Media/Press

08/05/2013

*Jonathan appears on Australia's "Mornings" on Channel 9 to talk about his tell-all memoir and his life as a publicist in Hollywood. CLICK HERE for the full interview. 

07/21/2013

*Jonathan appeared as a guest on WJXT's 'The Morning Show' talking about Hollywood, a few celebrities and the addiction to fame from his best selling book, "Don't You Know Who I Am Yet?" CLICK HERE for the full interview. 

07/17/2013

*It was a blast appearing this morning on "First Coast Living" with my friend Nick Loren. CLICK HERE to watch the full exclusive interview and enjoy the funny expressions along the way! 

07/09/2013

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*Jonathan appears on Entertainment Tonight to speak about a troubled Hollywood. 

07/02/2013


*Jonathan opens up candidly to journalist Ilana Angel about his life, his book and some of those he met along the way. Read it now by CLICKING HERE

07/01/2013

*Jonathan opens up exclusively to the Daily Mail UK/MailOnline about Amanda Bynes and his book. CLICK HERE to read the entire interview. Here is a snippet of the article, ‘The social media thing is definitely a show and a mix of drugs. She needs help, but refuses. It's similar to the downfalls I chronicle in my book and what drives one to go so crazy for fame and that addiction that is very hard to kick. Amanda is intelligent and knows half of the time what she is doing and why.’

06/18/2013

*The Florida Times Union (Jacksonville, FL) Front Cover of Lifestyles Section. CLICK HERE to read to interview/review. 

06/17/2013

*Interview with The Gossip Table on VH1. 

*Interview with The Rick & Brad Show on Rock 100.5 in Oklahoma City, OK. CLICK HERE to listen to the interview. 

06/14/2013

*Interview with VealityScoop: CLICK HERE

06/12/2013

*Star Magazine Item on Stands Today...

06/11/2013

*Hot Celebrity Pics from RadarOnline.com

06/08/2013

*Private Book Release Party (CLICK HERE for photos) 

06/04/2013

*RadarOnline.com: "Revealed: How A Hollywood Publicist Concocted A Story That An Unknown Actress' Was Dating a Jonas Brother - To Make Her Famous" CLICK HERE

*Vh1 Have A Seat Blog: "Jonathan Jaxson Asks 'Don't You Know Who I Am Yet?'" CLICK HERE

05/25/2013

Exposed: Publicist Claims Ex-Cheetah Ho Child Star Adrienne Bailon Leaked Her Own Bucket-Nekkid Photos For Money Making Fame! 

Adrienne Bailon Leaked Her Own Photos As A Publicity Stunt

Disney darling turned D-lister Adrienne Bailon saw her career plummet after “private” photos of her were leaked, and her former publicist claims it was all her fault — because she was the one behind the leak.

Via RadarOnline:
In a new excerpt from Jonathan Jaxson‘s upcoming tell-all book Don’t You Know Who I Am Yet? obtained exclusively by RadarOnline.com, Jaxson claims that the Cheetah Girl dreamed up the whole debacle.

Back in 2008, when Adrienne was dating Rob Kardashian, she “wanted to become as famous as the top socialites she knew at the time and asked for my help,” he wrote.

“She was a very sweet girl that desperately wanted out of the kid-focused Disney star-making machine. So we had concocted a plan where we would act like her laptop was stolen at the airport in New York and she was concerned because there were photos on there.”

Unbeknownst to Jaxson, he claims, Adrienne then took things a step further by actually releasing nasty shots. And when she tried to blame him for the photos getting released, he showed Disney the emails proving she was in on it all along.

“After they saw the evidence, she was released from her Disney contract,” he wrote. “And her musical group, Cheetah Girls, was promptly removed from the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade because of the scandal.”

Almost five years later, he’s revealing her involvement, he says, because, “Most people don’t realize that the stars often go along with, or as in this case, even suggest the publicity stunt.”


05/24/2013

Kim Zolciak’s Ex-Publicist Reveals ‘Rough Around the Edges’ Star Was Ultimate Nightmare 

AOL: Kim Zolciak's former publicist is publishing a tell-all book, 'Don't You Know Who I Am Yet' in which he reportedly reveals Kim was a nightmare to work with. Jonathan Jaxson writes she enjoyed chain smoking, drinking, cussing like a sailor and causing drama, according to Radar Online. John Basedow has the scoop on the upcoming book.

05/23/2013


It’s hard to imagine, but just five years ago the world had never heard of Kim Zolciak.

Now, the man who says he’s responsible for making her a larger-than-life reality TV icon, her very first publicist, Jonathan Jaxson, is claiming she was the client from hell — and only RadarOnline.com has an exclusive excerpt from his self-published upcoming tell-all, Don’t You Know Who I Am Yet?

When Jaxson first met Kim, shortly before filming for the first season of Real Housewives of Atlanta began in 2008, “She was definitely rough around the edges,” he writes. “A chain smoker who enjoys drinking, spending money, cussing like a sailor and causing drama.”

For $4,000 per month, Jaxson said he helped make Kim into a star over the next two years — but it wasn’t always easy.

“Kim and I disagreed on a lot of things, and we often fought like siblings,” Jaxson remembers.

“She was a difficult client because it’s best when someone will listen and take my advice. That’s the only way I can really help is if they let me lead the way. A client with their own ideas can take a lot of hard work and derail it in an instant. It was frustrating because I could see all of her potential and I genuinely wanted to help her get to the next level in her her career.”

Ultimately, he did.

But even as Kim became a bigger and bigger star, she baulked at paying Jaxson’s fees and he was forced to sue her in small claims court.

Writing about Kim, Jaxson said she started to blame him for tensions with her co-stars. In the infamous 2010 wig-snatching incident, for example, Sheree Whitfield yelled “F**k Jonathan Jaxson!” after Kim said he was spreading rumors.

“She would often try to accuse me of things that were not true in order to place blame somewhere else, on someone, anyone but herself,” he writes.

“As someone who was providing a service for her, she seemed to feel that she could use me to take the heat off of her. But I always came back fighting to save my name.”


05/21/2013


Jonathan Jaxson: "Don't You Know Who I Am Yet" Will Shock You!

Jonathan Jaxson may not be a name that you’re familiar with just yet, but I’m pretty sure that in a few weeks you’ll be hearing a lot about him. His life began with a bumpy start and he at first used his troubled teenaged past as a way to frequent the talk show circuit discussing the issues that plagued him. Jonathan quickly grew to love the whole reality television junket and decided to channel that into a career in Hollywood. He paid his dues and started to build a name for himself as a publicist.
Ironically, Jonathan eventually found himself representing a bunch of young reality TV stars that needed some extra help in extending their time in the spotlight. It’s a job that he loves and in the cut throat PR world, Jonathan knows how to get it all done using whatever means it takes. The thing is, that need for attention and adulation never really goes away and so while Jon has helped numerous others reach their ultimate popularity, he came to realize that he also has quite a story of his own to tell.

Here are some excerpts from the book in which we exclusively got our hands on:
Using some of my TV connections and the behind-the-scenes things I had learned from my Reality TV experiences, I was able to create a successful company providing PR to local celebrities and many in Hollywood. That morphed into a very popular gossip blog and countless TV appearances locally and nationally to talk about the lead story of the day and give my input. I started to realize that the setups and dramatic situations that I was encouraged to create for TV were the exact things that would help my clients get publicity. My experience taught me what did and didn’t work so I decided to help make these people famous with every trick in the book. 
​All of this was surprisingly successful. Magazines, newspapers, and media outlets gobbled up anything I could feed them. They were insatiable and I was doing my best to feed the beast. I would try to think up a good story that would get an up-and-coming reality star some much-needed attention so that she could negotiate her next contract. No matter how outlandish the story, no one ever questioned them. They just ran with it. That cycle of creating the news, feeding it to the media anonymously, and then being asked to comment on it was exhausting to say the least. I could barely keep track of which story I had been a part of and what was true, but that became easier since almost none of it was real. It was all make-believe. 
​In this business, it’s all about the exposure you can get and it doesn’t matter how you do it. Believe it or not, it’s an art that many never master. It has to be the right kind of story for the celebrity. Basically, it’s all about image. A woman who is going for a bad girl role or basically a shit-stirrer obviously wants to be a part of a scandalous type of story, maybe breaking up a marriage or causing a fight with someone. Sometimes it’s a fine line because the public can turn on a star quickly if the story is not told the way it was planned. Often it’s more about giving bits and pieces and letting the reader or viewer fill in the details.

Fashion Week Is Not for the Meek:
I was backstage at the Heatherette show as part of the annual New York Fashion Week. I had clients in their seats awaiting the arrival of Britney Spears. This was during her very public breakdown, and Britney did finally show up. Late. I watched her get out of chauffeured car, obviously incoherent, where she proceeded to throw up all over herself and the sidewalk below. Her team quickly pulled her back in the car and sped off. 
Later that night I accompanied several of my clients to the ultra-exclusive celebrity club Bungalow 8. As we took over the top floor balcony overlooking the dance floor, with full bottle service and anything we needed at our fingertips, I watched some sad and unimaginable antics by a very famous pair of twins. Next, I was on my way out of the party and was saying good-bye to some clients who moved to sit beside a charming, Oscar winning actor who I didn’t really know much about. 
At his booth was a gaggle full of young women, but as I got up to leave and give him a hug, he quickly turned his head and had his lips on mine and we kissed with our mouths open before I was shocked and finally said my official good night. I did an online search at home and found out he was still married with children. I was so shocked that he would make out with me of all people….
Jonathan has appeared in numerous magazines and on several national TV shows such as; The Today Show, Extra, The Insider, Dr. Drew, Issues with Jane Velez-Mitchell, CNN, Entertainment Tonight and Inside Edition. He has worked closely with bona fide stars and serious train wrecks that will do literally anything for another minute in the limelight. Now it’s his turn to speak of his adventures and experiences and you know you’ll want to read it! We all love the behind-the-scenes glimpse at what makes people tick and how they really behave once the camera stops rolling. That’s exactly what Jonathan is now bringing to table and there’s no doubt that readers will want to devour every chapter!
Don’t You Know Who I Am Yet? Is Jonathan’s tell-all memoir and it’s set to dropon June 4th. Keep an eye out and grab yourself a copy because from the glimpse that I’ve already had, you’re not going to want to miss this!

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