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Posted on: Friday, February 9, 2001

'Baywatch' stars keep busy after cancellation

By Wayne Harada
Advertiser Entertainment Editor

COCONUT WIRELESS: Life goes on for a couple of "Baywatch Hawaii" regulars. Jason Momoa, who played Jason on the show, was asked to play Britney Spears’ love interest in her next music video. He turned it down because he has a commitment in Las Vegas for a Regis Philbin show - but doesn’t know if that will stick. Look for Momoa as a Valentine sweetheart in the current Pop Star teen magazine ...

And Pat Morita, who played Hideki Tanaka on "Baywatch," has completed a new national TV spot for Lipton Soup. "It’s kind of a bizarre situation," he said. "Ostensibly, we’re in the kitchen with Sally Jesse Raphael (the talk show hostess) and her house guests are me, Chuck Woolery (the game show host) and Little Richard (the Good Golly, Miss Molly’ rocker). Go figure that out. It’s for Sizzle and Stir, a new Lipton product." Morita said Richard had to do 22 takes for one line and take four steps ...

ITEMIZATIONS: That white Windstar with the LUCEEL plates is owned by Frank DeLima, the Captain’s Table comic. And, yes, that was DeLima dining the other night at Maguro in Kaimuki. As he continues his diet, DeLima said that he frequents the Wisteria, which prepares him the dishes without overdoing the calories ...

Israel Kamakawiwoole’s music will be on America Online’s welcome page again from 2 p.m. Sunday, because of an overwhelming response when used previously. . .

And that familiar, attractive face in those recent Clairol Herbal Essence TV commercials belongs to Christina Tollinchi, former Castle Performing Arts Center actress, who played Rizzo in "Grease" and Aunt Eller in "Oklahoma." Tollinchi also was a dancer for Bette Midler’s last Los Angeles concert ...

That blues wonder, Jonny Lang, showed up at Brew Moon earlier this week; also, rapper Ludicrous dined there, reports restaurant g.m. Shawn Rupert ...

RANDOM NOTES: It’s Hammer Time! Gregg Hammer & Da Cuz’in’z will launch "Flashback," a musical look at vocalists from the ’60s to the present. The show opens at 8 p.m. today at the All-Star Hawaii (formerly, All-Star Cafe), with additional performances at 8 p.m. Feb. 14 and 7 p.m. Feb. 21. Da Cuz’in’z includes Darryl Anguay, Freddy Paraz, Mike DeGuzman, Eddie Pugay, Steve Matsumoto and Bert Higa ...

Gary "U.S." Bonds has replaced Rare Earth on that Johnny Rivers-Little Eva dance concert at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 24 at the Sheraton Waikiki’s Hawaii Ballroom ...

The Geezers, the country band, are so popular at the Banana Patch Lounge of the Miramar Hotel, that a second night has been added to its gig. Now you can hear ’em Mondays and Thursdays. And guest troupers are frequent, too, like Keoki Lake, Edmonton steel guitarist, and Cordell, local country singer a.k.a. Keith Haugen ...

Keola Beamer is touring the West Coast to promote his newest CD, "Island Born," on his own label, Ohe Records. Taiko master Kenny Endo is on the tour, too, on select dates. Beamer has gigs in California, Washington, Oregon and Colorado, but will also hip-hop to all the Neighbor Islands in March ...

And that’s Show Biz ...

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