Eddie Sherman

Eddie Sherman
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Wednesday - March 30, 2005
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HONOLULU NEWSSTAND: You probably won’t believe this, but Baywatch is gonna be made into a movie. Baywatch? Yup! I mean a reeeeealllly BIG movie. Who’s the brave man planning to do that? None other then one of the greatest directors in all of movieland — Steven Spielberg. When I heard the news I immediately called Greg Bonan, who co-created and produced the long-running series. “Yes, Eddie, it’s true. We hope to shoot some of the film in Hawaii, especially using the water tank there, one of the best. But the show however will be about L.A. County lifeguards and will be set on the beaches of Santa Monica and Malibu. But you know me. The more I can do in Hawaii the better I like it” … More Haolewood pupu: Tom Hanks, (Rita Wilson, Hanks’ wife), supermodel Claudia Schiffer, Robin Williams, Jay Leno and Honolulu businessman Nick Susner dined together at a Beverly Wilshire black-tie affair recently honoring bike-riding champ Lance Armstrong, a testicular cancer survivor. So, what were all these stars doing with Susner? Lemme tell ya. Susner’s Honolulu hi tek firm, STI (Science & Technology, Inter’l) has developed incredible diagnostic imaging devices (for the military) over the years that they are now taking to the commercial world, especially the medical field. One of STI’s amazing efforts can detect cancer of the cervix and colon, fr’ example, in a totally non-invasive procedure. It’s revolutionary. The global market for cancer detection and treatment is estimated at $50 billion. The Entertainment Industry Foundation, one of the dinner’s sponsors, is interested in working together with Susner’s firm in cancer research and awareness … Entertainment of the deep: Diane Ako (KHNL) News 8’s weekend anchor) telling pals about experiencing one of the most beautiful “concerts” ever. It happened in about 40 feet of water off East Oahu’s Lanai Lookout while she was scuba diving with Hanauma Bay manager Alan Wong. The “singers”? Whales. Sez Diane: “It was so overwhelmingly beautiful I was almost moved to tears” …

Aaron Mahi

Honolulu news makes the big time: Thanks to the prestigious Wall Street Journal. thousands of its readers around the country now know the story about the recent brouhaha in Hawaii starring Aaron Mahi and Mayor Mufi and a cast of hundreds. It was front page news. And a very lengthy, in-depth story. If you’d like to read it, the Journal published in on March 10. And, on the same front page the Journal featured a story about Broadway musicals along with a picture of one of the Great White Way’s most successful young producers, Kevin McCollum. Two of Kevin’s big hits — Rent and Avenue Q. What’s that got to do with Hawaii? Just that Kevin still has a lot of friends here where he grew up. Small world, eh? … Items are everywhere: While enjoying an ono meatloaf dinner at Ed Wary’s Auntie Pasto Italian eatery on Beretania, got to kibitz with local actor Allen Cole at the next table celebrating his lovely dotter Maxine’s 14th-b’day. Cole has appeared in almost every TV series filmed here and is seen frequently in local stage productions … Despite having both legs recently amputated, at St. Francis Medical, former Hawaii deejay and musician Greg “Kukui” Nutt is still full of good cheer and resilience. He’d been flying helicopters in Asia when he broke his back after a fall and was paralyzed from the waist down. Friends are just amazed at his good-cheer attitude. And you think you’ve had a tuff time? ... Congrats to Waikiki’s legendary beachboy Rabbit Kekai. The 84-year-young Rabbit recently won the Santa Cruz Open Surf Classic. “Never felt better in my life,” sez Rabbit, who’s instructed the world’s more famous how to surf. And still has his concession on the beach

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