Uncle Tom’s Gabbin’

Tom Moffatt
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Wednesday - March 26, 2008
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Ferdinand the Bull
Ferdinand the Bull

GOOD IDEA: Originally titled The Barbarian Princess because that’s what the British press dubbed Kaiulani on her visit to England, the movie currently shooting on Oahu has officially been re-titled The Last Princess. Having filmed at various locations around the island, including a battle scene at Mokule’ia, The Last Princess is now on location at Iolani Palace ...

Speaking of movies, this could be a biggie ... location scouts are checking us out for a possible Matt Damon movie this summer ...

Rachel Hunter (Rod Stewart‘s ex) was in town last week filming commercials for her new swimsuit line, Lulu’s by Rachel Hunter ...

Perennial kids’ classic The Story of Ferdinand by Munroe Leaf and Robert Dawson is coming to the Honolulu stage as Ferdinand the Bull, opening April 4 at Tenney Theater, St. Andrew’s Cathedral. The musical, a Honolulu Theatre for Youth season finale, stars Kalai Stern as Ferdinand. Kalai is also the musical director ... with horns!!! What a talent.

Don Tiki‘s on the go! Just opened the Hawaiian Tropic Zone in Las Vegas last month and is now invited to a music festival July 25 in Berlin! The band is currently featured in this month’s issue of Hana Hou, Hawaiian Airlines’ in-flight magazine ...

Kathy Griffin
Kathy Griffin

Funneeee gal Kathy Griffin heading to Honolulu in May for a comedy concert at Waikiki Shell. Stay tuned for details! Her Grammy Award-winning comedy series, My Life On The D List, has been renewed for a fourth season ...

This week in 1984: To celebrate Motown’s 25th anniversary, I’m able to bring The Temptations and The Four Tops to Hawaii for two sell-out shows in one night at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel’s Hawaii Ballroom. Duke Fakir of The Four Tops and I become friends. Not long after, though, we find ourselves having quite a somber conversation on my radio show as Duke tearfully talks about the untimely death of his close friend Marvin Gaye ...

The No. 1 record in Hawaii is Footloose by Kenny Loggins ...

50 Years of Radio ‘n’ Rock Stars - see and read all about them from Elvis to Elton, Mariah to Britney ... Jimmy Buffett, Led Zeppelin, The Stones, Clapton and many more, in Uncle Tom’s best-selling book Showman Of The Pacific, written by Jerry Hopkins, available at leading stores and online at www.amazon.com


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