Uncle Tom’s Gabbin’

Tom Moffatt
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Wednesday - February 25, 2009
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Arnel Pineda

HAWAII’S BUZZIN’ about Journey‘s concerts here next month, with extra buzz created by its lead singer Arnel Pine-da from the Philippines.

The cast of The Hills spotted at Sunset Beach - Lauren Conrad, Lo Bosworth, Audrina Patridge, Brody Jenner and the rest of the crew minus Heidi and Spencer filming scenes for an upcoming episode. The guys also tried out some surfing while the ladies sunned, sipped drinks, chatted, sipped drinks, giggled and met up with the guys for more drinks!

Filming at the end of March is Soul Surfer, a bio about Kauai surfer Bethany Hamilton, who had her left arm bitten off by a tiger shark some five years ago.

According to executive producer Dutch Hoff-stetter, filming will take place on the North Shore and on Kauai. Based on Hamilton’s book, Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family and Fighting to Get Back on the Board, shooting will take around 26 days. Bethany will do her own surfing sequences, but will not act in the film.

The cast of ‘The Hills’ at Sunset Beach

Couture Fashion Week-New York came to the Waldorf Astoria Hotel’s Starlight Roof last week. There were designer collections featuring unique creations by Soucha Couture of Egypt, Dany Atrache’ of Paris and Lebanon, Linda Ellis of Australia, as well as the producer of the event and designer Andres Aquino, models and an audience from all over the world with a huge international press turnout ... Honolulu’s very own Mahealani Diego designed all the makeup looks, from classic to outrageous, with a creative crew of makeup artists. Hairstyles were created by Federico Calce and his excellent team from the Federico Salon NYC.

Happy Birthday to Eddie Sherman, who formerly filled this space for years. On Sunday he turned 86 and is looking terrific. As Eddie says, “Whoever has the most birthdays wins!” ...

This week in 1952: Louis Armstrong performs at the Civic Auditorium. More than 5,000 fans pack the Civic to see “Satchmo” in his first Honolulu appearance. His band includes drummer Cozy Cole, clarinetist Barney Bigard, trombonist Russ Phillips, bassist Dale Jones, pianist Marty Napoleon and vocalist Velma Middleton ...

The No. 1 record (a 78 rpm) is Cry by Johnny Ray.

 

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