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New Alex O’Loughlin and Scott Caan photos

June 11th, 2012 by

The CBS conference for the Hollywood Foreign Press on June 6th has proven to be a treasure trove of photos for fans of Hawaii Five-0′s Alex O’Loughlin and Scott Caan.  A big shout-out to uber Alex fan @MyMaximus for the find of these latest gems.

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Alex O’Loughlin discusses his health, his fans, and being a dad

June 9th, 2012 by

Since Hawaii Five-0 star Alex O’Loughlin found it necessary to take time off from the show due to reliance on pain medication, fans have been eager for an update on his health.   O’Loughlin’s first interview since his return from rehab should reassure fans that he’s back on track.

From the Philippine Daily Inquirer


BEFORE REHAB Alex O’Loughlin (left) with Daniel
Dae Kim in “Hawaii Five-0” photo: cbs/IMDB.COM

LOS ANGELES—“I’m doing great now,” said Alex O’Loughlin in an interview in LA last Wednesday. He spoke for the first time about his break from his TV show, “Hawaii Five-0,” after checking into rehab last March.

The actor, looking fit, tan and sporting a full beard, underwent supervised treatment for prescription pain medication due to injuries he sustained while doing the hit CBS series.

“I got hurt pretty bad on the show and I ended up taking painkillers to get to work,” said the actor who plays Steve McGarrett in the successful reboot of the show that originally starred Jack Lord. “I had trouble getting off them. That’s as complicated as it gets.”

Alex added that he “gets knocked around a lot on the show. I do a lot of my own stunts and I have done so from the beginning. I am not 20-something anymore as you can see from the dusting of grey on the sides of my head.”

The Australian actor admitted: “It was really difficult for me to be away. The hardest part was like when something is so enormous in your life—I’m at work 14 hours every day—and then all of a sudden, you’re not at work. I got a lot of letters and messages from people saying, ‘Where are you?’ or ‘It’s so weird not to see you in the show.’”

Like nothing happened

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O’LOUGHLIN on the day of the Inquirer interview
photo by Ruben V. Nepales

 

Being away from the set has made Alex realize a few things. “Probably the biggest thing is how responsible for the show I actually feel,” he said. “I don’t know if that’s my job to feel that way or whatever.”

He gushed: “Personally, I’m fantastic. It’s like nothing happened. I am still doing physical therapy three times a week. I’m back and doing lots of jiu jitsu. I’m surfing, running, doing all that stuff. I just have to say no to some of the stunts that I love doing so much. I enjoy doing that stuff but I’ve learned to let the stuntmen do those.”

Blessed with Aussie humor, Alex’s face lit up when asked about his fans. “I’ve got really fantastic fans from all over the world,” he said. “One of the errors of my career was doing a vampire show (‘Moonlight’). The fans that I got from that show are very committed. They will never ever see me as anything other than Mick St. John.”

Asked about the strange gifts he gets in his fan mail, Alex smiled as he revealed, “I receive underwear—some clean, some not. No joke. My assistant who helps me with my fan mail constantly threatens to quit because of what we get sent… More from the Europeans… avant-garde type Germans, French, Dutch…I see the Amsterdam postmark and I’m like… you know. I get the bras… ”

His kind of gal

As for the kind of woman he goes for, Alex said: “She has to be smart and funny. Funny is really important. If a day goes by and we haven’t been laughing, then I get really sad. Life is so ridiculous that if you can’t see the irony of it, you’re going to have a really hard time while you’re here. Brains and common interests are important, too. I need to be able to admire the woman I’m with and to look up to her. And for her to have the things that I want to have more of in myself, like integrity and dignity. I want to have an equal partner. I don’t want to be a boss and I don’t want to be too much like an underling, either. I want to be right there with her.”

For “Hawaii Five-0” fans, Alex offered some hints as to what to expect: “The final realization for McGarrett is enormous. It flips the whole game on its head. Everything’s changed. The nature of everything he thought about that had been going on, he’s got to go back and reevaluate not only how he feels about everything but also of the information that he’s had. All of the clues that he’s been following, this investigation that’s ongoing about the death of his parents, who’s behind it and who’s filtering the information.”

He cited that “McGarrett is such a strange character to play. Over the last couple of years, we’ve found, especially with his relationship to Danno (Scott Caan’s character), more comedy and bits of chemistry to break up that hard military kind of backbone. But McGarrett is still this guy who gets locked in on something. Nothing will stop him. This is going to complicate his world even more. He’s probably going to become even more paranoid and even more difficult for Danno and the other guys to work with, which also leads to more comedy. But I’m looking forward to it.”

Island fever? Not!

Alex has no complaints about working in what many consider is paradise. “I think the reason I’m so comfortable in Hawaii is because I leave a lot,” he explained. “I love it there. I own a house there. My son (Saxon) is with me and he goes to school there. I don’t get island fever because, like I said, I leave a lot.”

His son, Saxon, is almost 15 and very athletic, said Alex. “I’ve been promising to take him snowboarding his whole life which essentially makes me a neglectful parent, doesn’t it? Because it took me 15 years to do it. I’ve taken him to do virtually everything else. He surfs every day. He does a lot of stuff but he’s like, ‘We got to go snowboarding.’ I thought, OK, since it has taken me so long, I’m going to take him somewhere really special, where the snow is really good. I took him to Charmonix (France). He did great. He snowboarded for four days. I snowboarded for about a day and a half and then spent the next two days with ice packs on my hips. I had a great time. I love Europe. I don’t speak a lick of French but I speak a bit of Italian. I can get through Italy better than I get through the rest of Europe.

“Hawaii Five-0” also stars Daniel Dae Kim, Grace Park and Masi Oka. “Scotty comes back to LA,” Alex replied when asked about how his costars spend their breaks from shooting. “He is doing a play here in LA. This is his home and I feel that he’s more comfortable in LA than he does over there. I think Grace might feel the same about Canada. She goes back when she gets the chance. Daniel lives in Hawaii and is building a house there at the moment. We’ve all managed to make it an interesting experience because each character has different arcs. We come together and work as a team.”

Must-see photos of Alex O’Loughlin and Scott Caan.

June 8th, 2012 by

Alex O’Loughlin and Scott Caan fans, rejoice!  Many thanks go out to the lovely ladies at Hawaii-Five-0-Fans and AlexOLoughlinRocks for sharing more wonderful pictures from the HFPA-Hawaii Five-0 press conference that took place earlier in the week.  Alex O’Loughlin (Steve McGarrett) and Scott Caan (Danny Williams) represented the show to the Hollywood Foreign Press, perhaps courting a Golden Globe nomination?

You can find more many full size pictures from the event on our Facebook page!

Great new Alex O’Loughlin photos

June 7th, 2012 by

If you’ve been craving some new photos of Hawaii Five-0′s Alex O’Loughlin, you’re in for a treat.  The actor represented the show at a Hollywood Foreign Press – CBS event on in Beverly Hills on Wednesday, June 6th, 2012.  A huge “Thank you” to Hawaii Five-0 Fans for these beautiful shots of our main man.

 

Scott Caan’s new play is “satisfying fare”

June 5th, 2012 by

Hawaii Five-0′s Scott (Danno) Caan may just have a hit on his hands. His latest theatrical presentation has garnered praise in it’s first review, ensuring a happy hiatus for the actor/writer/director.  If you’re lucky enough to see “No Way Around But Through,” let us know how you liked it.

Article by Broadway World

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Scott Caan’s No Way Around But Through, described as a dark romantic comedy, is indeed quirky. It exudes an affably offbeat humor while drumming a painstaking determination to get at the truth. One cannot deny its exceeding verbiage at questioning the point of living, as it becomes repetitious and way overdone, but its premise and resolution, or temporary remedy, are full of hope. Now onstage at the Falcon Theatre, No Way…playing until July 8, will most likely find its most attentive audiences among the now generation.

Caan knows how to write for himself. As an actor, he is good at displaying the angst and confusion that come with skirting the issues at hand, avoiding one’s responsibility. This is in a nutshell his Jacob, who blames his mother Lulu (Melanie Griffith) for the mess that he is and tries to make sense of his potential role with girlfriend Rachel (Bre Blair). But he is more attuned to himself than to her. The first scene in which Rachel tries to make Jacob aware of how uncaring he is toward her has dialogue that is annoyingly turned inside out and repetitive, yet it goes a long way in showing just how insecure and riddled with fear Jacob is. Caan succeeds in driving Jacob forward and in making Rachel, Lulu and pal Frank (Val Lauren) his therapists. Only Rachel’s friend Holly (Robyn Cohen) dislikes him from the get-go and is not afraid to tell him so.

The crux of the plot has Rachel telling Jacob that she is pregnant with his child – when she isn’t completely sure,  and Jacob not knowing what to do, so both end up visiting, without the other one knowing, Jacob’s crazy mother Lulu to try to find the answers. Lulu and Jacob are at odds, don’t get along, never have, and Rachel tries to find a remedy for them to at least communicate sensibly. Here Rachel serves as therapist, as does Frank, who goes along for the ride and lets his sexual libido take over; he really works at ‘picking up’ Holly rather than helping Jacob. It all comes to a pleasant conclusion, though, as all five characters attempt to adjust, no matter how unsteadily they do so. As described by Lulu, “it is what it is”, “set it up and watch it fall”, so why bother? A negative but realistic view to be sure. But it’s only one perspective.
Under Val Lauren’s even keel direction, the actors all win our approval. Caan is fiercely intense, never swaying from his journey, never giving up or in, always trying new angles in his attempt to find the answers. Blair is stunning as Rachel, loving and caring of Jacob and attempting as best she can to control their destiny together. Lauren is a riot as Frank, without ever going over the top. He has a delightfully natural flair for comedy and off-the-cuff technique, and kind of sneaks in his dark intentions when you least expect them. His chemistry with Caan hits the mark. Cohen makes the smaller role of Holly interesting and surprising at every turn. Griffith as Lulu is complex as all get out, only allowing us to see glimpses of the monster she can be. It’s an amazing character change for her, as she is so used to playing the sweet, gentle ingenue. Griffith’s strong sense of her character is very personal and internal, perfectly suited for the camera, and all through the play, I sensed that No Way Around But Through would make a really fine movie. Its complicated journey is cinematic with character details that lend themselves to closeups.
As is, the play is satisfying fare, and with its terrific acting and direction, will most definitely pull you in and give you a run for your money.

Live + 7 numbers bring good news for Hawaii Five-0

June 4th, 2012 by

The season 2 finale of Hawaii Five-0 was the benefactor of a later than usual air date.  With no “Castle” for competition, McGarrett and crew brought in an audience of over 14 million after Live plus 7 day DVR views were counted.  The cliffhanger also grabbed a very healthy 3.6 share in the 18-49 demo.

Alex O'Loughlin - "Ua Hala"

From TVbytheNumbers

Largest 18-49 Ratings Increase From DVR Viewing for Broadcast TV Shows:

Rank Programs Net 18-49 Live+SD (rating) 18-49 Live+7 (rating) Post Airdate 18-49 Rating Absolute Increase From DVR Viewing Post Airdate 18-49 Rating % Increase from DVR Viewing
1 Modern Family-05/16 ABC 3.9 6.2 2.3 59%
2 Glee-05/15 FOX 2.5 3.7 1.2 48%
3 GREY’S ANATOMY-05/17 ABC 4.1 5.3 1.2 29%
4 Criminal Minds-05/16 CBS 3.6 4.8 1.2 33%
5 Grimm-05/18 NBC 1.6 2.7 1.1 69%
6 Revenge-05/16 ABC 2.0 3.1 1.1 55%
7 NCIS-05/15 CBS 3.6 4.7 1.1 31%
8 HOUSE-05/14 FOX 2.2 3.3 1.1 50%
9 NCIS: LOS ANGELES-05/15 CBS 3.0 4.1 1.1 37%
10 Mentalist, THE-05/17 CBS 2.5 3.5 1.0 40%
11 Person Of Interest-05/17 CBS 2.5 3.5 1.0 40%
12 Family Guy-05/20 FOX 2.6 3.6 1.0 38%
13 How I Met Your Mother-05/14 CBS 3.7 4.7 1.0 27%
14 Smash-05/14 NBC 1.8 2.8 1.0 56%
15 Law And Order:SVU-05/16 NBC 1.7 2.6 0.9 53%
16 Bones-05/14 FOX 1.9 2.8 0.9 47%
17 Hawaii Five-0-05/14 CBS 2.7 3.6 0.9 33%
18 Two and a Half Men-05/14 CBS 3.9 4.8 0.9 23%
19 Private Practice-05/15 ABC 1.8 2.6 0.8 44%
20 Rules of Engagement-05/17 CBS 2.1 2.8 0.7 33%
21 BACHELORETTE, THE-05/14 ABC 2.6 3.3 0.7 27%
22 MIKE & Molly-05/14 CBS 3.4 4.1 0.7 21%
23 AMERICA’S GOT TALENT-TUE-05/15 NBC 3.4 4.1 0.7 21%
24 American Idol-WEDNESDAY-05/16 FOX 4.9 5.6 0.7 14%
25 DON’T Trust The B-APT 23-05/16 ABC 1.9 2.5 0.6 32%

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Largest 18-49 Demo Percentage Increase From DVR Viewing for Broadcast TV Shows:

Rank Programs Net 18-49 Live+SD (rating) 18-49 Live+7 (rating) Post Airdate 18-49 Rating Absolute Increase From DVR Viewing Post Airdate 18-49 Rating % Increase from DVR Viewing
1 Grimm-05/18 NBC 1.6 2.7 1.1 69%
2 Modern Family-05/16 ABC 3.9 6.2 2.3 59%
3 SUPERNATURAL-05/18 CW 0.7 1.1 0.4 57%
4 Awake-05/17 NBC 0.7 1.1 0.4 57%
5 Smash-05/14 NBC 1.8 2.8 1.0 56%
6 Revenge-05/16 ABC 2.0 3.1 1.1 55%
7 Law And Order:SVU-05/16 NBC 1.7 2.6 0.9 53%
8 Hart Of Dixie-05/14 CW 0.6 0.9 0.3 50%
9 Cougar Town-05/15 ABC 1.0 1.5 0.5 50%
10 Nikita-05/18 CW 0.4 0.6 0.2 50%
11 LA COMPLEX-05/15 CW 0.2 0.3 0.1 50%
12 HOUSE-05/14 FOX 2.2 3.3 1.1 50%
13 Glee-05/15 FOX 2.5 3.7 1.2 48%
14 Bones-05/14 FOX 1.9 2.8 0.9 47%
15 Private Practice-05/15 ABC 1.8 2.6 0.8 44%
16 Mentalist, THE-05/17 CBS 2.5 3.5 1.0 40%
17 Person Of Interest-05/17 CBS 2.5 3.5 1.0 40%
18 90210-05/15 CW 0.5 0.7 0.2 40%
19 AMERICA’S Top Model-BRIT-05/16 CW 0.5 0.7 0.2 40%
20 Family Guy-05/20 FOX 2.6 3.6 1.0 38%
21 COMMUNITY-05/17 NBC 1.3 1.8 0.5 38%
22 NCIS: LOS ANGELES-05/15 CBS 3.0 4.1 1.1 37%
23 30 Rock-05/17 NBC 1.4 1.9 0.5 36%
24 Gossip Girl-MON-05/14 CW 0.6 0.8 0.2 33%
25 Criminal Minds-05/16 CBS 3.6 4.8 1.2 33%

 

Largest Average Viewership Increase From DVR Viewing for Broadcast TV Shows:

Rank Program Net Viewership Live+SD (000) Viewership Live+7 (000) Post Airdate Absolute Viewership Increase From DVR Viewing (000) Post Airdate % Viewership Increase from DVR Viewing
1 Modern Family-05/16 ABC          9,359         13,697      4,338 46%
2 Mentalist, THE-05/17 CBS         13,092         16,412      3,320 25%
3 NCIS-05/15 CBS         19,054         22,207      3,153 17%
4 Criminal Minds-05/16 CBS         13,676         16,703      3,027 22%
5 NCIS: LOS ANGELES-05/15 CBS         15,194         18,221      3,027 20%
6 Hawaii Five-0-05/14 CBS         11,422         14,423      3,001 26%
7 Person Of Interest-05/17 CBS         13,474         16,268      2,794 21%
8 Smash-05/14 NBC          5,956           8,611      2,655 45%
9 Revenge-05/16 ABC          6,897           9,506      2,609 38%
10 Glee-05/15 FOX          6,088           8,623      2,535 42%
11 GREY’S ANATOMY-05/17 ABC         11,443         13,975      2,532 22%
12 Grimm-05/18 NBC          5,102           7,568      2,466 48%
13 Bones-05/14 FOX          7,213           9,515      2,302 32%
14 Two and a Half Men-05/14 CBS         11,547         13,826      2,279 20%
15 HOUSE-05/14 FOX          6,447           8,633      2,186 34%
16 Law And Order:SVU-05/16 NBC          5,555           7,672      2,117 38%
17 Family Guy-05/20 FOX          5,349           7,248      1,899 36%
18 How I Met Your Mother-05/14 CBS          8,575         10,408      1,833 21%
19 MIKE & Molly-05/14 CBS         11,787         13,590      1,803 15%
20 Private Practice-05/15 ABC          6,811           8,597      1,786 26%
21 AMERICA’S GOT TALENT-MON-05/14 NBC         10,480         12,248      1,768 17%
22 Scandal-05/17 ABC          7,334           9,071      1,737 24%
23 AMERICA’S GOT TALENT-TUE-05/15 NBC         10,583         12,219      1,636 16%
24 American Idol-WEDNESDAY-05/16 FOX         17,682         19,257      1,575 9%
25 TOUCH-05/17 FOX          6,017           7,567      1,550 26%

Say it ain’t so, Hawaii Five-0

June 4th, 2012 by

It appears that some viewers, brace yourself, actually do not like the carguments that take place on Hawaii Five-0!  Personally, it’s one of my favorite aspects of the show.   According to TV Guide, there will be a little something different in season 3 of the show.

 

I love Hawaii Five-0 but have had enough of McGarrett and Danny’s constant bickering in their car on the way to a crime scene. Can you please tell them enough’s enough? — Betty, Boca Raton, Fla.

The writers are aware they’ve overdone these so-called “carguments” and are planning to shake things up next season. “We are going to have so many great twists on those,” promises executive producer Peter Lenkov. “They’re not going to just take place in cars anymore.” For instance, Peter plans to trap the partners in the middle of the ocean “stranded in a dinghy for almost half an episode. The arguments that take place out there are going to be great!”

Scott Caan talks theater, Melanie Griffith, and sentimentality

June 2nd, 2012 by

Thanks to his new play, we get another interview offering a little bit of insight into the mysterious Mr. Scott Caan; this one from Theater Mania.

 Scott Caan

Film and television star Scott Caan is currently thrilling audiences as hard-boiled detective Danny “Danno” Williams on the hit CBS crime series, Hawaii Five-O, but the talented actor is also a prolific playwright. His latest effort, No Way Around But Through, is now at Los Angeles’ Falcon Theatre, and stars Caan alongside Oscar nominee Melanie Griffith, Robyn Cohen, Bre Blair, and Val Lauren (who also directs). TheaterMania recently spoke to Caan about the play, his acting training, and his famous family.

 

THEATERMANIA: Why is it so important for you to renew your links with theater?
SCOTT CAAN: I certainly love writing. Usually when I write a play lately, I find I won’t have time to act in it. It happened perfectly that I had two months on hiatus from the show where I could put this play up and be in it. The last play I wrote, which I wasn’t in, was Two Wrongs at the Lounge II Theatre last year.

TM: You received some of your initial acting training at Playhouse West School in L.A. Can you speak about your work there?
SC: It ended up being more of a repertory theater than a school after a while. After two or three years, I just stuck around and did plays and we had access to three different theaters. Val Lauren and I put up the first play that I wrote in 1999, the second one in 2001, and then we did a collection of one-acts in 2003. I wrote and he directed or I directed.

TM: Why did you write No Way Around But Through?
SC: I like to find humor in things that aren’t funny. This play is about a guy who has horrible issues with his mother [played by Griffith], who mistreated him. It’s also about a guy who manipulated his way through every relationship so he didn’t have to be serious. It comes from a really dark dysfunctional place. But it’s fun for me to kind of find laughter in that. In a way, that’s the way all my plays have been. To me it’s sort of an excuse to be in a way sentimental, without truly doing that. I hate sentimental plays. I hate being manipulated into tears. The way I grew up, the people you love are the people who busted your balls the most. We never had sentimental moments. If we did, it was followed by a right cross or hook or upper cut.

TM: Are you enjoying working with Melanie Griffith?

SC: I’m so impressed by her. She’s somebody who doesn’t have to do a lot of stuff. She has four kids, a huge life. But she read this play and right away said she wanted to do it. It really sounds like I wrote the part for her. I hope I get to work with her forever.

TM: You grew up in an acting family — your father is Oscar nominee James Caan and your mother is actress Sheila Ryan. Was acting an obvious career path for you?
SC: No I definitely didn’t want to act at first. And my dad discouraged it. He didn’t want me to be in this business. He wanted me to play baseball. I was just into anything that kept me out of a classroom, and I just wanted to get involved with creative endeavors, like being in a band. I’ve always been able to try things, and to meet people who I could learn from.

TM: Tell us about your experience working with Garry Marshall, who owns the Falcon?
SC: Garry is amazing. He’s someone to really look up to. He has made huge movies, huge television shows. He doesn’t have to run and own a theater. I guarantee you he’s not making any money there. He does it because he loves it. I aspire to be where he is one day. I want to have my own theater. I think one of the reasons we’re here is that he saw that in Val and I — and he wants to be in business with people on the same turf that he’s on. I came into this theater and said “Man I really want to be doing this, but I’m on this television show,” and he said, “Don’t be sorry about it. I did a little show called Happy Days and it bought me this theater.”

Scott Caan on his first love

June 1st, 2012 by

Hawaii Five-0′s Scott Cann previews his new play, “No Way Around But Through”  tonight at the Falcon Theatre in Burbank.  The actor who plays Danny “Danno” Williams, spoke with Patricia Foster Rye about his love of the stage.  You can check out the article at the LA Stage Times

Is Kono Dead?

June 1st, 2012 by

Hawaii Five-0 executive producer Peter Lenkov sure does love to tease viewers!  The last few minutes of the season 2 finale are bound to keep the show’s fans buzzing throughout the summer with questions; who, if anyone died, and which actress will be cast as Steve McGarrett’s mother?.

From TV Guide: