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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, December 22, 2006

Isle filmmaker's 'My Life' on TV

Advertiser Staff and News Services

Eric Byler (Moanalua High School, Class of 1990) will have a lot riding on "My Life Disoriented," a 27-minute TV pilot that made its debut at the Hawai'i International Film Festival this year and gets major PBS exposure at 10 p.m. Tuesday on Island affiliates KHET and KMEB.

"If all goes well, it could become the first Asian-Pacific-American TV series since Margaret Cho's 'All-American Girl,' " Byler said, via e-mail.

"My Life Disoriented" is airing on 500 PBS stations nationwide as part of the acclaimed PBS series "Independent Lens." He's urging viewers to tune in and let the local PBS affiliate know what they think.

Wayne Harada, Advertiser Staff Writer

'DEATHLY HALLOWS' FOR HARRY POTTER

OK, Harry Potter fans, you can begin to salivate. The final installment of J.K. Rowling's incredibly popular fantasy series about the boy wizard now has a title.

If you want to find out for yourself, visit Rowling's Web site, www.jkrowling.com, and play a little game of hangman she has set up for devotees. Click on the eraser on her home page and find your way to the game.

Rowling's U.S. publisher, Scholastic, released a statement yesterday announcing the name of the most anticipated book on the planet: "Book VII: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows."

No publication date was provided. Rowling wrote on her Web site in an entry posted on Tuesday: "I'm now writing scenes that have been planned, in some cases, for a dozen years, or more."

ROSIE 'A WOMAN OUT OF CONTROL'

Rosie O'Donnell may have started a war with Donald Trump when she called him a "snake-oil salesman" on "The View" Wednesday.

O'Donnell's salvo came in response to The Donald's beneficent announcement that he would not fire Miss USA Tara Conner over some allegedly bad behavior.

Trump fired right back at Rosie, calling her "a woman out of control" and muttering threats of lawsuits over statements by O'Donnell questioning his financial well-being.

"You can't make false statements," Trump told People magazine. "Rosie will rue the words she said. I'll most likely sue her for making those false statements and it'll be fun."

O'Donnell realized she was in for a fight after she criticized Trump, saying: "Here comes the lawsuit. Get ready. This is going to be good."

DIDDY A DADDY WITH TWIN GIRLS

NEW YORK Call him P. Daddy.

Sean "Diddy" Combs and girlfriend Kim Porter became the parents of twin girls yesterday, with the hip-hop impresario flying in from a movie set in Canada for the birth at a Manhattan hospital, said a Combs spokesman.

LEWINSKY EARNS MASTER'S DEGREE

Monica Lewinsky, the former White House intern whose escapades with Bill Clinton led to his impeachment, has graduated from the London School of Economics.

Lewinsky received her master's of science degree in social psychology last week.

Now 32, the recent grad is interviewing for jobs in Britain, her publicist said.