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Michelle Borth spills beauty bag secrets

March 18th, 2013 by
Michelle Borth shares beauty bag secrets with Honolulu Magazine

Michelle Borth shares her beauty bag secrets with Honolulu Magazine
(Photo courtesy of Michelle Borth and Honolulu Magazine)

Makeup, like a hairstyle or favorite fragrance, is a very personal thing.  Hawaii Five-0′s Michelle Borth seems to have mastered the mysteries of makeup and arcana of eyeshadow, using them to deftly accentuate and flatter, and she shared details of her beauty bag must-haves with Honolulu Magazine.

What’s Inside Hawaii Five-O star Michelle Borth’s Beauty Bag
Terri Inefuku
March 2013

Beauty Buzz: Whether rooting out hardened criminals or romancing Steve McGarrett, actress Michelle Borth glows as Lt. Catherine Rollins on Hawaii Five-O. We investigated the new Honolulu resident’s makeup bag and uncovered the star’s favorite beauty buys.

“I absolutely love Benefit Cosmetics’ Brows A-Go-Go shaping kit. It has everything I need for the perfect, manicured brow.”

Learn more about Michelle’s favorite brands and makeup must-haves in the full Honolulu Magazine article.

When Dog met Smooth Dog: Hawaii icons meet in Five-0′s “Na Ki’i” (SPOILERS!)

March 17th, 2013 by

Publicity file photos

When Dog meets Smooth Dog
(Photos courtesy of CBS and A&E.)

It’s a meeting of two of Hawaii’s most iconic television badasses this coming Monday on Hawaii Five-0. “First time you beat us to a crime scene. What’s up, Dog?” says a smiling Steve “Smooth Dog” McGarrett. “Hey, Steve McGarrett! How ya doin’? Wondered when we’d run into Five-0,” replies Duane “Dog” Chapman as they shake hands. Though this meeting of alpha dogs is part of a relatively short and straightforward scene, it is also a very organic way of bringing the world of “Dog the Bounty Hunter” together with that of Five-0.

While there will undoubtedly be strong opinions about the inclusion of bounty hunter Duane “Dog” Chapman and his team in the opening scenes of “Na Ki’i,” there’s no denying the brand recognition and worldwide appeal of his often Hawaii-based namesake reality show. “Dog the Bounty Hunter” ran for eight seasons on A&E and airs in multiple international markets in addition to repeat airings weekday mornings on A&E.

Yahoo!TV got first dibs on the “Dog” promos for “Na Ki’i,” with correspondent Maya Salam writing the accompanying article.

Exclusive First Look: Duane ‘Dog’ Chapman and Wife Guest Star on ‘Hawaii Five-0′ [Video]
Yahoo! TV
By Maya Salam | Yahoo! TV – Wed, Mar 13, 2013 12:16 PM PDT

No, you’re not watching a particularly exciting snippet from the defunct A&E series “Dog the Bounty Hunter,” but it’s understandable that you might be confused. This scene with Duane “Dog” Chapman running down a bad guy is very similar to the real-life escapades that Duane “Dog” Chapman regularly chronicled on the reality show. Instead, this exclusive clip is from the upcoming episode of “Hawaii Five-0,” in which Dog guest-stars along with his real-life wife and assistant, Beth Chapman. And what a perfect fit! Dog is a resident of the Hawaii Kai, a neighborhood in Honolulu.

Promo courtesy of CBS and Yahoo!TV

In the above exclusive sneak peek, Dog — who portrays himself in the CBS police procedural — is running down a very able-bodied man who appears to dabble in parkour. But even this guy can’t get away when Dog is on the hunt. They race down a flight of stairs and jump over the railing. Just as it looks as though the criminal is going to get away, Dog calls in his crew — with Beth at the wheel of their SUV, of course. They run him down, cut him off, and corner him in an alley. Dog tackles the wrongdoer into a parked car, yelling (in true Dog form), “Where do you think you’re going, brother?”

Then they all get caught off guard when a woman’s body falls from above — probably from a window — and crashes into the very car that the criminal is pinned against.

In this second exclusive clip from the upcoming episode, the Five-0 has arrived on the scene, and the bad guy (named Russell) that the team originally tracked down is being cuffed. Dog hands him off, along with his warrant, to officials. The woman’s body is the real case for the Five-0, though. “First time you beat us to a crime scene,” Lt. Cmdr. Steve McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin) says to Dog. They agree that it’s about time they ran into each other on the island. Dog gives the lieutenant the scoop on three-striker Russell and then passes off the crime scene to the Five-0.

To see Dog and Beth’s guest spot, tune in to “Hawaii Five-0″ on Monday, 3/18 at 10 PM on CBS.

Want even more Dog and Beth? Tune in to CMT for their all-new, 11-episode series “Dog and Beth: On the Hunt” premiering Sunday, 4/21 at 8 PM.

Promo courtesy of CBS and Yahoo!TV via bookemdanno

To learn more about “Dog The Bounty Hunter,” visit the show’s page on the A&E website.

Up next on Hawaii Five-0: Na Ki’i (SPOILERS!)

March 17th, 2013 by

Heads up, gentle reader — with a pair of promos and the CBS press release, this post should be considered spoiler central! Read on at your own risk.

Steve and Danny run out onto the rink in "Na Ki'i"

Steve and Danny sprinting onto the roller derby rink in “Na Ki’i”
(Photo courtesy of Norman Shapiro/CBS via H50Fans)

Between the teaser with Duane “Dog the Bounty Hunter” Chapman doing what he and his family do best — apprehending a bond-jumping ne’er-do-well — and the arresting image of Lt. Catherine Rollins (Michelle Borth) tearing it up on the roller derby rink, Hawaii Five-0′s “Na Ki’i (Dolls)” promises to be a novel and memorable experience.

While there will undoubtedly be strong opinions on the inclusion of Duane “Dog” Chapman and his team, “Dog the Bounty Hunter” has become something of a Hawaiian television icon. Showing the Hawaii Kai-based Chapmans doing what they do best — chasing down and nabbing a bail-jumping desperado — before Five-0′s case comes crashing down on top of them gives the show an additional real-world anchor of sorts. Besides, you can’t help but grin a bit at the thought of “Smooth Dog” McGarrett crossing paths with “Dog” Chapman.

From the look of the promos, Cath Rollins (Michelle Borth) is going above and beyond the call of duty for Five-0 and her kinda-sorta boyfriend. Steve better be breakin’ out the tux and the five-star restaurant reservations after this one!

Christine Lahti’s back as our resident Mysterious Woman of Mystery, Doris McGarrett! Regardless of what else is going on, she’s sure to leave her son looking slightly poleaxed as he tries to figure out what she’s up to.

“Na Ki’i” promos on Youtube courtesy of CBS

Extended version, basic episode promo

High-stakes try-outs for undercover Cath Rollins

CBS press release for “Na Ki’i (Dolls)”


Bounty Hunter Duane “Dog” Chapman and His Wife Beth Chapman Guest Star as Themselves

Christine Lahti Returns as Doris McGarrett

“Na Ki’i” – When a murder victim falls onto Dog the Bounty Hunter’s SUV, Five-0 sends Catherine in undercover at the local roller derby to find the culprit, on HAWAII FIVE-0, Monday, March 18 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Bounty Hunter Duane “Dog” Chapman and his wife Beth Chapman guest star as themselves.

(*Na Ki’i is Hawaiian for “Dolls”)

CHEAT TWEET: #H50 fans, @DogBountyHunter + @BethChapman + #rollerderby = Fun Times in #Hawaii! 3/18 10PM ET/PT http://bit.ly/13lq2kv

Alex O’Loughlin (Steve McGarrett)
Scott Caan (Danny “Danno” Williams)
Daniel Dae Kim (Chin Ho Kelly)
Grace Park (Kono Kalakaua)
Masi Oka (Dr. Max Bergman)
Michelle Borth (Catherine Rollins)

Christine Lahti (Doris McGarrett)

Beth Chapman (Herself)
Duane “Dog” Chapman (Himself)
Coach Eric Blair/Larry Banks (Drew Powell)
Crimson Bride (Tiffany Dupont)
Dr. Shanon Morgan (Zoe Bell)
Hot Lips Honolulu (Rachel ‘Mistress Lovehit’ Lee)
John Hanson (Tim Lucason)
Ted Landry (Sven Lindstrom)
Silk Slayer (Lisa ‘Miso Rowdy’ Hogue)
Lyssa Chapman (Herself)
Leland Chapman (Himself)

TELEPLAY BY: Stephanie Sengupta
STORY BY: Michael Reisz
DIRECTED BY: Duane Clark

Hawaii Five-0 delves into Danny’s past in “I Ka Wa Mamua”

March 15th, 2013 by

Danny must remain absolutely still while a terrorist's bomb is defused

After accidentally activating a proximity sensor on a terrorist’s bomb vest, Danny must remain absolutely still until the bomb’s defused.
(Image courtesy of CBS)

CBS is treating us to another bonus episode with tonight’s repeat of “I Ka Wa Mamua (In a Time Past),” and even a second time around, it’s an edge-of-your-seat roller-coaster ride. If you’ve not seen the episode yet, be warned — SPOILERS!!

In “I Ka Wa Mamua,” we learn, along with Steve, about one of the worst — and best — days in Danny’s life. We learn a lot about why Danny is the way he is, why he’s so wary of Steve’s affinity for high-risk situations, and we learn who Grace was named after.

Here’s how CBS describes the episode in their press release:


Sydney Tamiia Poitier (“Private Practice”), Terrence Howard (“Crash”), Rapper T.I. and Reality Star Kendall Jenner Guest Star in This Episode

“I Ka Wa Mamua*” – When Danny is forced to remain completely still while bomb technicians disarm a bomb that he has accidentally activated, McGarrett distracts him by getting his partner to tell the story about his toughest and most emotional case from his days as a cop in New Jersey, on a rebroadcast of HAWAII FIVE-0, on a special night and time, Friday, March 15 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Sydney Tamiia Poitier (“Private Practice”), Terrence Howard (“Crash”), rapper T.I. and reality star Kendall Jenner guest star in this episode. (Originally broadcast 11/12/12.)

(*I Ka Wa Mamua is Hawaiian for “In A Time Past”)

Youtube promo courtesy of CBS

Rough n’ tumble Hawaii Five-0 rolls in next Monday! (SPOILERS!)

March 12th, 2013 by

UPDATE: Extended “Na Ki’i” promo added at bottom.

Danny and Steve in hot pursuit

Danny and Steve in hot pursuit in “Na Ki’i”
(Photo courtesy of Norman Shapiro/CBS)

The month-long new episode drought ends this coming Monday with “Na Ki’i (Dolls),” and we’ve got a new promo to enjoy!

Seems someone’s taken to killing roller derby players and it’s up to Five-0 to catch the killer before the wheels go out from under anyone else.

If the prospect of Lt. Catherine Rollins (Michelle Borth) going undercover for Five-0 as a roller derby jammer doesn’t pique your interest, we also have a new crossover of sorts — Five-0 crosses paths with Hawaii’s other iconic modern-day crimefighting team, the Chapmans of A&E’s “Dog the Bounty Hunter.”

Will Cath lead her team to victory on the rink? Will Dog get his man? Will Danny blow a gasket? Will Steve hold the reins on this unlikely dog-team and solve the case? Tune in Monday to see!

Youtube promo courtesy of CBS.

Extended promo courtesy of CBS

Polo’s deadly serious business on tonight’s Five-0

March 11th, 2013 by

Five-0 investigates the case of the headless horseman

Five-0 investigates a most unusual death at the Hawaii Polo Club
(Screencap courtesy of CBS and mycoven.de)

Just in case — if you haven’t seen tonight’s repeat of “Popilikia (Misfortune),” there be SPOILERS here!

This episode has something for everyone — Steve and Cath enjoying a lie-in until Doris (Christine Lahti) makes an unexpected domestic appearance in the kitchen, a hapless horseman losing his head over a game of polo, Danny and Kono tangling with a bejeweled fortune teller (Bai Ling), and that staple of crime procedurals, an entitled son who feels daddy done him wrong.

We also get some fun interaction between Doris and Chin Ho, and Liliha Bakery Coco Puffs are involved. More and more, it seems Doris has her own agenda and while Steve’s suspicions are growing, he continues to underestimate his ex-CIA mother.

YouTube promo courtesy of CBS

Peter Lenkov calls Twitter “the new watercooler”

March 10th, 2013 by

Hawaii Five-0′s Peter Lenkov attended the South by Southwest (SXSW) Convention this weekend in Austin, TX, where he took part in the iCritics: Showrunners Friends or Worst Enemies? panel discussion session. Lenkov was joined on the panel by writer/producer Kyle Killen (“Awake,” “Lone Star”), with TV.com’s Tim Surette hosting.

3 Suspects graphic from CBS promo for episode Kapu

Five-0 viewers used Twitter to vote for the most likely suspect in “Kapu,” with different timezones choosing different perpetrators.
(Screengrab courtesy of CBS and Bookemdanno.net)

The hour-long panel focused largely on the extent to which keeping up with Twitter feedback could be beneficial to a showrunner, and whether such feedback could influence a show’s development. According to Indiewire.com’s Alison Willmore, Lenkov described Twitter as “the new watercooler,” only much more accessible.

Of course, that access can prove to be a double-edged sword, as it often exposes a showrunner, and increasingly a show’s cast and crew, to vitriol as well as praise. According to Austin360.com’s Gary Dinges, Killen likened the Twitter experience to “a focus group, where you are behind a mirror and people are saying horrible things about you and your children,” adding that he tended to “focus way more on the negative; you can get stabbed in the heart.” For Lenkov, there are pros to balance the cons; “I spend a lot of time online on Monday nights. I’ll read next day reviews on fan sites. Usually I’m horrified,” he said, later adding that he finds himself “watching fan-made videos and re-tweeting them because they’re so good.”

Alison Willmore’s Indiewire.com article, which is excerpted below, also gives insight into the extent to which networks are paying increasing attention to social media, and to the value of new storytelling twists, like the “vote for your favorite suspect” device in “Kapu.”

Twitter is Changing the Way We Talk About TV, But Is It Also Changing the Way TV Is Made?
by Alison Willmore
March 9, 2013

Tim Surette hosts Kyle Killen and Peter Lenkov at SXSW panel

TV.com’s Tim Surette hosts showrunners Kyle Killen and Peter Lenkov at SXSW panel discussion.
(Image courtesy of Indiewire.com)

For Lenkov, online fan response actually dictated the outcome of an episode. The 13th episode of the currently season, which aired in January, offered viewers a chance to determine which of three suspects was responsible for a crime. People weighed in via hashtag, with the East and West Coast actually getting different endings based on their responses.

It was an exercise suggested by actor Masi Oka, who plays Dr. Max Bergman, and supported by CBS, who’d actually thought of doing something along those lines separately. Deering Davis, who’d cited this incident herself, said that “it seems like it takes away a lot of the creative control from the people producing the show,” but Lenkov was more bothered by the fact that the experiment was rushed because of the network-set timeline and that they ended up having to graft the “choose your own adventure” ending onto an episode that was already written. In any future attempts, he explained, “we’d craft a story with that in mind.”

While both Lenkov and Killen took advantage of the direct response from audiences that Twitter provides — “It’s like a focus group, you’re behind the two-way mirror,” Killen put it — they didn’t seem concerned about fans ending up driving a show. For one, by the time an episode airs, production is usually already several episodes past that, so immediate changes are impossible. Lenkov said that fans tend to take credit for changes that a show’s producers and writers had already implemented themselves, while Killen allowed that he could imagine a scenario in which he might respond to viewer feedback if “people are so not getting out of it what you intend that it becomes self-destructive.” He added that as a viewer, he wouldn’t want the power to alter a show — that the series he loves are ones he wants to enjoy rather than participate in.

Read Alison Willmore’s complete article at Indiewire.com

Information on the SXSW Convention and Peter Lenkov’s panel is available at sxsw.com

On site Agent shares SOTB 2012 photos

March 7th, 2013 by
Alex O'Loughlin at Sunset on the Beach 2012.  Photo: Robert Werner

Alex O’Loughlin at Sunset on the Beach 2012. Photo: Robert Werner

Undercover Special Agent Robert has been holding out on us!  He recently shared on our Facebook page photos he took from the 2012 Sunset on the Beach Hawaii Five-0 premiere.  Check them out!

Say it ain’t so, Danno! Late-season SPOILERS!!

March 5th, 2013 by

Will Danny’s anger get the better of him?
(Image courtesy of CBS)

From the look of a new Hawaii Five-0 spoiler posted March 5th by TVLine’s Michael Ausiello, it seems things are about to get dicey for our favorite New Jersey transplant.

Based on where production is at this point — due to start work on episode 3.21, “Imi loko ka ‘uhane,” this Thursday — Ausiello’s spoiler most likely applies to one of the four season-ending episodes. Sounds like it’s going to be a rough and emotional ride for Five-0.

Question: Anything on Hawaii Five-0? Particularly Danny-related, if you don’t mind. –Sarah

Ausiello: Done, and done: Later this season, when Five-0 hunts an abductor of little girls, Danny-the-dad, as you can imagine, gets especially aggressive — to the point that he even must hand over his badge to Steve.

Read the entire article at the TVLine website.

Chin fights for his life to a Jimi Hendrix beat

March 4th, 2013 by

Chin Ho behind bars with unexpected ally

Dumped in Halawa prison and left to die, Chin Ho (Daniel Dae Kim) fights to survive with the help of an unexpected ally.
(Photo courtesy of Norman Shapiro / CBS)

Though this week’s episode of Hawaii Five-0 is a repeat, tomorrow will be its Monday night debut; “Olelo Ho’opa’i Make (Death Sentence)” premiered Sunday, January 20th after the AFC Championship game. The episode is very much Chin Ho’s, with his season-opener actions coming back to haunt him in the form of a vengeful Delano brother. A rude awakening at home quickly leads to an even worse one — Chin wakes up in a cell at Halawa Prison, where he’s at the mercy of every low-life he and Five-0 put away. Fortunately, he finds an unexpected ally as well as a sorta-maybe future love interest to help him stay out of the clutches of bloodthirsty inmates until help arrives.

The episode is also notable for its soundtrack of previously unreleased Jimi Hendrix tracks — seven in all — which are being released on March 5th on a new album titled “People, Hell and Angels.”

A quick aside — 50undercover reader Ed Mattes reminded us that turning on your TV’s closed captioning for the early Kono and Adam scene will give you a translation of Adam’s phone conversation. Gotta love technology!

Youtube extended promo courtesy of CBS