Uncle Tom’s Gabbin’

Tom Moffatt
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Wednesday - September 10, 2008
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Mr. and Mrs. James Gandolfini
Mr. and Mrs. James Gandolfini

WIN GAS FOR AYEAR! It’s the 44th annual Food and New Product Show Oct. 10-12 at Blaisdell Exhibition Hall. There’ll be hundreds of local and Mainland exhibitors and prize giveaways ...You could win a Chevrolet Aveo or a cruise to the Bahamas and Mexico! When you get hungry, there’s Taste of the Pacific, with delectable delights from restaurants such as India Café, Soul de Cuba Café, Nani Baba, Ono Hawaiian Food and Thelma’s Filipino restaurant, to name a few. As if that weren’t enough, experience fine wines and beers and the new lychee-infused Kai Vodka ... General admission is $3, free for children under age 12 ...


LOCAL GIRL WEDS TONY SOPRANO ... After former model Deborah Lin and James Gandolfini got hitched at Central Union Church, sources on the scene say, “There was a nice big kiss at the end with both hands on the cheeks.They looked great.”

Julia Roberts took her adorable twins and 1-year-old on a fun family vacation to the Four Seasons in Kona. Roberts had a busy weekend with Hazel, Phinnaeus and Henry, and is said to be a great, hands-on, active mother. There was something great to be said of Julia in her Victoria’s Secret bathing suit after giving birth just a year ago.

Also here over Labor Day weekend were Hilary Swank and her boyfriend, Hollywood agent John Campisi. They lounged at the pool for hours, enjoying the sun and some time off.

Kelly Hu
Kelly Hu

Fun, run, walk ... and tacos? It’s the Maui Tacos 5K marathon 8 a.m. at Whaler’s Village on Saturday, Sept. 13. For more information, check out www.mauimarathon.com

It was quite the event at Makua Beach recently, where director Gerard Elmore, executive producer Darrin Kaneshiro and 35 crew filmed the 2008 Hawaii International Film Festival’s trailer, For the Love of Film, starring Hawaii-born actors Jason Scott Lee and Kelly Hu. Lee flew in from his Big Island home for one day of filming with Hu, who shot for two days before she left hurriedly to make a flight to Denver ... but not before they enjoyed local grinds at Side Street Inn.


This week in 1970: Led Zeppelin makes their only Honolulu concert appearance at Blaisdell Arena. They’re so hot, I have to schedule two concerts in one night - an Arena first - as Jimmy Page, John Bonham, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones pack ‘em in.

Fun facts: The year before they toured the U.S. as the opening act for Vanilla Fudge ... The name “Led Zeppelin” was allegedly coined by The Who‘s Keith Moon ...

The No. 1 record in Hawaii is In The Summertime by Mungo Jerry.

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