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March 11th, 2011 by officer808
“Kai E’e” revisited
In a rare instance, life imitated art, which was imitating life in the first place… Last night’s events of the Japanese earthquake and subsequent tsunami eerily reminded many of us fans of the recent “Kai E’e” episode. As we joked on Facebook, we all wished it was a disaster that could be avoided by simply finding a hacker in the Ala Wai Harbor who was falsifying the data. Unfortunately, last night’s events were real, and the images coming in from Japan reminds us that we really are at nature’s mercy. Tsunamis are a natural disaster that usually follows a major underwater earthquake, and like the Chilean earthquake last year and the Indonesian earthquake in 2004, yesterday’s earthquake generated a significant tsunami that did major damage in Japan.
As we learned in “Kai E’e”, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center keeps tabs of all these events. Sophisticated buoys keep track of wave height, speed and direction. While scientists can predict the tsunamis impact when it reaches land, nature will constantly throw in many variables. We were warned of a tsunami wave with a height of six feet. Fortunately, we have the benefit of time on our side and had six hours to prepare. Hawaii has an excellent reputation of being disaster ready since we’re subject to earthquakes, hurricanes and tsunamis. Everyone did their jobs to be prepared and be safe.
Now, our thoughts and prayers go to those deeply affected in Japan.
And that being said, the show must truly go on
Peter Lenkov tweeted last night:
@Plenkov: Cast & Crew safe. All at high ground. So far it’s wait and see. Thanks for all the thoughts and prayers.
Daniel Dae Kim added:
@DanielDaeKim: Thank you for all your thoughts and prayers. My family and I have moved to high ground. Now we wait…
and then this morning:
@DanielDaeKim: Back at work, bleary eyed & heartsick, but very grateful. As far as I know, everyone is safe. Thx 2 all of you 4 your kind thoughts. Truly.
The production headquarters, Five-0 headquarters (the Post Office building and Aliiolani Hale) lie just a few blocks out of the inundation zone, where filming happened this morning. The Bayer Estate (McGarrett’s house) and Rachel Williams’ house are beachfront properties, but I haven’t heard if the houses suffered any flooding.
And despite the disaster, I can happily report that love blossoms anew from the destruction and carnage of the earthquake and tsunami. Actor JT Rowland was on set today and tweeted:
@JT_Rowland: #blush Grace Park said hi as she passed me on the way to make up. I was like, I love you. But silently, only to myself. Lol : ] #H50
Read this blog by Melissa Chang to see how technology helped Hawaii mobilize, and how you can help relief efforts in Japan.
The Huffington Post has a list of relief funds as well.
March 10th, 2011 by officer808
This is the real deal guys. I would like to joke about this being a fake tsunami, a ruse, or an elaborate plot of computer hackers and thieves, but I won’t. A huge 8.8 magnitude earthquake rocked Japan a few hours ago, and a subsequent 13 foot tsunami swept miles inland. I’m sure dozens, if not hundreds have already perished.
I just got back from the supermarket to pick up some supplies, and now we’re glued to the TV. Any and all comments are welcome on this page pertaining to the disaster.
Hawaii State Civil Defense – good info and has a database for addresses in inundation zones
KSSK radio – 92.3 FM is the official disaster radio station. Tune in for up to date info. Make sure you have a battery powered radio.
Fill your bath tub with water. Don’t worry, it’s not for drinking, it’s for personal hygiene.
If the stores are out of bottled water, fill whatever pots and pitchers you have with tap water.
Stay off the phones and roads unless it’s an emergency.
No need to tie up the gas station lines if you *don’t* live in an evacuation zone and don’t need a full tank.
Will add more as it comes to me.
Update 11:14 : Civil defense sirens are going off loud and clear. Got back from my run to the supermarket. Got a half tank of gas in the car, didn’t bother to top it off since we live outside of the flood zone.
Update: 11:42 : ETA of the first wave has been moved back from 2:59 AM to 3:07 AM. COME ON PEOPLE! I had plans at 3:07 AM! I was expecting it at 2:59 when my schedule was clear!
Update 12:59 AM : 1.3 feet tsunami recorded at Wake Island. Time for bed…
Update 8:24 AM : Woke up quickly at about 3 to find out what was going on, not much was, so went back to sleep. Just rolled out of bed 20 minutes ago and got the latest news updates. The all clear has been given for Oahu, but we’re still on a tsunami advisory. Everyone needs to stay off the beach, because the water is still surging. A lot of damage at Keehi Harbor where boats dislodged from the dock. Some roads are slowly opening. All schools are closed. The Big Island took the worse hit apparently…Hawaii News Now has awesome footage of the surge going in and out along Alii Drive in Kona (http://wp.me/ph7YX-9hp). The photos from the news shows a lot of damage to that shoreline road.
And of course, I have to report that Peter Lenkov tweeted that cast and crew were safe on high ground
Update 8:41 : Heavy flooding in coastal homes on the Big Island. Still no injuries reported.
March 10th, 2011 by officer808
From Honolulu Magazine:
Best of Honolulu 2011: Entertainment
Hawaii 5-0 won readers’ pick for best new thing in Honolulu. Photo: CBS
New Thing in Honolulu
We mourned the loss of Lost—but readers rejoiced when Hawaii Five-0 came back to town! Once again, locals are being treated to celeb sightings and spotting film crews in their neighborhoods. The show’s even fun for those who don’t dig it on a critical level: One episode’s reference to nonexistent Kukui High has inspired a cult webpage where you can browse the faux yearbook, buy Fighting Nuts garb and hear a rendition of the class song (which urges sports teams to “raise your nuts up to the sky”). Hooray for Hollywood!
March 10th, 2011 by officer808
“Lost” and “Hawaii Five-0″ alum Cody Gomes to appear in “Soul Surfer”
He was a Dharma employee in 1977 on “Lost” and “Moku” the bartender in a recent Hawaii Five-0 episode, and now local actor Cody Gomes adds another line to his resume as “Keoki” in “Soul Surfer”. Read the following report with video, thanks to Elena Heu, KHON news.
Kaneohe man lands starring role in Hollywood movie
Reported by: Olena Heu
Her story shocked the world.
On Halloween 2003, elite Kauai surfer Bethany Hamilton was attacked by a shark and almost lost her life.
The movie “Soul Surfer” is based on Bethany’s life and stars AnnaSophia Robb, Helen Hunt, Dennis Quaid, American Idol Carrie Underwood and Saint Louis grad Cody Gomes.
“I mean Bethany’s story is so amazing, coming back from such a ferocious attack and three months later being back on a surf board and being able to surf with one arm is truly amazing and for me to be a part of this is amazing,” Gomes said.
The 23-year-old Kaneohe resident was cast as a fictional character, a pro skateboarder named Keoki, Bethany’s best friend.
“And when I came back a couple times for call backs they said, actually you know we extended your character from two days to three months,” Gomes said.
This is Cody’s debut feature film, but he’s been acting for years, snagging lead roles in local musical theatre productions and commercials.
“I was very into martial arts when I was younger and I never really thought that I would become an actor, I kinda just fell into it,” Gomes said.
He beat out thousands of other hopefuls for the role and says the experience has changed his life.
“I wanna win an Oscar because I can truly move people with my films,” Gomes said.
Cody is moving to Hollywood to pursue his acting dreams, and plans to be there just in time for the movie’s premiere at the end of this month.
March 9th, 2011 by officer808
Jesse is a friend…yeah I know he’s been a good friend of mine
Aussie Rick Springfield has been cast to play Renny, a photographer with his fiancee in an upcoming Five-0 episode. Hopefully he’ll have a little more screen time than previous popstar Nick Lachey…
Yep, the man who famously pined after ‘Jesse’s Girl,’ had ‘General Hospital’ fans swooning as Dr. Noah Drake (and his doppleganger, rockstar Eli Love) and, most recently, played an exaggerated version of himself on ‘Californication’ is now getting the cop drama treatment in paradise.
AOL TV has the exclusive details on Springfield’s ‘Five-0′ role as fashion photographer Renny, who we’ll meet in an episode set to air this spring.
Here is the official character description:
A world famous photographer, a force of nature, Renny is handsome, artistic and passionate. Renny is in Hawaii shooting a swimsuit cover alongside his model fiancé Kenza when tragedy strikes …
Update: The Battlestar Galactica connection
Rick Springfield starred as Lieutenant Zac, brother of Captain Apollo in the 1978 pilot of the original Battlestar Galactica series, who met an untimely demise.
Rick Springfield as Lt. Zac in Battlestar Galactica (1978). Photo: Universal Studios, vidcap by aveleyman.com
As most of you know, Grace Park played Sharon “Boomer” Valerii (and clones) of the rebooted Battlestar Galactica.
Grace Park as Boomer, Battlestar Galactica (2005). Photo: syfy.com
And now you know! I will now return to my computer to research more nerdy facts.
March 9th, 2011 by officer808
“Just Be Yourself”
Check out the trailer for the upcoming film “Just Be Yourself”, produced by “Lost” and “Hawaii Five-0″ alum Sebastian Siegel (read his interview here). It’s an edgy comedy…looks good!
March 8th, 2011 by officer808
Hawaii Five-0, behind the scenes. Photo: Hawaii News Now
Hawaii News Now’s Teri Okita interviews the cast of Five-0 with viewer questions
Thanks to @Slash_Goggles for getting the vidcap of last night’s Hawaii News Now interview. Find out why even Grace Park can’t resist the Tiger Blood (WINNING!) and Alex O’Loughlin won’t be seen on twitter or facebook.
Also check out the little clip of Alex’s GQ Style photoshoot.
March 7th, 2011 by officer808
Originally posted 11/23/10
Alex o'Loughin as Steve McGarrett, Hawaii Five-0 Episode 10 Hei hei, Photo: CBS
Reading way too hard between the lines…
I know I watched way too much Lost because I watch Hawaii Five-0 the way I watched Lost. When McG gave his address as 2727 Pi`ikoi last week, this Undercover Agent searched for it in google, thinking there’s some hidden meaning or importance to it. But no, there isn’t. That address doesn’t exist, and I need to run my brain in a lower gear to watch Hawaii Five-0. I just need to enjoy the sun and bikinis like everyone else. In fact, there’s so much skin time that I tend to ignore the dialog and retranslate everything in my mind, because I am still looking for a deeper, second meaning…
Episode 10, Hei Hei – reading between the lines
Scene: Cut to Pier 20, Honolulu Harbor, Five-0 team looking down into the water.
Kono: Anyone up for a swim? [Oh gawd I gotta strip down to a bikini. Again!]
Chin Ho: I forgot to bring my board shorts. [No one wants to see me strip down :( Maybe there's a broken computer I can fix!]
Danno: Looks like the rookie is going swimming! [Hell yeah I want to see Kono in a bikini! Again!]
McG: I’ll go in with you. [Guys, I'm required to be shirtless once every other episode, by contract.]
Danno: That’s very nice of you! [You show off. But I still look good in my my tight, fitted shirts.]
McG: You sure you don’t want to go for a swim? [Yeah that's right buddy. You want to arm wrestle?]
Danno: You go ahead with your pants, I’ll be here with a dry towel. [Jerk.]
Rachel and Danny – reading between the lines
In this episode, we finally meet Rachel for the first time, and although her relationship with Danny is strained, there’s still love between the two of them. The long, slow glance Rachel gives as Danny drives away is reflected by Danny’s gaze into the rear view mirror of his car, with the bold letters “Objects are closer than they appear” standing out in the mirror. Does this hint at a renewed romance between the two…?
And now, “Things We Learned About Hawaii From Hawaii Five-0″ Episode 10, Hei hei
1) We have the most pathetic Iron Man triathlon. The start at Magic Island finishes a 100 yards later at the other end of the island, and is then followed by a 2 mile bike ride down the street. That’s the magic of Hollywood!
2) Cops here don’t allow silly things like probable cause or search warrants stop them from investigating.
3) We are so behind on the times, we still use Gavin’s List to buy, sell, look for jobs and find casual encounters. I heard you people on the mainland use something called Craig’s List?
Did you notice…
Kono talks about the “mauka” side of the street. Mauka in Hawaiian is a directional reference of something that is in the direction of the mountains. The opposite is “makai” or in the direction of the ocean. Hawaiians had no concept of compasses.
Kono mentions passing the Moana Surfrider Hotel. It’s one of the oldest hotels at the end of Waikiki.
Danno mentions at the end going to “Sidestreet”. He’s talking about Sidestreet Inn, a local restaurant that serves great local food. The restaurant was founded by a few of Hawaii’s top gourmet chefs who wanted to have a more casual restaurant.
“Hao kanaka” is Hawaiian for “iron man”, referring to McGarrett’s awesomely huge muscles.
McG has lost THREE phones…his iphone went overboard when Graham tossed it over the Mighty Mo. The second iphone was hacked by Bullfrog, and the third disappeared temporarily in a Samoan abyss.
“Hao kanaka” was the original working title, Hawaiian for “iron man”. “Hei hei” was the final title, which means “race”.
March 7th, 2011 by officer808
Just released from Hawaii News Now, Teri Okita’s piece will air tonight at the 10 PM broadcast.
By Teri Okita
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – You may have noticed a lot of marquee names guest starring on Hawaii Five-0 this year – from Sean Combs to Nick Lachey to Dane Cook and Chef Morimoto. So, we asked the cast what they think about all those famous faces on set.
It doesn’t take much coaxing to get A-list stars on the set. “Everybody that’s come on board as guest actors, it goes to show people must really like the show and believe in the show,” says Alex O’Loughlin who plays Steve McGarrett on the show.
The cast welcomes the new energy these big names bring but still feels Five-0 has strengths, with or without guests.
Grace Park, who plays Kono Kalakaua, says, “A show has to hold its own and preserve its integrity to be able to bring on someone (like Sean Combs) like that, you know? And I think, as long as we maintain that, then you can keep bringing these people.”
Then, we brought along questions that you, the faithful viewers, emailed and Facebooked to us. We started with Daniel Dae Kim.
Teri: “This is from Connie L. Was the bike written for you or was it your choice?” Daniel: “The motorcycle came into play when my executive producer said that he loved motorcycles, and so we started having a discussion about motorcycles, and he decided that it might be cool for Chinn Ho to ride one and asked me whether I’d be interested, and I said, ‘Absolutely’”.
Next, a viewer question for Scott Caan, who plays Danno.
Teri: “Noriski asks: How much of Scott is there in Danny -or how much of Danny is there in Scott?” Scott: “Well, I mean, that’s a tricky question because obviously, it’s all me. But I don’t dislike ocean. I don’t dislike Hawaii so … it’s that stuff on paper is not like me but anything you see, mannerism-wise or attitude or behavior, that’s all me.”
Hawaii News Now received a flood of emails for O’Loughlin.
Teri: “This is from Jamie.” Alex looks into the camera. “Hi, Jamie.” Teri: “How long did it take you to perfect your American accent?” Alex: “Well, look, first of all, I kind of grew up with a North American sound in the house. My stepdad is Canadian, but he has a very clear North American sound so that was all around me as a child. And I also grew up with American TV, like all of us Australians.”
Grace Park had fun with your questions.
Teri: “Thaibeauty21 wants to know: do you want Kono to have a love interest on the show? If so, who do you want to play him?” Grace: “Oh, I would love to have a love interest. I always think it adds another dynamic, and it’s fun. I don’t want it to be within the team. I know there’s been some talk of that. That’s just a little weird. It’s like your brother!” Teri: “Is there an actor that you might have in mind that you’d want?” Grace: “I don’t know, there’s a few pretty good … Um, how about Charlie Sheen?!” she said with a big laugh.
Another question for Caan.
Teri: “Twitter@mymaxius asks: “You have a great eye for photography. Have you considered using your gorgeous co-stars as subject matter? Wink. There’s a wink at the end of this tweet.” Scott: “A wink? I’ve shot photos of them all, yeah. They’re like, as far as subjects, they’re like in the medium category. You know what I mean?” he smiles. Teri: “What do you do with the pictures?” Scott jokes: “I sell them!”
Another question for Daniel Dae Kim.
Teri: “Musicfreak26 wants to know: what’s your favorite part about working in Hawaii?” Daniel: “I think knowing that once you leave work, it’s not an industry town and not everyone is talking about your job or their job in the same business. I like the fact that people leave work, and they have pau hana and go surfing or be outdoors and go running, and they leave it all behind and I love that.”
And a final question for O’Loughlin.
Teri: “Donna Hall wants to know: will you please Twitter! Why haven’t you joined a social network?” Alex: “I would rather set fire to myself than join social network! Only because, I’ll tell you why, Donna. Okay, at the moment, I’m going to have a look. I’m going to reach into my pocket, and I’m going to get my phone out and I’m going to have a look. Okay, if you see here, it’s says 97 unanswered emails. 97!! They’re all emails I have to answer. I’m so unmanageable when it comes to that stuff. If I had Facebook, Twitter, anything like that, I don’t know what would happen. I would probably have to start taking some pharmaceutical narcotic just to cope with the stress and anxiety, and then, McGarrett would become a very different character!”
Here’s an inside scoop: as season one winds down, we’re told all the camaraderie the Five-0 team built this year is going to become fractured in ways we never imagined. Stay tuned.
Copyright 2011 Hawaii News Now. All rights reserved.
March 7th, 2011 by officer808
Recap of the Five-0 actor’s seminar
Daniel Dae Kim at the Hawaii Five-0 Actor's Seminar, 2/27/11, PHOTOS BY JAMM AQUINO / firstname.lastname@example.org
Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s entertainment reporter gave a detailed rundown in Sunday’s Star-Advertiser. Alex O’Loughlin was quoted:
O’Loughlin offered an array of tips as he waxed poetic about his days as a young actor, which included background work on the Tom Cruise movie “Mission: Impossible II.”
Everything you do is an experience you can draw upon for a role, he said. Never mind that the project you’re in isn’t good; shine as bright as you can. And find the truth.
“We are either in the truth or we’re not,” O’Loughlin said. “The truth is difficult to get to. This conversation we are having is the truth. We get to this place and the cameras are rolling, we’re great.”
The Australian actor underscored the sincerity of the show’s effort to encourage local actors with a slight departure from the panel’s mantra of preparation. He wanted the local actors to know why he wants to inspire them: He feels welcome in Hawaii.