Archive for February, 2009
Dog the Bounty Hunter comes to the River Cree Casino
Sandra Sperounes, edmontonjournal.com
Published: Tuesday, February 24, 2009
EDMONTON – You can’t keep a good mutt down.
After spending a few months in the doghouse, Duane Chapman (a.k.a. Dog the Bounty Hunter) is back on the road – nabbing some of Hawaii’s worst criminals on his A&E show and offering motivational sessions to fans across North America.
Dog will “perform” May 28 at River Cree Resort and Casino. Tickets are $39.50 plus service charges at Ticketmaster and they go on sale Friday.
Duane Chapman otherwise known as Dog The Bounty Hunter speaks in Calgary in 2007.
A&E temporarily pulled the plug on his reality show, Dog the Bounty Hunter, after Chapman was caught uttering racist remarks about his son’s girlfriend in late 2007.
All is now forgiven. He apologized, and reportedly sought counselling from civil rights leaders. The network started airing new episodes last year.
Unfortunately, Chapman’s problems don’t end there. The taxman is after him – he owes more than $2 million US in unpaid taxes, says Pacific Business News.
One of his huntin’ partners, Tim Chapman, was recently acquitted of indecent exposure charges.
Dog the Bounty Hunter (Duane Chapman) makes a return visit to Edmonton May 28 at the River Cree Venue. At NAIT in 2007, Duane was an amusing and fascinating.
Tickets available at http://www.ticketmaster.ca
River Cree Resort & Casino
Dog the Bounty Hunter after faith, not fugitives
AP Photo/Ronen Zilberman
Duane Lee Chapman, more commonly known as Dog the Bounty Hunter
Coming to Hamilton to preach
February 24, 2009
He likes to call himself “the greatest bounty hunter in the world.”
Now Duane Lee Chapman, more commonly known as Dog the Bounty Hunter, wants to become the greatest inspirational speaker in the world.
The star of the hit A&E television show is coming to Hamilton Place Saturday, May 30, to tell his story of conversion from a biker’s life-of-crime to born-again Christian, bounty hunter, author and TV celebrity.
For the price of a ticket ($29.50, $39.50 and $49.50), you can hear Dog tell about how he served two years in a Texas prison for his part in a drug-related shotgun killing, before learning the tricks of the bounty hunting trade and bringing some 6,000 bail jumpers and fugitives to justice.
Of course, Dog still gets into trouble. In 2007, his show was suspended when he was caught on tape uttering the N-word several times in a telephone conversation with his son. Dog publicly apologized for his racist language and A&E eventually brought his TV show back to the airways.
Tickets for Dog The Bounty Hunter go on sale at Copps Coliseum box office Friday, or on-line at ticketmaster.ca or by phone at 905-527-7666.
Honolulu, HI – Lyssa Chapman II, daughter of Duane “Dog” Chapman and a member of his posse in the top-rated A&E reality television series, Dog the Bounty Hunter, is married Brahman “Bo” Galanti, yesterday evening at Lanikuhonua at Ko Olina, Oahu.Approximately 200 family and friends attended, including the Chapman ‘ohana, extended family, local politicians Rep. Gene Ward and Rep. Kimberly Pine, Executive Producer of Dog the Bounty Hunter, David Houts, and A&E Network Executives.Everyone was moved by the traditional Hawaiian blessing, and the lovely ladies of Na Leo – Nalani Choy, Lehua Kalima Heine and Angela Morales, sang, “Rest of Your Life” for the bride’s walk down the aisle. The Chapman’s family preacher, Tim Storey, officiated the ceremony. Storey also officiated at the wedding of Duane & Beth Chapman in May 2006.After bestowing upon his new son-in-law his bounty hunting badge at the start of the wedding ceremony, Duane Chapman said, “I gave away two of the most precious things in my life today – my daughter and my bounty hunting badge.”Lyssa & Bo wrote their owns vows for their sunset wedding ceremony.
The wedding at Lanikuhonua, as well as wedding preparations at the JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa, was filmed for a future episode of Dog the Bounty Hunter
Credit: Mona Wood
Credit: A&E and Hybrid Films
Photo Credit:A&E and Hybrid Films
ANOTHER BOUNTY HUNTER WEDDING FOR A&E
Duane “Dog” Chapman’s daughter Lyssa Chapman II, 21 will be married Friday Feb. 20 at 5:30 p.m. at Lanikuhonua in Ko Olina will be filmed for the A&E reality series, Dog, the Bounty Hunter. Lyssa, known on the show as Baby Lyssa as a member of Chapman’s posse, is marrying her boyfriend of three years, Brahman “Bo” Galanti… 200 family and friends are expected to attend as well as media…
…The wedding preparations at the adjacent JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa also will be filmed for the series now in season five…
From Tim Ryans Reel Hawaii
Struggling for steak at Wolfgang’s
By John Heckathorn
POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Feb 15, 2009
The new Wolfgang Steak House in the Royal Hawaiian Center threw itself an opulent VIP opening Thursday, with owner Wolfgang Zwiener in from New York.
Waiters hand-carried platters of porterhouse cut up pupu style, and got mobbed. “People are hungry,” said server Brandon Lee, carrying a platter picked clean down to the bone. He seemed lucky to escape with his white shirt and bow tie intact. “It’s dangerous back near the bar.”
Actually, the best place to get food was a front table where Dog Chapman sat with state Rep. Tom Brower, attorney Brook Hart and Chapman’s wife Beth, who’s shed some pounds and looked quite nice in a tasteful blue Cache dress, although she did wear a huge pendant that said, “Property of Dog.”
Chapman excused himself to go smoke outside. Since the table was open to the air, I suggested he might smoke right there: “If you get in trouble, Brook can defend you.”
Tags: Reality Television
‘Hammertime’ For A&E
11-Episode Series About Rapper, His Family In Production
Mike Reynolds — Multichannel News, 2/18/2009 11:45:16 AM MT
It will soon be Hammertime for A&E.
The network, is currently in production on show tracking the life of rapper/dance MC Hammer, his wife and their family of seven.
A&E has already mined Nielsen success with docuseries about a music celebrity. Gene Simmons Family Jewels, tracking the Kiss bassist, his long-time soft-porn star girlfriend Shannon Tweed and their children, has performed well for the network over the years. The service has also scored well with real-life entry, Dog The Bounty Hunter, the series tracking Duane Chapman and his man-hunting Hawaii brood.
The 11-episode Hammertime is slated to premiere later this year, according to A&E officials. The show is produced for A&E Network by 3 Ball Productions Inc. (Biggest Loser, Beauty and the Geek). J.D Roth, Todd Nelson and MC Hammer are series executive producers. Executive producers for A&E are Robert Sharenow, Scott Lonker and Stephen Harris.
“MC Hammer is an iconic figure in American pop culture but many people only know him for his music and fashion sense, now A&E takes an unprecedented look behind his larger-than-life personality and into his life as a devoted husband, father and business entrepreneur,” said A&E senior vice president, nonfiction and alternative programming Robert Sharenow in a statement. “Hammertime truly captures the intimate, funny and genuine moments that resonate with our viewers and underscore the essence of our brand.”
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