Uncle Tom’s Gabbin’
Wednesday - March 18, 2009
AMERICAN IDOL star Randy Jackson won’t be playing with Journey in their three sold-out Blaisdell Arena concerts. In the ‘80s when they did multiple shows in the arena, Randy was Journey’s bass player.
Congratulations to an adorable and talented ballerina. Sabrina Ocasio advanced in the Youth American Grand Prix Ballet Competition, taking first place in the San Francisco semi-finals for 9-to 11-year-olds and advancing to the international finals in New York, April 17-22 ... Fun Fact: Punahou fifth-grader Sabrina has been dancing ballet for eight years.
A Theatrical Experience!! ArtZone’s Theater on Wheels present Once Upon a Bus Sunday, March 29 at 3p.m.
Spotted on Maui! Paris Hilton and new squeeze, The Hills star Doug Reinhart. The lovebirds stayed at the Four Seasons. Paris partook in scuba-diving lessons and was photographed in her bikini with tropical parrots, beachside ... Also spotted were Joe Montana and his son Nate. The two were at the beach tossing a football back and forth in the water ... Fun Fact: Joe won four Super Bowls and three Super Bowl MVPs ...
Verizon Wireless Hawaii Junior World Surf Team is hosting a Send Off Party Saturday at 6:30 p.m. at Hard Rock Cafe. Attending are the 12 Hawaiian amateur world team surfers who will be competing against 29 countries in Ecuador March 27 to April 5. “These young ambassadors of Aloha will represent our islands as they surf and spread Aloha around the world,” remarked Rainos Hayes, team captain ...
More nuptials in paradise! High School Musical stars Zac Efron and fianceé Vanessa Hudgens are rumored to get married here in September. They fell in love with Hawaii last year while visiting for a friend’s wedding. Vanessa has been quoted saying “to get married on a beach so it’s perfect” and “Zac is over the moon” that Vanessa said yes.
John Carter Cash concluded a vacation last week at the Kahala ... The only son of Johnny and June just authored a children’s book, Mama Loves Her Little Son, due for release next week by Simon & Schuster.
This week in 1971, The Johnny Cash Show featuring June Carter packs the Waikiki Shell. The crowd goes wild when Johnny sings Folsom Prison Blues ... The No. 1 record is Just My Imagination by The Temptations ...
Uncle Tom’s best-selling book “Showman Of The Pacific,” written by Jerry Hopkins, is available at leading stores and online at amazon.com.
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