Uncle Tom’s Gabbin’

Tom Moffatt
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Wednesday - August 11, 2010
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Michael Copon

CONGRATS TO Tiny and Tip! Rapper T.I. recently married longtime girlfriend, reality TV star Tameka Cottle. The two reportedly flew in members of their families to take part in an Island celebration before jetting off to two more ceremonies in Miami and Las Vegas ... I guess Tiny can have “whatever she like”... yeah!

Spotted here filming an episode of Hawaii Five-0, Michael Copon ... the ladies couldn’t keep their eyes off of the hunky Filipino-German actor/model/singer ...Fun fact: Copon was in Bring it On: In It to Win It and in The Scorpion King 2 ...

Motown giants The Temptations and The Four Tops collectively have more than 60 Billboard Top 40 hits! You’ll hear the best of ‘em this Thursday night at Blaisdell Arena. Both groups make their Big Island debut Saturday at Waikoloa Bowl and appear together for the first time on Maui Sunday under the starts at the MACC ...


A final Aloha to a special friend, Bruce Hamada. A standout football and baseball player at McKinley, he also was a professional drummer most of his life, performing at some of Hawaii’s top nightclubs and hotels with many of Hawaii’s top entertainers and musicians like Marlene Sai, Gabe Baltazar, Ethel Azama, Rene Paulo, Ed Shonk, Trummy Young, Ed Kenney, Bev Noa and many others. He was a close pal to Buddy Rich and taught the Hall of Fame drummer to surf. Hamada’s legacy continues through his son Bruce, bass player and vocalist. Services at 6 p.m. this Friday, Aug. 13, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary ...

Kea Ho

Happy Birthday, Don! “Al Waterson and You” presents a celebration in honor of Don Ho‘s birthday this Friday at Don Ho’s Island Grill from 6 to 9 p.m. with performers from the Don Ho Show in Waikiki and the “Al Waterson and You” singing competition winners. ... I remember Don Ho’s younger daughter Kea as a little girl at dad’s shows, while she was going to school at Waikiki Elementary and later, La Pietra. What a surprise to hear that she has a full-page photo in this month’s issue of Playboy, tastefully clad in a swimsuit ... Dad would have been proud ...

Eve and The Bella Twins vs. Maryse, Alicia Fox and Jilian Hall - the WWE RAW World Tour Aug. 18 Blaisdell Arena ......

The 28th annual Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival happens this Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. at Kapiolani Park ... Join Ledward Kaapana, Dennis Kamakahi, George Kuo, Brother Noland, Makana, Jeff Peterson and many more. Bring the ohana, it’s free! Along with music, there’ll be food and arts and crafts. More info: 226-2697 ...

This week in 1975: Cecilio & Kapono pack ‘em in for two nights at the Waikiki Shell. A total of 16,000 attend. The theme of the concerts is “Outdoors, Where They Belong”...

The No. 1 record in Hawaii is Jive Talkin’ by the Bee Gees ...

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