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The ladies of O’Laughing Press transcribe the GQ Style article

March 5th, 2011 by

Making their optometrists proud

Alex O'Loughlin, GQ Style Auestralia

Alex O'Loughlin, GQ Style Auestralia

The ladies of O’Laughing Press will certainly make their optometrists proud…they transcribed the entire Alex O’Loughlin GQ Style interview!   The interview by Brendan Shanahan is probably one of the best I’ve read on any of the Five-0 cast.  It’s candid, raw, honest and fair.  I’ve been so used to seeing him as Steve McGarrett, that listening to the real Alex O’Loughlin come out makes for a fascinating read.  He showed a lot of vulnerability and a lot of emotion, which is a far departure from the typical E! or Entertainment Tonight interviews that we’ve seen before.

This paragraph stood out:

“Most people on this island are watching the show. So everywhere I go, people know who I am. But the thing about it is that … it’s Hawaii. And Hawaiian people are rad. They’re a lot like Aussies, very grounded and laidback and really, really sweet. There’s a lot of ‘Aloha’ here, a lot of generosity of spirit. People aren’t trying to pick a piece of you away when they come up to get a photograph, they’re just really happy to see you. Sometimes I prefer to stay at the house, but for the most part, it’s part of the gig and it’s probably the best place on earth to get used to it.”

I’ve heard him compliment the people of Hawaii many times, and it just makes me happy to hear that he holds us locals in such a sincere regard… Aloha Alex!

So fans, put away your microscopes and enjoy the article in its entirety on the O’Laughing Press blog!



Sneak Peek at Alex O’Loughlin’s GQ Style photospread

March 4th, 2011 by

Because I know a lot of you can’t wait

Here’s a little sneak of the photospread…unfortunately it’s not the best quality, but I know most of you can’t wait.  See it all on my Facebook Media Photos album.

Alex O'Loughlin, GQ Style Australia

Alex O'Loughlin, Photo: GQ Style Australia


More BTS with @AlohaBruce’s Hilton clips; more Diddy at Ala Moana; new BTS of Downtown filming

March 4th, 2011 by

@AlohaBruce uploads the last clips

Travel mogul Bruce Fisher uploaded two more clips from the Hilton Hawaiian Village.  Very minor joke spoiler.

More BTS photos on Facebook

More Diddy at Ala Moana in the Media Photos album, and three shots from Thursday’s filming in Downtown in the Right Place, Right Time – Fan Photos 2011 album on Facebook.

Life On The Set of Hawaii Five-0 with Gabriella Sheindlin

March 4th, 2011 by

Life On The Set of Hawaii Five-0 with Gabriella Sheindlin

At the suggestion of a friend, bikini model and fitness competitor Gabriella Sheindlin called Hawaii Five-0 casting for any available part.  The casting director immediately offered her a walk on role for the Hilton Hawaiian Village scene that was filmed last week.  Gabriella spent a few minutes chatting with me about her experience on set.

Gabriella Sheindlin.

Gabriella Sheindlin, Photo: Robert Tolentino Photography

Tell me a little about yourself…
I started in bikini competition and won overall in the Paradise Cup.  I recently started modeling again,  did a shoot with a photographer and started a file on Model Mayhem.  Rob the photographer pretty much launched everything that’s going on now!

How’d you get involved with Five-0?
A friend of mine told me about casting for the show.  I walked in, filled out some papers, and right there they told me they needed a waitress.

Wait…you just walked right in and gave you the part?!?!  How lucky is that?  So you got to chat with the cast for a bit in between scenes?
We [the extras] were there before hand, and when Alex O’Loughlin walked in, he winked at me said “Hi.”  Another actress asked if I was starstruck…at the time I told her no, but I was a little nervous.  I guess it’s good that I didn’t watch the show cause I didn’t know how big the stars were.  I watched the show after, and realized they were all…legitimate! [laughing]

Allright so I watched the behind the scenes clips…I see you waiting on tables, but what exactly are you background actors talking about?  Are you actually saying anything?
Hah!  One of the actors was telling me “This is terrible! What are you doing?!?”  I was just supposed to ask if things were ok.  Once, I grabbed a plate from a table and served it to another table…but I don’t think anyone’s gonna notice that!

Is that all you got to do that night?  Wait on tables?
They asked me to stick around for the next scene, for the beach bar and luau.  You might see me dancing there.  Basically it went well, and I think they want me back.  It was my first time on camera, and somehow I was placed in the forefront of the scene.  As the night went on, I felt more confident.

There was a pretty huge crowd building up that night, was that a distraction?
There was a lady that kept on yelling at Alex during the filming…oh and later during the luau scene a drunk lady ran through!

What is in the future in acting for you?
I’ve been in contact with the people from Cougar Town, and they’re supposed to let me know if they need me.

Well good luck Gabriella!

You’ll see Gabriella in the foreground of @AlohaBruce’s BTS video clips. Gabriella appears at about the 15 second mark in the first clip and the 3:00 mark in the second.

HQ Alex O’Loughlin Aussie GQ video clip

March 3rd, 2011 by

Thanks to the ladies at the Long Legs O’Loughlin Network.

New photoset- Puffer Dad with the Hawaii Five-0 Team at Ala Moana shopping center, and the Five-0 team goes spelunking

March 3rd, 2011 by

Check out the huge photoset in the Media Photos album on Facebook from the past few days, including SPOILERY photos of Sean Puffy P. Diddy Combs.


McG and Danno explore a cave. Exciting! Photo: http://www.studentrentalshawaii.com/

Alex O’Loughlin’s Aussie GQ magazine style preview

March 2nd, 2011 by

Alex O’Loughlin’s GQ preview on video

Yet another reminder of how good looking he is.  Check it out on GQ’s Aussie site. On sale in Australia, March 7.

Alex O'Loughlin, GQ Magazine

Alex O'Loughlin, Photo: GQ Magazine

P. Dizzle in the Honolizzle filming for Hawaii Five-izzle, fo’ shizzle (spoiler free)

March 2nd, 2011 by

P. Diddy seen filming in Honolulu today

P. Diddy, for Hawaii Five-0

P. Diddy, for Hawaii Five-0, Photo: CBS

A local resident of Liliha saw Five-o filming and submitted this Undercover Special Agent report:

I live in the neighborhood and saw some of the filming.  Alex and Diddy were suited up in bullet proof vests and about to enter a house.  It looked like they were rehearsing the scene before filming started.  Alex was saying “I can come from this direction, and you can come from this direction.”  It was so exciting!!! [giggling]

If you want more Diddy, check out KGMB’s report (thanks to @Slash_Goggles):

Side note:  Yes, I know Snoopy Dogg Dog coined the whole “izzle” slang, so no need to correct me. :P

“Things We Learned About Hawaii From Hawaii Five-0″ Episode 9, Po’ipu

March 1st, 2011 by

Recap of the rerun recaps

“Things We Learned About Hawaii From Hawaii Five-0″ Episode 9, Po’ipu

and for our Aussie fans:

“Things We Learned About Hawaii From Hawaii Five-0″, Episode 5, Nalowale, updated rerun edition


“Things We Learned About Hawaii from Hawaii Five-0″, Episode 6, Ko’olauloa, updated rerun edition

@WebSouffle/ Dana in Vermont shares her experience at the Hilton filming (SPOILERS)

March 1st, 2011 by

Dana in Vermont adds more insight to last Thursday’s filming at the Hilton Hawaiian Village

Dana submitted a special report of her adventure watching the filming last week.  If you saw her video clip and photos, you know how close she was to the action.  Read on to find out more (spoilers ahead).

@websouffle at Hilton Hawaiian Village filming

@WebSouffle at Hilton Hawaiian Village filming, Photo: @WebSouffle

Aloha Officer 808 and all!
I just returned from a week long trip to Oahu & because I do a podcast about the show was really hoping to see some filming. I was also lucky enough, like Agent Grace, to be able to find out about filming at the Hawaiian Hilton’s Tropics Bar last Thursday 2/24!

I was able to talk some waitresses into reserving a table right near the shooting after finding out that the outdoor patio would still be partially open. That worked out fine and we even got to move to a closer table once the tables they were shooting started to be dressed for the filming.

I was also really lucky to been joined at my table by some online friends who are local to Hawaii, @WendieJoy (Five-0-Redux blog at http://www.honolulupulse.com/category/blogs/five-0-redux) and her friend Diana, @AlohaBruce @AlohaYaling (of http://www.hawaii-aloha.com/) @LisaLisa98 of the Five-0′s and a teacher friend of mine who I travelled to Hawaii with on our Winter Break. I was really sad that you, Officer808, were unable to be with us, but I know you were there in spirit!!!

Agent Gail really scored and I am so happy for her. I was NOT brave enough to approach the actors, though I did get to see them walk around, sit in their set chairs to wait around and basically go over lines. It was really cool to see them rehearsing their scenes, with Alex O’ using a little sheet of paper to cue himself and his moves. I noticed how relaxed everyone seemed. The AD John Newman was really nice and always made an announcement to the onlookers at the hotel that they were very grateful for fans. He asked us kindly to be quiet and of course no flash and said we should all just have fun.

So here’s what I can add and it’s a Spoiler alert!!! I really liked the segment they were filming and actually guessed right that it was a final scene for a future episode because all the leads plus big Kamekona, the shave ice guy were all sitting together at the table and drinking beer. An assistant confirmed this later when he came up to our table to tell us we were in “deep background” (we would be in an area of a shot that would have us in it, but very fuzzy) so I await with baited breath my debut on prime time tv, no matter how fuzzy!!! Woo woo!

The first thing I noticed about the scene was Taylor Wily (Kamekona) practicing over and over making a tablecloth into a fake sling. .. his scene included him standing up and teasing McGarrett about it because Steve was at the table, with a wound over his eye and arm in a real sling. Before that Steve and Danno were engaged in a lively conversation, which seemed to culminate in Danno offering to buy the “next round.” It was also a nice scene because it included Hawaiian entertainment, music, singing and drumming as well as a waitress coming up to Steve and signing his cast. Other than what Danno seemed to have said above, I couldn’t hear any further conversation because I was near where the extras at tables around them were. I happened to be next to the waitress carrying Steve’s beer to him which started the scene.

It was cool to me from a production view too because I saw how all the extra and background were directed to start up carefully before “Action!” was called. Grace is right that they filmed this scene about 4 times, but they stopped for about 45 minutes after the first two takes with stand in in the actors places while they gave them a break. The AD also advised the extras and background to start up their movements from a different point in the last two times, most likely to get different angles to edit with later.

Finally, I was lucky enough to be next to a nice man who happened to be there with the crew because his company was in charge of the explosives for the show. His name is John Hartigan of Ultimate Effects (www.ultimateeffects.com) and he told me that he had done the explosives & Special Effects for a lot of films, most notably to me was “Sin City” with Bruce Willis. Since he is from the Upstate New York area, nearby Vermont, he said he would be happy to talk to me about some of his work on my “Hawaii In Vermont” podcast (alohavermont.com) He also told me that if I wanted to stick around that evening, they were going to film some exploding stuff in the Hilton’s parking lot. I thanked him, but thought I’d had enough excitement for the night!

If anyone wants to see some pictures and the scene I shot, go ahead and checkout my “Hawaii In Vermont” blog at alohavermont.com . I also hope to be able to share these with the 50Undercover.com blog and Officer808 soon, so stay tuned!!! All in all, it was a very thrilling experience!

Dana In Vermont


Check out Dana’s blog and Hawaii Five-0′s first true podcast at Alohavermont.com.  Mahalo for sharing! :)