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Life around #AlexOLoughlin – a week in review (15 – 24 Jul 2017)

Five years ago when we started this site, we mainly did it to have some fun in our own way with our online friends who also adored Alex. At the time there were a number of fansites for Alex and they were doing a great job at keeping fans updated on a daily basis about things around Alex and Hawaii Five-0. We were not really a news site, but more of just a fun site. Since then nearly all of the worthwhile sites have closed down – all for different reasons. We personally still miss them all dearly.

Seeing such a lot of the old information getting lost, we started to repost some of the old articles and interviews and do transcripts of most of the videos as well. But our main focus always remained at sharing as many good quality pictures (old and new) of Alex as we can find, as well as Paula’s animated gifs and picture art of Alex. We also had some fun incorporating them with studies of Alex and his work.

We only started doing these weekly review post 2 years ago when our friends at AOL.WorldWide stopped updating their site and doing these weekly updates. We saw a very time-consuming void that needed to be filled and we took up the task and added our own flair to it. However since then another site also started doing wrap-ups and we see no need for all this double work in a relatively small fandom. We do not want to just duplicate things and this will therefore be our last weekly wrap for the time being – Until we find a different way to keep you entertained with the latest news and keep the discussions going.

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A matter that also disheartened us during this past week, is that some people are determined to suck the life out of being a fan and having fun on social media. A ‘photographer’ who has been hanging around the set for the past 2 seasons, whose pictures everybody have been sharing for a long time already, got his tail in a twist because people have been sharing his pictures and using them in videos, without giving him credit. Trust me we can sympathize with him, because we know the feeling. He subsequently locked his Twitter account and only direct followers can see his pictures. He however forgot, that now those few who do have access there, can post his pictures (with seemingly full credit to him) and everybody can see it, but none of the links to his pages work for those who do not follow him. Clever dear man – Cut off your nose to spite your face? Now others actually get the credit for his hard work – even if they ‘share’ where that they got it from him? And in my experience, in a few weeks from now those random set pictures will be old news and nobody will even bother about them anymore.

I also need to add to that, that even after promoting this person’s pages (specifically mentioning him in last week’s post) and sharing the links to his pictures and videos, he decided to block us for some reason. Most probably because we did not try to suck up to him or something – sorry, but we are not in the ass-kissing business. Neither do we care to share pictures shared exclusively to specific sites or from accounts that are locked.

We all are here to have some fun with Alex as fans and unnecessary pettiness of exclusivity only spoils the fun. We honestly want no part in that. Thank you to those who share their pictures freely with other fans. Only a few people are ever that lucky to find the opportunity to get close to Alex. And we appreciate every single one of you who are willing to share those few precious moments with the rest of us.

So let’s get on with the business of having fun with Alex …..

Life on the Set:

seonoopy  Yo Tamalex, I did it. It’s done. I’ll pay attention to this episode 802. Haha. I hate u and miss you. I’ll tell u all about it when I get there. #hawaii50 was an #amazing experience thanks to all these #characters #stevemcgarret #danielwilliams #lougrover


jmccormack27  On Set with Hawaii 5-0 filming at our hotel. #alexoloughlin @hawaiifive0cbs


 Fan Photos:

808_starchaserz Favorite Friday Nite Flick, glad to see them filming another season #hawaii50 #alexoloughlin #scottcaan #chimcbride #bookemdano


808_starchaserzOne of his most favorite actors, role plays mcgarrett with toy guns and a badge on his waist #rolemodel #hawaii50 #alexoloughlin

808_starchaserz @our_hawaii_life omg crazy fans were going crazy once they seen alex, kinda funny though hearing them scream for him

  • And some older pictures from last season of the same young man with Alex:

808_starchaserzDone son! Completed his personalize piece for his bedroom! Thank you cast!#hawaiifive0

808_starchaserz  Jaeden with his favorite 5-0 guy! Thanks Alex, homework motivation! #hawaiifive0,#alexoloughlin

808_starchaserz  Thank you Five-0 behind the scenes for helping make this 11 yr old kid stoked beyond words! He got to wear the “five-0 badge” , then goes home gets his nerf gun and recreate McGarrets moves lol @alohaspaceman, need an extra hes available lol#hawaiifive0

  •  And back to new season ….

icchawaii  Look who found Alex O’Loughlin from Hawaii Five-0. Mahalo Rina for the awesome photo!! .
#hawaiifive0 #explorehawaii #television


Tara Laulu  Having our brunch @ Plumeria with Aunty Mary Tori Keegan with her granddaughter Brittany & Kaylie. And here’s Alex with us.


jade_ariel_wannabe  This made me very happy today!! #hawaii #hawaiifive0 #stevemcgarret #alexoloughlin #alexoloughlin #holiday #moviesettour


Delia Sanchez Bacani (5 April 2011) ·with Alex O’Loughlin (aka Steve Mcgarrett)
Global Nations Scholarship Pageant (15 July 2013) · Miss Plus Global Nations 2013, Alicia Titus with Actor Alex O’Loughlin on the set of the hit TV Series Hawaii Five-O, Season 3

Hawaii Five-0 News for the week:

  • The major Hawaii Five-0 news for the week was the announcement if the new cast members and the promotion some of the local cast got on the show.

Hawaii Five-0″ announces 3 new cast members:

CBS says Ian Anthony Dale, Meaghan Rath and Beulah Koale are set to join the cast of “Hawaii Five-0” with its eighth season; Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park recently left the police drama.

Dale has had a recurring role on “Hawaii Five-0” as Adam Noshimuri since season two; he will be recruited by Five-0 head Steve McGarrett to work on the team. This summer, he is starring in CBS’ suspense thriller “Salvation.”

Rath will play Tani Rey, who is recruited from her job as a lifeguard at a hotel pool. The actress starred in the series “Being Human” and “Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life.”

Koale will play Junior Reigns, a former NAVY Seal who just returned from serving and is looking for a new job. He appears in the forthcoming feature “Thank You for Your Service.”

Continuing “Hawaii Five-0” cast members include Alex O’Loughlin, Scott Caan, Chi McBride and Jorge Garcia. The new season begins Sept. 29.

And from Star Advertiser and Wendie from Five-0 Redux

Hawaii actors Chun, Wily, Balmilero join main ‘Five-0’ cast

Fans may have missed the fact that along with Alex O’Loughlin, Scott Caan, Chi McBride and Jorge Garcia, recurring cast members Taylor Wily, Kimee Balmilero and Dennis Chun were also listed in the announcement as starring cast members. That means that along with Dale, the three have been elevated to series regulars.

Congratulations to them all! 


Something Pretty from other fans:

  • From Watch Magazine:

  A nice surprise in the new @cbswatchmag #AlexOLoughlin #H50 #Covet #YouveGotMale #TrunkShow

Most ‘interesting’ search for the week:

  • alex o’loughlin can he fly a helicopter


Next week:

  • They should be moving on to filming Episode 8:03 during this week.





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Life around #AlexOLoughlin – 3 weeks in review (26 Jun – 14 Jul 2017)

Yes, can you believe it, hiatus for cast and crew of Hawaii Five-0 ended more than a week ago already. It will definitely be a different kind of season for the show, and hopefully there are a lot of fresh new stuff to look forward to. Of course we are here to support Alex in his career and he remains our No 1 priority.

I am sometimes kind of bemused when people come here and try to insult us by calling us Alex-obsessed, and accuse us that we tend to place Alex on a pedestal. Well DUHwe are a fansite for him, so? And about the pedestal – most of the time he just gets himself up there, by who he is, what he does and how he does it. Sometimes those who work with him, or meet him, do it for us. They do it  without somebody even asking them for it, or them getting reward for it. They just can’t help but sing his praises. And most of the time, the praises are about him just being a very grounded dude who does his job with passion. What is there not to love about that?

Just to explain some of our logistics again, apart from this blog, we also have supporting pages on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. As we have done for the past two years, when fresh news and pictures come in during the week, we first post the worthwhile things on our Facebook and Twitter pages. At the end of the week, we make this summary post of all the latest stuff happening during the week and post as many of the pictures as we can find from people who post news regarding Alex. All our pictures and news will mainly be about him and things that affect him. We also try to add some fun to the post, and not just report the news ……

As always Thank You for those who take pictures and post pictures of Alex. And Thank You to those who find pictures that were posted in obscure places away from the tags where we normally look for new information – if we can see who found it we will normally credit them for the find. And Thank you to Bee for helping us locate all the stuff that we need to post – You are a star!

Here are some of the accounts that are worth your while to follow to get regular updates of pictures:  hawaii isla 808 @hawaii_isla808   ,    ,

Most of the pictures we add here are cropped and edited to correct some parts of it and to make Alex more visible. And remember that the credit and links to the original posts are in all in the names. And you can click on the pictures to make them bigger in order to see better.

Hope you enjoy our first post for the new season!

Life on the Set (Season 8):

  • Filming at the pool at the Hilton Hawaii Village.

anelawings  5-0 in the house 🤙🏻#hawaii50#H50 #hawaiifive0 #five0redux


sheila_piggy #hawaii50 filming in the #hiltonhawaiianvillage this morning 😍😍😍


Hawaii Isla 808  (12 July) ·This morning July 11, 2017 shoot filming near Hilton Hawaiian in Hawaii. Alex Oloughlin and Scott Caan today..


Joe Gizzarelli (12 July) Look who’s filming Hawaii Five-O right now at the hotel we’re staying at!!!


ryanimal47  Got be with the Hawaii five-0 cast for the day at the tapa tower

Kimferly Ann H. Ocampo-Vidal ·Hawaii Five-O Season 8 in Action

  • And if any of you are wondering who the actress is who are on so many of the pictures on set with Alex and Scott – It is Meaghan Rath. And although we could speculate that she might be a new regular cast member, there are no official news about it yet and we do not know if she is just a guest star in this first episode or if she will be there for more. Guess we will have to wait and see during the next few weeks if she remains on set, or if any official information about new cast members come through. Please don’t jump to conclusions and condemn the poor woman already before we know more.


Life on the SetVideos:

  • Update: Because of the original link being deleted, we uploaded it differently


  • Alex and Scott with Meaghan
  • And

Life on the Set – Earlier days:

(‘New’ old pictures found by the scouts)

David Stoker (20 November 2010)  Hawaii 50 filming today at the church. Here is a photo of Alex O’Loughlin who plays Steve McGarrett. Very nice guy. In fact the whole cast and crew are super nice. They are great representatives of the Aloha spirit of Hawaii.
Hale Koa  (21 January 2011) ·  Hawaii Five – 0 at the Hale Koa Hotel

Fan Photos:

  • New fan photos from the set this week:

jeffreys808  #hawaii50 is still here shooting at SIN lounge, but I think I need to stop sneaking shots to Alex. Haha! #tvshow #hawaii #McGarettgettingallbus


djcox15 Met the boys #Hawaiifiveo #h50 #hawaiifive0cbs


Other News for the week:

  • The new season kicked off with a Blessing ceremony at the studio on 7 July, with no footage from any news outlets. We only got some glimpses of the event. It looked like everybody was in good spirits. Of the main cast Alex, Chi and Jerry were there.
  • Blessing:

alexnwunderlaaand  Blessings on blessings 🙏🏼🎬🥂 #HQ #hawaiifive0season8

(Alex and Chi standing with their backs to the camera)


Dennis Chun  (8 July) Update from #dennischun Aloha, Most meaningful and beautiful Blessing Ceremony today. Great to see everyone and feel the eagerness to begin filming. Have a feeling that Season 8 will be a most unpredictable, meaningful and exciting one.
Mahalo all your aloha and support.
Malama Pono


Angela Gerstner (8 July ) Saved the best for last. Here’s a personal message I got from a crew member about this Friday’s blessing ceremony of H50 Season 8. I would like to share this for my fellow Alex and H50 fans: “Alex gave a great uplifting speech today. And Lenkov spoke highly about the cast and crew.”

  • Short Video taken at the event:


Alex and Charity:

  • Congratulations to Lynn who came in as the highest bidder of the CharityBuzz auction at $13 500. I am sure Taylor’s Gift Foundation and Alex are grateful that the bidding went that high. Lynn, we can only wish you the best of times there in Hawaii, and hope you enjoy you time on the set with Alex.
  • Here is a post from somebody who on a previous occasion also won a bid – this time not spesifically to meet Alex, but apparently Peter arranged it for them.

@PLenkov CharityB auction tomorrow also reminds me of how gracious you were in letting me & my dad meet Alex 2yrs ago when we won. Thx again

Alex & Family:

  • Belated birthday wishes to Alex’s eldest son Saxon, who celebrated his 20th birthday in the beginning of July.


Next Week:

  • They should wrap up with the first episode of Season 8 somewhere during this coming week and move onto Episode 8:02. Can you believe it?


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Life around #AlexOLoughlin – month in review (26 May – 25 Jun 2017)

With just a week and a half left to start of filming of Season 8 of Hawaii Five-0, I can now say that this has been the least hiatus exposure we got from Alex in the five years we have been around. Lucky for us we got one new picture today, and it looks like Alex is in good health and good spirit, flying back from San Francisco to Hawaii with Malia.

Since our last review post, there has also been a few “new” older pictures posted. And of course the adorable Father’s Day and the ‘Behind The Scenes’ video from Watch! magazine shoot.

Life on the Set:

  • Not sure exactly when this was taken, but somewhere before July 2016

   Hawaii 5-O film Crew & Cast😍

  •  From the set of Three Rivers

 debsynergy🎬😷 ..then there were my days on the Paramount Lot with hunky Dr Yablonski (Alex O’Loughlin) on the short-lived CBS TV Series Three Rivers. He was one actor that really got into his part. He asked me to promo him sutures (stiching material used after surgery) so he could practice his techinque. He became an integral part of Donate Life (an organization that supports organ donation) and always wore the yellow bracelet that they had given him! He always had time for my vendors (signing autograph on Promo Work Hat). I used to visit the set and they would perch me on the camera dolly📽😎 #cbs #alexoloughlin #tvseries #setlife


Fan Photos:

ksoerya   Any girl who grew up in Hawaii and surfed idolized Malia Jones. We got to swap seats with them on the plane home from SF! 🏄🏻‍♀️🌊

(Thank you @alohaspaceman for the find)

Other Events:


Alex –  Father’s Day:


Something pretty:

  • The new cover banner on our Facebook page:

Remember to click on the videos to play them


Most ‘interesting’ search for the month:

  • the story behind alwx o loughlin ohster farm sex scene


Next Week:

  • We hope that in a weeks time, there will be some news of exactly when filming will start (We presume on the 6th of July), and if we might be able to get a glimpse of the Blessing Ceremony for the season. We will as usual try to keep you posted and provide you with links of any live feeds or videos of the event.

Hope you enjoy the rest of your week!

 aloha wave gif


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Life around #AlexOLoughlin – two weeks in review (13 – 25 May 2017)

Okay, we have passed the halfway mark and only about another 6 weeks left before the end of hiatus for cast and crew of Hawaii Five-o. I think we will soon have the   back in the office, brainstorming the first episodes of Season 8.

It seems like Alex is really keeping a low profile and hopefully enjoying every minute of his down time. No sightings or any fan pictures shared lately.

On her Instagram, Malia shared some lovely pictures from Tulum in Mexico. It looked like she was on a 10 day break, before she reported being back home on the 13th, just before Mothers day. My guess would be that it was a little intimate vacation for her and Alex, while the two boys were still at school – purely guessing of course, because we have no conformation about it who were there with her or not.

We are grateful for everything new we did get since our last report ……

Life on the Set:

Brenda Lorena Garcia  T•O•N•I•G•H•T Catch us on the Season 7 Finale of Hawaii Five-O at 9p.m PST on @cbstv 😘 #tonight #cbs #hawaiifive0 #h50 #hawaii50 #seasonfinale #season7 #finale #grateful #blessings #stunts #action #actress #fun — with Kara Petersen, Amber Lamarca, Glen Coco, Brenda Lorena García and Milly Nalin Matlovsky.

Fan Photos:

  • From way back in 2010
Anne Mays-Miles  (28 September 2010) ·Filming the 6th episode of Hawaii 5-0 (just happened to see actor that plays “Steve McGarrett) the day we visited the Battleship. — with Alex O’Loughlin.

Other News for the week:

Of course the big news of the week was the CBS Watch! Magazine. As with anything related to Alex, it was definitely worth the wait and excitement.

Unfortunately there were some reports of fans getting their magazines damaged in the post, and then also the unlucky ones who received copies with covers other than Alex.

Alex supporting causes:

Ho’ola Na Pua We are very thankful to Alex O’Loughlin & the Hawaii Five-0 team for their support & collaboration. Millions have been educated about the national issue of sex trafficking because Hawaii Five-0 joined the fight. We are building a response network!#H50 & #HoolaNaPua fight #SexTrafficking


Something Pretty:


Some Trivia for the week:

  • If you are interested to know more about the special effects of making the finale of Hawaii Five-0, have a look at this article in Post Magazine, by Linda Romanello, posted on 1 May 2017:  (Full article in link)

VFX: Hawaii Five-O

“Yes. This is a specific case, though. I’ve worked on a lot of cop shows in my career, and for the most part, those kinds of shows are formulaic. The funny thing about Five-0 is that, since I jumped on board, at least four, five, six times a season, there’s something whacky they try to do. It’s outside the mold of your typical procedural cop show. Beyond that, it’s what I call the invisible effects. You don’t know we were there. If we do our job right, viewers are going to watch the episode and go, ‘I can’t believe they got the main actor to jump on top of this truck from the tunnel overhang and rescue these poor ladies.’ If you don’t know we were there, we did our job right.”

 Reviews of the Season finale:

The words of a fangirl:

  • Something interesting to read from writer Wendie Burbridge from Five-0 Redux for Star Advertiser:

Facing our anxiety about season 8 of ‘Hawaii Five-0’

Most ‘interesting’ search for the week:

  • alex o’loughlin adjusting his junk


Next Week:

  • Now that we have seen and read the Watch! article, there is not really anything we know of to look forward to for the next week(s) – but let’s hope for some more surprises like the heartwarming story about the life of Oscar nominated writer Luke Davies, that included bits of  his longtime friendship with Alex:  #AlexOLoughlin ……. Friends will be Friends.

Thank you to the Aussie fans who found and shared it with us.

 g'day mate smiley gif

Hope y’all enjoy a wonderful weekend!


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Hawaii Five-0 Main Man #AlexOLoughlin wearing Worn Free

Something different for today. Two years ago we made a post about Alex’s favourite T-shirts ( Alex O’Loughlin & his favourite T’s ). We saw this little article from last year and thought it would be good to do another one for fun …..


It all began in a tiny bright orange office above a hairdressers across the street from Johnny Rockets on Melrose Ave. We were just starting out and had to pay people who helped us in t-shirts, luckily for us these people included Alex O’loughlin straight off the boat from Australia just hanging out in Laurel Canyon waiting for his next big acting project.

Alex actually featured in our first catalogue and is still a great friend to Worn Free. He was actually moaning at us the other day because some of his Worn Free favorites (like our John Lennon Working Class Hero tee) are in tatters because he has worn them all so much. We are sending him out a care package to Hawaii featuring some of his old favorites and a few new designs we think he is going to like.

Written By Steven Coe

Worn Free

19 January 2016

  • Alex with some of the other Worn Free T-shirt that we could pick up from over the years.



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