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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Tuesday, October 4, 2005

SHOW BIZ
Fans hope to find Boone's ghost on 'Lost'

By Wayne Harada
Advertiser Columnist

LOST HORIZONS: Ian Somerhalder, who played Boone Carlisle till his demise in the first season of ABC's "Lost," has been spotted around town (and even working out at 24 Hour Fitness in Kane'ohe), prompting the question: Is there life after death? On "Lost," where secrecy and tight lips abound and conspiracy theories run rampant, you can be gone but you may reappear in flashback, in visions, whatever. Somerhalder's fans (and there are many) certainly would like to see him again, even as a ghost. ...

In the October issue of Stuff magazine, Dominic Monaghan, who portrays Charlie Pace on "Lost," reveals some fascinating truths. Of his character's on-again, off-again drug habit, he admits, "There are two different Charlies ... when he's high and when he's not. So I have two different kinds of performances." Of his "heroin," he reveals: "It's brown sugar. You get some really sweet boogers. You have to be careful not to snort too much of it, but it's happened a few times. You just find dessert up your nose couple of hours later." ...

SIGHT 'EMS:When "The Full Monty" opened at Diamond Head Theatre, we sat in a row behind University of Hawai'i basketball coach Riley Wallace, who was amused at the hoopster-style warm-up routines of Matthew Pennaz, Ted Galaty, Howard Bishop, Malcolm Rolsal, R. Andrew Doan, Christopher Obenchain and Brent Yoshikami, who play the six unemployed steel workers trying to fine their niche as strippers. Did that segment get a choreographic nod from Wallace? Nope, the smooth figure-8 moves were choreographed by guest director Timothy Albrecht, but Wallace and his wife who were guests of show sponsor Carolyn Berry (as were Vicki and Jimmy Borges) beamed his seal of approval. He told DHT folks that the routine is "tougher (to do) than it looks." ...

"South Pacific," premiering Friday night at Paliku Theatre at Windward Community College, had a doggone charming moment at rehearsal one night. When Steve Wagenseller, playing Emile de Becque, was singing "Some Enchanted Evening" to co-star Maryn Good, as Nellie Forbush, a dog owned by theater technical director Jack Hufstetler shuffled on stage and plopped herself next to Wagenseller, thoroughly enjoying the serenade like a true female in love. ...

SHOW BITS: Filipino music fans should watch for "Sharon, the Mega Tour 2005," at 7 p.m. Nov. 13, when Sharon Cuneta takes the stage at the Stan Sheriff Center at the University of Hawai'i-Manoa campus. Her guest star will be ex-local boy Martin Nievera, so it's her show, not his. And get this: VIP seats are $150 (including dinner) and $100 (show only), with general seats going for $75, $50 and $35. Call 349-8201, 393-7000 or 944-2697, or visit www.etickethawaii.com. ...

Jasmine Trias' earlier-announced appearance Oct. 15 at Kapono's at Aloha Tower Marketplace has been postponed "due to scheduling conflicts." ...

AROUND 'N' ABOUT: Matt Derby, public relations manager for ResortQuest Hawai'i, had a "shaka moment" recently in New York City, with Flavor Flav at his side. Derby was part of an O'ahu travel group promoting the Islands and Flav told him that he had just returned from an Island gig and vacation, where he presumably learned to flash a shaka sign, which he demonstrated to Derby. ...

Cecilio and Kapono got a rousing welcome at their recent Hilton Waikoloa Village "Return to Paradise" gig on the Big Island. After their high-energy performance in the Grand Ballroom, they scooted to the Malolo Lounge for cool jazz, hanging out with their fans. ...

And that's Show Biz. ...

Wayne Harada is on vacation, but prepared this column before his departure.

Show Biz is published Tuesdays and Thursdays. Reach Wayne Harada at 525-8067, wharada@honoluluadvertiser.com or fax 525-8055.