Hollywood Hits Honolulu

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Honolulu has been a very popular destination lately for Hollywood! We had George Clooney filming his movie The Descendants, then the television series Lost wrapped. Many here in the film industry were wondering – what next? Well now we are entertaining the next installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean, the updated Hawaii Five-O television series and now tween sensation Justin Bieber is coming!

Usher and Justin Bieber
Usher and Justin Bieber (No Usher isn't coming to Hawaii...just the Bieber kid)

Ok lets get the tween sensation thing out of the way. Today VIP ticket packages went on sale for Justin Bieber. If you are looking for tickets, he will be performing in Honolulu October 8th and 9th at the Neal S. Blaisdell Center. It will be the 2nd leg of his “My World Tour.” If you are interested in the Honolulu VIP ticket packages, you need to visit and register his site at www.bieberfever.com – yes that is the site!

Captain Jack Black in Honolulu
Captain Jack Black in Honolulu

Moving on…Johnny Depp fans – filming is underway on Oahu for Pirates of the Caribbean 4! Today filming actually closed two popular tourist spots so they could film at Halona Blowhole and the Koko Head Rifle Range. Many residents actually went out to the open casting call for pirates back in April. Apparently the Black Pearl Ship can now be spotted off Honolulu’s shores. My question is – where is Johnny?

Which Actor of the New Series Has NEVER Watched the Original?
Which Actor of the New Series Has NEVER Watched the Original?

So old school fans of Hawaii Five-O will be interested in knowing that today they started filming the revamped t.v. series at the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Waikiki. In true Hawaiian style, they started very early with a traditional Hawaiian blessing. Apparently before they moved on to the other locations, they were filming at the hotel. So much to the guests delight, they awoke to all the Hollywood excitement!

The New Hawaii Five-O Cast
The New Hawaii Five-O Cast

Canadian born actress Grace Park, who will be playing the character Kona Kalakaua, is looking forward to going surfing during her Hawaii Five-O down time. And interesting to note is that actor Scott Cann, who will be playing the character of detective Danny Williams, announced that he has never, ever watched the original Hawaii Five-O series.

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