Uncle Tom’s Gabbin’

Tom Moffatt
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Wednesday - October 22, 2008
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SHAKESPEARE ON LANAI ... The $20-million big-screen adaptation of The Tempest, starring Helen Mirren, Jeremy Irons, Djimon Hounsou, Alfred Molina, Felicity Jones and Ben Wishaw, begins filming on Lanai around Nov. 10 for about three weeks. Production moves to the Big Island for seven to 10 days the first week of December.

The Actors’ Group presents Ultio Venia - A Halloween Dark Night Production written and directed by Eric Nemoto, Tuesday, Oct. 28 through Saturday, Nov 1 at 1116 Smith St., second floor. For reservations, call 722-6941- and don’t forget, it’s BYOB ... Bring Your Own Blood ...

Speaking of blood ... The Autopsy is one of the 10 rooms of fear in Shockhouse, the year’s scariest haunted house, opening this Thursday at the Blaisdell Mansion on Ward Avenue.

Serena serving up Common! Spotted last week was tennis star Serena Williams and hip-hop rapper Common surfing the Hawaiian waters - it’s been reported that Serena was a much better surfer than Common.

After his sold-out concert this Saturday night at the huge MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Jimmy Buffett heads for Hawaii to check out his new restaurant in the Waikiki Beachcomber Hotel, scheduled to open early next year ...

Common and Serena

Tia Carrere was spotted at St. Louis Drive-In having lunch recently attired in T-shirt, shorts and slippahs. Reportedly the drive-in was a favorite when Tia was Althea Janairo attending Sacred Hearts Academy.

LOST stars Henry Ian Cusick, Michael Emerson, Jorge Garcia, Daniel Dae Kim and Elizabeth Mitchell can be seen in person this Saturday night. They’ll be performing a short funny scene from A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Honolulu Theater For Youth fundraiser, “The Dream” at the Grand Ballroom of the Ko’olau Golf Club. Info:www.htyweb.org.

This week in 1962: I’m the emcee for the Pop Warner League All Star Variety Show at Honolulu Stadium on King and Isenberg streets. Performers include The Surfers, Marlene Sai, Ernie Washington,Gene Roland and The Four Mints ...

The No. 1 record in Hawaii is Return To Sender by Elvis ...

 

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