Uncle Tom’s Gabbin’

Tom Moffatt
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Wednesday - August 04, 2010
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Oahu’s own Maggie Q

CONGRATS TO Hawaii-born actress and former fashion model Maggie Q, who has the title role in the new CW series Nikita debuting Sept. 9. The hapa Vietnamese/haole beauty is a Mililani High School grad ...

Fun Fact: Maggie’s movie credits include Rush Hour 2, Mission Impossible III and Balls Of Fury, to name a few.

R&B hottie Rihanna launches her acting career with the upcoming blockbuster Battleship. Look for her and fellow actors Taylor Kitsch, Alexander Skarsgard and Tom Arnold around town when filming starts this month ...

Academy Award-winner Penelope Cruz joined Johnny Depp to work on Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. Depp sipped on Gatorade between scenes while Cruz and hubby Javier Bardem got romantic on the beach ...

Last week I was honored to be among a select few previewing the pilot of the new Hawaii Five-0 - thoroughly enjoyed this first episode! It’s going to be great for Hawaii. Really looking forward to seeing more after its CBS network premiere Sept 20. The Hawaii premiere takes place Sept. 13 at Sunset on the Beach in Waikiki ... and if you’re worried about the new Five-0 theme, you can rest easy. I’m happy to report it’s the same as the original arrangement by composer Morty Stevens ...


 

Motown in Hawaii ... The Temptations and the Four Tops, set to kick off their Hawaii tour at Blaisdell Arena Aug. 12, will be featured on the PBS special Motown Memories this Saturday at 10 p.m. on KHET ...

Looking for laughs? Comedian Craig Shoemaker comes to Pipeline Café next Wednesday. Doors open at 7 p.m. for this all-ages event! Purchase tickets at Groovetickets.com ... Fun Fact: Craig has written and is currently producing a feature documentary called Live to Laugh along with Mark Harris and Dr. Michael Beckwith ...

This week in 1969: 50th State Wrestling draws 7,000 fans to the Blaisdell Arena. It’s Nick Bockwinkle over Fuji, a draw between Ray Stevens and Rocky Montero, and Gorilla Monsoon ousting Curtis The BullIaukea. Peter Maivia and Chief Billy White Wolf win a tag-team match against Karl and Kurt Von Steiger when the brothers are disqualified and fined $200 for attacking referee Wally Tsutsumi.


The main event tag team of “Gentleman” Ed Francis and Pedro Morales are victorious over Ripper Collins and Killer Austin, because Collins is disqualified for hitting Francis with a roll of nickels ...

The No. 1 record in Hawaii is My Cherie Amour by Stevie Wonder ...

 

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