Sunday, March 18, 2012

Tomorrow night don't miss a new Hawaii Five-0!

HOT BOYS Latest lust: Alex O'Loughlin

Monday, March 12, 2012

Hottie Alex O'Loughlin knows all about being third-time lucky. After starring in two television series, Moonlight and Three Rivers (as a vampire and a doctor, respectively), they were canned after the very first season, Alex now has a bona fide hit on his hands as Commander Steve McGarrett in the action-packed revisit of Hawaii Five-O.
We chatted to Alex about why this is his toughest role yet, how he deals with being recognised and having his dream crushed as a kid!

Everyone in Hawaii seems to love the show...
"...It's kind of a big deal. The locals know how important this show is to the economy and to tourism. They're just so full of love and we fight really hard to maintain the integrity and the truth of the Hawaiian people and culture. It's genuinely respected by them."

It's the toughest role I've ever had...
"...The thing with playing McGarrett is that in every episode there's a huge stunt sequence: he's going to dive out of this plane or he's going to wrangle this horse or he's going to shoot all these people so, for me, as the actor who's nowhere near as tough, capable or smart as McGarrett, I need a vigilant and balanced life around work. This means a good diet, enough sleep, and some kind of relaxation to keep the mind clear so you don't get too stressed."

I also seem to take my shirt off — a lot...
"...Because that's so fascinating, right?" [he laughs].

I get recognised a lot here in Hawaii...
"...Some days, it's great, But some days you just get dickhead after dickhead filming you and getting right up in your face. It becomes your day-to-day life and you develop a mechanism to deal with it."

I don't get back home much...
"...I bought a house here [in Hawaii] that's just beautiful and it's always full because my friends and family visit. But I miss my mum. And I miss my mates."

As a kid, I wanted to be a fighter pilot...
"...When I was in first grade, I had a teacher who was a real piece of work. She said, 'Okay, class, let's talk about what you want to be when you grow up.' I answered with 'I'm going to be a fighter pilot!'. She looked at me and said, 'Don't you have asthma?'. I said 'Yes...' and she goes, 'You'll never be a fight pilot', and moved on to the next kid. She crushed my dreams!

I'm still not a fighter pilot, but I love my job...
"...I go to work and ride horses, scuba dive, jump out of planes and fly stuff. It's insane."

Catch more of Alex in season one of Hawaii Five-O, out now on DVD.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Rose Freeman dies at 82 - Entertainment News, TV News, Media - Variety

Rose Freeman dies at 82 - Entertainment News, TV News, Media - Variety
Posted: Tue., Mar. 6, 2012, 11:57am PT
Rose Freeman dies at 82
Managed 'Hawaii Five-O' legacy after husband died
Rose Freeman, an actress under the name Joan Taylor who later managed the "Hawaii Five-O" property created by her husband, writer-producer Leonard Freeman, died of natural causes in Santa Monica on Sunday, March 4. She was 82.
Freeman started her career as a performer at the Pasadena Playhouse, where she met Leonard when both worked in a production of "Here Comes Mr. Jordan."

Under the name Joan Taylor, she starred in such science fiction films as "Earth vs. the Flying Saucers" and "20 Million Miles to Earth" and Westerns including "Rose Marie," "Apache Woman" and "War Paint."

On TV she played Milly Scott on "The Rifleman," starring alongside Chuck Connors and Johnny Crawford, and guested on numerous other shows.

After Leonard's death in 1974, Freeman transitioned into managing the "Hawaii Five-O" property; the original series ran from 1968-80, followed by runs in syndication and a CBS series remake that premiered in 2010.

Freeman was also a writer. She penned an episode of "Family" in 1979, and a novel she wrote was adapted into the 1983 telepic "An Invasion of Privacy." She was also one of the writers on the 1997 romantic comedy feature "Fools Rush In" and adapted a book for the 2002 telepic "Heart of a Stranger."

Rose Marie Emma was born in Lake Forest, Ill. Her mother, Amelia Berky, was a vaudeville star in the 1920s; her father, who had been a prop man in Hollywood, moved to Lake Forest to manage a movie theater. She graduated from the Chicago National Assn. of Dancing Masters and headed to Los Angeles when she was 18 to become an actress.

Freeman is survived by three daughters, two brothers and six grandchildren.

Donations may be made to Leo Baeck Temple, 1300 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049 or Skirball Hospice, 6345 Balboa Blvd., Suite 213, Encino, CA 91316.

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Saturday, March 3, 2012

'Hawaii Five-0': Alex O'Loughlin to take brief break for treatment

Matt Carter
TV Examiner

It's hard not to admire Alex O'Loughlin after hearing this new bit of news concerning the actor. Rather than try to sweep a problem under the rug, the actor's representative have announced publicly that he will (per Deadline) be taking a brief break from "Hawaii Five-0" (likely just one episode) in order to seek some treatment for what is being destricbed as treatment following a shoulder injury:

“Alex is taking a short break from Hawaii Five-0 to receive supervised treatment for prescription pain medication due to a recent shoulder injury.”

CBS has also released a full statement, and in it they are making sure that their support for O'Loughlin is evident:

“We respect and support Alex’s decision. Everyone at CBS Television Studios and Hawaii Five-0 wishes him well, and we look forward to his return.”

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