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As the CBS mega-hit Hawaii Five-0 builds toward its epic finale, we thought it only fitting to bid an extra-fond aloha to two of the show's biggest fan faves. Alex O' Loughlin and Scott Caan—aka ex-Navy SEAL Steve McGarrett and his wisecracking sidekick Danny "Danno" Williams—share a chemistry that's powered the scenic and sun-soaked police procedural from the start, and to thank them for 10 seasons of spills, chills, and more than a few shirtless thrills, we're spilling a few of our own reasons for secretly crushing on these bad-ass boys of summer.

Don't miss the Hawaii Five-0 series finale on Friday, April 3 at 9/8c on CBS and CBS All Access.

Alex O’ Loughlin Makes Good Choices

Black and white photo of Alex O'Loughlin hiking.

Photography by Nino Muñoz.

Having starred on two previous dramas—Moonlight and Three Rivers—that didn't last past a season, O'Loughlin told Watch in 2017 that he was uncertain about taking a role in Hawaii Five-0. "I didn't know anything about Hawaii. I asked everyone, 'What do I do? Is this the right move?'" But move he did—at the urging of friends and colleagues—and the rest is TV history.

Alex O’ Loughlin Has A Sense Of Place

Black and white photo of Alex O'Loughlin.

Photography by Nino Muñoz.

"People say these islands either embrace you or push you away," O'Loughlin told Watch in 2017. "I found myself, as a gift from the islands, being blessed in and given a Hawaiian name. I found all sorts of things drawing me in deeper and deeper."

Scott Caan Is Endearingly Humble

Black and white photo of Scott Caan sitting in a garden.

Photography by Emily Shur.

"I'm just trying to have fun," Caan told Watch in 2011 when we brought up his Golden Globe nomination for best supporting actor. "It's a nice thing when people say nice things about you. ... I didn't realize I was insecure until I turned 30. I always thought I was the [bomb], and then I turned 30 and I'm like, 'Wait a minute, I've got all kinds of fears and insecurities.' So, it's a nice thing."

Scott Caan Learns From His Past

Black and white photo of Scott Caan smoking a cigar in a hot tub.

Photography by Emily Shur.

"I've done so many stupid things in my life that at this point, if I don't have to risk getting hurt, I won't," Caan told Watch in 2011, on the subject of doing his own stunts. "I've fallen off horses, motorcycles, cliffs, skateboards, surfboards, busted my head open, and gotten stitches and surgeries all over my body. They don't pay me enough to hurt myself on this show."

Alex O’Loughlin Takes It For The Team

Black and white photo of Alex O'Loughlin shirtless.

Photography by Nino Muñoz.

Though O'Loughlin elected to do most of his own stunts throughout Hawaii Five-0's early seasons, he soon learned this was a mistake. "I blew one of my knees, I've torn ligaments and tendons, ankles, both shoulders, both wrists," he told Watch in 2017. "My current favorite injury," he said at the time, "is two herniated discs in my lower lumbar, which I'm receiving stem cell treatment for to avoid surgery."

Alex O’ Loughlin Keeps His Cool

Black and white portrait of Alex O'Loughlin wearing a leather jacket.

Photography by Nino Muñoz.

"I've had the great fortune of being exposed to a lot of Navy SEALs, who've helped me with the character," O'Loughlin told Watch in 2017. "They're terrific guys," he said. "But being like them requires a specific sort of energy, and I have to manufacture that energy. At the end of the day it's like, 'Keep calm and have another cold one.' "

Scott Caan Brings The Chemistry

Black and white portrait of Scott Caan.

Photography by Emily Shur.

In his 2011 interview with Watch, Alex O'Loughlin recalled his first meeting with his new co-star, and told us that despite Caan's apparent distractedness, their chemistry was instant. "... He'd just landed, and we got in the van and drove to the table read. He was texting his new girlfriend at the time, and I was like, 'Really?'," O'Loughlin said, chuckling. "But I realized in that moment that, OK, this is cool. We just riffed. The bromance began."

Alex O’Loughlin Is A Family Guy

Black and white photo of Alex O'Loughlin riding a vintage motorcycle.

Photography by Nino Muñoz.

When he was a few years into filming Hawaii Five-0, friends from his native Australia helped O'Loughlin rebuild a midcentury home with "spectacular bones" that he discovered in Diamond Head. He later married the Hawaiian surfer and model Malia Jones with whom he had a son, Lion, and completed the family picture with his teenage son Saxon, and Jones' son Spike from a previous marriage.

Alex O’Loughlin Believes In Something Bigger

Black and white photo of Alex O'Loughlin hiking.

Photography by Nino Muñoz.

"I'm about to use the G word to embrace the scope," O'Loughlin told Watch in 2017. "I don't know what's out there. I don't know whether there's a God or whether there's lots of gods or whether there's just universal energy, but I know from what's happened that there's something bigger than me."

Don't miss the Hawaii Five-0 series finale on Friday, April 3 at 9/8c on CBS and CBS All Access.

On Beauchamp: Jacket and pants by Norma Kamali. On Hale: Blouse and skirt by Valentino. Ear cuff by Saskia Diez. On Murray: Blazer by Frame. Earrings by Gas Bijoux. On Chan: Dress by MSGM. Earrings by Mondo Mondo.

Photography by James White. Styled by Sasha Charnin Morrison.

Riverdale spinoff Katy Keene, inspired by the Archie comic of the same name, follows four 20-something roommates as they pursue their artistic dreams in the Big, and sometimes slightly rotten, Apple.

The CW's addictive new dramady—starring Lucy Hale as aspiring designer Katy Keene, Ashleigh Murray as golden-voiced Josie McCoy, Jonny Beauchamp as Broadway-hopeful Jorge Lopez, and Julia Chan as quirky socialite Pepper Smith—absolutely dazzles. We've gathered the tightknit cast to flaunt some edgy fashion and carry on with the fun.

Meet the fab four, styled by Sasha Charnin Morrison and photographed by James White, and get the full Katy Keene scoop in the March-April 2020 issue of Watch—out now!

Watch Katy Keene Thursdays at 8/7c on The CW. Stream new episodes Fridays free only on The CW!

Magic moment

Julia Chan and Lucy Hale of Katy Keene.

On Chan: Sweater by Enza Costa. Rings by Mondo Mondo. On Hale: Dress by Enza Costa. Rings by Daisy London. Earrings by Saskia Diez.

Photography by James White. Styled by Sasha Charnin Morrison.

Noting that, unlike its predecessor Riverdale, The CW's new series Katy Keene is "bright, happy and optimistic," Lucy Hale cites the significance of just such a show during these trying times. "It can be that bright little light that people need," she tells us.

Follower of fashion

Lucy Hale in a brown leather trench coat.

Trench coat by Sportmax. Ring by Stephen Dweck.

Photography by James White. Styled by Sasha Charnin Morrison.

While Lucy Hale's Katy is not quite as fashion-obsessed as her TV alter ego, she tells Watch that she's always been interested in the sartorial side of life. "I don't sew or make my own clothes, but I love fashion, in that it's such a great representation of who a person is. There are no rules."

Not in Riverdale anymore

Ashleigh Murray in a feather dress.

Dress by Pamella Roland. Earrings by Daisy London.

Photography by James White. Styled by Sasha Charnin Morrison.

Ashleigh Murray, who plays aspiring singer Josie McCoy and is Katy Keene's only direct Riverdale transplant, tells Watch in their March-April 2020 cover story that there are real similarities between her New York struggling-actor years and her character's: "It very much aligns with what it was like for me starting out," she says. "Living in an apartment with very little space, having more than one job in order to support yourself."

Having a ball

Jonny Beauchamp in a red suit.

Jacket and pants by Norma Kamali.

Photography by James White. Styled by Sasha Charnin Morrison.

"I've never done drag professionally but I've played a lot of drag queens," says Jonny Beauchamp, aka aspiring Broadway dancer Jorge Lopez who also performs in drag as Ginger. "I was never active in the ballroom scene, but I would call myself Ballroom Adjacent."

A little background

Julia Chan wearing a long, fluffy mint green gown

Dress by Lirika Matoshi. Tights by Calzedonia. Shoes by Mia Becar. Barrette by Denim & Daisy.

Photography by James White. Styled by Sasha Charnin Morrison.

Fun fact: Julia Chan, who plays Katy Keene's slightly mysterious New York City "It Girl" Pepper Smith, grew up in Hong Kong and London and attended Harvard University before getting her Master's degree in New York.

Friends till the end

The cast of Katy Keene hugging and smiling.

On Murray: Sweater by Enza Costa. Earrings by Gas Bijoux. On Chan: Sweater by Enza Costa. Rings by Mondo Mondo. On Beauchamp: Top by Galaxy by Harvic. On Hale: Dress by Enza Costa. Rings by Daisy London. Earrings by Saskia Diez.

Photography by James White. Styled by Sasha Charnin Morrison.

"I realized as I've gotten older and done multiple shows that it's great if you can make friends with the cast, but you don't have to. Then it's just a job," says Lucy Hale. "But with this show, it's been effortless and organic. I love these people."

Seeing red

Lucy Hale in a brown leather trench coat.

Trench coat by Sportmax. Shoes by Pierre Hardy. Ring by Stephen Dweck.

Photography by James White. Styled by Sasha Charnin Morrison.

"We wanted to pay respect to the comic," says Lucy Hale of her character's often red-toned fashion choices. "Katy Keene loves red and she loves pink and she loves hearts, so that kind of is the theme, at least throughout season one."

Julia Chan in a poofy mint green frock.

Dress by Lirika Matoshi.

Photography by James White. Styled by Sasha Charnin Morrison.

"I spend a lot of time wondering how it's possible that I'm getting paid to do this, to be quite frank," Julia Chan tells Watch in the March-April 2020 issue. "None of this is hyperbole; this is truly a dream job."

Birds of a feather

Ashleigh Murray and Julia Chan sitting on a bench.

On Murray: Dress by Pamella Roland. Shoes by Jimmy Choo. Earrings by Daisy London. On Chan: Dress by Lirika Matoshi. Tights by Calzedonia. Shoes by Mia Becar. Barrette by Denim & Daisy.

Photography by James White. Styled by Sasha Charnin Morrison.

Citing the excitement inherent in the idea that Katy Keene is "another extension of the Archie Universe," Ashleigh Murray is betting Riverdale fans will flock: "There's a different type of drama that's grounded in more realistic situations."

Touch of class

Jonny Beauchamp laughing.

Jacket by Norma Kamali.

Photography by James White. Styled by Sasha Charnin Morrison.

The show's writer-producers have "always been boundary pushers," says Jonny Beauchamp, when asked about playing a character who is gay and Latino. "But they aren't doing it cheaply. They want to do it with honor and do it with respect and love, so I felt very confident that it would be done well."

Home again

Ashleigh Murray modeling a feather dress.

Dress by Pamella Roland. Earrings by Daisy London.

Photography by James White. Styled by Sasha Charnin Morrison.

"One of the really cool things for me was that when we shot the pilot we were pretty much 90-something percent shooting on location," Ashley Murray tells Watch in their March-April 2020 cover story, "and everywhere we went was someplace that I had either lived or had a monumental life experience working toward my career."

Broadway babe

Jonny Beauchamp striking a pose in zebra print pants and a furry blue top

Top and printed jeans by Attico.

Photography by James White. Styled by Sasha Charnin Morrison.

"I love A Chorus Line, and it was a dream," says Jonny Beauchamp, referring to Katy Keene's pilot scene in which "the crème de la crème of Broadway dancers" participated. "They were so great; it was like working in a big hug."

Reality show

Lucy Hale in a brown leather trench coat.

Trench coat by Sportmax.

Photography by James White. Styled by Sasha Charnin Morrison.

While New York City is sometimes called "a fifth roommate on the show," Lucy Hale notes that Katy Keene doesn't skimp on the realities of New York life: "It also shows the grit and the edge and the hustle of it, and being told no and the struggle of being a 20-something in the city."

Idol chatter

Ashleigh Murray and Jonny Beauchamp modeling fabulous fashion.

On Murray: Dress by Pamella Roland. Earrings by Daisy London. On Beauchamp: Velvet tracksuit by Gucci.

Photography by James White. Styled by Sasha Charnin Morrison.

"Omg, I was quizzing Shangela left and right for tips," Jonny Beauchamp tells Watch, referring to a Katy Keene episode featuring the iconic Shangela from RuPaul's Drag Race. "And she was actually really sweet, but I was just fangirling over her."

Keen for each other

Tight shot of the  cast of TV show Katy Keene

On Murray: Sweater by Enza Costa. Earrings by Gas Bijoux. On Chan: Sweater by Enza Costa. Rings by Mondo Mondo. On Beauchamp: Top by Galaxy by Harvic. On Hale: Dress by Enza Costa. Rings by Daisy London. Earrings by Saskia Diez.

Photography by James White. Styled by Sasha Charnin Morrison.

"I hope the audience will see the chemistry that the four of us feel that we have as people and also as characters," Julia Chan shares with Watch in the March-April 2020 issue. "I felt it right away as soon as we shot the first scene of the four of us in the apartment. I was like, 'This is special.'"

Watch Katy Keene Thursdays at 8/7c on The CW. Stream new episodes Fridays free only on The CW!

By Joey Anthony

In case you missed it, The Young and the Restless honored veteran actor Eric Braeden's milestone 40th anniversary on the television's #1 Daytime drama with three new tribute episodes celebrating his four decades in Genoa City.

But first, Y&R cast, crew, friends, and family came together to toast the beloved TV icon.

The lunch was held on one of CBS Television City's Y&R stages, which had been decorated with the Victor Newman artwork. And event emcee Doug Davidson (Paul Williams) kept guests laughing from the moment he introduced Braeden—who took his seat of honor to a rousing applause.

Melody Thomas Scott shows off custom artwork of Eric Braeden.

Photo Credit: Sonja Flemming/CBS.

Doug Davidson kicked things off by recounting how excited Y&R creator William J. Bell had been to find Braeden and bring him to the show for a "short" stint that started on February 8, 1980… and then revealed that only a year later, he and his new costar were almost mobbed by 30 thousand fans at a mall event in Canada!

"Eric became the star of our show," Davidson raved. "He and Bill created a character that could do and get away with anything, and still be loved. Eric as Victor was powerful, charismatic, truthful and his ace in the hole, vulnerable. Just like Eric."

Custom artwork featuring Eric Braeden decorate the Y&R soundstage.

Photo Credit: Howard Wise/jpistudios.com.

Though Braeden didn't take the microphone until the end, he did speak up when Davidson introduced Dabney Coleman—the veteran actor who'd convinced him to audition for this little daytime stint, to begin with. "You, son of a bitch, are responsible for me being here 40 years," Braeden teased happily. "The travails and tribulations I've gone through are because of you. I'm going to sue you for pain and suffering!"

Y&R stars Doug Davidson and Eric Braeden.

Y&R stars Doug Davidson and Eric Braeden.

Photo Credit: Sonja Flemming/CBS.

Speakers who took the stage to honor Braeden ranged from his onscreen family, CBS President Kelly Kahl, executive producer Anthony Morina, and co-executive producer and head writer Josh Griffith to sportscaster Stephen A. Smith, former Los Angeles city councilman Tom LaBonge (aka "Mr. LA"), and The Bold And the Beautiful's executive producer Bradley Bell—who was there to represent his iconic family.

Former executive producer turned B&B supervising producer Edward Scott also had the honor of sharing the long story of Braeden's trajectory from growing up in Germany's darkest era as Hans Jörg Gudegast to building his storied career in America —which boasts 120 TV series and films.

Tom LaBonge presents longtime LA resident Eric Braeden with a distinguished award from the City of Los Angeles.

Photo Credit: Sonja Flemming/CBS.

While the speeches honoring Braeden were filled with sentiment and even awe, the energy remained light. In fact, only two moments brought tears to Braeden's eyes—and both times, they were tears of laughter!

After onscreen daughters Amelia Heinle (Victoria Newman) and Melissa Ordway (Abby Newman) took the stage in German dirndls and braids, they introduce a blooper reel that left everyone gasping for breath.

And onscreen son Joshua Morrow (Nick Newman) regaled Braeden with behind the scenes stories that had everyone cackling.

Eric Braeden and costars Melissa Ordway and Amelia Heinle.

Guest of honor Eric Braeden enjoying one of the many humorous moments at the celebration.

Photo Credit: Sonja Flemming/CBS.

Peter Bergman (Jack Abbott) also earned laughs when he recounted the time he was invited backstage to meet his idol after she appeared at the 1999 Daytime Emmys. "I stood ten feet away from Aretha Franklin, looking at me, saying 'Jack,'" he marveled. "I crossed the room and as I hugged the queen of soul, she whispered in my ear… 'I love Eric Braeden. He is a pain in my ass! He is also the iconic face of the most successful show in the history of Daytime television.'"

Peter Bergman at a podium giving a speech.

Peter Bergman toasts Y&R legend Eric Braeden at his 40th anniversary party.

Photo Credit: Sonja Flemming/CBS.

Y&R alum Justin Hartley (ex-Adam Newman) came back from This Is Us to confess he hadn't known what to expect when he signed up to play Braeden's onscreen son. "I'd heard tell that he was gruff," he recalled. "You know what he is? He's a teddy bear!"

WATCH: The Latest Episodes—Including The Eric Braeden Tributes—Of Y&R

Y&R alum Justin Hartley speaks at Eric Braeden's 40th anniversary celebration.

Y&R alum Justin Hartley speaks at Eric Braeden's 40th anniversary celebration.

Photo Credit: Howard Wise/jpistudios.com.

Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki Newman) closed out the speeches by marveling over the chemistry creator Bell had recognized between them long before they had. "We did indeed have… something," Scott grinned. "That very rare spark that, for the lack of a better term, entices our souls into dancing together."

Scott added that whether Victor and Nikki were fighting, loving or not even talking, that spark never faded. "Together, our souls become one," she concluded. "May the two of us always be one."

Eric Braeden and onscreen wife Melody Thomas Scott of The Young and the Restless.

Both Eric Braeden and on-screen wife Melody Thomas Scott have both been on The Young and the Restless for 40 years.

Photo Credit: Sonja Flemming/CBS.

When Eric Braeden finally took the microphone, himself, he thanked just about everyone in the room—from his family, friends and The Young and the Restless co-stars to his former soccer team The Maccabees, the cast and crew from The Man Who Came Back, members of the press and every single member of the Y&R crew (by name!).

Eric Braeden takes the microphone at his 40th anniversary celebration.

Eric Braeden takes the microphone at his 40th anniversary celebration.

Photo Credit: Sonja Flemming/CBS.

He honored his epic love story with Melody Thomas Scott's Nikki and his longtime enmity with Peter Bergman's Jack, before touting the hard work, commitment and diversity of the Y&R cast and crew—as well as that of the country he and other immigrants have made their own. Before breaking for lunch, the crowd stood as one of Braeden's friend played "The Star-Spangled Banner" on the trumpet.

After the cake and photos, of course, it was back to business at Y&R!

SEE MORE: Eric Braeden On Being Victor Newman

Watch The Young and the Restless Weekdays at 12:30 PM ET/11:30 AM PT on CBS and CBS All Access.

Photography by James White. Styled by Sasha Charnin Morrison.

Photographer James White and Watch style director Sasha Charnin Morrison teamed up to capture the Katy Keene cast in New York City, and no surprise here, the results are absolutely fabulous.

Get a sneak peek below and get the whole story in our March-April 2020 issue of Watch—on newsstands March 17!

Watch Katy Keene on Thursdays at 8/7c on The CW. Stream new episodes Fridays free on The CW App!

Lucy Hale

Lucy Hale in a brown leather trenchcoat.

Trench coat by Sportmax.

Photography by James White. Styled by Sasha Charnin Morrison.

She's ready to take on the runway! The titular star of Katy Keene—Lucy Hale—dazzles as an aspiring fashion designer.

Ashleigh Murray

Ashleigh Murray in a white feather dress.

Dress by Pamella Roland. Earrings by Daisy London.

Photography by James White. Styled by Sasha Charnin Morrison.

She's ready to take on the recording studio! Ashleigh Murray reprises her Riverdale role of Josie McCoy, aspiring singer and recording artist.

Jonny Beauchamp

Jonny Beauchamp in a red suit with no shirt.

Jacket and pants by Norma Kamali.

Photography by James White. Styled by Sasha Charnin Morrison.

He's ready to take on Broadway! Jonny Beauchamp shines as Jorge Lopez, an aspiring Broadway dancer who also performs as Ginger, his drag alter ego.

Julia Chan

Julia Chan in a mint green poofy tulle dress.

Dress by Lirika Matoshi. Tights by Calzedonia. Shoes by Mia Becar. Barrette by Denim & Daisy.

Photography by James White. Styled by Sasha Charnin Morrison.

She's ready to take on the NYC social scene! Julia Chan plays mysterious social maven Pepper Smith, a New York City "It Girl" who dreams of opening up her own version of Andy Warhol's Factory.

Big city dreams

The close-knit cast of TV show Katy Keene.

On Murray: Sweater by Enza Costa. Earrings by Gas Bijoux. On Chan: Sweater byEnza Costa. Rings by Mondo Mondo. On Beauchamp: Top by Galaxy by Harvic.On Hale: Dress by Enza Costa. Rings by Daisy London. Earrings by Saskia Diez.

Photography by James White. Styled by Sasha Charnin Morrison.

With this natural cast chemistry, it's pretty clear that Katy Keene is poised to be the show of the season. We can't wait to see more from this high-fashion fairytale.

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Watch Katy Keene on Thursdays at 8/7c on The CW. Stream new episodes Fridays free on The CW App!


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