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Have You Noticed That 'Modern Family' Is Oblivious To the Recession?

by Allison Waldman, posted Apr 28th 2010 10:07AM
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There's so much to like about ABC's award-winning new sitcom 'Modern Family' that it seems almost curmudgeon-like to complain. Nevertheless, you have to wonder where in the world 'Modern Family' is located. No, not the place; it's clearly Southern California. No, it's the economy. 'Modern Family' resides in an economy unaffected by the recession. Everybody is doing well. Nobody's worried about paying the mortgage, or – God forbid – facing foreclosure. Things are going so well in 'Modern Family' world that the entire clan is heading to Hawaii for a family vacation.

Wow, remember when your family could afford to fly off for a holiday? It was probably some time around the turn of the century ... 2000. Maybe 'Modern Family' is in a time warp because they're all checking into the Four Seasons Maui. It'll be the May 12 season finale, so tune in if you want to live vicariously.

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'Modern Family' Going Hawaiian

by Allison Waldman, posted Feb 27th 2010 5:36PM
modern_family_placardGidget did it. Elvis had a special there. 'Lost' calls it home. CBS is even bringing it back with a modern take on 'Hawaii Five-O'! Well, the Dunphys, Jay and Gloria, Cam and Mitchell are the latest. That's right, 'Modern Family' is going to Hawaii. It's not a permanent relocation.

At the Paley Festival on Friday night in Los Angeles, 'Modern Family' executive producer Steve Levitan revealed that that show is being filmed next week. He explained why the family is all going native, saying, "Jay thinks that he and Gloria are going by themselves for this romantic getaway, and she surprises him by inviting the entire family."

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So What Has Conan Been Up to Since His 'Tonight Show' Ended?

by Bob Sassone, posted Feb 16th 2010 12:26PM
ConanWhat has Conan O'Brien been up to since his seven-month stint as host of 'The Tonight Show' ended? The same exact thing he did during the writers strike a while back: he grew a beard! This time he did it in Hawaii, where he's on vacation with his family while he figures out his next move.

One thing is certain: Conan looks much better without hair on his face.

[via Pop Candy]

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'Lost's' Daniel Dae Kim tapped for 'Hawaii 5-0' remake

by Allison Waldman, posted Feb 8th 2010 10:00AM
daniel_dae_kim_lost_abcCBS's new incarnation of 'Hawaii Five-0' to a huge step towards becoming a reality with one casting move. Daniel Dae Kim will be playing one of the 'Hawaii Five-0' team. The 'Lost' veteran, who is available for work because the ABC drama ends on May 23, will be a cop on 'Five-0.'

No, they're not making Steve McGarrett, the lead detective. Kim has been cast as Detective Chin Ho Kelly, the second or third guy, depending on the episode. In the original series, Kam Fong played the role, and James MacArthur as Dano was perceived more of the second guy on the team. But in today's more diverse era, Kim may have a more prominent role than Fong did.

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Review: America's Next Top Model - Let's Go Surfing

by Michael Pascua, posted Oct 29th 2009 12:59AM
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(S13E08) I don't know how America's Next Top Model's photoshoots continue to grow more and more insane. This week, Tyra decided to turn the model hopefuls bi-racial. Surprisingly, the photos didn't turn out bad, just not model-like.

You know it's never good when a boring character gets a character. The mathematician Brittany caught the bitch bug and complained about how immature Erin was for the rest of the episode. Guess what happened at the end of the episode? I would rather have gotten the "fading away" edit that Tyra loves so much.

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Han Solo, P.I.

by Bob Sassone, posted Jun 4th 2009 7:02PM
We've seen TV show/movie mashup videos before, but this one is rather brilliant. It's the Star Wars movies done as the opening to Magnum, P.I. They didn't just find a few scenes that went well with the music, they actually went through the movie and found exact scenes that fit each scene in the Magnum opening. Below is the video. After the jump, the comparison.

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Hey, Hurley from Lost has a blog!

by Bob Sassone, posted May 26th 2009 1:24PM
Jorge GarciaEven when your job keeps you surfing online all day and night, you can sometimes miss things. Case in point: this blog that Lost's Jorge Garcia keeps. And it's not one of those celebrity blogs that are either written by someone else and/or updated once a month with news on their latest "project," this is a real blog. Today he talks about how he spent his birthday (and it doesn't involve an iPod toilet paper holder).

This could be a fun way to kill time while we wait for the final season of the show.

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Lost celebrates 100th episode with Ace of Cakes' Duff Goldman

by Jonathan Toomey, posted Apr 21st 2009 12:30PM

The Lost 100th episode cake by 'Ace of Cakes' baker Duff Goldman.
Despite the fact that news about Lost's 100th episode celebratory cake has been bouncing around the 'net since February, I thought it might be worth mentioning it again since the milestone episode ("The Variable", S05E14) airs next Wednesday, 4/29.

As you can see, the cake, created by Duff Goldman and his crew from Food Network's Ace of Cakes, features a ton of characters from the show as well as some iconic items that all Lost fans will recognize. To drum up some buzz for "The Variable," ABC recently released some more pictures from the cast party where the cake was presented.

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Top Chef's exciting new location

by Allison Waldman, posted Jul 4th 2008 8:02AM
Top C logoBravo's top-rated and highly acclaimed reality food show, Top Chef, has big plans for the fifth season. Like real estate, it's all about location, location, location and Top Chef has chosen a most unique place, somewhere you might not guess in a game of 20 questions. I'm not going to reveal the place until after the jump, because there may be some of you out there that want to be surprised.

Just to recap, Top Chef has already spent seasons in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Miami and Chicago. They've also had special episodes and finales in Napa Valley, Las Vegas, Hawaii and Aspen and San Juan, Puerto Rico. Traveling to interesting and even exotic locales is part of the fun, giving the contestants a chance to incorporate the regional foods and the style of that part of the world.

Okay, if the suspense is getting to you -- I know it is -- go to the jump and see where season five of Top Chef is going to be...

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Another Lost actor gets another DUI

by Anna Johns, posted Oct 26th 2007 11:02AM
daniel dae kim; lostDon't be surprised if Jin dies this season on Lost. That's what happened when two other actors on the show got DUIs (although, the producers swear their deaths were not related to their off-set antics).

This time, Daniel Dae Kim got the DUI. He was arrested early Thursday by Honolulu police, taken into custody, then released on bail. Kim joins the ranks of Cynthia Watros, who played Libby, and Michelle Rodriguez, who played Ana Lucia.

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Why Kristen Bell isn't doing Lost - UPDATE

by Anna Johns, posted Aug 14th 2007 8:59AM
kristen bellKristen Bell, formerly of Veronica Mars, was reportedly asked to join the cast of Lost next season as a new, recurring character (one of The Others!). But, Bell has apparently turned down the opportunity to live and work in Hawaii in favor of living and working on Broadway in New York City.

According to TV Guide's Michael Ausiello, Bell will take over the lead role in the Broadway version of Legally Blonde in February. He's putting two-and-two together to come to this conclusion, but it seems pretty logical. She has wanted to do Broadway in the past, but her Veronica Mars schedule would never accommodate it.

This seems like an...interesting...career choice. A role on Lost would boost her visibility with mainstream viewers, while a role on Broadway will only make her visible to those who are into that sort of thing. But, if Broadway's your dream, go for it!

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Sorry, guys. Kristen Bell is not joining Lost

by Anna Johns, posted Aug 11th 2007 4:09PM
kristen bellAll casting rumors for Lost seem to have been debunked almost as quickly as they spread.

Last week, Isabelle reported on word that Veronica Mars' Kristen Bell and Prison Break's Peter Stormare were being considered for two new recurring roles on Lost. The Stormare rumor got squashed pretty quickly, and today TV Guide's Ausiello is reporting that Kristen Bell won't be joining the cast, either. The reason, he says, is because Bell didn't want to relocate to Hawaii.

Well, shucks. I adore Stormare and would love to see Bell get a gig that'll give her a wider audience.

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Lost gets three more seasons

by Anna Johns, posted May 7th 2007 10:01AM
lost castThis morning, ABC announced that Lost will get three more seasons, but only 48 more episodes. That means each season will have only 16 episodes, as opposed to the traditional, full-season run of 22-23 episodes. Executive producers Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof have agreed to stick around for the final three seasons and guide the show to the ending that they want. (Each guy is reportedly getting an 8-figure deal to stick around) Of course, nothing is being said about which actors will be on the show that long.

This new end point pushes about 20 more episodes out of Cuse and Lindelof than they had hoped. Last January, the producers said they saw the show wrapping up at about episode 100, but the new deal pushes Lost's entire run to 120 episodes.

Lost fans, are you willing to wait three more years for answers? Seems like a long time...

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The Amazing Race All-Stars: "Low to the Ground, That's My Technique" (season finale)

by Anna Johns, posted May 7th 2007 12:26AM
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(S11E13) Ahhh... I really was rooting for the Beauty Queens! I think they were really, really bummed about coming in very close second. I wanted to cry with them. I'm not sure what my problem is with Eric & Danielle. I just felt like they didn't have a whole lot of personality, unlike the other teams in the top three. I feel like they pout a lot.

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Don Ho dead at 76

by Bob Sassone, posted Apr 15th 2007 7:28AM

Don HoHawaiian singer Don Ho, whose most famous song was "Tiny Bubbles," died yesterday morning in Honolulu of a heart attack. Ho had several heart problems in recent years, had a pacemaker installed, and had experimental surgery done in Thailand two years ago. He performed right up until the end, with his last show this past Thursday.

Ho hosted his own variety show, appropriately titled The Don Ho Show, on ABC in 1976-77. He made appearances on several TV shows, including McCloud and Hawaiian Eye, but most of the time he appeared as himself, in shows like The Brady Bunch, Charlie's Angels, One West Waikiki, Fantasy Island, Sanford and Son, The Fall Guy, Life Goes On, Batman, and I Dream of Jeannie.

I think it used to be a law that every TV show had to film at least one episode on location in Hawaii, and if they did, Ho guest starred.

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