By Dave Donnelly

Friday, February 21, 2003

On TV, it’s hair
today, gone tomorrow

BRYLCREME stock will probably drop now that Trista, "The Bachelorette," has chosen Ryan, the fireman who never combs his hair over the ultra-coiffed, slicked-back Charlie on the ABC "reality" show. Tonight's the night to catch Sarah Wayne-Callies, Punahou '95, on "Law and Order." She's much in demand in TV circles after appearing in the short-lived "Queens Supreme," and is playing Jane in a WB pilot of "Tarzan in New York." ...

JUST making W Magazine's A-list of top decorators is Michael Smith. Not only has he designed for Hollywood stars and studio chiefs, Smith's inspiration can also be found in Hawaii at the Turtle Bay Resort's new luxury beach cottages. The 42 oceanfront cottages cost $150,000 each and have recently been home to the stars of "Blue Crush," "The Big Bounce" and "The Untitled John Hamburg Project." Who knows, if you buy the right unit you can say you've slept in Jennifer Aniston's bed, the one in which she bunked with Brad Pitt while filming the Hamburg Project at Turtle Bay ...

Sea legs

LONG-distance sailor Bruce Burgess developed his sea legs while sailing out of the Ala Wai Yacht Harbor at an early age. Last week he flew home after three months Down Under delivering yachts, racing in the often treacherous Sydney-Hobart Race and visiting friends sailing in the America's Cup. He's developed a reputation as quite a yachtsman. But it seems he's more at home on the water than on land. He hadn't been ashore from his trip for more than 10 hours when disaster stuck. After spending an hour feeling like an idiot and occasionally calling "help" to no one in particular, Burgess tired of being locked in the guest suite at the home of Dr. Bob Braun, veterinarian to the dolphins, and placed a sheepish "May Day" call to sailmaker Tom Andrewes for help. Some guys need land legs as well as sea legs ...

BACK from Sydney, Australia is radio man Ron Cooper, who endured 10 days of more than 100-degree temperatures. Things were even worse just south of there where 509 homes (at latest count) were destroyed by fire brought on by the scorching temperatures. Cooper also brought back news of the death of Bill Morse, longtime radio figure in Hawaii dating back to his days as producer of the "Aku" radio show ... And the date of March 6 has been set for the scattering of ashes of Bob Maynard off the Waikiki Yacht Club. Before moving North to Alaska, Maynard owned the Chief's Hut and other bars and eateries in Hawaii ...

Street walking

LOCAL singer/actor Charles Degala, a veteran of the travel and entertainment industry, has become one of the four male singers performing in Tihati's new "Harbor Days" show at Aloha Tower Marketplace Tuesdays though Thursdays. The shows take place during lunch hour, so his bosses at Summit Lending, where he's retail loan manager, aren't concerned. Their offices are located at Harbor Court, just across the street from the Marketplace, so all he has to do is stroll across and sing ...

Dave Donnelly has been writing on happenings
in Hawaii for the Star-Bulletin since 1968.
The Week That Was recalls items from Dave's 30 years of columns.

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