“Hawaii Five-0″ began filming its longest season ever, a 25-episode marathon, with hugs and photos at a blessing ceremony in the parking lot of the Honolulu Zoo on Tuesday morning.
Cast members Alex O’Loughlin, Daniel Dae Kim, Grace Park and Jorge Garcia, along with executive producer Peter Lenkov and other cast and crewmembers were part of the ceremony.
Even though the show is in its fifth season, “it’s not old hat,” said Kim.
Lenkov promised fans that they would see an Oahu like they’ve never seen before this year.
Lenkov is hoping to get Hawaii golfer Michelle Wie as a guest star.
None of the principal stars are part of Tuesday’s filming in Waikiki, which is actually for the third episode.
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Blessing begins fifth season of ‘Hawaii Five-0′
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Alex O’Loughlin Marries Malia Jones
Congratulations Alex & Malia!
Alex O’Loughlin and his girlfriend Malia Jones recently (and quietly) married on the islands, the actor’s rep confirms exclusively to PEOPLE.
The couple, who reside in Hawaii, welcomed their first child together, son Lion, in October 2012.
The Hawaii Five-O actor has a teenage son, Saxon, and Jones has a 4-year-old son, Spike, both from previous relationships.
O’Loughlin and Jones, a surfer and model, first stepped out in November 2012. In addition to his role as Steve on the CBS show, the actor is known for starring opposite Jennifer Lopez in The Back-up Plan.
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Five-0 star Alex O’Loughlin takes part in Kapiolani fundraiser
Self-defense workshops for women taught by mixed martial arts champion Egan Inoue and his fitness student, “Hawaii Five-0” star Alex O’Loughlin, raised $10,500 for the Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children in Honolulu.
Inoue and O’Loughlin taught two workshops on Sunday to several dozen women at the new Egan’s Fit Body Boot Camp training center at Puck’s Alley in Honolulu.
The women paid $300 each for the 90-minute self-defense sessions taught by Inoue and O’Loughlin, who stars as Steve McGarrett on the Hawaii-filmed CBS cop drama, with all of the proceeds going to the hospital.
Inoue recently moved his gym from a 700-square-foot space in Manoa to a 3,000-square-foot space in Moiliili.