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“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...

‘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...

‘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...

“LOST” at Work (Updated)

“LOST” at Work (Updated)

SPOILER ALERT! Updated Sept. 3 at 7:24 a.m. HST. The “LOST” production crew was hard at work the day after Labor Day, spotted on opposite ends of the island. At least two units were filming today, one in Waikiki and the other on the North Shore. This morning, I was...

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...

“LOST” Open Casting Call Tomorrow

“LOST” Open Casting Call Tomorrow

Production on the fifth season of ABC’s hit television series “LOST” begins this weekend, and the creators of the show are looking for talent right here in Hawaii. They’re holding their first “open casting call” tomorrow at Ala Wai Elementary School. They’re looking for all shapes and sizes, though fluency...

Hele On to Comic-Con

Hele On to Comic-Con

My wife Jen and I will be attending Comic-Con International 2008 in San Diego this week. Dubbed by some as the “Geek Prom,” Comic-Con is no small gathering of basement-dwelling nerds. Everyone from Hollywood’s biggest guns to aspiring web cartoonists shows up for Comic-Con, which sold out last week. Over...

Evangeline Lilly of ‘LOST’ on Hawaii

Evangeline Lilly of ‘LOST’ on Hawaii

In an interview with MSN TV News, Evangeline Lilly — who plays fugitive-turned-mom on ABC’s hit series “LOST” — notes the downsides of living in Hawaii. MSN TV: Does spending so much time in Hawaii ruin it as a lovely place to be? Evangeline Lilly: It’s true, but you still...

LOST Wrap [Updated]

LOST Wrap [Updated]

Today is the last day of shooting for Season 4. And driving to work past Honolulu Harbor this morning, what should appear like a vision but the Freighter Kahana. She was docked at Kewalo Basin, where tell-tale trailers and crew trucks were gathering. But I had to do a double-take....

LOST Adrift [Updated]

LOST Adrift [Updated]

SPOILER ALERT! As we draw nearer to the Season 4 finale, the “LOST” production crew is bringing the story ever closer to the pivotal moment when the Oceanic Six get off the island. To tell that story, they headed way out to Wai’anae, the arid, rural west coast of O’ahu....

LOST Party

LOST Party

Scaling down somewhat from the huge shoot at Kalaeloa on Wednesday, the “LOST” crew headed out to upscale East Honolulu today to film at a mansion in Kahala. Specifically, they returned to Hurley’s mansion as last seen in “Tricia Tanaka is Dead,” a $5.5 million property that’s actually on the...

LOST at Home

LOST at Home

SPOILER ALERT! It was a big day for “LOST.” A week after a big shoot in Kaimuki, the crew moved to an even bigger stage on the other end of the island. A huge crowd of extras reported to the old Barbers Point Naval Air Station in Kalaeloa, taking over...

Jill Kuramoto Welcomes Baby Jace

Jill Kuramoto Welcomes Baby Jace

Back in February, I was elated to break the news that KITV news anchor and reporter (and “LOST” celebrity) Jill Kuramoto was expecting. Well, this morning, the good word came from coworker Rich Fewell (via Twitter): “Jill K had her baby!” The details later arrived at the Inside KITV blog...

LOST on Saturday

LOST on Saturday

You know it’s crunch time for the “LOST” production crew when the work week stretches to six days. My friend Ian Kitajima stumbled across the production crew at the First Hawaiian Center in downtown Honolulu on Saturday. I had to wait until this morning to see if another friend who...