Uncle Tom’s Gabbin’

Tom Moffatt
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Wednesday - September 09, 2009
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Ben Harper

ANNA PAQUIN and Stephen Moyer had a steamy romance on-screen and off filming True Blood. Two years later, the couple is talking wedding bells! Just one problem: Anna wants to wed in Hawaii, but Stephen prefers to tie the knot closer to home in L.A. ... Sounds like a no-brainer to me, but then again vampires shun sunshine ...

Spotted! Singer Ben Harper showing off his tattooed bod and stand-up paddle surfing skills while on vacation here recently ...

Fun fact: Harper is of African-American, Cherokee and Jewish ancestry. Can you say chop suey?

Also spotted: a very shirtless TV host Regis Philbin, who strolled around the Islands on his own vacation ...

It’s the Bat Cave at The Loft downtown lounge 9 p.m.-2 a.m.

Sept. 11, presenting SUSPENSION by Dan Eternal, DJ Nocturna, Modboy, Sniper Wells and fire dance by Sabrina Fox, 18 and over. For more information, visit http://www.djnocturna.com ...

At a recent party at the Philippine Consulate, Hawaii’s world boxing champ Brian Viloria gave a moving speech to the responsive crowd gathered to honor him. MC Amelia Casamina Cabatu then asked Brian what was next on his agenda. Looking over the buffet table, he replied with a twinkle in his eyes: “Adobo, lumpia, gisantes, pancit, sari and halo!” ...

It’s the first event to celebrate KTUH’s 40th anniversary as an FM college station! “Friends of KTUH” DJ Night at Indigo from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Sept. 25 with 18 of KTUH’s finest DJs in three rooms of music, changing styles every 40 minutes. Ages 21 and over are welcome. The event is a fundraiser for KTUH and cover charge is just $10 ...

Fun Fact: My debut on a radio microphone was at KTUH ...

This week in 1975: The Faces, featuring lead singer Rod Stewart, perform at HIC Arena. The group will disband later the same year when guitarist Ron Wood becomes a full-time member of the Rolling Stones on Dec. 9. Wood will later return to Hawaii in January 1998 to perform with the Stones at Aloha Stadium, while Stewart will headline several shows at the Blaisdell. But this landmark Hawaii concert not only introduces Stewart to Hawaii audiences, it also features guitar wizard Peter Frampton ... The No. 1 record in Hawaii is Rhinestone Cowboy by Glen Campbell ...


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