Uncle Tom’s Gabbin’

Tom Moffatt
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Wednesday - August 27, 2008
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Isla Fisher
Isla Fisher

THE RETURN OF HAWAII FIVE-O! CBS has come up with a new series based on Hawaii Five-O. With a similar structure based on the fictional Hawaiian state police department, executive producer Ed Bernero says he will “try to keep as much of the original show as possible,” adding “I’m not trying to reinvent it” ...

Fun Fact: The original series was headed by Steve McGarrett (Jack Lord). The new chief in charge will be McGarrett’s son Chris.

Australian actress and author Isla Fisher spotted on vacation with her fiancé, Golden Globe-winning actor Sacha Baron Cohen, and their adorable daughter Olive. They had a “flipping good time” as Isla reportedly ran around the beach doing cartwheels for Olive’s entertainment! Isla is most recognized for her role in Wedding Crashers opposite Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson ...


Girls’ night out - G.N.O. is back Thursday nights at Pearl Ultralounge. It’s a chance for girlfriends to catch up on the latest gossip, enjoy quality time, cocktails and dancing. The best parts are complimentary cover, $3 Ketel One martinis and a complimentary bottle of champagne for every group of six women that arrives before 9 p.m.! ...

Reese Witherspoon
Reese Witherspoon

For all you Batman fans, did you know that the original TV caped crusader, Adam West, was an announcer at KGMB radio prior to becoming a pop culture icon? His brother-in-law is Kini Popo - aka Carl Hebenstreit - which makes him uncle to Mrs. Don Ho, Haumea ...

Ben Stiller and Reese Witherspoonwill film a comedy here in January. The untitled Cameron Crowe project features an angry military contractor (Stiller) who’s unlucky in love and somewhat of a loner. He falls in love with a military officer (Witherspoon). Sources say the characters are “haunted by visions of Hawaiian ghosts in green mists, mistaken for incarnations of the Hawaiian gods Lono and Pele.” ...


This week in 1982: Hawaii takes San Francisco by storm! Keola and Kapono Beamer, Andy Bumatai and Marlene Sai pack ‘um in at the Peacock Court of the Mark Hopkins Hotel. Owners Charlie Pietsch and John P. Spierling are delighted with the turnout. ... The No. 1 record in Hawaii is Eye of the Tiger by Survivor ...

 

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