Uncle Tom’s Gabbin’

Tom Moffatt
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Wednesday - April 14, 2010
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Shaunie O’Neal

SHAQUILLE O’NEAL‘s soon-to-be ex-wife Shaunie was spotted at the airport on Maui with her new boyfriend, model Marlon Yates ...

(Fun fact: Shaunie’s new VH1 reality show Basketball Wives premiered on Sunday.)

Yes, that was Jimmy Buffett at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel, in town checking out his restaurant at the Waikiki Beachcomber Hotel and surfing on the North Shore ...

Hot young singer from France Gérôme Gallo was filming his music video last week at Manoa Falls and several locations on the North Shore. Hawaii’s talented make-up artist Christine Gardner, owner of Flaunt Make-up, worked her magic on set. The music video’s been picked up by Sony/Paramount and releases on French TV later this month…

Cultures meet in “Duets,” featuring Hawaii’s top dancers at the Honolulu Academy of Arts Doris Duke Theatre, April 16 and 17 at 8 p.m. and April 18 at 4 p.m. Explore dance through modern, classical, and cultural traditions from around the world. More information at honoluluacademy.org ...

Christine Gardner

Julio Iglesias arrived Monday on his personal jet after successful performances in Japan. His band, dancers and singers came in the next day and will join Julio on stage Thursday at Maui’s Castle Theater, Saturday at Blaisdell Concert Hall…

Condolences to the family of Noa Lyons, rigger extraordinaire for all the top concerts presented in Hawaii. I first worked with Noa while promoting the K-POI Sunshine Festivals - he’s been a part of shows in every venue in the state since then. Aloha, Noa…

This Week in 1985: World middleweight champion “Marvelous” Marvin Hagler retains his championship belt by knocking out Thomas “Hitman” Hearns in the third round at Caesars Palace. Originally billed as “The Fight,” it soon becomes “The War” and wins fight of the year honors. In Hawaii, the event isn’t available in homes but is shown via closed circuit in top hotels on each island and at the Blaisdell in a spectacular setup. The late Keoki Akana and I work on erecting multiple screens hung in the center of the Arena. Fans love it, and the capacity audience reacts like they’re actually at the fight… The No. 1 record is Kiss by Prince & The Revolution...


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