Sorry Girls, You Missed Alex O’Loughlin
Hunky Hawaii 5-0 Star Alex O’Loughlin made an appearance at the Hawaii State Capitol on Thursday, March 31. Hawaii 5-0 was honored by state lawmakers on both the House and Senate chamber floors for the production’s contribution to Hawaii’s economy and visitor industry.
There with O’Loughlin, were fellow actors Daniel Dae Kim and Hawaii actor Al Harrington, two executives from CBS and one of the primary writers. Cast and crew from Hawaii 5-0 and state and city film directors were in the gallery.
Two senators have ties to Hawaii 5-0. Sen. Michelle Kidani, D-Mililani, made a brief appearance as a juror in Episode 6 of the current production, while Sen. Gil Kahele, D-Big Island, was in the original 5-0.
Sen. Sam Slom’s research assistant, Miriam Landru, will be featured in the last episode of the season.
The legislature was hoping that the CBS executives would take this occasion today to formally announce the go-ahead for season 2 for Hawaii 5-0. The executives present, however, did not reveal anything and all indications are now, that the official announcement will be made around May 16 when the major networks announced their fall programming schedules. Everything that was said, however, was positive today.
CBS executives did reveal that the one year cost for the production here was in excess of $40 million and they also have a policy of hiring nearly 80 percent of all workers from Hawaii.
Trump: There’s Something on Obama’s Birth Certificate That He Doesn’t Want Us to See
In the interview, now posted on YouTube, O’Reilly said he dismissed the controversy after investigating it himself because the announcements published about Obama’ birth are in the two Hawaii news dailies, The Honolulu Advertiser and the Honolulu Star-Bulletin.
Two weeks ago, Trump said he felt like it was possible that Obama born in the United States, but today, he said he is not so sure because of many pieces of evidence he reviewed since. Trump said average people who don’t believe Obama was born in the United States are afraid to speak out because they will be ridiculed.
See the interview on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQFbVWHnzp0&feature=player_embedded
Rush Limbaugh to take on Honolulu City Council at the Steps of Honolulu Hale?
Rush Limbaugh joked on his popular national syndicated radio station yesterday that he planned to go to the Honolulu City Council after his noon golf tee time to respond to the council’s attempt to sanction him for his imitation of Chinese dictator Hu Jintao.
Limbaugh, a frequent visitor, comes to Hawaii to golf and vacation. Both Honolulu Council members Romy Cachola and Stanley Chang introduced a resolution to condemn Limbaugh and ask advertisers to stop supporting his radio program. It was part of a campaign across the county by liberal lawmakers to attack Limbaugh on this issue.
Limbaugh’s comments were documented here:
RUSH: The Honolulu City Council has passed an official resolution condemning me…over my so called impersonation of Hu Jintao…No, I’m not kidding!”
“You know, I am responsible for quite a bit of economic stimulus in Hawaii, from their medical community; to the hospitality community; to the golf course community.”
“The City Council of Honolulu [passed] a condemnation, an official resolution demanding that I apologize.”
“We have to check the archives to see if the Honolulu City Council ever did issue a condemnation of Mao Tse Tung for the genocide of Chinese people back when the cultural revolution, the great leap forward and all that stuff, took place,” asked Limbaugh.
The only council member of 9 to oppose the sanction was Tom Berg. See Hawaii Reporter’s coverage here.
Shooting for the Stars
There are two opportunities for up and coming stars to be featured on television.
Hawaii children, 6-12 years old, can promote traffic safety, practice their broadcast reporter skills and learn about the industry each Friday in May. To become a Hawaii News Now KidCaster, parents can submit a video of your child reporting on traffic conditions or presenting a traffic safety message from now through April 15, 2011. Visit www.hawaiinewsnow.com/kidcaster for more information. The program is run in conjunction with Farmers Insurance Hawaii.
Shooting for the Stars II
Strong, empowered and confident women, listen up. World-renowned modeling agency, Wilhelmina Models is hosting an open call for the Wilhelmina 40+ Model Search Presented by Miraclesuit on Sunday, April 10, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Kahala Mall. They are looking for women over the age of 40. Ten finalists will be flown to New York for the big finale event at Macy’s Herald Square, hosted by “Dancing With The Stars” costume designer, Randall Christensen.
The nation-wide model search “embraces women ages 40 and up who exude beauty and confidence.” The winner will join Wilhelmina’s Sophisticated Division, which boasts elite supermodels such as Carol Alt.
Those in attendance will receive a complimentary makeover courtesy by Estée Lauder and fit tips from a Miraclesuit® stylist. They also will have their entry photo taken by a professional fashion photographer.
Here are the details from Wilhelmina:
· Open to women ages 40 and above
· Applicants will enter online from February 28, 2011 to May 24, 2011 at (www.wilhelminamodelsearch.com), by attending in-person casting calls, or by mailing in their favorite photo and brief personal summary
· Entry fee – $20
· Each applicant will receive a $20 coupon to apply towards a Miraclesuit® purchase at Macy’s
· Judges panel to consist of top Wilhelmina talent agents, celebrity Costume Designer, Randall Christensen, Estée Lauder Global Premier Makeup Artist, Blair Patterson, and a representative of Miraclesuit®
· Finalists to be announced at Macy’s Herald Square on June 30, 2011 in New York
· Ten Finalists will each win a trip to New York City to compete in the finals judging, including a fashion show at Macy’s Herald Square, and receive additional prizes from our sponsors.
· Grand Prize Winner:
o A five-year modeling contract with Wilhelmina Models
o A photo shoot courtesy of Miraclesuit®
o Miraclesuit® swim wardrobe valued at $1,000
o Opportunity to be a Miraclesuit® spokesperson for a year
o One year supply of Trimwater
o A $1,000 gift card to Macy’s
o A make-up session with Blair Patterson plus $1,000 worth of Estée Lauder cosmetics