'Lost' surfers find success at Pipeline
MEMBERS of the "Lost" crew made a splash in the Pipeline World Championship Longboard Surf contest on Feb. 9. Grip Lance Hookano
won the competition, and on-set dresser Kainoa Dahlin
placed second. Both made it to Turtle Bay in time to shoot their night scenes in the jungle.
"PLASTIC SURGERY: Before & After" on Discovery Health Channel will feature Hawaii surgeon Dr. Robert Peterson on an episode called "Double Take" to air Sunday. Peterson, chief of plastic surgery at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children, will operate on two Hawaii residents. He'll repair a baby girl's cleft lip and palate to improve her appearance and health, and perform a cosmetic face lift, breast augmentation and tummy tuck on a 54-year-old Kailua resident.
JOELLE-LYN Sarte, winner of the Women's Filmmaker Initiative screenplay competition at UH, will hold auditions for her film "Home Again." Actors will be called to Crawford Hall room 105 at the University of Hawaii from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for a cold read.
Parts are available for women ages 6 to 52 -- several of Filipino descent or resemblance. Call casting director Jennifer Tokunaga, 371-2022, to schedule an appointment, or visit www.homeagainmovie.blogspot.com.
THE ACADEMY for Creative Media will host James Paul Gee, a professor at the University of Wisconsin, to teach a master class on video games as an art form next Wednesday from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at UH.
IT SEEMS THAT Michelle Rodriguez -- the talented and attractive former "Lost" star who can't seem to get out of her own way -- is back in the public eye. After appearing at the Marc Jacobs' show during Fashion Week with the anklet that monitors her location and alcohol level, Rodriguez attracted attention with her blog about what happened when she was arrested in Hawaii.
Apparently, Evangeline Lilly advised Rodriguez to stay overnight following a party. But Rodriguez declined. "I guess a drink or two can make you reason like a teenager or an insecure dork," she wrote. She also talked about how much she loves Hawaii, despite the way it ignites her allergies.
In the end she summarized her travails: "Life's a bitch and then I laugh. I just don't like being toyed with. I'm a full on believer that we create our own chaos, yet those that are strong will always get the shorter end of the stick, that's when I step back, weigh things, evaluate them, and stand stronger than I was before the storm. One thing's for sure, I'll take the FBI approved truth serum over a VCR Dog Tag any day of the week. I've got nothing to hide."