Uncle Tom’s Gabbin’

Tom Moffatt
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Wednesday - January 26, 2011
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Cameron Diaz and A-Rod

THE CURRENT ISSUE of Rolling Stone features “Bruno Mars ... From Showbiz Baby to Prince Of The Charts.” Inside is a lengthy story about Mars with a wonderful conclusion: “An Atlantic Records marketeer tells him, ‘You’re my mom’s favorite - not to make you feel awkward, but she loves you.’ There isn’t a drop of sarcasm in Mars’ voice as he replies, ‘That doesn’t make me feel awkward at all, that makes me feel incredible.’” During the interview, Mars is strumming an ukulele while singing snippets of songs including Over The Rainbow ...

Fun Fact: Israel Kamakawiwoole‘s Over The Rainbow and other Iz favorites on CD are now available at Walmart stores across the country! ...

Save the date! You won’t want to miss the King of the Blues ... B.B. King live at Blaisdell Arena at 7:30 p.m. April 27! Tickets on sale now at the Blaisdell box office or at ticketmaster.com ...

Spotted on holiday: Cameron Diaz with BF A-Rod beefing up their biceps while canoe paddling ... Also reported out and about in Waimea, MLB home run king Barry Bonds ...


Fun Fact: Bonds hit .311 in 44 games for the Hawaii Islanders of the Pacific Coast League in 1986 ...

This Sunday at 5 p.m., the fourth annual Hawaii Friends of Civil Rights Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Friends Awards Dinner will be held at Waialae Country Club. This year’s honorees include Charlene Cuaresma, Bettye Jo Harris, former state Sen. Gary Hooser, Jack Law and The Honorable Sabrina McKenna. For reservations, contact Faye Kennedy at 732-4987 ...

It’s time for Chinatown Get Down! Go club- and bar-hopping like a VIP Friday and Saturday with one cover charge that gets you into Soho, Indigo, Thirtynine Hotel, Mercury Bar, Bar 35, Manifest and Next Door. Party with the hottest DJs including Handlebar, Durtie Rice, Nocturna, Shadowfaxxx, Spikedelic, Sssolution and Jonc. More info is at chinatowngetdown.com, where you can learn how to donate your old mobile phone for $5 off the cover charge and to support domestic violence shelters ...


This week in 1962: “The Show Of Stars” presents “Twistorama” at the Civic Auditorium with headliner Chubby Checker making his third “Show Of Stars” appearance. Filling the bill are Las Vegas favorites Freddie Bell and the Bellhops and Roberta Lynn ... and everyone gets into the Gigantic Twist Contest. Tickets cost $2.20 reserved, $1.45 general admission, $1.25 for teenagers and 90 cents for kids under 12 ... Fun fact: Chubby’s record The Twist, No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the first time Sept. 19, 1960, hit the No. 1 position again Jan. 13, 1962, and ... the No. 1 record in Hawaii is The Twist by Chubby Checker ...

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