Wednesday, March 24, 2004



Dress your kitchen

Chef Roy Yamaguchi takes to the Home Shopping Network March 31 to sell a new line of cookware that he describes as "kitchen jewelry."

Yamaguchi will introduce a 16-piece line of pots and pans that come in baked-on enamel tones of magma red, kiwi green, Pacific blue and pearl black. The cookware is extremely sturdy for home kitchens, made of stainless steel with an aluminum base, but what Yamaguchi is most excited about is all the color.

He says it will make cooking fun. "You're not staring at something stark."

The shopping shows will be broadcast before studio audiences four times on the 31st, at 2, 6 and 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Footage showing Yamaguchi using the cookware was shot at Roy's Tampa restaurant.

Prices for the set have not been set.


[Da Kine]

Hawaii sculptor Sandy Vitarelli photographed by Al Gilbert.

An eye for faces

"An Evening with Photographer Al Gilbert" will spotlight Gilbert's illustrious career as a portrait photographer. The free public talk, slide presentation and book signing presented by the UH Pacific New Media program takes place at 7 p.m. tomorrow in the Yukiyoshi Room of Krauss Hall on the University of Hawaii-Manoa campus.

Gilbert will show his portraits of such notable individuals as former President Bill Clinton, Pope John Paul, Martin Luther King Jr., Frank Sinatra, and numerous other dignitaries and celebrities.

The photographer will discuss the challenges of his work, share anecdotes, and reveal his insightful methods of facial analysis, useful for all artists.

Gilbert was named one of the top 50 influential portrait innovators of the 20th century, with The British Institute voting him the top portrait photographer in the world.

The 80-year-old master photographer will also present two workshops -- a master class Friday and an on-location shoot Saturday (both run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.). For information, call Outreach College at 956-5666 or go online at

Got screenplay?

Got a screenplay to share and no one's taking your calls? Cut through the bureacracy ... via online auction.

Beginning Saturday morning at, reality TV fans who think they have the next reality TV hit idea will be able to bid for the opportunity to pitch that idea to reality TV executives.

A total of 48 10-minute, face-to-face meetings with Los Angeles studio execs will go on the auction block in three phases of 16 three-day auctions each. The second phase begins on March 30, the third on April 2.

High bidders will be invited to L.A. in May to pitch their ideas to 3 Ball Productions, producer of the reality hit "For Love or Money." One finalist will then be invited to convince a network exec to turn his or her idea into a reality series.

Proceeds will go toward the P.S. I Love You Foundation, a nonprofit assisting at-risk children. To learn more, visit

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