Spielberg on Big Island for filming
MUCH BUZZ has surrounded Steven Spielberg's
"Indiana Jones," which recently finished filming at Yale. The New Haven Register reported that security was tight, and anyone who tried to take pictures was decidedly unwelcome. But that did not prevent residents from catching a glimpse of the action. A friend who works at Yale told me, "New Haven was transformed." The crew dressed storefronts and displays to re-create an earlier era. They also removed stoplights and placed old-fashioned street lights along the road. Next up on the big-budget shooting schedule? The Big Island, where Spielberg arrived earlier this week.
WE SAID we would not report on "Bachelor" Andy Baldwin for a while, but several readers continue to ask if Baldwin and Tessa Horst are still together. Indeed, they were very much a couple at the Cholo's 2,000-meter rough-water swim competition at Waimea Bay last Saturday, where both participated in a challenging event that traversed the bay twice. Baldwin, 30, finished fifth in his age group in an impressive 31:28. Horst, 26, placed 19th in her age group in 44:11. After the competition, they blended easily with fellow athletes, sporting uncombed hair as they lingered after the event to munch on muffins and trail mix.
On another note (for the ladies), Baldwin has always made an effort to be fully clothed for interviews with the media, but a Speedo keeps few secrets, and he looks even stronger than he did on television.
IT'S AN ODD venue for a beach show, but Court TV seems to be having good luck with the theme. The success of "Beach Patrol: Miami" and "Beach Patrol: San Diego" prompted the network to follow Hawaii lifeguards on the job. The eight-episode series is part of the network's R.E.D. lineup: "Real, Exciting and Dramatic!" According to press materials, "this fast-paced, hard-driving series will feature daring rescues on some of the world's most beautiful and sometimes most dangerous beaches, including Waikiki, Sandy, Maka Pu, Pipeline, Waimea Bay and Sunset." Maka Pu?
We trust the lifeguards, who work with local firefighters and police officers to solve problems in and out of the water, will reveal a heroic but honest side of Hawaii to the 88 million viewers who tune in to Court TV. "Beach Patrol: Honolulu" premieres Monday at 8 p.m., with back-to-back half-hour episodes.
THE FIRST wave of cruiser-class boats is under way in the Transpacific Yacht Race. But the fastest vessels -- including Roy Disney's Pyewacket and Morning Light -- don't start until Sunday. Because they will travel into Hawaii waters, Disney invited Kahu Daniel Akaka Jr. to Long Beach today to bless Disney's boats before they launch.
LOOK FOR Josh Holloway (Sawyer on "Lost") to emerge from Hawaii waters in a new commercial for Davidoff Cool Water, a fragrance for men, according to Sky News Australia. Yes, he will be shirtless.