Wednesday - December 07, 2005
HONOLULU NEWSSTAND: According to those supermarket gossip rags,
Evangeline Lilly, sexy star of the hit Lost TV series, reportedly dumped her Canadian hockey player Murray Hone a few months back. The magazines are hinting of a romance with another Lost star, Dominic Monaghan, because they’ve been seen together. So wot and big deal. After all, they do work together and quite naturally, are friends ... Among his many local friends saddened by the news of actor-comedian Pat Morita‘s death last week was Vera Ako (mother of News 8 weekend anchor Diane Ako). “He was a great guy,” recalled Vera. “I worked with him at the Sky Room in San Francisco where he was just getting his early show biz break. I was quite impressed with his talent and how and humble he was. I was a dancer then” ... Once over lightly: Carl and Clara Rial love to get married - often - to each other. Matter of fact the couple have taken their vows 50 times - in 50 states.
Yes, and they’ve collected licenses in every state in the Union. Their last “I do” was at Makena Beach on Maui. Along the holy matrimonial trail they’ve been wed in some strange places - a candy shop, a zoo and a funeral home. Laff’d perpetual groom Carl, “These honeymoons are killing me!” ... Show biz treat: If you’ve longed for an intimate polished cabaret show featuring B’way hit tunes and standards, here’s where to find it: at Li May’s deluxe Shanghai Bistro (Discovery Bay) Sunday nites only for a limited engagement. Stars Rex Nockengust with Don Conover at the 88s. The debut was a sellout last week and Nockengust delivered a show-stopping performance. (A jewelry maker by day) his repertoire was laced with panache (style, etc.) and show-manship. Rex has a long list of B’way productions on his resume and also toured Europe with David Hasselhoff ... Tid-bits: This is how some of today’s youth in groups communicate. They make a CD, plop it into a computer and send it out on the e-mail circuit ... Time marches on (or, just for the Geritol set): Many moons ago in the days of our youth, one of the nation’s most popular singers was a lad named Eddie Fisher. He dumped his first wife Debbie Reynolds to become one of Elizabeth Taylor‘s many husbands. She dumped him for Richard Burton. Anyway, Fisher, when his career was just about over, wed a rich Chinese lady and moved to San Francisco where he lived a quiet, retired life. She recently died and left Fisher with a whopping $20 million or so.
That’s better than the hit recordings he used to have ... Thinking out loud: Wonder why the local sports fraternity doesn’t invite famed TV broadcaster Al Michaels to Hawaii for some sort of charity event? It would be a nice gesture to honor Al, who got his career start in Hawaii ... Success story: That’s the Hawaii-based company called Team Unlimited. Few know their name. Yet, sports fans by the millions watch what they do. And what they do is produce hundreds of TV shows of the lifestyle sports variety. That includes a Hawaiian adventure series on ESPN, Hawaii Ocean Games series and the Xterra World Championships from Maui. Backing all this are world-class sponsors. They produce about 100 events now in 16 countries of the triathlon-type and syndicate a slew of other shows. Some events have as many as 20,000 competitors. Leading this very successful local enterprise is low-key Tom Kiley, a former Honolulu hotel exec who started his career driving a taxi while attending school in San Francisco ... What are they doing now: Remember Larry Manetti, Tom Selleck‘s side-kick from Magnum days? Now plays host at a restaurant in the Plaza Hotel, Las Vegas, where much of his memorabilia is on view ... Tip of the papale (hat) to all the workers involved on the Lewers St. project. They’re handling the demolition and rebuilding with a minimum of dirt and debris
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