Celebrity Roundup

Johnson pays surprise visit to St. Catherine

O‘ahu’s Grammy-nominated musician Jack Johnson paid a surprise visit to the St. Catherine School in Kapa‘a on Tuesday.

The secret show was part of their reward for being Kaua‘i’s top winner in the Kokua Hawai‘i Foundation’s “Cash For Cans Challenge.”

The school also received a check for $1,000.

“I was really surprised at the number of containers the schools were able to bring in,” Johnson said. “This school brought in 18,000 containers.”

He performed selections from the “Curious George” soundtrack as well as his song “Bubble Toes.”

After the show, Johnson signed autographs and posed for pictures.

Johnson founded the Kokua Hawai‘i Foundation over a year ago as a program to enhance students’ appreciation and understanding of their environment.

Kaua‘i may be setting for another film

In October of last year, B-movie king Roger Corman was on island and discussed his desire to film another film on Kaua‘i.

Corman filmed “She Gods of Shark Reef” and “Thunder over Hawai‘i” on Kaua‘i in the late 1950s.

Lester Chang of The Garden Island reported earlier this week that executives for Corman’s production company, Rodeo Productions, was on island scoping out sights for a new film.

Chang reported that they visited the beach at Polihale and locations in Hanalei and Wailua.

Shooting is projected to begin next Saturday and wrap up June 24.

Approximately 75 extras will be cast for the film.

To apply, contact production manager Amanda Nugent at amanda.nugent@yahoo.com, by June 1.

• Lanaly Cabalo, lifestyle writer, can be reached at 245-3681 (ext. 237) or lcabalo@kauaipubco.com.

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