Eddie Sherman

Eddie Sherman
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Wednesday - August 24, 2005
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FACES OUT FRONT: Harold Perrineau, the African- American character of Lost , and Daniel Dae Kim, the Asian gent of the same series, were dining at Dixie Grill when a nosy columnist joined the conversation. Both actors, who know a bit about racial prejudice, were asked how they liked living in Hawaii. In effect they said, “it’s like coming home” …

Inter’l newsreel: Hawaii hotel marketing exec Hans Strasser and wife Marie Claire just back from a two-month European jaunt. Lotsa hi-lites. Like meeting the new pope in Italy and catching Michelle Wie playing golf in Paris. “I felt great pride watching her play,” sez Hans. “She’s such a big star in the golf world. I saw her picture on huge posters all around Paris. Her father, B.J., got my wife and I special badges. We were the envy of all we met. It turned out to be a lifetime experience” … Once over lightly: one of Las Vegas’s legendary showman and Hawaii favorite, Wayne Newton, is in deep kim chee with the IRS. The Feds say that Newton, who filed bankruptcy a few years ago, still owes $1.7 million in taxes and penalties, Forbes.com reports. And that he took all kinds of improper deductions. Hey, everybody’s got problems. No? … The march of time: Recently Brendan Paul dropped into Matteo’s with a party to visit old pals (manager) Russell Druce and ex- Trattoria waiter J.J.Dicker. He once worked at the eatery as a busboy years ago. Today, Brendan lives in Las Vegas where he is the top Elvis tribute artist. Has appeared on Oprah, Jay Leno, etc. and is quite successful… Cowgirl capers: What do some of our local TV folk do in their off time? If the name is Serena Thomas (KHNL News8 producer), she enjoys riding and and showing nags for Beth Hillyer, a reporter for the same station — who owns three horses — Mano, Kula and Alii

Willie Nelson

… Show biz: When not traveling the country, Willie Nelson relaxes at home. And where’s that? Maui, where he enjoys life wife Annie and two teenage sons. Willie is not shy talking about his many past problems. Like screwing up his taxes, three wrecked marriages, etc. But he’s straightened out past problems and is a happy man these days with — wife No. 4. He’s made good with the IRS, paying them millions in back taxes. (Bad financial advice). Willie’s on the road, however, much of the time playing engagements everywhere and always recording. Sometimes, while touring in his specially built bus, he’ll stop at an out-of-theway roadside joint, ask if can sing a few songs. Will he ever retire? Smiles Nelson, “Not even a possibility” … The little dramas of life: Dennis Adair (who owns his own construction company here) once, thru World Vision, saw a picture of a little girl from Bangladesh that touched his heart. He decided to care for her and began sending money to the family. He even visited the girl and not only set the father up in business, but helped other members of the family. Today, the lucky little girl, Hamida Kahtun, born into poverty, is 21 and employed as a translator … High kickers: Special congrats to those StepTaculars senior ladies, still wowing audiences at local care homes, retirement centers and other venues. Most of the chorus line wahines are in their ’70s and ’80s. They have a great time entertaining and many say the dancing helps keep ’em young and frisky

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