is aware of the alleged hacking incident and is looking into it,” an FBI official told the press.
The phone hacking part freaked me out a little. Like they can't leave the poor guy alone for a minute. What is interesting...and I highly suggest you check out the link...is that Josh's nude photos aren't like any other nude celeb photos you've seen before. I found them tasteful and elegant. And I wouldn't have a problem hanging one in my own living room.
Josh Radnor photo attribution, here.