Uncle Tom’s Gabbin’

Tom Moffatt
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Wednesday - October 20, 2010
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WOW, WHAT A GRAND OPENING ... I was fortunate to be among a star-filled crowd at the opening night of the New Edition Hotel in Waikiki . Names on the guest list included Amber Valletta, Bijou Phillips, Ben Nemtin of The Buried Life, Christina Aguilera, Danny Masterson, Ellen Pompeo, Jamie Lynn Sigler and Kevin Dillon of Entourage, musician Matt White, model Rachel Hunter, Rashida Jones of The Social Network, Ryan Kwanten from True Blood, 90210 star Shenae Grimes, Taryn Manning of Hawaii 5-0, Vanessa Hudgens, TV personality Whitney Port, Will Forte of SNL and 30 Rock, and Zach Gilford from Friday Night Lights ...

Talk about a wild goose chase ... We’ve been anxiously waiting for Katy Perry and Russell Brand to tie the knot. The nuptials, said to be taking place on Maui this month, were moved to Delhi, India. David Walliams, Morrissey, Rihanna, Noel Gallagher and Jonathan Ross were among the 75-100 guest who received an invitation reading, “Meet you in Delhi in October.

Dates to follow. Please allow seven days for this event.” Then again, it was rumored that Russell’s been chatting about an Arctic wedding in June! I’m betting on the Hollywood-meets-Bollywood ceremony any day now…

Ride, Armstrong, Ride! Seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong declared a new challenge for himself: competing for the first time in the arduous Ironman World Championships in 2011 in Kona. We’re rooting for you, Lance ...

Hmm. Was that 6-foot-9-inch gentleman really NBA legend Larry Bird shopping at Walmart Keeamoku last week? ...


YouTube ukulele sensation Aidan Laprete Powell will perform Train‘s Hey Soul Sister on Hawaii Five-0 episode five this Monday on CBS, seen locally at 9 p.m. on KHNL. A student of Roy Sakuma, 9-year-old Aiden is a fourth-grader at Hahaione Elementary. Fun Fact: Teilor Grubbs, who plays the daughter of Danno (Scott Cann) on 5-0, also is a fourth-grader at Hahaione ...

Looking for something to do after “Art After Dark” next Friday? The Loft is hosting Dragon Chase and The Bentos from 9:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. Both bands create unique sounds that blend jazz harmonics with the rhythm and lyricism of hip-hop ... $5 presale tickets (call 371-7222) or $7 at the door ...

More Bieber Fever! Justin Bieber took to the sea on the Mai Tai catamaran with rumored new girlfriend Jasmine Villegas, Hollywood’s crown prince Jaden Smith and some of his family after celebrating his guitarist Dan Kanter‘s wedding and performing two sellout shows ...

This week in 1970: Steppenwolf performs at the Arena, with a set that includes Hoochie Coochie Man, The Pusher, Rock Me, Magic Carpet Ride and their first (and still-biggest) hit Born To Be Wild. Sugarloaf opens and celebrates the fact that their current hit, Green Eyed Lady, is No. 4 on the K-POI Action 20. The No. 1 record in Hawaii is I’ll Be There by The Jackson Five ...


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