Category: Television

Rebecca Mader of “LOST” Mugged

Rebecca Mader of “LOST” Mugged

“LOST” star Rebecca Mader, who plays newcomer Charlotte, posted to Facebook that she was mugged. The posted item read: “Rebecca Mader is recovering from being mugged last night :( I’m OK, just shaken up. x.” The note collected dozens of sympathetic comments from friends and fans, though the item and...

“LOST” Among the Tombstones

“LOST” Among the Tombstones

SPOILER ALERT! “LOST” returned to Oahu Cemetery this morning, perhaps a fitting location on the brink of Halloween. The historic graveyard previously appeared in the Season 2 episode “Lockdown,” as the not-quite-final resting place of Anthony Cooper. It seemed, at first, a peaceful scene, with Matthew Abbadon (Lance Reddick) bringing a wheelchair-bound John...

“LOST” Returns to Santa Rosa

“LOST” Returns to Santa Rosa

SPOILER ALERT! “LOST” returned to the campus of Windward Community College in Kaneohe today to film yet another scene at the “Santa Rosa Mental Institute,” where our dear Hurley (Jorge Garcia) has been a tenant. From veteran spotter “Grappler” (who previously reported from the Windward side) comes this account of...

Welcome, Pop Candy Readers!

Welcome, Pop Candy Readers!

Whitney Matheson’s “Pop Candy” blog at USA Today is a must-read for any pop culture fan. Jen and I were bummed that we missed Whitney at Comic-Con. So as a longtime reader, it was a thrill to find that she featured this blog today in “Tracking down the ‘LOST’ gang.”...

“LOST” in Kaimuki

“LOST” in Kaimuki

It was a late night for “LOST” at Sacred Heart Academy in Kaimuki. “LOST” spotter Joel posted a couple of photos and sent Hawaii Blog this report from the scene: “They had a massive set of lights set up and Ben, Desmond and a woman were in the scene (I...

“LOST” in Long Beach

“LOST” in Long Beach

SPOILER ALERT! The Waikiki Yacht Club was transformed into the “Long Beach Harbor Club” for evening shoots last night and tonight. Cranes and production trucks were parked nearby, as well as three notable vehicles: the blue Canton-Rainier Carpet Cleaning van, Kate’s silver Volvo, and a silver Jaguar S-Class. My friend...

“LOST” on the Move

“LOST” on the Move

“LOST” rolled up to Hawaii Medical Center East, a.k.a. St. Francis, in Kalihi (just up the street from Hoffs Drawler and Simon’s Butcher Shop) today. Parked in front, Jack’s Ford Bronco, a blue cargo van with “Canton-Rainier Carpet Cleaning” emblazoned on the side, and a Los Angeles Paramedics ambulance. Matthew...

“LOST” on Stormy Seas

“LOST” on Stormy Seas

SPOILER ALERT! When the sun goes down on Friday, most people rejoice at the end of the work week. Today, however, sunset meant things were just getting started for the “LOST” production crew. They commandeered the swimming pool at Kaneohe District Park, converting it into a film-studio-grade water tank. The...

“LOST” About Town

“LOST” About Town

SPOILER ALERT! It’s been a busy few days for the “LOST” crew. This morning, they turned up in the heart of downtown Honolulu, taking over Alakea Street near South King St. — an immensely busy intersection. On the scene were Matthew Fox and Evangeline Lilly, and their respective cars (the...

Andy Bumatai Taking a Talk Show Break

Andy Bumatai Taking a Talk Show Break

Another day, another “Twitter exclusive.” Local comedian and talk show host Andy Bumatai has announced that his show, “NightTime with Andy Bumatai,” will be put on hiatus until next year, and will be filmed in yet another new location and have a different format. “I’ve decided to put my show,...

Shawn Ching Leaving KITV

Shawn Ching Leaving KITV

KITV news anchor Shawn Ching is leaving the station after November to pursue a career in law. Coworker Rich Fewell broke the news on Twitter this afternoon. The Roosevelt High School grad has been with the station for over twelve years, starting as its sports director in 1995. He previously...

iLovePhotos Now Available

iLovePhotos Now Available

After over two years of development, Hawaii-based Blue Lava Technologies has finally released iLovePhotos, its desktop photo organization and sharing application for the Mac. The launch comes on the heels of the company’s well-received debut at DEMOfall in San Francisco, a leading launchpad for startups. Here are a few of...

‘LOST’ by the Sea

‘LOST’ by the Sea

SPOILER ALERT! Thanks to the talented ‘LOST’ production crew, an otherwise unremarkable corner of Honolulu was once again transformed into an exotic, international location. This morning they turned up at the Keehi Boat Harbor on Sand Island, a largely industrial area in the flightpath of Honolulu International Airport, and built...

Obama, Letterman on Hawaii

Obama, Letterman on Hawaii

Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama appeared on “Late Show with David Letterman” last night to talk about Bill Clinton, Sarah Palin, and foreign policy.  Part of the conversation, however, touched on Obama’s first trip to the Mainland as a young boy. Dave: “I want you to tell us a little...

‘LOST’ Fueling Up

‘LOST’ Fueling Up

SPOILER ALERT! The “LOST” production crew returned to Kaimuki today, taking over the Chevron gas station at the corner of 11th and Harding avenues. It was renanamed “Smith Stop and Run,” and the price of regular unleaded was set to a tantalizing $3.22 a gallon.  On the scene were Naveen...

Daniel Dae Kim in Denver

Daniel Dae Kim in Denver

Hawaii superblogger Ian Lind, who was covering the Democratic National Convention in Denver, sent along links to his photo gallery, which included a few shots of “LOST” star Daniel Dae Kim. He was one of many local and national celebrities that attended the event, and KGMB reporter Keahi Tucker interviewed...

“LOST” Falls

“LOST” Falls

SPOILER ALERT! The “LOST” production crew returned to the North Shore of Oahu this afternoon, setting up near Waimea Falls mauka of Waimea Bay. Access to the park was shut down at 6 p.m., suggesting a night shoot among the thick trees and brush. And one intriguing prop was spotted...

‘LOST’ in Makiki (Updated)

‘LOST’ in Makiki (Updated)

SPOILER ALERT! (Updated 11:59 p.m. HST ) Just in time to kick off the weekend, the “LOST” production crew was spotted in Makiki… not two blocks from where my family and I used to live. They’ve commandeered a four-story apartment complex at 1818 Anapuni St. to film a scene with...

‘LOST’ Departure

‘LOST’ Departure

SPOILER ALERT! It was a long day on the job for the “LOST” crew… and for a bunch of lucky extras. One of them was disappointed to miss a party tonight, but only a little disappointed. So I gather from a cryptic e-mail forwarded this afternoon. Instead of a potluck...

‘LOST’ is Rolling

‘LOST’ is Rolling

SPOILER ALERT! Like the first blooms of spring, there’s always something heartwarming about spotting the first location shoot of a new season of “Lost.” Cameras started rolling this morning for Episode 5×01, “Because You Left,” in Kahala in East Honolulu. Shooting took place inside the private residence off Onaha Street...