Monday, May 28, 2012

Secret Document....shhhh.

By Pam

WOW! Was I the lucky one! I was just sent this scan of a seemingly "official" document by an anonymous person. It's a list of spin-offs starring the regulars of Hawaii Five 0. It's from the creative department over at SeeBFs. Looks real to me. Take a gander, but keep it to yourself. *wink wink*

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From: SeeBFs Creative Dept.
May 28, 2012

Potential Spin-off  for H50 regulars

Scott Caan:
Danno Knows Best (sitcom) - a family show about a single dad (duh)
Jersey Justice (drama) – Danny dishes out vigilante justice in Newark

Daniel Dae Kim:
Chin Deep (drama) - Chin infiltrates an underground endangered species smuggling ring
Irish Outcast (drama) - Chin Ho Kelly goes to Ireland to search his roots

Grace Park:
My Cuz, Kono (sitcom) - criminals on Oahu drop Kono’s name as their cousin to get better treatment
Bikini Bumpkin (sitcom) – Kono finds herself in Kansas, not even near a lake

Alex O'Loughlin:
The King's SEAL (drama) - Steve moves to Jordan and becomes the king's head of security
Navy's Gravy (sitcom) - Steve becomes a Navy trainer to a bunch of misfits

Masi Oka:
Covert Coroner (drama) - Max loses his medical license, yet relatives of the murdered seek his expertise to solve the crime
Audacious Autopsy (Sci-Fi) - Max exhibits contempt of decorum when performing autopsies

Michelle Borth:
Cat's out of the Bag (sitcom) - Catherine resigns from the Navy and enters the real world
The Brunette and the Brigade (sitcom) - Catherine becomes the commander of seamen organized for military service on land




Monday, May 14, 2012

Search and Sarcasm

By Pam

People wind up at this site for many reasons. Usually, they're looking to find out more about Alex O'Loughlin. They'll do a search using their own choice of keywords, and hopefully find the answer they're looking for. The majority want to know about Alex's tattoos, his recent physical appearance, and the most popular search, if he really broke his arm.

Here are a few actual searches that stood out from people who visited us during a one week period recently. I decided to offer them my personal search results. I hope no one is offended; it’s all in good fun. — why was Alex O'Loughlin
   He’s not dead, so, he “is” not “was.” Alex is because his parents came together one time, had sex (you don’t need me to explain that, too, do you?) and made him. — where is alex o'loughlin now
   You mean NOW now? At this very moment? Let’s see, it’s 10:15am my time, so that’s 4:15am Hawaii time. He’s got to be sleeping, or in the bathroom. — is alex o'loughlin sick 2012
   I don’t think so, but I do remember he had a cold in 2011. He definitely was sick with a flu thing in 2008. — why is alex mclaughlin sick
   Probably because you keep spelling his name wrong. — did alex o'loughlin break his arm
   Hell no! Read my blog post McGarrett's Uninterrupted Break: thereal "cast" in Hawaii Five-0 (April 20, 2011) Where have you been the past year?? — what happen to alex o'loughlin
   Well, when he was a kid he ran in to a brick wall on his tricycle. Can you be more specific? — hawaii five o fat man. how much does he weight?
   No, no…it’s not fat man, it’s Wo Fat. I’m guessing he weighs about 165-170. — hawaii five 0 whay is laugin noton the show
   I really don’t know. Did you call laugin’s agent? Maybe he’s busy doing another show. Why not write to Peter Lenkov and ask if he can book laugin for season 3. — how did alex o'loughlin break his arm
   GAAAAAAH!!! — Why is mcgarrett of Hawaii five o
   Well, it all started back in 1968. See, Leonard Freeman had this idea... — hawaii five o real
   I’m 99.9% sure it’s real. If it isn’t, I’d better get off the meds. Oh. You meant a real
5-0 Task Force. No, McGarrett is too busy heading up the fake one. — alex o'loughlin moto [sic]
   Gee, I never heard that he has a motto, but if he does it might be something like, A pat on the back is only a few centimeters from a kick in the arse. — alex o'loughlin dusty dog
   Aw, she’s not always dusty. Alex does hose her down every once in a while.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the people around the world who have visited O’Laughing Press the past two years. We appreciate each and every one of you.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Too many balls in the air?

by carol

Life is a juggling act for all of us. At times it is impossible to keep all the balls in the air. Celebrities have an additional ball to deal with. 

Few celebrities master the delicate balance of separating their public and personal lives, and to some extent, they are not to blame. Celebrity publicists and spin doctors work around the clock to manipulate the media, catapulting struggling artists into superstardom and forever changing their lives. Once an artist becomes popular, every aspect of their lives is dissected, and media outlets dig shamelessly for background and lifestyle information.
"As I’ve gone on, I’ve become more guarded about what’s personal and what’s public, and I’ve become smarter about how I protect myself and my family. Deb and I protect each other and the family before anything. That’s the priority." Hugh Jackman
Some celebrities manage to maintain distance between the press and their privacy. Generally, these are artists who have risen to the level where just their association with a project guarantees its success, or those who have regained control of their lives from the spin doctors. They spend more time honing their craft, than in competing for magazine covers, and it is they whose careers last well beyond the media blitz.

There comes a time when they must decide between being a celebrity, and the things that are important to them. Many young celebrities yearn for the spotlight, until something devastating happens in their lives. It is important that when they achieve a certain level of celebrity, that they begin to take those steps necessary to establish how they want their lives to be in the future. If an artist achieves fulfillment from their work, and not the facade of their celebrity, they'll have a much better chance of having a balanced life.

“You use your money to buy privacy because during most of your life you aren`t allowed to be normal.” Johnny Depp
The first and most common way of dealing with public life is to cut oneself off from it. Fame often comes with a great deal of money, which a celebrity can use to wall himself off from an overly intrusive public. He can buy a home in a gated community, take his kids to a private school, hire bodyguards to protect him when he goes out, and use personal assistants to run errands such as shopping. Some keep a sharp eye on the line between their public and private lives, and ensure that it never gets crossed. They will stipulate that certain interview questions never be asked, they will keep their family clear of paparazzi or public events, and they will not seek out interviews or exposure except when it relates to projects they are involved in.
     "You can have it all, but not all at the same time. How important it is to take very good care of yourself, of your mental and physical and spiritual well being, it's hard to do.
     "It's easier to be a workaholic than to have a truly balanced life. It's very tough teetering on that tight rope of balance and balancing too many responsibilities." Quentin Bryce