Uncle Tom’s Gabbin’

Tom Moffatt
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Wednesday - June 25, 2008
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Trisha Ejima models Ann Kagawa Lee's toilet paper wedding dress
Trisha Ejima models Ann Kagawa Lee’s toilet paper wedding dress

Attorney Ann Kagawa Lee made it to the finals of the Charmin-sponsored Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest! Encouraged to enter by a friend, it took Ann two weeks and four rolls of toilet paper . The final judging took place at Ripley’s Believe It Or Not museum last week in New York City, where Ann placed third. Her dress will soon be on display at the Ripley museum in Korea ...

What a party…last week’s grand opening of The Mala Wailea Restaurant at Wailea Beach Marriott Hotel - a benefit for the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. I had a blast - greeted by hosts Shep Gordon, Mark Ellman and Alice Cooper, with surprise sommelier Mick Fleetwood pouring his wonderful wines (including my personal fave, his Cabernet Sauvignon.


And the food! The surprise of the night came when Alice joined Maui’s top party band, Dr. Nat & Rio Ritmo, and sang No More Mr. Nice Guy. And then super drummer Mick Fleetwood joined Alice and the band performing Satisfaction, followed by a killer rendition of Sympathy For The Devil. Opening restaurant parties in Hawaii don’t get any better. Mala is getting rave reaction. Recent dinner guests include Dennis Quaid, Pierce Brosnan, Virginia Madsen and Slash ...

Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman

Speaking of Dennis Quaid, he had quite a joyous Father’s Day with wife Kimberly Buffington and their adorable 7-month-old twins Thomas Boone and Zoe Grace. The twins have fully recovered from their well-publicized near-fatal medical mixup last November…

Nicole Kidman turns 41! Kidman, born June 20, 1967, in Honolulu, spent her first three years here before moving to Sydney…

Former Oldies 107.9 program director and morning drive DJ John Matthews left Hawaii to join lovely wife Jocelyn in St. Louis where she’s studying for her law degree. He’s just been named P.D. of the St. Louis Rams’flag-ship station 103.3 KLOU FM. Hawaii fans can hear him via internet “http://1033.com/” weekdays from 3-7 p.m….


This week in 1965: Paul Revere and the Raiders perform their first concert at the Waikiki Shell. It wouldn’t have happened had Dick Clark not called to ask me to do the concert so the group could come to here to perform in the pilot of his new ABC-TV series Where The Action Is. The concert is a success and so is the series, making Paul and company superstars…. And the No. 1 song in the Islands, I’m A Fool by Dino, Desi and Billy (Dean Martin Jr., Desi Arnaz Jr. and Billy Hinsche)...

 

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