Saturday, July 31, 2010

Alex Expands His Team

By Pam

IMDb recently updated Alex O'Loughlin's contact information to include ID Public Relations.  His publicist is listed as Jodi Gottlieb, Vice President, Talent.
His choice is keeping in line with the rest of his team.  He has chosen people with integrity and honesty.  Those people who will always watch his back.  
We have long-standing, positive relationships with the media who value us because of our integrity and the clients we represent.*
Alex’s next role, Steve McGarrett, in this Fall’s Hawaii Five-0 on CBS, will surely make him a star.  There will be so many more requests for his time and he will find it virtually impossible to keep up.  His publicist will be his liaison to the media and the public who want a “piece” of him.  Now is the time for Alex to add to his team.
I would advise actors to not hire a publicist until they have an important and visible project or role to promote—for example, a television series…**
…the real job of any publicist—is to remind people in the industry just how wonderful an actor is. People forget, especially if the actor hasn't gotten that high level of attention before. If they aren't at the level where they are the star, it's time to think about hiring someone when they get the role where that can change.**
With stardom comes press, some good and some not so good. Stories will be told and some may be untrue.  It will be up to Ms. Gottlieb and her team to set the record straight.  The media will go to them  to confirm or deny any rumors that might crop up, without spin.
There is a perception that PR is about hype and spin. We’re not about hype and spin. ID champions the visionary, the passionate and the authentic.*
Visionary – passionate – authentic. This describes Alex as I know him.   It seems like a perfect fit to me.
Best of luck to Alex and his team.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Celebrities And Their Stuff

by carol

Fans of actor Alex O’Loughlin can readily tell you he is a collector of watches and Alex himself has explained why.
“I collect watches. I love them. I’ve been obsessed with watches since I was a boy. My grandfather had a watch. Before he died, he used to turn wood, make beautiful tables. At his workshop, he had this old watch. It was, like, stainless steel with a black face, some old Swiss watch.
“It was cold, and I’d put it to my face. It was cold, metal, heavy. It was like a story in his life. It had dings in it. I remember looking at it when we’d go fishing. So from that point, I’ve always had this thing with watches.”

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Pardon My Poll

by carol
Elmo Roper, polling pioneer
Ah, dear readers, another day another poll. Lately, my inbox is overflowing with a plethora of pleas to participate in polls.
My favorite celebrity, Alex O’Loughlin, seems to be caught up in this mania. Consider the scope of polls like these. Who would you vote for?
  • Best looking guy most likely to respond to his own name.
  • Most adorable person likely to open his eyes before getting out of bed.
  • Hunkiest man most likely to put his pants on one leg at a time.
  • Sweetest man most likely to put one foot in front of the other when walking.
  • Most appealing man to swallow when he drinks.
  • Most attractive man to open a door before he walks through it.

Now, if there were a poll for the person least likely to care about a frivolous poll, I would vote for Alex.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

To tweet, or not to tweet? It's a question!

by carol

This blog begins with the assumption that you know what Twitter is and may have tweeted once or twice yourself.

For a celebrity, Twitter can be a very effective method for marketing their career, or not. Twitter gives a celebrity control over information about himself/herself, or not.  Twitter can let celebrities communicate directly with fans, or not.
Like any tool, Twitter can be successful and fun, or not. Why you use it and how you use it can help make that determination for a celebrity.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Alex Fitting In

By Pam

As Alex starts his new adventure on the island of Oahu filming Hawaii Five-0, it struck me how comfortable he will be with the culture and traditions of Hawaii. His own values and mores fit in very nicely with those of the Hawaiian people.

Monday, July 12, 2010

The New Steve McGarrett

By Pam

What attributes make a man? Depends on the man. My dad was a strong man and always took charge. We looked to him to solve all our problems. He was quite tough in many respects.
Tough is good. I believe a man should have the ability to stand up, take responsibility for himself and his actions. Of course, that depends on his upbringing.  By and large, I think the role model in a small child's life sets their personality into adulthood.
Steve McGarrett's father was a well respected member of the Honolulu Police. In my version of Steve’s back story, young Steve watched his dad strap on his gun before work, kiss his mom goodbye and walk out the door thinking how long it might be before he could spend time with him again. He watched his mom hold down the fort as his dad worked well into the night, sometimes not coming home for two days straight. Steve was the little man of the house on those days. What kind of man would young Steve become? He would become a Navy SEAL.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

It's A Small World After All: Romy Bartz

by carol

In 2002, 22 students received a Bachelor’s Degree in Acting from Australia’s National Institute for Dramatic Acting. Alex O’Loughlin, then Alexander O’Lachlan, was part of that graduation class. Eight years later, I wondered how his other classmates had fared.

Classmate Romy Bartz turned out to be the daughter of Australian actress Belinda Giblin, best known for her long-running TV appearances on The Box and Sons and Daughters.  Giblin cast her daughter as her co-star in a 2003 production of Love Child.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010


By Pam

The ever-so-witty Hawaii Five-0 writer, Rick Orci, recently 
tweeted WWMcGD and supplied this picture.

I got to thinking perhaps the more 
interesting question is, WWMcGND? 

 McGarrett would NEVER:
 1. Call for backup
 2. Forget deodorant
 3. Admit he prefers Lite beer
 4. Forget to eat his Wheaties
 5. Get drunk in a public bar
 6. Leave his shoe laces untied
 7. Admit to having to use an SPF 50
 8. Carry less than 10 gun clips
 9. Admit his ringtone is Bieber
10. Join
11. Admit he has a thing for older women in positions of 
12. Wear gloves with fingers
13. Eat pineapple
14. Wear a Speedo
15. Admit he uses Snuggle
16. Refuse “the gas” at the dentist
17. Chase the bad guy when he can order Danny to do it
18. Drive a hatchback
19. Use a night light
20. Admit he's afraid of squirrels

Monday, July 5, 2010

Armchair Paparazzi

 By Pam 
The word, paparazzi, is taken from Frederico Fellini's film La Dolce Vita (The Sweet Life). One of the characters in the film is a news photographer named Paparazzo. It has been written that Fellini took the name from an Italian dialect that describes a particularly annoying buzzing mosquito noise. I get the picture. I see a photographer running to get the coveted picture of a famous celebrity, muscling his/her way past whomever is in the way, trying to get up close...buzzing, annoying, a nuisance.