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Melisa Uchida
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Friday - October 21, 2005
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Matt Damon, Kate Hudson and Owen Wilson are on the isle shooting their latest film. They reportedly had a blast staying at the Marriott’s bungalows for a few days… Lost star Josh Holloway and his family were robbed at gunpoint inside their Hawaii Kai home. The suspect made off with cash, credit cards and Holloway’s Mercedes. But the star says he and his family are safe. Police say they have a suspect… Nine-time Pro Bowler Warren Moon

Brad Nunes and Donell Wittikind get down with some garlic fries at the Lakers game
Brad Nunes and Donell Wittikind get down with
some garlic fries at the Lakers game

was spotted in Waikiki, along with the NBA players. Lakers assistant coach Scottie Pippen was hanging out at the Marriott with friends. People are saying he, Kareem-Abul Jabbar and Phil Jackson will make one-hell-of-an all-star coaching staff. Unfortunately, fans didn’t see anything to dazzle about in the Lakers pre-season games at the Stan Sheriff Center. With a final score of 112-81 Wednesday night, many fans were disappointed. But not all. Democratic Party Hawaii state chair Brickwood Galuteria was happy just being with his boys. He took his son Shawn and grandsons Ola and Hoku to watch the game… Golf pro Brad Nunez and Abercrombie & Fitch store manager Donell Wittekind chowed on garlic fries and has a couple beers while they cheered for Kobe Bryant.


Donell called all her friends in Oregon just to tell them she was watching the Lakers in Hawaii. “They all want to be maids in Kobe’s hotel,” she told me. Despite accusations of sexual harassment, Bryant is clearly Hawaii’s favorite player. “Bryant” jerseys filled the stadium. Christian Yrizarry from Hoonua sported a Lakers jersey as well… Mayor Mufi Hannemann had courtside seats… Dr. Tom Spheeris and fiancé Cara spotted enjoying the game and hit McGoo’s afterwards ... Michelle Wie is the other big talk of the week. A disappointing disqualification from her first pro tournament, but I guess the pros are tough, even honest mistakes. Chalk it up to a lesson well learned, and she’ll still be the face of Fortune Magazine next month. Michelle Wie is about to take the world by storm. She well could be the next Michael Jordan or Tiger Woods. Oh, the pressure! And she still has to finish high school with grades to get her into Stanford University (which she hopes to attend). Michelle has teamed with William Morris Agency. She is the only golfer they represent. Most of their clients are movie stars and writers. Michelle says she’s used to being the only child and likes the exclusivity. She’s also hired image consultant David Lipman (Justin Timberlake and Angelina Jolie are also clients). Lipman is helping Wie construct an image to go with her newfound status. But Nike is sure to be a staple in her wardrobe. Her new contract with the athletic clothing giant is reported to have a $5 million base…

John Brown’s Body
John Brown’s Body

A new family band is rocking E&O Trading Company on Thursday nights. Manoa DNA stands for “Dad,” “Nick” and “Alex.” Dad (Lloyd Kawakami) plays 12-string guitar and sings, his son Alex on the 6-string guitar and ukulele and Nick on bass. Check um out - Thursday at E&O Ward Centre where Hinano is $3 after 4 p.m… E&O co-owner Kenwei Chong is on the board of The Gift Foundation too, and it’s not too late to get tickets to the foundation’s annual HALLOWEEN GONE WILD. This party is awesome every year.

Costume contest and a give-a-way to LAS VEGAS! But bring your business cards because it’s a great place to network. Friday, Oct. 28 at the Pacific Club. 6:30 p.m. - 11 p.m. Proceeds from the $100/person tickets benefit Ohi`a Productions , www.ohia.org...

The Macy’s models
The Macy’s models

The Enhancements play at their first Mainland gig Friday in Portland at The Jolly Inn and Saturday night at Dino’s. Wease Forte (bass/vocals) says he’s psyched to play some place where no one’s heard of them. Nick Olvey (guitar/vocals) has been on the Mainland for a few months, so Wease and Lang Sheppard (drums/vocals) have been practicing with Chris Owens. Chris is a paddle boarder who recently paddled from Oahu to Kauai. But the group says they are proud to represent Hawaii’s punk scene to Portland and, hopefully, this will be the first of many mainland gigs. Can catch them here on Punk Rock Thursdays @ Kainoa’s. The place goes off… Coming up “The Week of the Empowered Woman” fashion show. Thursday, Oct. 27 at the YWCA on Richards Street. Hot models in new looks by Macy’s and the launch of a local cosmetics line FIXX Cosmetics. This is Honolulu’s first locally based cosmetics company. Check out the show for samples.

It’s a Bouvier Production… And a NY reggae band hit Hawaiian shores for its first time Thursday with a gig at Boardriders. John Brown’s Body also performs Friday at Don Ho’s at The Aloha Tower Marketplace. Their latest album Pressure Point spent 18 weeks on Billboard‘s Reggae Chart. Check them out on their first Hawaiian tour. Tonight, Don Ho’s…

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