Fashionistas hit the beach
"Sunset on the Beach" takes a fashionable turn this weekend with a hair and fashion show featuring the latest looks from Japan presented by Tamaris on Saturday, and the film "The Devil Wears Prada" on Sunday.
The Tamaris show starts at 6 p.m. Saturday in the open air at Queen's Surf Beach. Sunday's screening begins at sundown. The PG-13 film is about a naive young woman who scores a job as the assistant to one of New York's biggest magazine editors, the ruthless and cynical Miranda Priestly. It stars Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway.
Admission to both events is free.
PHOTO COURTESY MARYLEA CONRAD
You gotta have faith, according to local swimwear designer Marylea Conrad.
Bracelet makes faith trendy
With so much uncertainty in the cosmos related to issues of war, violence, economics and natural catastrophe, Marylea Conrad started wearing a wooden bracelet daily as a symbol of her faith, which she compares to wearing a crucifix.
It's turned out to be a fashion statement, as those who have seen it have been asking her where to find it.
The enterprising designer is offering the wooden stretch Faith bracelets at $6 each. Inquire at email@example.com or call 561-5691.
Playwright Kneubuhl to give talk on writing
Playwright Victoria Nalani Kneubuhl presents a talk, "Don't Call Us Cannibal: Two Generations of Pacific Family Writing," from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, in the Ching Conference Center at Chaminade University.
The free presentation is part of Chaminade's Second Annual Popular Culture Association Conference.
Kneubuhl's plays have been performed throughout the United States, as well as Great Britain, Asia and the Pacific. A writer and co-producer for the television series "Biography Hawaii," she is the recipient of the Hawaii Award for Literature in 1994 and the Eliot Cades Award for Literature in 2006.
The Popular Culture Conference will take place tomorrow through Sunday on campus, 3140 Waialae Ave. Call 739-8533 or visit www.chaminade.edu.
Suit tags Dog 'abusive, violent and outrageous'
NEW YORK » An actor who says he created the Honolulu-based show "Dog the Bounty Hunter" reality TV program has sued the show's producers for at least $5 million in royalties, salary and other compensation.
Boris Krutonog of Los Angeles says the A&E Television Networks and others failed to pay him for the fourth season of the show as its creator and co-executive producer. Filming for the fifth season recently began.
Krutonog also complains that he was the target of "abusive, violent and outrageous conduct" and "episodes of psychotic behavior by" the show's stars, Duane "Dog" Chapman and his wife, Beth, according to papers filed this week in Manhattan's state Supreme Court.
An A&E network spokesman said he could not comment on pending litigation.