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Uncle Tom’s Gabbin’ - February 20, 2008 | Uncle Toms Gabbin | Midweek.com

Uncle Tom’s Gabbin’

Tom Moffatt
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Wednesday - February 20, 2008
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JESSICA SIMPSON WAS hesitant about venturing outside her hotel while vacationing with boyfriend Tony Romo, Dallas Cowboys quarterback, appearing in the 2008 Pro Bowl. The only outing seems to have been a quiet dinner for two at Alan Wong‘s. Ms. Simpson even avoided the big game, spending much of her time poolside enjoying the hotel’s mai-tais ...

FOX is throwing a media party here in mid-March celebrating the release of the film Nin’s Island starring Jodie Foster ...

Honolulu didn’t make it as one of Movie Makers Magazine‘s top 10 American movie cities of 2008. The countdown did include, however, these best places to live, work and make movies: No. 1 Austin, No. 2 Albuquerque, No. 3 Shreveport, No. 4 New York City, No. 5 Philadelphia, No. 6 Wilmington, No. 7 Seattle, No. 8 Portland, No. 9 Baltimore and No. 10 Memphis. Two made honorable mention: Kauai and Bozeman, Mont. Interesting! ...

Currently in local production: Special Delivery with Brenda Song, Lisa Edelstein and Robert Gant. You may know Brenda from Disney’s The Suite Life of Zack and Cody. A great local crew is onboard including Chico Powell and Rick Romer, first-class hair and makeup team Debbie Rego, Tania Kahale, Laine Rykes and Joanne Miyata. Associate producer is Angie Laprete ...

Rumored to be filmed on location in beautiful Hawaii: Flirting with Forty, starring the gorgeous Heather Locklear ...

Rolling Stone Magazine just released a unique box set with three DVDs that contain every issue of the first 40 years of Rolling Stone - cover to cover. The accompanying book contains an interesting picture: a staff photo taken in 1971 at a retreat in Big Sur. Pictured is our own Jerry Hopkins, when he was a Rolling Stone contributing editor, standing next to Hunter S. Thompson, who was its National Affairs editor…

Food for thought: Because of the writers’strike, Grammy night was a little different, but still a hit! Long speeches were swapped out for entertainment. Really made this year’s Grammys mo’ bettah! Less talk, more music ...

This week in 1974: Van Morrison performs at the Waikiki Shell, but it almost doesn’t happen. I have him staying at a North Shore beach home and when he arrives from the airport, he is running a temperature and seems quite ill. I take him to Kahuku Hospital, where doctors insist he rest and take medication or the concert will not happen. The patient listens, recovers and puts on a memorable night of music. His encore is the one everyone is waiting for, Gloria, which has the crowd on its feet! ...

The No. 1 record in Hawaii (for the sixth week in a row) is The Way We Were by Barbra Streisand ...


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