Uncle Tom’s Gabbin’

Tom Moffatt
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Wednesday - November 24, 2010
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I HAD A GREAT TIME dining with Maui boy Shane Victorino and a few close pals at Alan Wong‘s last week. He was in town for his annual dinner and golf tournament fundraiser for the Shane Victorino Foundation. The baseball pro is a star in the true sense of the word and the real deal. It was the first time I’ve ever seen the limo driver invited to join in on dinner rather than wait outside in the car. Shane is not only a credit to baseball, but also to Hawaii. A class act all the way! ...

Yowza! Spotted: The Rock ... back on the rock! Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson looked more pumped than ever while here filming the sequel to Journey to the Center of the Earth

Also spotted unwinding in the isles: Jada Pinkett Smith with talented kids Jaden and Willow doing a little surfing and wakeboarding. Where was Will? Back in California spending some quality time with first son Trey ...

Fun fact: Will and Jaden were spotted attending Trey’s football game earlier in the week. Trey plays for Oaks Christian High School in Westlake Village ...

Local fashion designer Anne Namba is in Sweden serving as costumer for Malmo Opera’s production of Madame Butterfly. She originally created costumes for the Savonlinna, Finland, production last year, some of which Malmo rented, but Namba has to create new ones to fit the principals, so she’s there for two weeks with daughter Roxanne ... Meanwhile, hubby David Cassidy and son Quinn are off to Oregon to watch his Ducks, the nation’s No. 1 college football team, play Arizona on Friday ... Check out Namba’s designs from her evening collection at annenamba.com ...

You won’t want to miss Willie K‘s Christmas concert and CD release celebration Thursday, Dec. 2, at Don Ho’s Island Grill at Aloha Tower, where the Willie Wonderland CD will be available for purchase, along with an autograph session. If his new CD is anything like his version of O Holy Night, it will be a chickenskin experience to remember! Tickets are on sale now at williekchristmas.eventbrite.com ...

New tattoo artist at The Dark Side ... Frisco Lan. The former pro skate-boarder, who suffered a near-fatal injury in California, has devoted years in San Francisco and on Maui perfecting his art before coming here to share his rad tat skills ...

This week in 1976: Olivia Newton John arrives Monday via Pan American World Airways for her Thanksgiving night concert at the Arena. The night before, Jeff Wald and wife Helen Reddy host a beach party for Olivia at the Kahala Hilton. The two songbirds, remembering their days growing up in Australia, entertain themselves and guests by singing Australian radio and TV commercials ...

The No. 1 record in Hawaii is Tonight’s The Night (Gonna Be Alright) by Rod Stewart ...

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