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June 21st, 2012 by Terry
Those of us who follow Hawaii Five-0 on social media, are aware of the furor that arose over the addition of Lauren German as “Lori” in season two of the CBS drama. Since many fans had already grown to like the character of Catherine Rollins as McGarrett’s love interest, we didn’t see the same uproar when it was announced that Michelle Borth would become a show regular next season. Although, Hawaii Five-0 does have a very vocal fandom, and not everyone agrees with the promotion of the “Cath” character , I’m hoping for a much better reception for Ms. Borth. But it is dramatic television, so can we really expect smooth sailing ahead for the gorgeous couple?
Jess: You’ve been holding out on Hawaii Five-0 fans on the scoop front! Care to make it up to us now?
Fans biting their nails over Michelle Borth being upped to series regular can chillax. (Are the kids still saying that these days?) “I think there are some fans who don’t want a new member and they don’t want to disrupt the entirety of the four, and I do kind of agree,” she told us at the Monte Carlo TV Festival. “I don’t want to come in and be disruptive either. I want it to be a gradual easing in for sure.” As for Steve and Catherine’s romance? “I think it will be a rocky road,” Michelle teases.
June 20th, 2012 by Terry
Do you want to know what’s in store for Hawaii Five-0′s Kono? Well, read on! (Spoiler alert)
More spoilers from TV Guide
I know everyone is excited aboutMcGarrett’s mom on Hawaii Five-0, but what about Kono!? She was drowning! — Kim
ADAM: Relax, Kim. Kono’s not going to become a floater. Once she’s back on dry land, she and the rest of Five-0 will go hard after Wo Fat and Delano. But the near-death experience will change Kono: During an interrogation, look for her to use some of the more, ahem, physical tactics usually employed by McGarrett to extract information.
June 18th, 2012 by Terry
Although Masi Oka has tweeted that Hawaii Five-0 begins shooting in three weeks, we’ll have to make due with reruns until September. Here’s a schedule for the upcoming weeks, accompanied by some random, thoroughly superficial notations from yours truly, designed to refresh your memory should you need it.
Photo: Norman Shapiro/CBS
MONDAY, JUNE 25 “Alaheo Pau’ole”
ON THE EVE OF CHIN HO’S WEDDING, THE FIVE-0 WORK A CASE OF A MAN LEFT FOR DEAD IN AN ABANDONED WWII BUNKER. (Hot men in formal wear. More please.)
SUNDAY, JULY 1 “Ua Lawe Wale”
GOVERNOR DENNING ASSIGNS A NEW MEMBER TO FIVE-0’S TASK FORCE, AND THE HEAT IS ON FOR KONO, ON A REBROADCAST OF “HAWAII FIVE-0,” ON A SPECIAL NIGHT AND TIME. (Boys on horseback – Win! Lori makes her debut.)
MONDAY, JULY 2 “Kame’e’e”
McGARRETT’S MENTOR, COMMANDER WHITE, ASKS FIVE-0 TO INVESTIGATE THE MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF A SEAL MEMBER. (McGarrett is out-shot by Joe but later redeems himself when he rescues a man while flying through the air a la Superman.)
MONDAY, JULY 9 “Ka Ho’ Oponopono”
IN ORDER TO FIND THE KILLER OF A TEENAGE GIRL, THE FIVE-0 MUST FIRST FIND OUT WHY SHE WAS TARGETED. (Chin express doubts about Joe to McGarrett. Lori tells Danny that he’s obviously never been a 17 year old girl. Steve pushes a guy off of a cliff.)
June 12th, 2012 by Terry
Continuing the trend from it’s premiere season, numbers from year two of Hawaii Five-0 have the show continuing as one of the most DVRd programs in America. Although, “Live” views are still the ideal, as viewership habits change networks are paying increasing attention to the recorded numbers as well.
Hawaii Five-0 Season 2 finale “Ua Hala”
Two-plus weeks removed from the official end of the 2011-12 TV season, we have the final DVR ratings for the year — and “Modern Family” is far and away the season’s most-recorded show.
The ABC comedy gained close to 4.8 million viewers per episode in the Live +7 ratings, bumping its already strong numbers (11.95 million viewers) up to even greater heights (16.7 million). It was also the biggest gainer in the adults 18-49 demographic, going from a 5.0 rating to a 7.4, which makes it the top scripted show on TV in the demo.
(Live +7 ratings track only original episodes of shows that air in their regularly scheduled time period, so totals here will vary some from the complete season averages, which also take reruns into account.)
CBS and ABC own the Top 10 in viewer gains. “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Castle” join “Modern Family” from the Alphabet, while the other seven shows are all CBS — six crime dramas and “The Big Bang Theory.” The top of the 18-49 list is a little more diverse, with FOX’s “New Girl” and NBC’s “The Office” cracking the first 10.
“Fringe” and “Grimm” gained the highest percentage of total viewers and adults 18-49, respectively, but they were also starting from much lower numbers. “Fringe” added 55.3 percent to its viewer totals, growing from a little less than 3.1 million viewers in same-day ratings to 4.8 million in the Live +7. “Grimm’s” 18-49 grew by more than 70 percent thanks to DVR viewing, going from an OK-for-Friday nights 1.5 to a respectable 2.6. (You can see more of the top percentage gainers in our photo gallery of the most DVR’d shows.)
Here are the 10 most DVR’d shows in viewers and adults 18-49 added.
1. “Modern Family,” +4,760,000 (11,947,000 to 16,707,000)
2. “The Mentalist,” +3,492,000 (13,180,000 to 16,672,000)
3. “Hawaii Five-0,” +3,361,000 (10,671,000 to 14,032,000)
4. “NCIS,” +3,142,000 (19,230,000 to 22,372,000)
5. “Criminal Minds,” +3,140,000 (12,635,000 to 15,775,000)
6. “The Big Bang Theory,” +3,132,000 (14,885,000 to 18,017,000)
7. “Grey’s Anatomy,” +3,071,000 (9,829,000 to 12,900,000)
8. “Castle,” +3,016,000 (10,761,000 to 13,777,000)
9. “CSI,” +2,981,000 (11,375,000 to 14,356,000)
10. “Person of Interest,” +2,960,000 (13,319,000 to 16,279,000)
1. “Modern Family,” +2.4 (5.0 to 7.4)
2. “The Big Bang Theory,” +1.5 (5.0 to 6.5)
t2. “Grey’s Anatomy,” +1.5 (3.6 to 5.1)
t2. “New Girl,” +1.5 (3.2 to 4.7)
5. “Two and a Half Men,” +1.3 (5.0 to 6.3)
t5. “Criminal Minds,” +1.3 (3.4 to 4.7)
t5. “Glee,” +1.3 (3.0 to 4.3)
t5. “The Office,” +1.3 (2.8 to 4.1)
9. “House,” +1.2 (2.5 to 3.7)
Nine shows — “Alcatraz,” “CSI,” “Grimm,” “Hawaii Five-0,” “The Mentalist,” “NCIS,” “Once Upon a Time,” “Revenge” and “Terra Nova” — tied for 10th with gains of 1.1 ratings points.
June 11th, 2012 by Terry
You may think of Scott Caan as tough, snarky cop Danny Williams on Hawaii Five-0, but off-screen the actor is known for his generous spirit. When not acting, Caan can often be found giving back through his two favorite charitable organizations, Life Rolls On, and Surfers Healing. Not one content with merely writing a check, this is a man who generously gives his time to help others.
From Adam Presskill at LA Confidential
Scott Caan (center) and friends catch some waves
Some celebrities speak out for their favorite charity. Some prefer to pay out. Actor Scott Caan, currently starring in the CBS series Hawaii Five-O, paddles out. For the last several years the LA native and longtime surfer has been lending a hand to two different organizations that use surfing to help people improve their quality of life. The Life Rolls On foundation runs regular “They Will Surf Again” events to help surfers of all ages affected by spinal-cord injuries get back in the water, while Surfers Healing, founded by surfing’s famous Paskowitz family, uses the sport to help kids with autism.
How did you first get involved with Life Rolls On and Surfers Healing?
SCOTT CAAN: I started out helping with Surfers Healing events, doing five or six events a year at Topanga and Malibu, and working with a bunch of kids there. And then one day I was at Malibu and I met Jesse [Billauer, founder and director of national outreach of Life Rolls On] at one of his events, and I think they were short a guy that day, so I just jumped out there and started helping, and I’ve been doing it since then.
Caan with LRO founder Jesse Billauer and Giovanni Ribisi at a “They Will Surf Again” event in LA.
How do these two organizations differ?
SC: With Life Rolls On, it’s guys and women who were surfers before their injuries who didn’t think they’d ever be able to do what they love again. With Surfers Healing, you’re helping kids with autism, many of whom are surfing for the first time. I’ve had kids who would kick and scream when we’re paddling out there. One was scratching my face and trying to choke me. We get one wave and he goes completely calm and just points back out to the water for one more.
What’s it like to take people surfing who aren’t able to paddle out on their own?
SC: Honestly, it’s almost a selfish thing, because the joy you get out of helping someone do something they can’t do without you is second to none. It’s one thing to donate money or support a cause, but to be the person who’s actually physically helping someone is amazing.
Caan at the LRO-sponsored “They Will Skate Again Shoe City Open.”
SC: For them to be able to get back in the water and do what they love, I think it’s the biggest stoke they have. I know what it’s like to not be able to get in the water—after a couple of weeks I start to go nuts. I can’t imagine what it would be like to say, “I can’t go unless some dude helps me.”
How did it feel to be honored by Life Rolls On?
SC: They gave me an award for almost drowning Jesse about five times. [Laughs] I hate to sound clichéd but to get an award for doing something that’s so rewarding is kind of a goofy thing. I feel like I’m rewarded just for getting to hang out with these guys who have so much heart and so many other qualities I admire.
Have you become close with the people you’ve met through these organizations?
SC: These are dudes I surf with all the time. When I’m in Hawaii, I miss surfing with my friends Jesse and Nathan. When you go home and think about it, it becomes an amazing spiritual experience, but when you’re out there, you’re just surfing with your boys, and one of them just can’t stand up and you’re helping him out.
At the Nike US Open of Surfing LRO Expression Session, Caan helps a surfer suit up.
What would you say to someone considering volunteering at one of these events?
SC: To be the person actually physically doing it, helping someone [in the water] is amazing—but it’s something not everybody can do. You have to be confident in the water, know what you’re doing, and know you have a life in your hands. At the end of the day, I’m more grateful to be a part of this than just about anything I have. It’s hard to talk about [it] and not be completely humbled. If you know how to surf or you can swim and you get a kick out of helping people, then I can’t imagine any better day.
June 11th, 2012 by Terry
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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June 9th, 2012 by Terry
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
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.”
June 8th, 2012 by Terry
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!
Mahalo Hawaii-Five-0-fans for sharing!
Thank you, AlexO’Loughlinrocks.com!
June 7th, 2012 by Terry
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.
June 5th, 2012 by Terry
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
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.