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C.A.R.E. Rescue LA

Posted By Ava Gaudet on June 21st, 2014


Ever since I was a kid I’ve had a passion for helping animals. I was always looking for ways to feel like I was doing my part to help the cause. Now, I have an amazing outlet to help… Over the past year or so I have been working with a few of my friends & fellow animal lovers to establish our very own non-profit rescue group. We have worked hard to create C.A.R.E. Rescue LA, and we couldn’t be more proud!!!

It all started for me when my good friend, and now founder & chairman of C.A.R.E., Kelle King, contacted me to see if I would be willing to foster a dog that was almost out of time at a local shelter. I decided to foster Brody, and I  just couldn’t get over how cool he was… friendly, loving, ADOPTABLE… and the thought that he may not have had even 24 hours to live if we didn’t step in was just heartbreaking. I knew I had to help as many animals like Brody as possible.

This is Brody, my first foster, and one of CARE’s first success stories… He is now a spoiled pup in a loving home! 

Since we started rescuing a little over a year ago, we have saved the lives of over 30 dogs and cats, by pulling them out of high kill shelters or dangerous situations and placing them in safe, loving homes. It’s hard work, but we feel compelled to help these poor animals who are running out of time.

Here in LA, the overpopulation of our high kill shelters is a HUGE problem. Uninformed owners, lack of spay & neuter, a big stray population.. all contribute to the high number of animals killed before they have a chance at life. As a new rescue group, this problem feels really overwhelming to us. We’re helping one animal at a time, and though it seems like it’s only scratching the surface, it means EVERYTHING to the animals we know we’ve given a second chance to!

The BEST part of this work? The success stories!!! And we’ve had so many… Check out some of our success stories HERE.

 Being able to see a dog who may have had only hours to live, now thriving in a loving home is probably the best feeling in the world (if you ask me :) ) and it is definitely what keeps us going!

The one thing we know for sure is that we can’t do this alone. We’re currently trying to expand our network of animal lovers who want to help! We are always looking for fosters (fostering SAVES LIVES!) volunteers, forever homes, and of course, donations.

PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE to learn more about C.A.R.E. Rescue LA


Learn more about US ~ Founder, Kelle, and the rest of our board of directors who make it all possible; Rebecca, Joey, Shane & Myslef

One of the most important things you can do to help this cause is to become a FOSTER. You are the safe haven for a pet escaping a deadly shelter before they find there forever home. You become the difference between life & death for these animals! Learn more about C.A.R.E.’s foster program HERE

Want to make a donation to C.A.R.E. Rescue LA?

Every little bit counts and the more money we raise the more lives we can save! You can make your donations through Paypal to


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Posted By Ava Gaudet on June 18th, 2013


Here it is guys ~ The current A*VOYCE CLOTHING Collection!

and coming soon, the new website at:




Models: Zeta Morrison / Nihan Gur

Hair/Makeup : Jillian Hultenius

Photography: Marie Westbrook




Posted By Ava Gaudet on April 6th, 2013


I’m happy to announce that the open mic night I host, ONE MIC STAND, has found a NEW home at RG Club in Venice!!

Our First event at the new venue will be THURSDAY, APRIL 11th!!


We had a really successful run at Whiskey Blue LA, with a lot of our musicians telling us that ONE MIC STAND was their favorite open mic in LA! (sweet!!) So, I’m really happy that we can continue to support our amazing community of musicians with a positive, fun place to perform. RG Club is a great new venue, and a perfect spot for OMS. On most nights of the week it’s a home for Jazz in the Venice area, and it’s building itself up to be a well respected new venue with a great vibe and great music. We can’t wait to move in!

I will jump off the night with my own set at 8pm sharp before leading into our amazing line-up of musicians. There’s a little something for everyone on our roster, it’s going to rock (literally AND figuratively) I have no doubt! As always, we will record video of our entire show to post great performances on our YouTube channel, AND will have a photographer snapping pro-quality pics of every magic moment.

If you’re in the LA Area come check us out!! THURSDAY, APRIL 11th and then Every SECOND Thursday of the month!!

LIKE OMS on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/onemicstandopenmic

Check out past performers and SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/onemicstandla

If you would like to perform at a future ONE MI STAND contact us at : onemicstandla@gmail.com

*RG Club is located at 2536 Lincoln Blvd, Venice  / $5 cover / Drink Specials all night! / 21+


Mike & Molly

Posted By Ava Gaudet on January 12th, 2013


Hey Everyone!

I’ll be making an appearance on this week’s episode of Mike & Molly on CBS!!!

So, tune in this MONDAY, JANUARY 14th at 9:30/8:30c, and see me like you’ve never seen me before ;)

Check out the preview of next weeks episode here: http://www.cbs.com/shows/mike_and_molly/






Posted By Ava Gaudet on January 9th, 2013



Yea, I know I know… “It’s January 9th, it’s not ‘New Year’ anymore! Aren’t you a little late!?” Well, considering there are 365 days in a year, and we’re less than ten days in, It still feels NEW to me!! I’m also the kind of person who celebrates “Birthday Week”, so why not stretch this happy-new-year thing out a bit? In fact, that might be one of my New Year’s resolutions…. to always over-celebrate things for an extended, inappropriate amount of time. That sounds fun.

ANYWAY, It’s needless to say that I’m very excited for what 2013 has in store!! There were a lot cool events and gigs in 2012 that I’m still reflecting on, and a lot of little seeds planted that I’m waiting to see bloom. Although I don’t make a habit of trying to predict the future, there are at least a couple of things I know we can look forward to in 2013, things I’m super excited about!

One thing I know we can expect is to FINALLY get that look at the new A*VOYCE collection I’ve been working on! Within the next few months I’ll be giving you the first peeks at what I’ve been sweating out in the sweat shop lately. Then, throughout the rest of the year, you can expect new ways to check out the entire new collection, an updated website, new lookbook, new ways of ordering, and info about some cool events that are in the works!

Another fun thing to look out for is my episode of MIKE & MOLLY which is set to air this coming Monday, January 14th! I shot the episode before the holidays and have been waiting patiently to get the official air date. Of course I will post again about that with all the info, but there was another fun element to shooting that episode… a little excursion into the life of my alter-ego… you’ll be seeing more about that soon, too ;)

Well, here’s hoping 2013 is great year for all of us! Keep Celebrating!!!





Private Practice

Posted By Ava Gaudet on October 15th, 2012





Hey There Everyone – Here’s a little info for those of you who may have somehow missed all the excessive and shameless posting I (and my family & friends) did on Facebook last week regarding the episode of “Private Practice” that I was on. In case you didn’t know, I had a small (and teary) guest star role on last week’s episode called “Good Grief”…

If you want to check it out, you can watch the entire episode online HERE:


Thanks, Loves!






BLAZE STUDIOS : Exclusive!!

Posted By Ava Gaudet on September 10th, 2012


Now you can finally watch BLAZE STUDIOS, the pilot I shot earlier this year, exclusively on YouTube!




BLAZE STUDIOS is a scripted urban musical comedy set in a high-end recording studio. It stars Marcus Paulk (Moesha, Red Tails), Quinton Aaron (The Blind Side), Golden Brooks (Girlfriends), and ME as Studio Manager, “Paige”!

This episode also features cameo appearances by Chili from TLC, rapper RiFF RaFF, and comedian Faizon Love…

Go Check out this first episode and if you like what you see, SPREAD THE WORD!!!


The Exes: Sneak Peek

Posted By Ava Gaudet on July 22nd, 2012


Hey All ~

Check out this sneak peek of next week’s episode of TVLAND’s The Exes, where I play “Karen”, yet another one of Phil’s ladies …


TUNE IN THIS WEDNESDAY, JULY 25th @10:30/9:30 c on TVLAND!



Watch Full Episodes at : www.tvland.com/shows/the-exes





“The Exes”

Posted By Ava Gaudet on June 28th, 2012


Yesterday I wrapped filming a small role on the TV Land Comedy “The Exes” ~ It was my first time working on a multi-camera sitcom that films in front of a “live studio audience” and it was SO much fun!

My episode is set to air Wednesday, July 25th ~ I hope you all tune in!! Really….This show is hilarious ;)



Want to catch up on the show? Watch FULL Episodes HERE http://www.tvland.com/shows/the-exes







One Mic Stand

Posted By Ava Gaudet on January 30th, 2012


I’m so excited to be hosting ONE MIC STAND, the very FIRST open mic night at Whiskey Blue LA! Our first night is this THURSDAY, February 2nd! Here is some info and a few guidelines for how the night will go…. lets have some fun and make some MUSIC!!!

Sign Up:
You must SIGN UP to perform! You can contact me via email or Facebook to put your name on the list, OR you can sign up when you get there. The sign up list is FIRST COME FIRST SERVE, and that includes email sign ups… this means, if you are the FIRST one to email me, you are FIRST on the list and so on… for this reason its it’s best that you get there at 7:45/8pm SHARP to see where you are on the list! If you are not there when you’re called, I’ll call the next person…if you come late you are free to sign up again at the end of the list and I will get to you if I can!

Performance Time:
When it’s your time to shine, you are allowed 2 SONGS OR 10 MINUTES, whichever comes first! This is to give you a fair amount of time to do yo’ thang, but ALSO leave enough time for everyone else to get their shot to perform too. I will be strict with this. :/

Backline and Equipment info:
This is an ACOUSTIC open mic night. We do NOT have a drum kit, and we do not have enough gear to support an entire band. We DO have a keyboard available to use, mics, and amps for guitarists.

Your Host:
I will be your HOST for the night! That means that I will be the one minding the sign-up list, calling up our performers, and keeping track of our 2-songs-or-10-minutes rule. It ALSO means that I will be doing a few songs (with my friend David Mendoza on Keys) to warm up the crowd at the beginning of the night. After our short set of tunes, I turn the night over to YOU!

Parking, Drinks, and The W Hotel:
There is NO cover for this event BUT we encourage you to DRINK, EAT, BE MERRY (and TIP your servers & bartenders!! :D ) We will have drink & food specials as well as discounted VALET PARKING!

PLEASE feel free to contact me with questions, and contact me if you want to SIGN UP to perform! ava@avagaudet.com

PLEASE forward to your friends! The more people we have involved the more likely it is that this night will continue! Let’s make some MUSIC!!!!!