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June 6, 2006

New Rules, New Names?

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Lost is another strong ensemble show with a multitude of possible contenders. Naveen Andrews, who plays brooding ex-soldier Sayid, and Terry O'Quinn as quiet, complex John Locke nabbed nods last year. "I would love it if [O'Quinn] got nominated again," says Ariano. "He's, like, the only character on Lost that I don't hate now. I still love the show, but everyone on it really gets on my nerves, except him--I think he's still great." Read more

JJ Abrams Talks More Trek
Stating the last couple Star Trek movies were bad is an understatement. How bad were they? So bad that recently announced writer/director/producer for the 11th Star Trek film J.J. Abrams stopped watching. "To be totally honest with you...I haven't even seen Nemesis. I feel like the series disconnected for me at a certain period,”
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June 7, 2006

Sailing off into the sunset on 'Lost'

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"As of so far, I am not back next season," says the actor whose character, Michael, sailed off with his son, Walt, during the ABC show's May 24 finale. "I am not off the show, but I am not back next season ... and I may not ever be back." Read more

SHORT TAKES
In another Stallone note, Matthew Fox from “Lost” is rumored to be talking about playing the bad guy in Stallone’s next “Rambo” film. Seriously.
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June 8, 2006

Lilly Pure?'

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Ms Lilly, a cover girl, and star of TV series lost, claims that she prayed to God to make her ugly. She goes on to say that the leers of men made her feel like a whore. Considering that Evangeline chose acting/modeling as her career, and freely displays herself like a ham hock in a butcher shop window, this comes off as a little phony. Read More

Teen noir of 'Brick' ultimately off-putting
"Brick" begins with a body -- that of pretty, blond Emily (Emilie de Ravin from "Lost"), lying face-down in the water outside an ominous-looking drainage tunnel.
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June 9, 2006

Haverford Alum Gets “Lost” and Finds Fame on TV

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Just a few years ago, Daniel Dae Kim was the celebrity equivalent of the old Haverford College classmate with the familiar face and the elusive name. Television and movie audiences may have recognized his classically handsome mug from such shows as “24,” “Angel,” “ER,” and “Star Trek: Enterprise,” or films like The Hulk and Spiderman 2, but his moniker wasn’t considered “household.” Read More

Return of The Stepfather! (Who?)
The Stepfather is actually quite the solid little B-movie, and one that features a fantastically unhinged performance by Terry O'Quinn.
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June 12, 2006

Man Indicted In Robbery Of 'Lost' Star

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Bail was set at $1 million in Honolulu for the man suspected in six robberies, including that of "Lost" star Josh Holloway. Ruben Royce, 21, was a neighbor of Holloway's in the Hawaii Kai neighborhood of Honolulu, KITV-TV, Honolulu reported. Read More

INSTEAD OF JAIL TIME, THEY SHOULD THREATEN HIM WITH AN HOUR ALONE WITH THAT EKO GUY: The man accused of robbing "Lost" star Josh Holloway (Sawyer) and his wife at gunpoint last fall has been has been indicted by an Oahu, Hawaii, grand jury.
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June 13, 2006

GRIND HOUSE CLAIMS A NEW VICTIM: LOST'S NAVEEN ANDREWS

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THE SKINNY: Naveen Andrews from LOST is the latest cast addition to the Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino ensemble pulp pic GRIND HOUSE. Read More

INSTEAD OF JAIL TIME, THEY SHOULD THREATEN HIM WITH AN HOUR ALONE WITH THAT EKO GUY: The man accused of robbing "Lost" star Josh Holloway (Sawyer) and his wife at gunpoint last fall has been has been indicted by an Oahu, Hawaii, grand jury.
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June 19, 2006

New blood on Emmy wish list

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LEAD ACTOR, DRAMA

Matthew Fox (Lost), Patrick Dempsey (Grey's Anatomy), James Gandolfini (The Sopranos), Hugh Laurie (House, Fox), Denis Leary (Rescue Me).
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GRIND HOUSE CLAIMS A NEW VICTIM: LOST'S NAVEEN ANDREWS

THE SKINNY: Naveen Andrews from LOST is the latest cast addition to the Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino ensemble pulp pic GRIND HOUSE. Read More

June 20, 2006

Bad Twin Author Revealed: 'Lost' finds forgotten 'Twin'

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Synergy doesn't come easily.

That could be the lesson of "Bad Twin," the pseudonymously written "Lost" tie-in book, which Daily Variety has learned was penned by thriller author and noted ghostwriter Laurence Shames.

"Twin" was published by ABC's Disney sister unit Hyperion Books last month in a clever cross-promotional campaign meant to play off the obsessive interest in ABC series "Lost." (...Read More)

July 19, 2006

Something else to keep Lost fans busy

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If you feel like wasting some time at work today, might want to check out this Lost link. It brings you to an image of the island, and with some careful studying, you can pull out some hidden images. Once you crack all eight, you get treated to a deleted scene from early in season two. I'm assuming this is part of that whole Lost Experience thing that's been going on(...Read More)
Evangeline's Lost Looks

To the ordinary girl (and bloke) on the street Lost star Evangeline Lilly is just about as gorgeous as it gets.

But that's not the way she sees it. Read more

Take a look at the new Charlie action figure!!!!
Lostpedia's Action Figure Article

July 26, 2006

Network Finds Marketing Paradise with Lost

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Using podcasts, interactive games, Web sites, and good, old-fashioned hype, ABC has turned a cult-style show into a cross-media sensation...Lost's real breakout, though, came during last year's summer hiatus. ABC knew it had to do something to keep its audience engrossed, but it wanted to avoid hokey contests and sweepstakes. (...Read More)

July 29, 2006

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Global Interactive Phenomenon, Lost Experience, to Reveal Meaning Behind Mysterious Numbers on International Hit TV Show "Lost"

As promised, the alternate reality game Lost Experience continues to divulge answers related to mysteries on "Lost." Currently in phase three of five of the interactive challenge, the meaning behind the numbers 4 8 15 16 23 42, which play a significant role on the television series, will be revealed.
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August 08, 2006

The Inaugural Lost Mind: "Live Together, Die Alone" Revisited

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Lostaways, conspira-spies and Drive Shaft groupies rejoice: Blogcritics.org has a new column: The Lost Mind!

(Boxclocke) will be writing in as frequently as possible to get you caught up to speed on the latest happenings in the world of the Lost, along with (his) own brand of commentary, and, once the new season starts, give you weekly episode recaps.
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September 07, 2006

Production Begins on Third Season of LOST

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"Lost" - awarded the 2005 Emmy and 2006 Golden Globe for best drama series - has begun production in Hawaii on third season episodes of action-packed mystery and adventure -- that will continue to bring out the very best and the very worst in the people who are lost. The series will have its season premiere WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
(...Read more at your own risk - slight spoilers)

September 19, 2006

'Lost' Candy Bars Make Waves On eBay

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The Hanso Foundation can't be happy about the latest craze on eBay.

Apollo Candy Bars are showing up on the Internet auction site, and being snapped up for anywhere between $10 and $60. The bars, seen on "Lost" being eaten by the plane crash survivors and being dropped in mysterious food shipments, are being given out at events nationwide.
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October 15, 2006

Lost actors ordered to keep clothes on

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by Colin Mahan, TV.com
No more skinny-dipping on Hawaiian beaches for stars of hit ABC show.

Lost producers said season three would be the sexiest season yet, but they didn't mean this. Matthew Fox, Dominic Monaghan, and Josh Holloway, who play Jack, Charlie, and Sawyer, respectively, on the ABC show, have been ordered by show runners to stop doffing their clothes and swimming nude in the warm Pacific waters.
(...Read more)

October 19, 2006

Earthquake hits Hawaii - Production Continues

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by plkrtn - updated 16th October 2006
An Earthquake measuring around 6.5 on the Richter Scale hit the whole state of Hawaii on Sunday 15th October 2006. Landslides have blocked major roads, and power was knocked out across the State where LOST is filmed. Many injuries have been reported but no deaths occured. Production has not been affected, as our exclusive photos show, the Base Camp signs, signifying filming locations have been seen on the Island of Oahu today. Read More...

October 24, 2006

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Henry Ian Cusick (Desmond) with lei, answering questions at the Hawaii International Film Festival's Lost panel.

Lost takes fans behind the scenes
Lost cast members Jorge Garcia, Michael Emerson, and Henry Ian Cusick, along with co-executive producer Jean Higgins were the guests of honor at the Lost discussion panel at the Louis Vuitton Hawaii International Film Festival in Honolulu, HI on Saturday, October 21. The actors offered their insights on the show and its impact upon the nature of television programming. Higgins noted that the entire extent of the island has not yet been revealed, and also left open the possibility of a Lost feature film some day, noting that, "our vision for the show is really oversized."
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October 23, 2006

Channel 4 loses LOST to Sky One

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by plkrtn
Sky One, the premium satellite and cable broadcaster today (October 19, 2006) poached the exclusive broadcast rights to LOST in the UK for Seasons 3 and 4 from its former broadcaster Channel 4. Channel 4 originally won the contract from Buena Vista International in 2004 and were understood to be in re-negotiations for several months before Sky One outbid them with an estimated £700,000 ($1,300,000) cost per episode. Several other channels were also rumoured to be interested in the show, including five. The new rights also include High Defintion broadcasts, mobile phone content and Video on Demand rights. Sky plan to air the first 6 episodes of LOST before Christmas, then after a short Christmas break air episodes within a week of US broadcasts.

Sky One head Richard Wolfe said that LOST was "the envy of every network" since it began in the Summer of 2005 in the UK. "The series has defined TV drama over the last two years," he added. "We are absolutely thrilled to bring it to Sky One." BSkyB will also be airing LOST on Sky Three, its digital free-to-air service, but will be subject to Sky's standard 6 to 12 month delay from its Sky One airing.

October 25, 2006

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Are opening main title themes for TV dramas a thing of the past?

By Erin Carlson, Associated Press

Shows fast-forward through theme songs

Today, show themes are doing a fast fade as the networks crunch their programming budgets. Are they about to join the variety hour in the TV graveyard? Many sitcoms and one-hour dramas are dropping that device. They dive straight into the action.

ABC's "Lost" does it. The twisty drama begins after a teaser, which touches on what happened in previous installments, and cuts to a black screen at a crucial plot point. A white "Lost" logo swirls into view. Eerie music plays. The whole thing lasts about five seconds. Read more

October 27, 2006

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ABC sets Lost Return Date

On Tuesday October 24, ABC announced the February return date for "Lost" after its hiatus following Season 3's episode 6. "Lost" will return to the ABC schedule on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2007. The scheduling strategy is an effort to avoid episode repeats, which fans have complained impedes the momentum of the story. Lost will return with 16 weeks of uninterrupted episodes. Read more


October 28, 2006

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Recent Lost filming location: The John A. Burns School of Medicine at the University of Hawaii

By Katherine Nichols, Honolulu Star-Bulletin

Lost goes to medical school: When the hit ABC television show "Lost" needed a laboratory to film a scene involving Elizabeth Mitchell (Juliet), there was one obvious location: the new state-of-the-art research building at the School of Medicine in Kakaako. Yesterday was the first time a production of this magnitude had ever been shot on the campus, and big questions loomed: Would the crew disrupt years of scientists' research by moving specimens or temporarily cutting power to temperature-controlled projects? And what about the misconception that cadavers graciously donated to the medical school's Willed Body Program would be used as props? Read more Read related

October 30, 2006

By Jeff Hidek, Wilmington Star-News
Lost in Transition - In two weeks, ABC's hit drama Lost will disappear for three months. To try to appease fans who grumbled last season that the heavily serialized drama repeated too often and aired new episodes erratically, producers have decided to eliminate repeats altogether. Still, producers are taking a risk. Sure, long hiatuses have worked for 24, which never starts its season till January (also so it can air uninterrupted). But remember what happened to Commander-in-Chief last season when ABC shelved it over the holidays? No? That's my point. If I've heard one consistent complaint about the fall season, it's been that Lost is losing us. Read more Read related

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By Rob Owen, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Writing Lost - Javier Grillo-Marxuach, a 1991 Carnegie Mellon University grad from the school's creative writing and literary and cultural studies programs, returned to campus to share tales of his experiences with current students and the public. Chugging Red Bull before he got started, Grillo-Marxuach explained how a TV script is written. To illustrate how the writing process works, Grillo-Marxuach walked us through a first-season Lost episode, "All the Best Cowboys Have Daddy Issues", which was originally titled What It Takes, a title others on the "Lost" staff deemed lame. Read more

November 1, 2006


By Edward Wyatt, The New York Times
Fighting for Ratings Dominance at the Same Time - A titanic ratings battle is taking place this fall between the two top-rated shows on television, Grey’s Anatomy on ABC and CSI on CBS, two series that, unlike the contestants in most years for most-watched show, are actually broadcast at the same time. Read more Registration required

November 3, 2006

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Mr. Eko on Regis & Kelly
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje will be a guest on Live With Regis and Kelly Thursday, November 2nd. Check your local listings for time of broadcast. Read more


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NYC Toys "R" Us event - Jorge Garcia, executive producer Bryan Burk, and Spawn creator Todd McFarlane will be at Toys "R" Us Times Square on November 6 to greet customers and sign purchases of the new LOST action figures by McFarlane Toys. To get a ticket for this event, customers must pre-order a LOST The Hatch Boxed Set ($33.99) from on Level Three between 10 am and 7 pm starting Friday, Oct. 27. As an added bonus, seven lucky winners will take home a one-of-a-kind McFarlane Toys LOST pewter hand-painted figure. Read more

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By Maureen Ryan, Chicago Tribune
Shooting Lost - Fans spend hours obsessing over Lost’s complicated plot points, but have they ever wondered what it’s like shooting in a dank lava cave? Or how hard it must be to re-create London, Korea or Nigeria — on the island of Oahu? Cort Fey and John Bartley, the two directors of photography for the ABC show, have dealt with just those kinds of challenges. Read more

November 4, 2006

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By Josh Horowitz, MTV.com
How Did Lost Guru J.J. Abrams Find Himself In Hollywood's Hot Seat? - Mission: Impossible III director J.J. Abrams reflects on big-budget film debut and comments on the season-three Lost cliffhanger. Read more

November 5, 2006

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By Edward Douglas, Comingsoon.net
Matthew Fox Talks Lost, Vantage Point - While he's best known for playing Dr. Jack Shephard on ABC's "Lost," actor Matthew Fox has been branching out into other things during his hiatus from the show, including the upcoming Warner Bros. football drama We Are Marshall, which opens in December...

Having shot the movie over the summer, Fox is back in Hawaii shooting the new season of Lost. Fox answers few questions about The Others and his feelings on the direction in which the show has been going. Read more

November 6, 2006

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Hurley on Conan - Jorge Garcia will be a guest on Late Night With Conan O'Brien on Monday, November 6th. Also appearing will be Russell Crowe. Read more

November 12, 2006

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By Matt Webb Mitovich , Tvguide.com
Elizabeth Mitchell: Has Lost's Juliet Found Her Romeo in Jack? - Tvguide.com sits down with Lost newcomer Elizabeth Mitchell. Mitchell discusses auditioning for the role of Juliet, living in Hawaii, and drinking Shirley Temples. She also has plenty to share about Juliet's agendas, both enigmatic and romantic. Read more

November 16, 2006

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Story from Sky One
UK Lost Lives On - Fans of Channel 4's previous interactive experience rejoice as Sky continue the UK Lost Podcast franchise. Iain Lee will return with "The Lost Initiative" along with special guests and interviews. Subscription details have yet to be officially disclosed, but will most likely try to replicate the Itunes success that Channel 4 received in the past with the show.

November 20, 2006

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Story by Plkrtn
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje was interviewed on Radio 1's "Jo Whiley Show" on Thursday 16th November. The interview is now available via the BBC Radio 1 website's Listen Again feature until Wednesday 22nd October 2006.

November 24, 2006

By Jennifer Armstrong, Entertainment Weekly
Mr. Eko's Story in Entertainment Weekly - When the producers of Lost first conceived the character of Mr. Eko, he was simply a gentle, upstanding Nigerian priest. And after an onscreen career full of drugs and thugs, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje jumped at the chance to play such a role... Read More (UK Spoilers)

November 25, 2006

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By plkrtn - sourced from Digital Spy
1.4 Million get Lost in the UK
Lost's debut on Sky One managed 1.4 million viewers, and a 9% share of the available UK audience for Sky One last night (Sunday 19th November), better than predicted figures which put it at 1 million. Despite recording a drop of more than half of the viewers since Season 2's premiere on Channel 4 last May, this was above expectations and in line with the 1 million viewers the Season 3 premiere of 24 managed in 2003, after Sky poached that show from the BBC.

The most worrying thing is the show is now watched by just 1/5th of those that watched the Season 1 premiere in July 2005 on Channel 4, but it is still one of the highest rating Digital TV only shows in the UK.

November 30, 2006

IGN's Top 50 Lost Loose Ends

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Lost is a unique television series that manages to be engagingly captivating yet annoyingly frustrating. As big of fans of the show as we are here at IGN, we have more questions about the show's events than we have answers. So as Lost goes on a three-month-long Day Break, we thought we'd count down our Top 50 Lost Loose Ends... Read more

December 6, 2006

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The Maine Event
By Jeff Jensen, Entertainment Weekly
In the Dec. 1 issue of Entertainment Weekly, Lost fans will find a nice treat to help get through this weird winter hiatus. If you know Lost well, then surely you know that JJ Abrams, Damon Lindelof, and Carlton Cuse are huge fans of Stephen King. And if you read the author's monthly column in EW, you know our resident It man is a huge fan of Lost too. In light of this mutual admiration, we thought it was about time these guys got together and talked — with us listening, of course. Read moreRead related

December 20, 2006

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ABC Protects 'LOST'

Variety.com reveals that ABC will move LOST to a Wednesday, 10 PM time slot in the United States. The Main reason for the move? FOX's American Idol "juggernaut"; As well as a planned hour of sitcoms during LOST's former time slot. The move is great for ABC affiliates, who should have their best lead-in for Wednesdays at 10pm for years, but is the move for better or worse? Only time will tell...Read moreOfficial Press Release


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Lloyd Braun leaves Yahoo!

Lloyd Braun, the man who originally pitched the idea of Lost to ABC as "Castaway: The Series" and was subsequently fired for commissioning the most expensive pilot in television history, has left his job at Yahoo! 47 year old Braun, who had a character named after him in Seinfeld, left because a management restructure had apparently diminished his role within the company. Read more

December 31, 2006

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Lost back early?

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Apparently, amid fears that the ongoing string of critically challenged replacements will bury ABC's chances of regaining its Wednesday footing, execs at the alphabet network have dropped in on the Lost crew with the following proposition: how much money do you need to get LOST on the air early. Read More.

By Dave Dondoneau and Mary Kaye Ritz, The Honolulu Advertiser
Lost star's Kailua home engulfed in flames

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The house in Kailua where Lost actress Evangeline Lilly stays was engulfed in flames this morning. Five fire trucks were on the scene as of 6:45 a.m. and have doused the flames but have not been able to go inside yet. Read more.
Update 1: The Kailua home that "Lost" actress Evangeline Lilly rents with two other women was engulfed in flames this morning and appears to be total loss...By 7 a.m. the fire was doused and soon after firefighters were able to enter the home... Nobody was, said fire department captain Kenison Tejada...Read more. Read related.

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